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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting

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


Meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel (AP).


The meeting will convene on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans hotel, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; (504) 962-0560.

Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist, 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:

Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel (AP) Agenda, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. Until 5 p.m.

I. Adoption of Agenda

II. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

III. Data Collection for the Southeast Headboat Survey

IV. Overview of the Headboat Component

V. Reef Fish Species To Consider

VI. Management Objectives for the Headboat Component

VII. Management Approaches To Consider

VIII. Recommendations to the Council

IX. Other Business


The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted on the Council's file server. For meeting materials see folder “Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat” on the 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”.

The meeting will be webcast over the Internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council's Web site,

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.

Special Accommodations

The meeting is 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: April 28, 2015.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-10190 Filed 4-30-15; 8:45 am]