National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meetings.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.
The meetings will be held Monday, December 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Start Printed Page 62512December 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and, Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
The meeting will be held at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401; telephone: (410) 972-4300.
Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526-5255. The Council's website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials.
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The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council's website when possible.)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Executive Committee (Closed Session)
Ricks E Savage Award
2020-24 Strategic Plan
Review public comments and approve 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
2020-24 Research Priorities
Review and approve research priorities document
Risk Policy Framework—Meeting #2
Review results of biological and economic management strategy evaluations and select preferred alternative(s)
Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment
Review public hearing comments and Committee recommendations and select preferred alternatives and take final action
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Update on NRHA Assessment, presentation on CCC Habitat Workshop and update of Projects of Interest in the Region
EAFM Summer Flounder Conceptual Model
Presentation of Oscar E. Sette Award (American Fisheries Society)
SSC Membership White Paper
Review and determine future SSC membership needs and expertise
Bluefish 2020 Recreational Specifications
Review recent fishery performance, Monitoring Committee, and Advisory Panel recommendations, adopt recommendation for 2020 federal waters recreational management measures
Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment
Review and approve supplemental scoping document for additional scoping hearings
Summer Flounder 2020 Recreational Specifications
Review recent fishery performance, Monitoring Committee, and Advisory Panel recommendations, recommend Conservation Equivalency or coastwide management and associated measures for 2020
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Scup 2020 Recreational Specifications
Review recent fishery performance, Monitoring Committee, and Advisory Panel recommendations, adopt recommendations for 2020 federal waters recreational management measures
Black Sea Bass 2020 Recreational Specifications
Review fishery performance, Monitoring Committee, and Advisory Panel recommendations, adopt recommendations for 2020 federal waters recreational management measures
Seized Commercial Catch and the Quota Monitoring/Accountability Process
Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment
Review and approve draft scoping document
Black Sea Bass Commercial Allocation Addendum/Amendment
Discuss options for addressing potential impacts of coastwide quota management in federal waters on states
Commercial eVTR Omnibus Framework—Meeting #2
Select preferred alternatives and take final action
Thursday, December 12, 2019
2020 Implementation Plan
Review and approve 2020 Implementation Plan
Committee Reports: SSC and Executive Committee; Executive Director's Report; Organization Reports; and, Liaison Reports
Continuing and New Business
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
These meetings are 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: November 12, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24790 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]
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