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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meeting.


The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Mackerel-Squid-Butterfish (MSB) Start Printed Page 22317Advisory Panel will meet via webinar to develop recommendations regarding the Council's Squid Amendment.


The meeting will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option:​msb-ap-2017/​.

Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

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Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526-5255. The Council's Web site, will also have details on webinar access and any background materials.

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The Council's Mackerel-Squid-Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel will meet to develop recommendations regarding the Council's Squid Amendment. This Amendment could reduce the number of directed longfin squid/butterfish and Illex squid moratorium (limited access) permits. This Amendment also considers modifications to the seasonal/Trimester allocations and related management measures. The Council's plans to take final action on the Amendment at its June 2017 Council meeting (​council-events/​2017/​june-2017-council-meeting).

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: May 10, 2017.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-09752 Filed 5-12-17; 8:45 am]