National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/648856305660920335.
The meeting will be held via webinar.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.
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The Advisory Panel will meet to review Framework 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and recommend final preferred alternatives. Framework 8 is considering fishery specifications for fishing years 2021-23 and adjusting measures in the herring plan that potentially inhibit the mackerel fishery from achieving optimum yield. There will also be an initial discussion of potential work priorities for 2021 for the herring plan. Other business will be discussed as necessary.
Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
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Dated: September 1, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-19635 Filed 9-3-20; 8:45 am]
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