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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Notice of open public meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a Start Printed Page 23224forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.


The meeting will be held May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-776-9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-293-8000.

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Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427-8004; email:

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As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at​ocs/​mafac/​.

Matters To Be Considered

This agenda is subject to change.

The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: Fisheries certification and sustainability, Endangered Species Act and current protected resources issues, outcomes of the Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 conference and next steps, and NMFS budget. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include meetings of the standing subcommittees.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301-427-8004 by April 26, 2013.

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Dated: April 15, 2013.

Samuel D. Rauch III,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, performing the functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2013-09148 Filed 4-17-13; 8:45 am]