The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 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.
This meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8 a.m.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425
Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210; telephone: (617) 532-4600; fax: (617)
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director,
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEFMC's Scientific and Statistical
Committee will meet to review Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank cod stock
assessments from the Northeast Stock Assessment Workshop/Stock
Assessment Review Committee (SAW/SARC 55) and develop ABC
recommendations for these stocks fishing years 2013 through 2015. The
committee may not develop all the recommendations for these stocks at
this meeting. 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