Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 51578 [E6-14460]

Download as PDF 51578 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 30, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES (HAPCs); the prey species-related sections of the amendment, as well as the non-fishing impacts section. The Council’s Sea Scallop Committee intends to recommend approval of final alternatives to be considered and analyzed in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to accompany Amendment 11 to the Scallop Fishery Management Plan. This will be followed by a presentation on the updated estimate of exploitable scallop biomass in the Elephant Trunk area. Wednesday, September 27, 2006 During the morning session, the Council’s Research Steering Committee Chairman will report on the committee’s recommendations concerning the use of information provided in several cooperative research final reports. This will be followed by a presentation on the recent activities of the Northeast Cooperative Research Partners Program. The rest of the morning session will be used to discuss the Groundfish Committee’s report. Items will include possible action on recommendations for the 2009 Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Plan adjustment as well as consideration of recommendations concerning standards for approving additional gear for the Eastern U.S./ Canada Haddock Special Access Program. During the afternoon portion of the meeting, there will be a presentation on the results of the 43rd Stock Assessment Workshop/Stock Assessment Review Committee meeting. Species to be addressed include dogfish, red crab and black sea bass. A report on the results of the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee’s findings on the status of Eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock and yellowtail flounder will follow. The Council will then consider and could approve the recommendations of the Transboundary Management Guidance Committee for fishing year 2007 Total Allowable Catches for yellowtail flounder, cod and haddock caught in the U.S./Canada area. The day will conclude with a report from the Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) Committee on the development of an amendment to implement an SBRM process across all NEFMC fishery management plans (FMPs). This will include comments from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee on a recommended approach and the selection of preferred alternatives. Thursday, September 28, 2006 The Council will spend the morning session on Atlantic herring management issues. Members will consider final VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Aug 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 recommendations for multi-year fishery specifications (2007–09). Beforehand, members will consider the recommendations of the Herring Committee, Advisory Panel and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Herring Section. During the afternoon session, the Council will receive a summary of the comments collected during recent scoping meetings on the management of small mesh multispecies. Following this review, members will provide guidance to the Small Mesh Multispecies Committee as they move forward to develop a fishery management plan amendment. The Skate Annual Review will follow in which the status of the seven species managed through the Skate Fishery Management Plan will be discussed, along with any necessary actions that might be required. Prior to adjournment, there will be consideration of a recommendation to NOAA Fisheries to initiate a data collection program for the hagfish fishery. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that 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: August 25, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14461 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 082406B] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Frm 00013 Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its Crustaceans Plan Team (CPT) meeting, in Honolulu, HI. ADDRESSES: The CPT meeting will be held at the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. The meeting of the CPT will be held on September 15, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CPT will meet on September 15, 2006, to discuss the following agenda items: 1. Introductions 2. Review of Last Plan Team Meeting and Recommendations 3. Adding Heterocarpus as a Management Unit Species to the Crustaceans Fishery Management Plan 4. Update on Lobster Research Activities The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. The Plan Team will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Plan Team for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Plan Team action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issue arising after publication of this document that requires 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. DATES: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting PO 00000 ACTION: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 25, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14460 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 082406B]


Western Pacific 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 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its Crustaceans Plan Team (CPT) meeting, in Honolulu, HI.

ADDRESSES: The CPT meeting will be held at the Western Pacific Fishery 
Management Council Office, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 
96813.

DATES: The meeting of the CPT will be held on September 15, 2006, from 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CPT will meet on September 15, 2006, to 
discuss the following agenda items:
    1. Introductions
    2. Review of Last Plan Team Meeting and Recommendations
    3. Adding Heterocarpus as a Management Unit Species to the 
Crustaceans Fishery Management Plan
    4. Update on Lobster Research Activities
    The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. Public 
comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda.
    The Plan Team will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled 
business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the Plan Team for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal action during this meeting. Plan Team action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
issue arising after publication of this document that requires 
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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 25, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-14460 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]
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