Nominations for the Annual Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards for 2007, 65471-65472 [06-9116]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)713–0376; and Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281–9394. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Carrie Hubard, (301) 713–2289. On August 08, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 45701) that a request for a scientific research permit to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). 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). In order to evaluate seasonal movement of shortnose sturgeon in Haverstraw and Newburgh Bays of the Hudson river, the NYSDEC is authorized annually to capture a maximum of 500 adult and juvenile shortnose sturgeon with gill nets, and to measure, weigh, scan for tags, insert passive integrated transponder tags and Carlin tags (if untagged) and then release. 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 the endangered species which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 2, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–18868 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 082306A] Endangered Species; File No. 1576 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543–1026, has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9300; fax (978)281–9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 28, 2006, notice was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 25153) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named organization. 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). Researchers will test modifications to scallop dredge gear that may reduce the probability of turtle injuries due to gear interactions. They will also opportunistically collect biological information from sea turtles captured in other projects or fisheries to improve NMFS’s ability to assess stocks and the impact of anthropogenic activities. The researchers will annually capture and/or handle, measure, weigh, flipper tag, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65471 passive integrated transponder tag, tissue biopsy, collect parts from, photograph, and release up to 81 loggerhead, 10 leatherback, 27 Kemp’s ridley, 11 green, 1 hawksbill, and 1 olive ridley. Up to 23 loggerheads and 1 leatherback, 1 Kemp’s ridley, and 1 green sea turtle could be taken lethally annually. The research would occur in the Western Atlantic Ocean (Florida Keys through Maine) and the permit would be issued for 5 years. 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 with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 ofthe ESA. Dated: November 2, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–18881 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 102406C] Nominations for the Annual Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards for 2007 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NOAA has established the Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards Program to recognize outstanding performances, achievements and leadership by industries, organizations and individuals who promote best stewardship practices for the sustainable use of living marine resources and ecosystems, and who have fostered change and inspired a stewardship ethic within their community. This notice solicits nominations of qualified candidates for the second annual Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards in six award categories listed in this Notice. NMFS has partnered with the Fish for the Future Foundation to collect the nominations. Nomination forms and required supporting materials must be received on or before January 8, 2007. DATES: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 65472 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices Nominations should be sent electronically to the Fish for the Future Foundation, nominations@fish4 thefuturefoundation.org. Nominations can also be mailed to Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards, c/o Fish for the Future Foundation, 3382 Gunston Road, Alexandria, VA 22302, or faxed to (703) 379–5777. All information and official nomination forms can be accessed electronically at the NMFS Web site www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards/ or the Fish for the Future Foundation Web site www.fish4thefuturefoundation.org or by calling (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Shea, Fish for theFuture Foundation, (703) 379–6101, Michele.Shea@fish4the futurefoundation.org or Laurel Bryant, NMFS, (301) 713–2379 x171, laurel.bryant@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by NMFS, the Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards reflect the values and principles of NOAA and its mission to ensure sustainable management of U.S. fishery resources for the benefit of our Nation. NMFS has partnered with the Fish for the Future Foundation, an Internal Revenue Service-approved non-profit organization, to assist with the awards program. The Fish for the Future Foundation