MAFAC May 9 &10 Meeting

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

The meeting will be held May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-776-9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-293-8000.


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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. 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 summaries of prior meetings are located online at

Matters To Be Considered

    This agenda is subject to change.
    The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies
and guidance on the following topics:

  • Fisheries certification and sustainability,
  • Endangered Species Act and current protected resources issues,
  • outcomes of the Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 conference and next steps, and
  • NMFS budget.

The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include
meetings of the standing subcommittees.