84 FR 93 pg. 21333 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

Type: NOTICEVolume: 84Number: 93Page: 21333
FR document: [FR Doc. 2019-09914 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]
Agency: Commerce Department
Sub Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XH027

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting


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


Notice; public meeting.


The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee 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 meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.


Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169; telephone: (617) 472-1000.

Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.


Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.



The committee will discuss and develop options, strengths, and weaknesses of several strategies for supporting EBFM through data monitoring (monitoring stock complex catch, data for adaptive management) and research. They will review and provide feedback on an initial draft prepared by the Plan Development Team on EBFM-related forage fish management policies in New England as well as discuss related business, including additional tasking for the Plan Development Team to complete a draft eFEP. Other business may be discussed as necessary.

Although non-emergency issues not contained on this 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.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. 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.


16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

Dated: May 9, 2019.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

[FR Doc. 2019-09914 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]