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Notice of a public meeting.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).
The meeting will convene on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The meeting will take place at the Gulf Council's office.
Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Morgan Kilgour, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630.
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The Shrimp Advisory Panel will elect a chair and vice chair. It will also discuss the biological review of the Texas Closure; review penaeid shrimp stock assessment updates; review the status of Shrimp Amendment 17A; review and discuss Shrimp Amendment 17B including the MSY OY working Start Printed Page 7085group progress/recommendations; review proposed coral habitat areas of particular concern; and may discuss other business.
The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council's file server. To access the file server, the URL is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/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 (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both “gulf guest.” Click on the “Library Folder,” then scroll down to “Shrimp AP Meeting March 2016.”
The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council's Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org.
Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Shrimp Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.
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Dated: February 5, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-02690 Filed 2-9-16; 8:45 am]
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