Federal Register: October 17, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 199)
DOCID: FR Doc E5-5707
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DOCUMENT ID: [I.D.101105E]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public hearings.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
DATES: The public hearings will be held during November - December 2005. Written comments must be received in the Council office by close of business on November 28, 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the specific dates and times of the public hearings.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will
convene a series of 10 public hearings regarding Amendment 13C to the
Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 13C is intended to [[Page 60303]]
eliminate or phase out overfishing of snowy grouper, golden tilefish, vermilion snapper, and black sea bass; and increase red porgy harvest consistent with the red porgy rebuilding plan. The underlying need of the amendment is to end overfishing while achieving optimum yield from each fishery through the implementation of new or modification of existing regulations. To address overfishing, the Council is proposing regulations that can be implemented in early 2006, with provisions to allow for a yearround fishery to occur. More specifically, the Council is considering, for the commercial sector, new or adjusted: catch quotas, size limits, trip limits, seasonal closures, fishing year start dates, and gear restrictions. Management measures for the recreational sector would include new or adjusted: catch allocations, bag limits, size limits, and seasonal closures.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council,
Public hearing dates and locations. Hearings are scheduled to begin at 6 pm.
These meetings are physically accessible to people with
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by November 3, 2005.
Dated: October 12, 2005.
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Kim Iverson, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 294074699; telephone: (843) 5714366; fax: (843) 7694520; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.