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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; public meeting.


The Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee and River Herring and Shad Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.


The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only audio connection to participate:​msb-rh-s/​. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or the public can call direct: (800) 832-0736, Rm: *7833942#.

Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or on their website at

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Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526-5255.

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The purpose of the meeting is to develop recommendations to the Council on the pending framework action that addresses Atlantic mackerel rebuilding, 2019-21 Atlantic mackerel specifications, and the river herring and shad cap for the Atlantic mackerel fishery.

Special Accommodations

The 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 any meeting date.

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Dated: June 27, 2018.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-14136 Filed 6-29-18; 8:45 am]