[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2022)]
[Pages 29288-29289]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-10333]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC025]

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 is convening a 
joint ad-hoc sub-panel of its Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) with members of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council's SSC to provide 
the Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment (NRHA) with input 
on their workplan and to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the

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exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be 
brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if 

DATES: This webinar will be held for on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 9 
a.m. to 12 p.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8869822296640320014. Call in 
information: Phone: +1 (914) 614-3221/Access Code: 219-562-344.

    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.



    The joint SSC Subpanel, comprised of SSC members from both the New 
England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, will meet to 
review and provide input on initial work products related to the 
Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment (NRHA). The panel 
will review the workplan, methods used, and inferences made from the 
single species and community level function models under development. 
The subpanel will consider the overall utility of the NRHA including 
the use of specific products in stock assessment, habitat management 
and conservation (including Essential Fish Habitat and Habitat Area of 
Particular Concern designations), and ecosystem approaches for the 
Councils. Finally, the subpanel will provide input on how to present 
and communicate the data and analyses to various end users. The 
subpanel will provide a report summarizing their input. This input will 
be provided directly to the NRHA habitat assessment/modeling team as 
well as the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils. 
There will be opportunities for public input and comment.
    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 Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: May 9, 2022.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-10333 Filed 5-12-22; 8:45 am]