[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 91 (Thursday, May 11, 2023)]
[Page 30300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-10083]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC997]

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 an ad-
hoc sub-panel of 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 

DATES: This webinar will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023, beginning 
at 9 a.m.
    Webinar registration information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5510384372857768792.
    Call in information: 1 (415) 655-0060, Access Code: 723-991-313.

    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 sub-panel will convene to 
examine closed-loop simulation results of the Prototype Management 
Strategy Evaluation (pMSE) for Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management. 
Operating model scenarios will be based on a Georges Bank 10-stock, 3-
fleet operating model with trophic interactions. The sub-panel will 
formulate suggestions for the pMSE team to improve the final results. 
The Council may also take these recommendations into account for a 
potential full MSE in the future.
    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 8, 2023.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2023-10083 Filed 5-10-23; 8:45 am]