[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 178 (Friday, September 17, 2021)]
[Page 51873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20086]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB422]

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, starting at 
10 a.m. and continue through 12 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
agenda details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar using the Webex 
platform with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to 
connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available 
at: http://www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
website: www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the EOP 
Committee to review and provide feedback on an exempted fishing permit 
(EFP) application for an experimental purse seine fishery in federal 
waters for Atlantic thread herring. Thread herring are an ecosystem 
component species under the Council's Unmanaged Forage Omnibus 
Amendment and are subject to a 1,700 pound possession limit. The 
application requested the ability to catch up to 3,000 MT (6.6 million 
pounds) of thread herring in 2022 and would require an exemption to the 
Unmanaged Forage possession limit. The EOP Committee will consider 
input and recommendations developed by the Council's Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC) at their September meeting regarding the 
EFP application and proposed data collection program. A summary of the 
SSC and EOP Committee meetings will be provided to the full Council at 
their October meeting.
    A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available 
on the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should 
be directed to Shelley Spedden, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior 
to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 13, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-20086 Filed 9-16-21; 8:45 am]