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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice; public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Joint VMS/Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Colonial, One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA 01880; Phone: (781) 245-9300; Fax: (781) 245-0842.

Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The items of discussion in the committee and advisory panel's agenda are:

Review alternatives under consideration in Framework Adjustment 4 to the Atlantic Herring FMP and provide recommendations; Framework 4 alternatives include management Start Printed Page 17509measures to address dealer weighing/reporting and net slippage. The Committee and Advisory Panel will review the NOAA Office of General Council Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions. They may review the gear stowage and Vessel Monitoring System proposed rules based on their availability. Other business may be discussed as necessary.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

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Dated: March 25, 2014.

Tracey L. Thompson,

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2014-06943 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]

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