Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 40078 [E6-11161]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 40078 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 135 / Friday, July 14, 2006 / Notices prohibit possession of horseshoe crabs on a vessel with a trawl or dredge gear aboard in the same Reserve. Limuli Laboratories, in cooperation with the State of New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, submitted an application for an EFP on July 5, 2006. NMFS has made a preliminary determination that the subject EFP contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. NMFS has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Federal horseshoe crab regulations and the Commission’s Horseshoe Crab ISFMP. Regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(3)(v) authorize NMFS to attach terms and conditions to the EFP consistent with: the purpose of the exempted fishery, the objectives of horseshoe crab regulations and fisheries management plan, and other applicable law. NMFS is considering adding the following terms and conditions to the EFP: 1. Limiting the number of horseshoe crabs collected in the Reserve to no more than 500 crabs per day and to a total of no more than 10,000 crabs per year; 2. Requiring collections to take place over a total of approximately 20 days during the months of July, August, September, October, and November. Horseshoe crabs are readily available in harvestable concentrations nearshore earlier in the year, and offshore in the Reserve from July through November; 3. Requiring that a 5 1/2 inch (14.0 cm) flounder net be used by the vessel to collect the horseshoe crabs. This condition would allow for continuation of traditional harvest gear and adds to the consistency in the way horseshoe crabs are harvested for data collection; 4. Limiting trawl tow times to 30 minutes as a conservation measure to protect sea turtles, which are expected to be migrating through the area during the collection period, and are vulnerable to bottom trawling; 5. Restricting the hours of fishing to daylight hours only, approximately from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to aid law enforcement. NMFS also is considering a requirement that the State of New Jersey Law Enforcement be notified daily as to when and where the collection will take place; 6. Requiring that the collected horseshoe crabs be picked up from the fishing vessels at docks in the Cape May Area and transported to local laboratories, bled for LAL, and released alive the following morning into the Lower Delaware Bay; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jul 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 7. Requiring that any turtle take be reported to NMFS, NERO Assistant Regional Administrator of Protected Resources Division (phone, (978) 281– 9328) within 24 hours of returning from the trip in which the incidental take occurred. Also as part of the terms and conditions of the EFP, for all horseshoe crabs bled for LAL, NMFS is considering a requirement that the EFP holder provide data on sex ratio and daily numbers, and tag 15 percent of the horseshoe crabs harvested. Also, the EFP holder may be required to examine at least 200 horseshoe crabs for: morphometric data, by sex (e.g., interocular (I/O) distance and weight), and level of activity, as measured by a response or by distance traveled after release on a beach. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 10, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11067 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813.348.1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Advisory Panel Selection Committee via Conference Call to select participants for Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort AP, SEDAR NGO AP, and review AP Member Violations Material in a closed session conference call on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. EDT. The Committee recommendations will be presented to the Council at the August 14–18, 2006, Council Meeting in Baton Rouge, LA. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least five working days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 11, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11161 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [I.D. 071106E] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings [I.D. 071106C] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Closed Session Advisory Panel Selection Committee Conference Call. Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Steering Committee Meeting AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Advisory Panel Selection Committee via Conference Call to select participants for Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort AP, SEDAR NGO AP, and review AP Member Violations Material for recommendation to the Council. DATES: The conference call will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2006, from 11 a.m. EDT to 12 noon EDT. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via Closed Session conference call. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wayne Swingle, Executive Director, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR schedule; consider modifications to the SEDAR process; discuss the assessment update process; and establish the assessment schedule for 2006 and 2007. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 2, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI, 00802. Phone: (340) 776–8500 / Fax: (340) 715– 6191. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071106E]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of Closed Session Advisory Panel Selection Committee 
Conference Call.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene its Advisory Panel Selection Committee via Conference Call to 
select participants for Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort AP, SEDAR NGO AP, and 
review AP Member Violations Material for recommendation to the Council.

DATES: The conference call will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2006, 
from 11 a.m. EDT to 12 noon EDT.

ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via Closed Session 
conference call.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wayne Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813.348.1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) will convene its Advisory Panel Selection Committee 
via Conference Call to select participants for Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort AP, 
SEDAR NGO AP, and review AP Member Violations Material in a closed 
session conference call on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. EDT. 
The Committee recommendations will be presented to the Council at the 
August 14-18, 2006, Council Meeting in Baton Rouge, LA.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least five working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: July 11, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-11161 Filed 7-13-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S