Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On Tuesday, January 20, the Demersal Species Committee meeting as a Council Committee of the Whole with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, January 21, The Ecosystems Committee will meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Council will meet from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursday, January 22, Council will meet from 8 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m.
Agenda items for the Council's committees and the Council itself are: Address Framework 5 multi-year specification action for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass; Address how to deal with rebuilt stocks, and review essential fish habitat (EFH) issues and develop comments on NMFS EFH final rule, address use of habitat areas of particular concerns and marine
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, these issues may not be the subject of formal Council 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 actions to address such emergencies.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Joanna Davis at the Council (see