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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction

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


Notice of addendum to a public meeting.


The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet over two days to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).


The meeting will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.


The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott/Boston Logan Airport, 225 McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569-5250.

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

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

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The original notice published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2014 (79 FR 45182). This notice adds an agenda item and changes the start time of the second day.

Agenda Items

The SSC will meet to (1) Review stock assessment information, consider information provided by the Groundfish PDT and develop ABC recommendations for Gulf of Maine haddock and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder for fishing years 2015-17; and (2) review stock assessment information, consider information provided by the Whiting PDT and develop ABC recommendations for northern and southern stocks of red hake, whiting (silver hake) and offshore hake for fishing years 2015-17. The committee may not complete all the ABC recommendations for these stocks at this meeting. Review ongoing work from the Council's Risk Policy Working Group; Provide input regarding the development of a Risk Policy Statement, which will articulate the Council's risk tolerance and serve as guidance for ABC (acceptable biological catch) control rules and annual catch limits (ACLs) for Council-managed species. The committee will address other business 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: August 5, 2014.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-18781 Filed 8-7-14; 8:45 am]