Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 48260 [E7-16617]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 48260 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 163 / Thursday, August 23, 2007 / Notices Panama City, FL; Biloxi, MS; Gulf Shores, AL; New Orleans, LA; Galveston, Palacios and Corpus Christi, TX. For specific dates and times see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank S. Kennedy, Fishery Biologist; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has scheduled a series of public hearings and scoping meetings to receive comments on Draft Amendment 30A and a scoping document for Amendment 29 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 30A contains potential management measures to modify the rebuilding plan for greater amberjack and to establish a rebuilding plan for gray triggerfish in order to end overfishing and rebuild the stocks of both species. These measures would reduce the directed greater amberjack harvest by 32 percent and reduce harvest of gray triggerfish by 49 percent. Amendment 30A also contains management measures that consider reallocation of the greater amberjack and gray triggerfish resources between commercial and recreational fishers and accountability measures to ensure compliance with the rebuilding plans. Amendment 29 will rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper fishery. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. with Amendment 30A will be followed by the scoping hearing for Amendment 29. Public testimony will conclude no later than 10 p.m. at each of the following locations: Monday, September 10, 2007, W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130, telephone: (504) 525–9444; Monday, September 10, 2007, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian River Rd., Biloxi, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 396–0036; Tuesday, September 11, 2007, Courtyard by Marriott, 3750 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542, telephone: (251) 968–1113; Tuesday, September 11, 2007, Holiday Inn, 5002 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 740–3581; Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Edgewater Beach Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road Panama City, FL 32407, telephone: (800) 331–6338; Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Palacios Recreational Center, 2401 Perryman, Palacios, TX 77465, telephone: (361) 972–2387; Thursday, September 13, 2007, Holiday Inn Emerald Beach, 1102 S. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Aug 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401, telephone: (361) 883–5731. Monday, September 17, 2007, Radisson Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33716, telephone: (727) 572–7800; Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Sombrero Cay Club Resort, 19 Sombrero Blvd., Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743–2250; Wednesday, September 19, 2007, Clarion Hotel, 12635 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907, telephone: (239) 936–4300. Copies of the Amendments can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. 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 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: August 17, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–16618 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XC17 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: The GAC meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed. The GAC will reconvene Wednesday, September 26, 2007, and Thursday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m. each day until their business is completed. The GAC meeting will be held at the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. telephone: (503) 820–2280. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management Coordinator; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the GAC meeting is to consider draft alternatives, preliminary analyses, and other material for rationalizing the Pacific Coast limited entry groundfish trawl industry (trawl rationalization), and for allocating Pacific Coast groundfish stocks and stock complexes to the various Pacific Coast fishery sectors (intersector allocation). Trawl rationalization issues will be discussed by the GAC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September, 25–26; and intersector allocation issues will be discussed on Thursday, September 27. No management actions will be decided by the GAC. The GAC’s role will be development of recommendations and refinement of draft alternatives for analysis in two contemplated environmental impact statements. The GAC recommendations will be provided for consideration by the Council at its November 2007 meeting in San Diego, CA. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GAC for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GAC action during this meeting. GAC 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 ) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GAC’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 17, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–16617 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XC17


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 Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish 
Allocation Committee (GAC) will hold a working meeting, which is open 
to the public.

DATES: The GAC meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2007, from 
8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed. The GAC will 
reconvene Wednesday, September 26, 2007, and Thursday, September 27 at 
8:30 a.m. each day until their business is completed.

ADDRESSES: The GAC meeting will be held at the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, 
Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384. telephone: (503) 820-2280.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management 
Coordinator; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the GAC meeting is to 
consider draft alternatives, preliminary analyses, and other material 
for rationalizing the Pacific Coast limited entry groundfish trawl 
industry (trawl rationalization), and for allocating Pacific Coast 
groundfish stocks and stock complexes to the various Pacific Coast 
fishery sectors (intersector allocation). Trawl rationalization issues 
will be discussed by the GAC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September, 25-
26; and intersector allocation issues will be discussed on Thursday, 
September 27. No management actions will be decided by the GAC. The 
GAC's role will be development of recommendations and refinement of 
draft alternatives for analysis in two contemplated environmental 
impact statements. The GAC recommendations will be provided for 
consideration by the Council at its November 2007 meeting in San Diego, 
CA.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the GAC for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal GAC action during this meeting. GAC 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 ) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GAC'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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 at least 5 
days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 17, 2007.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-16617 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]
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