[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 184 (Friday, September 23, 2022)]
[Page 58071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20678]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC397]

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's is convening its 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar 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 appropriate.

DATES: This webinar will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, beginning 
at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Webinar registration 
information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1819322733700720142. Call in information: +1 (213) 929-4212, Access 
Code: 387-509-610.
    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 Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to review the 
information provided by the Council's Scallop Plan Development Team and 
recommend the overfishing limits (OFLs) and acceptable biological 
catches (ABCs) for Atlantic sea scallops for fishing years 2023 and 
2024 (default). Also on the agenda is the review the information 
provided by the Council's Groundfish Plan Development Team and the 
results of the Level 1 management track stock assessments for witch 
flounder, ocean pout, and Atlantic wolffish. Using the Council's 
acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rules, recommend the 
overfishing levels (OFL) and the ABCs for each stock for fishing years 
2023, 2024 and 2025. They will consider other business 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 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: September 20, 2022.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-20678 Filed 9-22-22; 8:45 am]