Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 10014 [E6-2778]

Download as PDF 10014 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices Moreno at telephone (301) 713–2024 x202, e-mail Tahara.Moreno@noaa.gov. Gregory W. Withee, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. E6–2760 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022206A] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP). DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown/Market Square, 318 W. Durango Boulevard, San Antonio, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene the LEAP to review an Options Paper for Joint Amendment 27 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP)/Amendment 14 to the Shrimp FMP. This amendment contains alternatives to regulate the harvest and bycatch of red snapper by both the directed commercial and recreational fisheries and the shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The need for this amendment arose from the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process through which a recent stock assessment showed that the red snapper stock in the Gulf was overfished and overfishing was continuing. In addition, the LEAP will discuss the Automated Identification System that will soon be required of many fishing vessels in the Gulf. The LEAP will review a discussion paper that may ultimately be used as the basis for VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 developing Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for the grouper and potentially other commercial reef fish fishing operations in the Gulf. Finally, the LEAP will review the status of various FMP amendments and other regulatory actions and report on the various activities of participating organizations. The LEAP consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the NMFS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel. A copy of the agenda and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348– 1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the LEAP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the LEAP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 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 Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: February 22, 2006. Helen Troupos, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2778 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 021706D] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ecosystems Committee, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 through Thursday, March 16, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ; telephone: (608) 884– 8421 Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904, telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674–2331, ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 The Ecosystems Committee will meet from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The Committee will review final draft of Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Ecosystem Report regarding ecosystem based fishery management and address strategy regarding introduction of circle hooks as the hook of choice in recreational sector. The Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee will meet from 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. The Committee will review 2006 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reimbursement program / conditions, and address timing of tilefish specifications adjustments. The Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. This Committee will review status of Amendment 10 and discuss and adopt rebuilding schedules developed by Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) for the butterfish stock. The Executive Committee will meet from 4 p.m.–4:30 p.m. The Committee will review status of 2006 and 2007 budgets, and review criteria for Ricks E Savage Award. Wednesday, March 15, 2006 The Council will convene at 9 a.m. The Council will conduct its regular business session from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to approve December and January Council meeting minutes, approve actions from January meeting and receive various reports. From 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., the Council will discuss Amendment 9 to Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), review and adopt the public hearing document (PHD) for Amendment 9 and associated draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 022206A]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, from 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown/Market 
Square, 318 W. Durango Boulevard, San Antonio, TX.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene the LEAP to review 
an Options Paper for Joint Amendment 27 to the Reef Fish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP)/Amendment 14 to the Shrimp FMP. This amendment 
contains alternatives to regulate the harvest and bycatch of red 
snapper by both the directed commercial and recreational fisheries and 
the shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The need for this amendment 
arose from the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process 
through which a recent stock assessment showed that the red snapper 
stock in the Gulf was overfished and overfishing was continuing.
    In addition, the LEAP will discuss the Automated Identification 
System that will soon be required of many fishing vessels in the Gulf. 
The LEAP will review a discussion paper that may ultimately be used as 
the basis for developing Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for 
the grouper and potentially other commercial reef fish fishing 
operations in the Gulf. Finally, the LEAP will review the status of 
various FMP amendments and other regulatory actions and report on the 
various activities of participating organizations.
    The LEAP consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of 
the Gulf States, as well as the NMFS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel. A copy of 
the agenda and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council 
office at (813) 348-1630.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the LEAP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those 
issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 
Actions of the LEAP will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in the agendas 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 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 Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: February 22, 2006.
Helen Troupos,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2778 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]
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