South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 60302-60303 [E5-5707]

Download as PDF 60302 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101105F] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to continue development of Framework Adjustment 42 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The committee will consider changes to management measures that may be necessary in order to achieve the mortality targets of Amendment 13. Based on analyses presented to the Committee in October, additional measures may be needed to reduce mortality for several stocks, including Gulf of Maine cod, Georges Bank cod, Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine yellowtail flounder, Georges Bank yellowtail flounder, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic yellowtail flounder, Georges Bank winter flounder, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder, and white hake. 2. The Committee may consider changes in days-at sea, gear, closed areas, changes to Special Access Programs(SAPS), or other measures for commercial vessels. 3. They may also consider changes in recreational measures, including bag limits, closed areas, minimum fish sizes, or closed seasons. They will consider extending and/or modifying, as necessary, the Category B (regular) days- VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 at-sea (DAS) Pilot Program. Draft measures text for the framework will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary. The Committee may also discuss a standardized bycatch reporting methodology. A Recreational Advisory Panel report will be provided to assist the Committee’s deliberations. 4. Other business may also be discussed. Committee recommendations will be forwarded to the Council at a future date. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 Council’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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 12, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–5702 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600; fax: (978) 535–8248. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisors will meet to review recreational measures for Framework 42 and prepare comments for the Groundfish Committee meeting scheduled for November 2, 2005. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 12, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–5711 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S [I.D. 100605E] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Recreational Fishing Advisory Panel in November, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D.101105E] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices 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 year-round 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. 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. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, Phone: (321) 784–0000; • November 9, 2005, Ramada Plaza Resort, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, Phone: (252) 441–2151; • November 10, 2005, Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, 1617 N. 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: (904) 249–9071; • November 10, 2005, Leon Mann, Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557, Phone: (252) 247–2626; • November 14, 2005, Holiday Inn West, 101 Outlet Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, Phone: (843) 236– 1000; • November 16, 2005, Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407, Phone: (843) 571– 1000; • December 5, 2005, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC 28428, Phone: (910) 458–2030; 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 Council office (see ADDRESSES) by November 3, 2005. DATES: Written comments should be sent to Bob Mahood, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407– 4699, or via email to snappergroupercomments@safmc.net. Copies of the Public Hearing Document are available from Kim Iverson, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–4699; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC–10. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407– 4699; telephone: (843) 571–4366; fax: (843) 769–4520; email address: kim.iverson@safmc.net. ADDRESSES: Public hearing dates and locations. Hearings are scheduled to begin at 6 pm. • November 7, 2005, Sombrero Resort & Lighthouse Marina, 19 Sombrero Boulevard, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone: (305) 743–2250; • November 8, 2005, Irelands Inn Beach Resort, 2220 N. Atlantic Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305, Phone: (954) 565–6661; • November 9, 2005, Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Boulevard, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 Dated: October 12, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–5707 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101105A] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel will hold a meeting via conference call. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call to address: (1) Amendment 17 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources (Mackerel) Fishery PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60303 Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, and (2) the coastal migratory pelagics resources component of Generic Amendment 3 for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Requirements, Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC), and Adverse Effects of Fishing in the Following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico: Shrimp, Red Drum, Reef Fish, Stone Crab, Coral and Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, and Spiny Lobster and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Amendment 17 addresses the current charter/headboat permit moratorium for the Gulf of Mexico fishery. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will take place November 3, 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Public listening stations will be available at 5 locations. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–4699; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; e-mail: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will convene its King and Spanish Mackerel AP via conference call to review: (1)Amendment 17 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources (Mackerel) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic FMP, and (2) the coastal migratory pelagic component of Generic Amendment 3 for Addressing EFH Requirements, HAPC, and Adverse Effects of Fishing in the Following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico: Shrimp, Red Drum, Reef Fish, Stone Crab, Coral and Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, and Spiny Lobster and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Under the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources FMP, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are jointly responsible the management of coastal migratory pelagic species. The Gulf Council’s Generic Amendment 3 will amend the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources FMP. Amendment 17 addresses the continuance of the charter/headboat permit moratorium for coastal migratory pelagic species currently in place in the Gulf of Mexico fishery. On May 6, 2003, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D.101105E]


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: 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

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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 year-round 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.

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.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Bob Mahood, Executive 
Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark 
Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699, or via email to 
snappergroupercomments@safmc.net. Copies of the Public Hearing Document 
are available from Kim Iverson, South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699; 
telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC-10.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 
29407-4699; telephone: (843) 571-4366; fax: (843) 769-4520; email 
address: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public hearing dates and locations. Hearings 
are scheduled to begin at 6 pm.
     November 7, 2005, Sombrero Resort & Lighthouse Marina, 19 
Sombrero Boulevard, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone: (305) 743-2250;
     November 8, 2005, Irelands Inn Beach Resort, 2220 N. 
Atlantic Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305, Phone: (954) 565-6661;
     November 9, 2005, Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 
Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, Phone: (321) 784-0000;
     November 9, 2005, Ramada Plaza Resort, 1701 S. Virginia 
Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, Phone: (252) 441-2151;
     November 10, 2005, Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, 1617 N. 
1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: (904) 249-9071;
     November 10, 2005, Leon Mann, Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 
Galantis Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557, Phone: (252) 247-2626;
     November 14, 2005, Holiday Inn West, 101 Outlet Boulevard, 
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, Phone: (843) 236-1000;
     November 16, 2005, Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah 
Highway, Charleston, SC 29407, Phone: (843) 571-1000;
     December 5, 2005, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte 
Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC 28428, Phone: (910) 458-2030;

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 Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
by November 3, 2005.

    Dated: October 12, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-5707 Filed 10-14-05; 8:45 am]
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