Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 15140-15142 [E8-5755]

Download as PDF 15140 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices meeting. The Bycatch Committee will discuss measures to reduce bycatch mortality in recreational fisheries and review the status of the Council’s Bycatch educational outreach initiative. Following these Committee meetings, there will be an awards presentation to recognize the recipient of the 2007 Ricks E Savage Award. The Council will then convene to receive various reports, receive a presentation regarding the New England Council’s HAPC Initiative, and review and approve Monkfish Framework 6 for Secretarial submission. Thursday, April 10—The Demersal Committee will review the purpose and need of the current list of potential actions to be addressed by Amendment 15. The Council will then review preferences for management alternatives based on public comments received for Tilefish Amendment 1, discuss and adopt preferred alternatives to be included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) supporting Tilefish Amendment 1, and approve Amendment 1 and associated FEIS for Secretarial submission. The Council will then receive Committee Reports, and consider any continuing or new business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, these issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent t take final actions to address such emergencies. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Bryan, (302) 674–2331 ext 18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5773 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG47 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 6–12, 2008. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m., reconvening each day through Saturday. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Seattle Marriott Hotel, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188; telephone: (206) 241–2000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks and Introductions 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director’s Report 4. Approve Agenda B. Open Public Comment Comments on Non-Agenda Items C. Administrative Matters 1. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning 2. Legislative Matters 3. Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation DATES: 4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures D. Enforcement Issues Fishery Enforcement Activity Report E. Habitat Current Habitat Issues F. Salmon Management 1. Tentative Adoption of 2008 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis 2. Clarify Council Direction on 2008 Management Measures 3. Pacific Salmon Commission CodedWire Tag Workgroup Report 4. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2008 5. Final Action on 2008 Management Measures 6. Clarify Final Action on 2008 Management Measures G. Pacific Halibut Management Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries H. Groundfish Management 1. Management Specifications for 2009–2010 Fisheries 2. NMFS Report 3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 21: Intersector Allocation 4. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 5. Part I of Management Measures for 2009–2010 Fisheries 6. Part II of Management Measures for 2009–2010 Fisheries 7. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments I. Marine Protected Areas 1. Proposals for New Marine Protected Areas in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 2. Olympic Coastal National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report J. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. NMFS Report 2. Recommendations to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission 3. Exempted Fishing Permit for Longline Fishing in the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS SUNDAY, April 6, 2008 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Groundfish Management Team Legislative Committee MONDAY, April 7, 2008 Council Secretariat VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 . 1 p.m.. 1 p.m.. 1 p.m.. . 7 a.m.. 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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 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 These meetings are 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: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5755 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG49 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Allocation Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Allocation Committee in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meeting will take place April 8–9, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. The meeting will be held at Southern Wesleyan University, Classroom 6, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 301, North Charleston, SC 29406. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. The Allocation Committee meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 8, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9, 2008. The Committee will continue to work on alternatives for consideration in the Council’s draft Comprehensive Allocation Amendment. The amendment addresses allocations between recreational and commercial fishing sectors. The amendment currently includes alternatives to determine allocations based on (1) Landings data from the National Marine Fisheries Service or Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program, (2) Catch data from stock assessments (including discard mortalily), (3) the Council’s Judgement on Fairness and Equity, and (4) detailed economic and social analysis. The Committee will receive a report on social projects/data collection completed or planned for the South Atlantic region, an overview of previous management actions and how reductions in harvest were applied to each sector, and a presentation on the applicability of certain economic models that may prove useful for helping to determine allocations for species managed by the Council. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accomodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5779 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF77 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of public meetings and hearings. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 140th meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held on March 17–18, 2008 in Guam and March 20–21, 2008 in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For specific times and the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held at the Guam Hilton, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam, 96913 ; telephone: 671– 646–1835; and the Fiesta Resort and SPA Saipan, P.O. Box 501029, Saipan, MP, 96950; telephone: 670–234–6418. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: 808–522–8220. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council will hear recommendations from other Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Council will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule and Agenda for Council Standing Committee Meetings Monday, March 17, 2008 Standing Committee Meetings 1. 7:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Executive and Budget Standing Committee 2. 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Pelagics Ecosystem and International Fisheries Standing Committee 3. 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Program Planning Standing Committee The agenda during the full Council meeting will include the items listed here. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 56 (Friday, March 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15140-15142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XG47


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES: The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 6-12, 
2008. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m., 
reconvening each day through Saturday. All meetings are open to the 
public, except a closed session will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 
p.m. on Monday, April 7 to address litigation and personnel matters. 
The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its 
scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Seattle Marriott Hotel, 
3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188; telephone: (206) 241-2000.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Council 
agenda, but not necessarily in this order:
A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks and Introductions
    2. Roll Call
    3. Executive Director's Report
    4. Approve Agenda
B. Open Public Comment
    Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
    1. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    2. Legislative Matters
    3. Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation
    4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
D. Enforcement Issues
    Fishery Enforcement Activity Report
E. Habitat
    Current Habitat Issues
F. Salmon Management
    1. Tentative Adoption of 2008 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for 
Analysis
    2. Clarify Council Direction on 2008 Management Measures
    3. Pacific Salmon Commission Coded-Wire Tag Workgroup Report
    4. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 
2008
    5. Final Action on 2008 Management Measures
    6. Clarify Final Action on 2008 Management Measures
G. Pacific Halibut Management
    Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear 
Sablefish Fisheries
H. Groundfish Management
    1. Management Specifications for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    2. NMFS Report
    3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 21: Intersector Allocation
    4. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    5. Part I of Management Measures for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    6. Part II of Management Measures for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    7. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
I. Marine Protected Areas
    1. Proposals for New Marine Protected Areas in the Monterey Bay 
National Marine Sanctuary
    2. Olympic Coastal National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report
J. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. NMFS Report
    2. Recommendations to the U.S. Section of the Inter-American 
Tropical Tuna Commission
    3. Exempted Fishing Permit for Longline Fishing in the West Coast 
Exclusive Economic Zone

                     SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS
SUNDAY, April 6, 2008                     ..............................
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     1 p.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       1 p.m.
Legislative Committee                                            1 p.m.
MONDAY, April 7, 2008                     ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.

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California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel                                         8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team                                            8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee                             8 a.m.
Habitat Committee                                                9 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                       4:30 p.m.
Tribal Policy Group                                        As necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical Group                      As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
TUESDAY, April 8, 2008                    ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                          8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel                                         8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team                                            8 a.m.
Tribal Policy Group                                        As necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical Group                      As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2008                  ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel                                         8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team                                            8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                    As necessary
Tribal Policy Group                                        As necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical Group                      As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
THURSDAY, April 10, 2008                  ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory                                8 a.m.
 Subpanel
Highly Migratory Species Management Team                         8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel                                         8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team                                            8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                    As necessary
Tribal Policy Group                                        As necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical Group                      As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
FRIDAY, April 11, 2008                    ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory                                8 a.m.
 Subpanel
Highly Migratory Species Management Team                         8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel                                         8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team                                            8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                    As necessary
Tribal Policy Group                                        As necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical Group                      As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
SATURDAY, April 12, 2008                  ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                    As necessary
Washington State Delegation                                As necessary
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    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal Council 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 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

    These meetings are 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: March 18, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-5755 Filed 3-20-08; 8:45 am]
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