86 FR 102 pg. 28762 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

Type: NOTICEVolume: 86Number: 102Page: 28762
Docket number: [RTID 0648-XB126]
FR document: [FR Doc. 2021-11329 Filed 5-27-21; 8:45 am]
Agency: Commerce Department
Sub Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB126]

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 Scallop Committee 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 meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9 a.m.


All meeting participants and interested parties can register to join the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3662505533044797452.

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 Scallop Committee will discuss the 2022/23 Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA): Develop research recommendations for federal funding announcement. Scallop Framework 34: Receive an update on the timeline and likely measures. This action will be initiated at the June 2021 Council meeting. They will also discuss the Rotational Management Program Evaluation and receive an update and provide input on issues that could be considered as part of the review. Also on the agenda is the Leasing Petition: Review Scallopers Campaign letter to NMFS requesting secretarial action to implement a scallop leasing program, develop input for Council to consider. Other business may be discussed, as necessary.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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. 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. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request.

(Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. )

Dated: May 25, 2021.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

[FR Doc. 2021-11329 Filed 5-27-21; 8:45 am]