Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) will meet to discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.

The meeting is scheduled for August 20, 2012, 3-5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at 1311-B East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, (301) 427-8004; email:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and other information are located online at

Matters To Be Considered

The Committee is convening to prepare comments from MAFAC on the draft National Aquaculture Research and Development Strategic Plan. This agenda is subject to change.