Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring Species Working Group Meeting, 12708 [E8-4698]

Download as PDF 12708 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 47 / Monday, March 10, 2008 / Notices the 2008/2009 Herring RSA Program noted that the proposed research would provide important information that would improve the understanding of midwater trawling effects on herring aggregations. GMRI requests that a single vessel or paired vessels perform, under sonar surveillance, midwater trawling for up to four nights using standard midwater trawl gear in Area 1A between June 1 and September 30, 2008. Vessels would conduct five or fewer tows per night, with each tow lasting 2 to 4 hr. All trawling operations would be monitored by GMRI staff. All herring caught during the survey would be deducted from GMRI’s Area 1A Herring RSA Program compensation allocation of 1,350 mt. Vessels conducting the survey would not be allowed to exceed their Area 1A compensation allocation while fishing under the EFP. Project investigators propose that sonar data prior to, during, and following trawl fishing pressure will illuminate the effect of midwater trawling on herring aggregations. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. The applicant may place requests for minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and minimal so as not to change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 5, 2008. Emily H. Menashes Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–4645 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF83 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring Species Working Group Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Mar 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) announces its spring meeting with its Species Working Group Technical Advisors on March 27–28, 2008. The Committee will meet to discuss matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2007 Commission meeting results; research and management activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; consultations required under section 971d(c)(6) of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act; the results of the meetings of the Committee’s Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on March 27, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on March 28, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed sessions will be held on March 27, 2008, from 2:45 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. and on March 28, 2008, from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel Washington-Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, telephone: 301–589– 5200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Wulff at (301) 713–2276. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information on: (1) the 2007 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT decisions; (2) 2008 ICCAT and NMFS research and monitoring activities; (3) 2008 ICCAT activities; (4) global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; (5) consultations required under section 971d(c)(6) of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act; (6) the results of the meetings of the Committee’s Species Working Groups; and (7) other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no opportunity for public comment during the session. The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for a portion of the afternoon of March 27, 2008, and of the morning of March 28, 2008. These sessions are not open to the public, but the results of the species working group discussions will be reported to the full Advisory Committee during the Committee’s morning and afternoon open session on March 28, 2008. The Committee may also go into executive session on the afternoon of March 28, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2008, to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming intersessional meetings of ICCAT. This session would also be closed to the public. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ryan Wulff at (301) 713–2276 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 5, 2008. Rebecca J. Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–4698 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG14 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene its Socioeconomic Panel (SEP) via conference call. The conference call will be held March 25, 2008, at 1 p.m. EDT. DATES: The meeting will be held via conference call and listening stations will be available. For specific locations see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assane Diagne, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. The conference call will begin at 1 p.m. EDT and conclude no later than 3 p.m. EDT. Listening stations are available at the following locations: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF83


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring 
Species Working Group Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
announces its spring meeting with its Species Working Group Technical 
Advisors on March 27-28, 2008. The Committee will meet to discuss 
matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2007 Commission meeting 
results; research and management activities; global and domestic 
initiatives related to ICCAT; consultations required under section 
971d(c)(6) of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act; the results of the 
meetings of the Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters 
relating to the international management of ICCAT species.

DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on March 
27, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on March 28, 2008, from 9 
a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed sessions will be 
held on March 27, 2008, from 2:45 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. and on 
March 28, 2008, from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel Washington-
Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 
telephone: 301-589-5200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Wulff at (301) 713-2276.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information 
on: (1) the 2007 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT 
decisions; (2) 2008 ICCAT and NMFS research and monitoring activities; 
(3) 2008 ICCAT activities; (4) global and domestic initiatives related 
to ICCAT; (5) consultations required under section 971d(c)(6) of the 
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act; (6) the results of the meetings of the 
Committee's Species Working Groups; and (7) other matters relating to 
the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have 
access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no 
opportunity for public comment during the session.
    The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for a portion 
of the afternoon of March 27, 2008, and of the morning of March 28, 
2008. These sessions are not open to the public, but the results of the 
species working group discussions will be reported to the full Advisory 
Committee during the Committee's morning and afternoon open session on 
March 28, 2008. The Committee may also go into executive session on the 
afternoon of March 28, 2008, to discuss sensitive information relating 
to upcoming intersessional meetings of ICCAT. This session would also 
be closed to the public.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Ryan Wulff at (301) 713-2276 at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Rebecca J. Lent,
Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-4698 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]
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