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.
The meetings will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
This meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar. Webinar registration details will be available on the Council's website at https://www.mafmc.org/briefing/april-2021.
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.)
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Updates
Updates on summer flounder recreational discard management strategy evaluation and other EAFM related activities
Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment (Final Action)
Review public comments, AP recommendations, and FMAT input Consider final action
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Blueline Tilefish Specifications
Develop and approve 2022-2024 blueline tilefish specifications
Golden Tilefish Multi-Year Specifications Framework
Listening Session on President Biden's Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
Presentation and discussion
2021 Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem Report and EAFM Risk Assessment
Review and provide feedback for future reports
East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Initiative
Update on NRCC discussions
Review plan for scenario planning process
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Climate Science Presentation
Presentation on climate science underway at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Committee Reports (SSC and Research Steering); Executive Director's Report (approve revised NTAP charter); 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, 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).
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Collins, (302) 526-5253, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
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Dated: March 16, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-05745 Filed 3-18-21; 8:45 am]
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