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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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


Notice of open public meetings.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on the NOAA Fisheries Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy.


The meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2016, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.


Public access is available at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Any member of the public wishing to participate may contact Heidi Lovett, (301) 427-8034; email:

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The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The charter and other information are located online at​ocs/​mafac/​.

Matters To Be Considered

The Committee is convening to discuss and finalize their recommendations on fisheries and living marine resource issues and priorities that should be addressed by the incoming Administration. Other administrative matters may be considered. This date, time, and agenda are subject to change.

Time and Date

The meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2016, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time by conference call. Conference call information for the public will be posted at​ocs/​mafac/​ by December 7, 2016.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Heidi Lovett, 301-427-8034 by December 7, 2016.

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Dated: November 21, 2016.

Jennifer Lukens,

Director for the Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2016-28421 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]