National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice; public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The meeting will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777-2500; fax: (978) 750-7991.
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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The New England Fishery Management Council's SSC will meet to: Review stock assessment information, consider information provided by the Groundfish PDT and continue to develop acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations and other scientific advice for Gulf of Maine cod for fishing years 2015-17; review stock assessment information, consider information provided by the Groundfish PDT and develop overfishing levels (OFLs) and ABC recommendations for Georges Bank winter flounder, Gulf of Maine winter flounder and pollock for fishing years 2015-17. The committee may not complete all the ABC recommendations for these stocks at this meeting. They will also discuss the format of operational stock assessment reports. 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.
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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Dated: September 29, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23542 Filed 10-2-14; 8:45 am]
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