is dedicated to promoting education among the American public on the need for and importance of a vibrant, sustainable fishing industry. The Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards Program is open to fishing industry sectors, organizations, individuals, and state, local and federal government agencies and their employees. Organizations, individuals and agencies cannot nominate themselves. A nominee cannot be nominated for more than one award category. International entities or employees of NMFS are not eligible to receive an award under any category. Presenting an award under each of the six categories will be entirely dependent on the pool of eligible candidates received and NMFS’ determination of their qualifications. As such, there may be years in which an award is not presented under one or more of the categories. Nominated through a public process, nominees will be considered for the following categories: Special Recognition Award, Stewardship & Sustainability Award, Conservation Partnership Award, Science, Research & Technology Award, Coastal Habitat Restoration Award, and Public cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Education, Community Service & Media Award. Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form available at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards/ or www.fish4thefuturefoundation.org, and submitted electronically, mailed or faxed to Fish for the Future Foundation (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Relevant supporting materials, not to exceed 10 pages in length, may be submitted along with the nomination form. At least one reference is required, however no more than three references or endorsements will be accepted or considered by the review panel. Nominations will be reviewed by the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (a federal advisory group established to advise the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource issues) as well as NMFS leadership, making recommendations to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries. Final selection of award recipients is made by the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. The following award categories are open for nominations: Special Recognition Award—This award honors an individual who has demonstrated a life time achievement in innovative management and outstanding leadership for the stewardship and sustainable use of living marine resources. Stewardship & Sustainability Award—This award recognizes excellence in promoting responsible stewardship and innovative management for long-term social, economic and biological sustainability of living marine resources. Conservation Partnership Award— This award recognizes outstanding achievement in cooperative and collaborative work among stakeholder groups to foster best practices in sustainable living marine resources management. Science, Research & Technology Award—This award recognizes excellence in the field of applied fisheries research. Nominations will be considered for advancements in technology to improve fisheries monitoring, reduce bycatch, protect habitat, conserve protected species, and enhance fishing operations as well as other technological advances that reduce the impacts of human activity on the marine environment. Coastal Habitat Restoration Award— This award recognizes significant achievements made in coastal habitat restoration, including the development of innovative approaches and community based support necessary to PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accomplish the ambitious goals inherent with these projects. Public Education, Community Service & Media Award—This award recognizes efforts to inform the general public about marine fisheries and living marine resources in the United States, or efforts to support the nation’s fishing communities through community service. Evaluation of nominations will include but are not limited to the following criteria: Leadership—the individual or the overall team effort that has been demonstrated over a sustained period of time in support of the stewardship and sustained use of living marine resources. Impact on Stewardship—the degree of stewardship and conservation ethics and practices fostered within the larger community of living marine fisheries stakeholders and users. Ecological Significance—the impact and benefit to the overall health and abundance provided to living marine resources. Long-term Significance—the impact to the science, management and economic sustainability of living marine resources. These awards are presented annually. This is the second year of the Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards. Information on last year’s awards and award recipients can be found at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards. Dated: November 2, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–9116 Filed 11–3–06; 1:36 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board Meeting Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 102406C]


