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Notice of public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate 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 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12 p.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5196739866204475664.
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 Skate Advisory Panel will review supplemental scoping comments and background work of the Plan Development Team (PDT); make recommendations to the Skate Committee on tasking the PDT, developing alternatives or other aspects of Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The Panel will also receive an update on progress and timeline of the Skate 2022-23 Specifications. Other business may 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: January 11, 2021.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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