Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Notice of Crab Rationalization Program Public Workshop, 49259 [E5-4608]

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[FR Doc. 05–16663 Filed 8–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081705B] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Notice of Crab Rationalization Program Public Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS will present a public workshop on the new Crab Rationalization Program (Program) for participants in the Bering Sea and VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 49259 Aleutian Islands (BSAI) king and Tanner crab fisheries. At this workshop, NMFS will review the Program, discuss the key Program elements, provide information on the application process, and answer questions. This workshop is specifically intended to address issues related to the Arbitration System portion of the Program. NMFS is conducting this public workshop to assist participants in complying with the requirements of this new Program. Dated: August 18, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4608 Filed 8–22–05; 8:45 am] The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). [I.D. 081705A] The workshop will be held at the Leif Erickson Hall, 2245 Northwest 57th Street, Seattle, WA. AGENCY: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Merrill, telephone: 907–586– 7228; e-mail: glenn.merrill@noaa.gov. On March 2, 2005, NMFS published a final rule implementing the Program as Amendments 18 and 19 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (70 FR 10174). NMFS conducted four public workshops in March and April of 2005 in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington to assist fishery participants in complying with the requirements of the Program. At these workshops, NMFS reviewed the Program, discussed the key Program elements, and provided information on the application process. NMFS conducted an additional workshop on the Arbitration System in Seattle, WA, on May 9, 2005. As with the May workshop, the September 1, 2005 workshop is intended to specifically focus on the Arbitration System. Elements related to economic data collection, monitoring and enforcement, electronic reporting, quota share and individual fishing quota application and transfer provisions, the appeals process, fee collection, and the loan program may be addressed secondarily. Additionally, NMFS will answer questions from workshop participants. For further information on the Crab Rationalization Program, please visit the NMFS Alaska Region Internet site at www.fakr.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This workshop is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Glenn Merrill (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 working days before the workshop date. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public hearing. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public hearing to solicit comments on a Regulatory Amendment to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan to Set Commercial and Recreational Management Measures for Grouper. DATES: The public hearing will held on Wednesday, September 7, 2005. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude no later than 10:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Best Western The Westshore Hotel, 1200 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 282– 3636. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stu Kennedy, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public hearing to solicit comments on a Regulatory Amendment to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan to set Commercial and Recreational Management Measures for Grouper. Proposed measures include setting grouper trip limits for the commercial fishery, reduce recreational red grouper harvest in the Gulf of Mexico, and minimize associated impacts on gag and other groupers. This Regulatory Amendment will address measures to set commercial trip limits for deep-water and shallow-water grouper to extend the fishing season into December, reduce recreational red grouper harvest in the Gulf of Mexico, E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 081705B]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Notice of 
Crab Rationalization Program Public Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshop.

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SUMMARY: NMFS will present a public workshop on the new Crab 
Rationalization Program (Program) for participants in the Bering Sea 
and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) king and Tanner crab fisheries. At this 
workshop, NMFS will review the Program, discuss the key Program 
elements, provide information on the application process, and answer 
questions. This workshop is specifically intended to address issues 
related to the Arbitration System portion of the Program. NMFS is 
conducting this public workshop to assist participants in complying 
with the requirements of this new Program.

DATES: The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005, from 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Leif Erickson Hall, 2245 
Northwest 57th Street, Seattle, WA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Merrill, telephone: 907-586-
7228; e-mail: glenn.merrill@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 2, 2005, NMFS published a final 
rule implementing the Program as Amendments 18 and 19 to the Fishery 
Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs 
(70 FR 10174).
    NMFS conducted four public workshops in March and April of 2005 in 
Alaska, Oregon, and Washington to assist fishery participants in 
complying with the requirements of the Program. At these workshops, 
NMFS reviewed the Program, discussed the key Program elements, and 
provided information on the application process. NMFS conducted an 
additional workshop on the Arbitration System in Seattle, WA, on May 9, 
2005.
    As with the May workshop, the September 1, 2005 workshop is 
intended to specifically focus on the Arbitration System. Elements 
related to economic data collection, monitoring and enforcement, 
electronic reporting, quota share and individual fishing quota 
application and transfer provisions, the appeals process, fee 
collection, and the loan program may be addressed secondarily. 
Additionally, NMFS will answer questions from workshop participants. 
For further information on the Crab Rationalization Program, please 
visit the NMFS Alaska Region Internet site at www.fakr.noaa.gov.

Special Accommodations

    This workshop is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Glenn Merrill 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 working days before 
the workshop date.

    Dated: August 18, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-4608 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]
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