[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 5, 2022)]
[Page 60378]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21641]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC419]

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 meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and 
Thursday, October 27, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m., both days.

    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 
100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567-6789. 
Webinar registration information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5522208515876543248. Call in information: +1 (415) 930-5321 
Access Code: 557-716-863.
    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 
information provided by the Council's Groundfish Plan Development Team 
(PDT), results of the recent management track stock assessments and 
peer review. 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 for the following 
stocks: Georges Bank (GB) haddock, Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock, 
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder, Cape Cod/GOM 
yellowtail flounder, GB winter flounder, GOM winter flounder, American 
plaice, white hake, pollock, and Atlantic halibut, and receive an 
update on the development of ABC control rule alternatives under 
consideration for the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery 
Management Plan. Also on the agenda is to review the information 
provided by the Council's Monkfish PDT, results of the recent 
management track stock assessment, and peer review, and recommend the 
overfishing levels (OFL) and the acceptable biological catches for the 
northern and southern monkfish management areas for fishing years 2023-
2025 and recommend an approach for setting the discard deduction from 
the annual catch target for setting specifications for the monkfish 
fishery for fishing years 2023-2025. 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 30, 2022.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-21641 Filed 10-4-22; 8:45 am]