National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of a public meeting.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14 through Thursday, February 16, 2017. For Start Printed Page 4306agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
The meetings will be held at: Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, telephone: (252) 261-1290.
Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526-5255.
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The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council's Web site when possible).
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
River Herring/Shad Committee Meeting
Discuss criteria to assess progress in river herring/shad conservation
Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Meeting as a Committee of the Whole
Review and approve public hearing document Squid Amendment
Law Enforcement Report
Presentation on National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Process
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Boards
62nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (62nd SAW)
Overview of black sea bass benchmark stock assessment findings and peer review panelist findings
Black Sea Bass 2017-2019 Specifications
Overview and staff recommendation, SSC recommendation, review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations, and adopt recommendations for 2017-2019
Black Sea Bass Research Update
Black Sea Bass Recreational Specifications
Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations, adopt recommendations for 2017 management measures, review Recreational Working Group recommendations and regional/state proposals (possible Board action)
Black Sea Bass Commercial AM Framework
Review background, issues, and draft alternatives
Summer Flounder Amendment
Update on progress and timeline
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The day will conclude with brief reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service's GARFO and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA's Office of General Counsel, the ASMFC, the New England and South Atlantic Fishery Council's liaisons and the Regional Planning Body Report. The Council will also receive the Council's Executive Director's Report, the Science Report, Committee Reports, and discuss any continuing and/or new business.
Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final 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 M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
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Dated: January 10, 2017.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-00737 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
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