New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

Published date01 December 2023
Record Number2023-26391
Citation88 FR 83923
CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 230 (Friday, December 1, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2023)]
                [Pages 83923-83924]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-26391]
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                [RTID 0648-XD555]
                New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
                AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
                Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
                ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
                SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is
                scheduling a public hybrid meeting of its On-Demand Gear Conflict
                Working Group 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
                DATES: This hybrid meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023,
                at 9 a.m.
                 Meeting address: This meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden
                Inn, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567-6789.
                 Webinar registration URL information:
                 Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water
                Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cate O'Keefe, Executive Director, New
                England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.
                [[Page 83924]]
                 The On-Demand Fishing Gear Conflict Working Group (ODWG) will meet
                to discuss the analysis of gear conflict remediation measures in
                regional and Federal fishery management plans as well as the analysis
                of spatial and temporal overlap of fishing activity with protected
                species closures. The ODWG will receive a presentation on experimental
                gillnet gear by Blue Planet Strategies. They will also receive a
                briefing from NOAA Office of Law Enforcement on on-demand gear training
                workshop as well as a briefing from NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional
                Fisheries Office (GARFO) on on-demand gear activities funded by the
                Inflation Reduction Act. The group will receive a briefing from GARFO
                on November Interoperability Workshop. Updates on other on-demand gear-
                related activities will also be discussed. Other business will 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.
                Special Accommodations
                 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.
                Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids
                should be directed to Cate O'Keefe, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
                0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
                 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
                 Dated: November 27, 2023.
                Rey Israel Marquez,
                Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National
                Marine Fisheries Service.
                [FR Doc. 2023-26391 Filed 11-30-23; 8:45 am]
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