National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings.
The SSC meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24, 2014. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on July 23 and conclude by 2 p.m. on July 24.
The meeting will be held at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231; telephone: (410) 522-7377.
Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.
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Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include: 2015 ABC recommendation for bluefish; review fishery performance reports and multi-year ABC specifications for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass; review policy white paper on forage fish management; update on research plan development; and black sea bass research track assessment.
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
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Dated: June 26, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-15395 Filed 6-30-14; 8:45 am]
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