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The Recreational Fishing Advisory Panel (RAP) will meet to discuss Northeast Multispecies management measures for fishing year 2013 and beyond. The panel will: Review FY 2011 catches and potential FY 2013 recreational allocations; receive a report on a model developed for crafting recreational measures; discuss potential recreational fishing measures for Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, Georgs Bank (GB) cod, GOM haddock and other stocks; consider such measures as bag limits, minimum size adjustments, seasons or closed areas; consider using measures that differ between the party/charter and private fleets; discuss Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs) and may recommend changes to how these are implemented for the groundfish fishery; discuss commercial fishing activity in the inshore GOM and the possible effects it may have on recreational fishing opportunities. Other business may be discussed.
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465-0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
16 U.S.C. 1801