Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation88 FR 63084
Published date14 September 2023
Record Number2023-19930
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2023)]
                [Page 63084]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-19930]
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                [RTID 0648-XD340]
                Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
                AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
                Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
                ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.
                SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will
                hold a one-day meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP).
                DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 2, 2023, from 8:30 a.m.
                to 5 p.m., EDT.
                ADDRESSES: The in-person meeting will take place at the Gulf Council
                 Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W
                Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery
                Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council;
                [email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630.
                Monday, October 2, 2023; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EST
                 The meeting will begin with Introductions of Members and Adoption
                of Agenda, Approval of Minutes from the October 11, 2022, meeting,
                election of the Chair and Vice Chair, review the Scope of Work, and
                Reef Fish and Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Landings.
                 The AP will then receive an update on the Marine Recreational
                Information Program--Fishing Effort Survey (MRIP-FES) Pilot Study and
                Proposed Next Steps, followed by a summary of the Gag Research Review
                from September 2023 Gulf Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
                Meeting. The AP will then review the Gag Interim Analysis Health Check,
                followed by discussions on the Reef Fish Framework Action:
                Modifications to Gag and Black Grouper Recreational Retention Limits
                and Commercial Spawning Season Closure. The AP will receive a brief
                update on Draft Amendment 58: Modifications to Shallow-water Grouper
                Complex Management Measures; and will then review interim analyses for
                Vermilion Snapper and Lane Snapper.
                 Next, the AP will review Draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 44/Reef
                Fish Amendment 55: Catch Level Adjustments and Allocations for
                Southeastern U.S. Yellowtail Snapper, and then discuss the Draft
                Generic Amendment for Regulatory Streamlining; the AP will then receive
                Public Comment.
                 Lastly, the AP will discuss any Other Business items.
                --Meeting Adjourns
                 The meeting will also be broadcast via webinar. You may register
                for the webinar by visiting and clicking on the
                Advisory Panel meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to
                change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will
                be posted on as they become available.
                 Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come
                before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the
                Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues
                may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of
                the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically
                identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of
                this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the
                Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the
                public has been notified of the Council's intent to take action to
                address the emergency.
                Special Accommodations
                 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.
                Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should
                be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348-1630, at least 5 days prior to
                the meeting date.
                 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
                 Dated: September 11, 2023.
                Diane M. DeJames-Daly,
                Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National
                Marine Fisheries Service.
                [FR Doc. 2023-19930 Filed 9-13-23; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 3510-22-P

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