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

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice; public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will hold a public meeting via webinar.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Monday February 25, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/​feb2019msbcom/​. Participants may also connect via telephone by calling 1-800-832-0736 and entering room number 5068871.

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

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will meet on Monday February 25, 2019 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). The purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review public comments, staff recommendations, and Advisory Panel recommendations and to develop their own recommendations for preferred alternatives for the Chub Mackerel Amendment. This amendment considers adding Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment includes alternatives regarding catch limits, accountability measures, and other conservation and management measures required for stocks “in the fishery.” Background documents can be found on the Council's website (www.mafmc.org).

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 the meeting date.

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Dated: February 1, 2019.

Jennifer M. Wallace,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-01288 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]

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