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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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


Notice of open public meeting.


This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.


The meeting will be held March 20-22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128; 617-568-6026.

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Heidi Lovett, MAFAC Assistant Director; 301-427-8034; email:

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As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. 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 complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at​ocs/​mafac/​.

Matters To Be Considered

This meeting time and agenda are subject to change.

The meeting is convened to hear presentations and updates and to discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: MAFAC's recommendations to the Administration; international fisheries affairs and trade; mitigation policy; meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force; resilience working group projects; aquaculture program, science enterprise, and regional commissions updates; and the budget outlook for FY2017-2018. MAFAC will discuss various administrative and organizational matters, and meetings of standing subcommittees and working groups will be convened.

Special Accommodations

The meeting is 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 March 10, 2017.

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Dated: February 22, 2017.

Jennifer Lukens,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-03865 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]