National Sea Grant Review Panel, 47779 [E6-13696]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 160 / Friday, August 18, 2006 / Notices NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 12, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 18726) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, green, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The purpose of the research is to assess the physiological response of loggerhead, green, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to entanglement in fishing gear, identify post-release mortality events, and integrate these data to assess the feasibility of using biochemical indices as predictors of post-release mortality. The research will also provide information on the movements of sea turtles utilizing the lower Cape Fear River, North Carolina. Researchers would annually capture up to 15 loggerhead, 25 green, and 5 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles for a 3–year period using gillnets. Animals would be measured, weighed, blood sampled, passive integrated transponder tagged, satellite transmitter tagged, VHF tagged and tracked, have their cloacal body temperature taken, and be released. The level of post-release mortality of turtles that are part of the physiological stress portion of the research may be high and reach up to 30 percent (9 animals per year or 27 over the course of the permit, all species combined). The principal investigator believes that current fishery mortality estimates are too high; therefore the study is being permitted for one year to gain a better understanding of actual mortality levels. Research after year one is contingent on the results of the first year and will only be authorized if NMFS determines further research is warranted and can be justified. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of any endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Aug 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: August 14, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–13692 Filed 8–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Review Panel National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. The meeting will have several purposes. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described below: The announced meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, August 29, 2006. DATES: Conference Call. Public access is available at SSMC Bldg 3, ROOM # 12836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. ADDRESSES: Mr. Joseph Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713– 2438. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Panel, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Public Law 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Panel advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Wednesday, August 30, 2006—1 to 4 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda I. Old Business. II. Sea Grant Staffing. III. NRC Report. This meeting will be open to the public. Dated: August 11, 2006. Mark Brown, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. [FR Doc. E6–13696 Filed 8–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080306A] Notice of public meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 47779 Pacific Albacore Tuna Fisheries; Updating Annual Vessel List National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS revises the methodology to create a vessel list at the beginning of each calendar year of vessels eligible to fish for albacore tuna in Canadian waters. The vessel list reverts to zero vessels on December 31 of each year, unless NMFS receives a notice for a vessel to be added to the list for the upcoming year, with the requisite information. This notice clarifies NMFS’ original intention that the vessel list remain valid for a single calendar year. Revising the way the list is created and updating the list every year is intended to facilitate the United States’ obligation to annually provide Canada a current list of U. S. vessels that are likely to fish albacore off the coast of Canada. ADDRESSES: Submit requests to be added to the vessel list of those vessels desiring to fish in Canadian waters to: • E-mail: albacore.fish@noaa.gov. • Mail: Mark Helvey, Assistant Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802– 4213. • Phone: (562)980–4024. • Fax: (562) 980–4047. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Helvey, Southwest Region, NMFS, (562) 980–4040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 1981 Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges (Treaty), as amended in 2002, E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 160 (Friday, August 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-13696]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Sea Grant Review Panel

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. The meeting will 
have several purposes. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on 
the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program 
evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and 
technology programs, and other matters as described below:

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, August 29, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Conference Call. Public access is available at SSMC Bldg 3, 
ROOM  12836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Brown, National Sea Grant 
College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 
East-West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 
713-2438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel, which consists of a balanced 
representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens 
groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant 
Improvement Act (Public Law 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Panel advises 
the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant 
College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such 
other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. 
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
    Wednesday, August 30, 2006--1 to 4 p.m.

Agenda

I. Old Business.
II. Sea Grant Staffing.
III. NRC Report.
    This meeting will be open to the public.

    Dated: August 11, 2006.
Mark Brown,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research.
 [FR Doc. E6-13696 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]
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