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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of a public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter Advisory Panel (AP).

DATES:

The meeting will convene Monday, September 26, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Doubletree New Orleans Airport hotel, located at 2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062; telephone: (504) 467-3111.

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. Ava Lasseter, Anthropologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ava.lasseter@gulfcouncil.org; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows:

Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter Advisory Panel Agenda, Monday, September 26, 2016, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

I. Adoption of Agenda

II. Approval of March 2016 Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter AP meeting summary

III. Evaluation of proposed program to distribute harvest tags to anglers for use on charter vessels

IV. Draft Amendment 41: Red Snapper Management for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels, overview and status update

V. Review program goals and objectives, and provide recommendations to the Council on the design of a Red Snapper Management Program for Charter Vessels

VI. Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements Generic Amendment, comments and recommendations

VII. Other Business

—Meeting Adjourns—

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 File Server link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both “gulfguest”. Click on the “Library Folder”, then scroll down to “Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter AP”.

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 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 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.

Special Accommodations

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: September 1, 2016.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2016-21433 Filed 9-6-16; 8:45 am]

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