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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of a public meeting.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one-day meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panel.


The meeting will convene on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.


The meeting will take place at the Gulf Council office.

Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

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Dr. Matt Freeman, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council;, telephone: (813) 348-1630.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT:

1. Adoption of Agenda

2. Presentation of Allocation Decision Tools

3. Summary and Discussion of Actions in Reef Fish Amendment 41 and Options in Referendum Eligibility

4. Presentation on Reef Fish Amendment 50 (State Management)

5. Presentation on Historical Captain Permits Framework Action

6. Other Business

—Meeting Adjourns

The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on as they become available.

The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council's website,

Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

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Dated: November 20, 2018.

Rey Israel Marquez,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-25669 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]