[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 20, 1997)]
[Pages 27586-27587]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-13165]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 051297C]

South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Habitat and Environmental Protection Advisory 
Panel (Habitat AP).

DATES: The meeting will be held from May 28-29, 1997. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 
Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; telephone: 803-571-1000.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One 
Southpark Circle, Suite 306; Charleston, SC 29407-4699.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Buchanan, Public Information 
Officer; telephone: (803) 571-4366; fax: (803) 769-4520; email: 


Meeting Dates

    May 28, 1997, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The Habitat AP will meet to discuss previous advisory panel 
recommendations; to review the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) mandate in 
the Magnuson-Stevens Act and formulate AP recommendations for how the 
Council can meet these mandates; to review and make AP recommendations 
on the major provisions in the EFH Proposed Rule and the Technical 
Assistance Manual; to discuss marine biodiversity and how the Council 
may address it.
    May 29, 1997, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    The Habitat AP will meet to discuss and specify major habitat types 
for the Council Habitat Plan and Policy Statement development, 
including coral, coral reefs and live/hard bottom habitat; mangrove, 
seagrass, and wetland habitats; oyster/shell habitat; and sargassum 
habitat. The AP will discuss other business before adjourning.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 

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Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by May 21, 

    Dated: May 14, 1997.
Bruce C. Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-13165 Filed 5-19-97; 8:45 am]