Nominations for the Annual Sustainable Fisheries Leadership 
Awards for 2007

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

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: NOAA has established the Sustainable Fisheries Leadership 
Awards Program to recognize outstanding performances, achievements and 
leadership by industries, organizations and individuals who promote 
best stewardship practices for the sustainable use of living marine 
resources and ecosystems, and who have fostered change and inspired a 
stewardship ethic within their community. This notice solicits 
nominations of qualified candidates for the second annual Sustainable 
Fisheries Leadership Awards in six award categories listed in this 
Notice. NMFS has partnered with the Fish for the Future Foundation to 
collect the nominations.

DATES: Nomination forms and required supporting materials must be 
received on or before January 8, 2007.

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ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent electronically to the Fish for 
the Future Foundation, nominations@fish4thefuturefoundation.org. 
Nominations can also be mailed to Sustainable Fisheries Leadership 
Awards, c/o Fish for the Future Foundation, 3382 Gunston Road, 
Alexandria, VA 22302, or faxed to (703) 379-5777. All information and 
official nomination forms can be accessed electronically at the NMFS 
Web site www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards/ or the Fish for the Future 
Foundation Web site www.fish4thefuturefoundation.org or by 
calling (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Shea, Fish for theFuture 
Foundation, (703) 379-6101, 
Michele.Shea@fish4thefuturefoundation.org or Laurel Bryant, 
NMFS, (301) 713-2379 x171, laurel.bryant@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by NMFS, the Sustainable 
Fisheries Leadership Awards reflect the values and principles of NOAA 
and its mission to ensure sustainable management of U.S. fishery 
resources for the benefit of our Nation. NMFS has partnered with the 
Fish for the Future Foundation, an Internal Revenue Service-approved 
non-profit organization, to assist with the awards program. The Fish 
for the Future Foundation is dedicated to promoting education among the 
American public on the need for and importance of a vibrant, 
sustainable fishing industry.
    The Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards Program is open to 
fishing industry sectors, organizations, individuals, and state, local 
and federal government agencies and their employees. Organizations, 
individuals and agencies cannot nominate themselves. A nominee cannot 
be nominated for more than one award category. International entities 
or employees of NMFS are not eligible to receive an award under any 
category. Presenting an award under each of the six categories will be 
entirely dependent on the pool of eligible candidates received and 
NMFS' determination of their qualifications. As such, there may be 
years in which an award is not presented under one or more of the 
categories.
    Nominated through a public process, nominees will be considered for 
the following categories: Special Recognition Award, Stewardship & 
Sustainability Award, Conservation Partnership Award, Science, Research 
& Technology Award, Coastal Habitat Restoration Award, and Public 
Education, Community Service & Media Award.
    Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form 
available at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards/ or 
www.fish4thefuturefoundation.org, and submitted electronically, mailed 
or faxed to Fish for the Future Foundation (see DATES and ADDRESSES). 
Relevant supporting materials, not to exceed 10 pages in length, may be 
submitted along with the nomination form. At least one reference is 
required, however no more than three references or endorsements will be 
accepted or considered by the review panel. Nominations will be 
reviewed by the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (a federal advisory 
group established to advise the Secretary of Commerce on living marine 
resource issues) as well as NMFS leadership, making recommendations to 
the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries. Final selection of award 
recipients is made by the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries and the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.
    The following award categories are open for nominations:
    Special Recognition Award--This award honors an individual who has 
demonstrated a life time achievement in innovative management and 
outstanding leadership for the stewardship and sustainable use of 
living marine resources.
    Stewardship & Sustainability Award--This award recognizes 
excellence in promoting responsible stewardship and innovative 
management for long-term social, economic and biological sustainability 
of living marine resources.
    Conservation Partnership Award--This award recognizes outstanding 
achievement in cooperative and collaborative work among stakeholder 
groups to foster best practices in sustainable living marine resources 
management.
    Science, Research & Technology Award--This award recognizes 
excellence in the field of applied fisheries research. Nominations will 
be considered for advancements in technology to improve fisheries 
monitoring, reduce bycatch, protect habitat, conserve protected 
species, and enhance fishing operations as well as other technological 
advances that reduce the impacts of human activity on the marine 
environment.
    Coastal Habitat Restoration Award--This award recognizes 
significant achievements made in coastal habitat restoration, including 
the development of innovative approaches and community based support 
necessary to accomplish the ambitious goals inherent with these 
projects.
    Public Education, Community Service & Media Award--This award 
recognizes efforts to inform the general public about marine fisheries 
and living marine resources in the United States, or efforts to support 
the nation's fishing communities through community service.
    Evaluation of nominations will include but are not limited to the 
following criteria:
    Leadership--the individual or the overall team effort that has been 
demonstrated over a sustained period of time in support of the 
stewardship and sustained use of living marine resources.
    Impact on Stewardship--the degree of stewardship and conservation 
ethics and practices fostered within the larger community of living 
marine fisheries stakeholders and users.
    Ecological Significance--the impact and benefit to the overall 
health and abundance provided to living marine resources.
    Long-term Significance--the impact to the science, management and 
economic sustainability of living marine resources.
    These awards are presented annually. This is the second year of the 
Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards. Information on last year's 
awards and award recipients can be found at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/awards.

    Dated: November 2, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-9116 Filed 11-3-06; 1:36 pm]
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