Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Workshops, 3907-3908 [05-1459]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 17 / Thursday, January 27, 2005 / Notices decision must be issued no later than 45 days after publication of the subsequent notice. 16 U.S.C. 1465(b). (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Assistance.) For additional information about this appeal contact Nancy Briscoe, 301–713– 1219. Dated: January 19, 2005. James R. Walpole, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–1502 Filed 1–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No.: 050121013–5013–01] External Review of NOAA’s Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of a NOAA ecosystem research and science enterprise review panel. 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However, the SAB retains the prerogative to name people to the review team that were not nominated if it deems it necessary to achieve the desired balance. Once selected, the SAB will post the review panel, with abridged resumes, at: http://www.sab.noaa.gov/Doc/ Documents.html. SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:20 Jan 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Nominations should be sent to the address specified and must be received by February 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted electronically to Dr. Michael Uhart (Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov) or mailed to Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, SAB, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart: (301) 713–9121, ext. 159. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Panel members shall not be employed or currently funded by NOAA. Nominations should describe the nominee’s contact information and qualifications relative to the criteria given below, or include a resume. 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The purpose of the review is to answer the following questions: (1) Is the mix of scientific activities conducted and/or sponsored by NOAA appropriate for its mission needs and (2) how should NOAA organize its ecosystem research and science enterprise? The framework for the review, including additional background, is posted at: http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Doc/ Documents.html. The review will be conducted and the final report presented to the SAB by November 2005. The review will involve up to three site visits, approximately five meetings and the drafting of the report of the panel’s review. Dated: January 21, 2005. Louisa Koch, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–1480 Filed 1–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011905A] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper (SEDAR) Review Workshop for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR process for the Gulf of Mexico red snapper consists of a series of three workshops: a data workshop, an assessment workshop, and a review workshop. The data and assessment workshops are completed. This document announces the schedule for the review workshop. DATES: The review workshop will be held on April 4–7, 2005. The workshop may adjourn on or before April 7, 2005, at 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: Workshop address: The review workshop will be held at the Country Inn and Suites, 315 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; phone: (504)324–5400. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 3908 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 17 / Thursday, January 27, 2005 / Notices Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC), 3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619. GMFMC e-mail address: gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org. Mr. Steven Atran or Mr. Stu Kennedy, 813– 228–2815 or 888–833–1844. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Data and Assessment Workshops Review Workshop The review workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the data and assessment workshops. Workshop panelists will review the assessment and produce a SEDAR Consensus Summary Report to document their consensus opinions and comments. The products of the review workshop are a Consensus Summary Report, which reports Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data, and an Advisory Report, which summarizes the status of the stock. Participants for SEDAR workshops are appointed by the Regional Fishery Management Councils. Participants include data collectors, database managers, stock assessment scientists, biologists, fisheries researchers, fishermen, environmentalists, Council members, International experts, and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Gulf of Mexico 17:20 Jan 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: January 19, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–1459 Filed 1–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) data workshop, (2) assessment workshop, and (3) review workshop. The product of the data workshop and the assessment workshop is a stock assessment report, which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment report is independently peer reviewed at the review workshop. VerDate jul<14>2003 Fishery Management Council office (see at least five business days prior to each workshop. ADDRESSES) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 012405A] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: The GMT meeting will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. There will be a closed session on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 from 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. which is closed to all except GMT members, their designees, and others designated by the chair to discuss personnel matters. The GMT meeting will reconvene Wednesday, February 16 through Friday, February 18, from 8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed. ADDRESSES: The GMT meeting will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott, Portland Downtown—Riverplace, Fremont Room, 2115 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201. Telephone: 503–552–9500. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management Coordinator; telephone: 503–820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the GMT meeting is to plan the GMT’s annual schedule and strategies to effectively aid the Council in managing 2005 West Coast groundfish fisheries and Council initiatives expected to arise in 2005. Additionally, the GMT will discuss groundfish management measures in place for the winter and spring months, respond to assignments relating to PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implementation of the Council’s groundfish strategic plan, discuss a new Pacific whiting stock assessment and develop recommended management measures for the 2005 whiting fishery, discuss implementation strategies for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 18, develop new data management tools, and address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. The GMT’s role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the Council at its March meeting in Sacramento, California. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GMT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GMT action during this meeting. GMT 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GMT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 24, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011905A]


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, 
and Review Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Workshops

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of the Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review Gulf of 
Mexico Red Snapper (SEDAR) Review Workshop for Gulf of Mexico Red 
Snapper.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR process for the Gulf of Mexico red snapper consists 
of a series of three workshops: a data workshop, an assessment 
workshop, and a review workshop. The data and assessment workshops are 
completed. This document announces the schedule for the review 
workshop.

DATES: The review workshop will be held on April 4-7, 2005. The 
workshop may adjourn on or before April 7, 2005, at 6 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Workshop address: The review workshop will be held at the 
Country Inn and Suites, 315 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; 
phone: (504)324-5400.

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    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC), 
3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.
    GMFMC e-mail address: gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran or Mr. Stu Kennedy, 
813-228-2815 or 888-833-1844.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Data and Assessment Workshops

    The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery 
Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the 
Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented 
the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step 
method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast 
Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) data workshop, (2) 
assessment workshop, and (3) review workshop. The product of the data 
workshop and the assessment workshop is a stock assessment report, 
which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, 
estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, 
and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment report is 
independently peer reviewed at the review workshop.

Review Workshop

    The review workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment 
developed during the data and assessment workshops. Workshop panelists 
will review the assessment and produce a SEDAR Consensus Summary Report 
to document their consensus opinions and comments.
    The products of the review workshop are a Consensus Summary Report, 
which reports Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of 
the stock assessment and input data, and an Advisory Report, which 
summarizes the status of the stock. Participants for SEDAR workshops 
are appointed by the Regional Fishery Management Councils. Participants 
include data collectors, database managers, stock assessment 
scientists, biologists, fisheries researchers, fishermen, 
environmentalists, Council members, International experts, and staff of 
Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least five business days 
prior to each workshop.

    Dated: January 19, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-1459 Filed 1-26-05; 8:45 am]
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