[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 246 (Friday, December 22, 1995)]
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[FR Doc No: 95-31180]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 121295A]

Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene public meetings.

DATES: These meetings will be held January 8-12, 1996, January 15-19, 
1996, and January 22-26, 1996, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings on January 8-12, 1996, and January 15-19, 1996, 
will be held at the New Orleans Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Highway, 
Kenner, LA; telephone: 504-469-5000. The meeting on January 22-26, 
1996, will be held at the Corpus Christi Marriott Bayfront Hotel, 900 
North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX; telephone: 512-887-1600.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 5401 
West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 331, Tampa, FL 33609.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Executive Director; 
telephone: 813-228-2815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Red Snapper Individual Transferable 
Quota (ITQ) Appeals Board established by the Council will meet at each 
site (see ADDRESSES) to review appeals of commercial red snapper 
fishermen who dispute landings and other information used to assign to 
them ITQ shares of the commercial red snapper quota.
    Owners and operators of permitted reef fish vessels have been 
notified by NMFS of the appeals processes and the requirement to submit 
a written appeal setting forth the nature of the dispute and attaching 
copies of relevant records. NMFS also provided each owner and/or 
operator with an estimate of his or her ITQ share and the 1990-91 
landings records upon which the share was based, and relevant records 
for ``historical captain'' status that would entitle that person to a 
share. Persons filing written appeals with NMFS by December 27, 1995, 
will be offered an opportunity to testify before the appeals board and 
will be notified by the Council of the times and places of reviews of 
their appeals.
    A copy of each written appeal and the appended information will be 
provided to each member of the appeals board and summarized by Council/
NMFS staffs. The board members will then discuss the case, hear 
testimony from persons making the appeals, and individually fill out 
forms recommending (1) approval of an appeal, (2) denial of the appeal, 
or (3) abstention on the issue. The completed forms will be provided by 
the Council representative daily by mail to the Director, Southeast 
Region, in St. Petersburg, FL for final decisions on granting the 

Special Accommodations

    The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Anne Alford at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by 
December 29, 1995.

    Dated: December 18, 1995.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Fisheries Conservation and Management, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 95-31180 Filed 12-21-95; 8:45 am]