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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice; public meeting.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Coral Working Group.


The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. (E.S.T.) on Thursday, December 4, 2014 until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014.


The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council office, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Dr. Morgan Kilgour, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630; fax: (813) 348-1711; email:

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The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows:

Coral Working Group Agenda, Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9 a.m. E.S.T. until Friday, December 5, 2014, 5 p.m.

1. Review Council charge—“to determine the criteria and boundaries, and other specifics for potential sites, and once that has been determined, that this group meet with representatives of any potentially impacted fisheries and members of law enforcement.”

2. Discuss individual sites identified in the September webinar

a. Review data available

b. Evaluate appropriate boundaries or areas

c. Make recommendations on appropriate areas

3. Other Business

This is the focus of the working group. Individual working group members may choose to present supplementary material to enhance our understanding of these areas and improve the discussion.


The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted on the Council's file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council Web site at and Start Printed Page 68869clicking on FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials see folder “Coral Workshop meeting—2014-10” on Gulf Council file server. To access the file server, the URL is​webman/​index.cgi, or go to the Council's Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site ( The username and password are both “gulfguest”.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, 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.

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.


The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change.

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

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Dated: November 14, 2014.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-27376 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]