North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 18261 [E8-6880]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 65 / Thursday, April 3, 2008 / Notices Dated: March 31, 2008. James W. Balsiger, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 08–1090 Filed 3–31–08; 3:59 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG87 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Meeting Pierce, FL. Registration for the Workshop is limited. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: March 31, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6882 Filed 4–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a South Atlantic Deepwater Coral Teacher’s Workshop. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, in partnership with NOAA Undersea Research Center, NOAA Fisheries, and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is conducting a Deepwater Coral Teacher Workshop in Ft. Pierce, FL. DATES: The workshop will take place April 19, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The workshop will be held at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, 5600 U.S. 1, North, Ft. Pierce, FL; telephone: (772) 465–2400. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Deepwater Coral Teacher’s Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on April 19, 2008. The Workshop is designed for teachers and educators targeting highschool grade students to better increase their student’s knowledge and awareness of these important marine ecosystems. The Workshop will include presentations on deepwater coral reefs found off of Florida, an overview of the Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern, deepwater coral research, mapping and monitoring, and management. The Workshop also includes a guided tour of the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Apr 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG79 North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) NonTarget Species Committee will meet April 23, 2008 at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, National Marine Mammal Conference Room. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 23, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4, Seattle, WA. It will also be held by teleconference at the National Marine Fisheries Service, 709 W 9th, Juneau, AK (8 a.m. AST). Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NonTarget Species Committee will consider possible priorities for breaking out different groups from the ‘‘other species’’ complexes in the BSAI and GOA groundfish fishery management plans. The need to set these priorities is to take quicker action for more vulnerable groups. The committee and have expressed concern that analyzing a broader set of alternatives (which PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18261 addresses sharks, squids, sculpins, and octopuses in the GOA; sharks, skates, sculpins, and octopuses in the BSAI; and possibly grenadiers in the GOA and BSAI) in one analysis may result in an unmanageable decision making document. Management of these species groups (plus additional multiple subarea, sub-allocation, and seasonal apportionments) poses numerous management and regulatory difficulties and may result in unintended consequences on fishing fleets. The proposed priorities for action include: (1) move BSAI and/or GOA squid into the forage fish category; (2) move BSAI and/or GOA octopus into the forage fish category or remove it from the FMPs and defer management to the State of Alaska; (3) delete an alternative to add grenadiers to the TAC specification process; and (4) separate the proposed alternatives into distinct BSAI and GOA amendment packages. The Committee will develop recommendations on these priority actions. 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 this meeting. 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. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 31, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6880 Filed 4–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG80 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XG79


North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Non-
Target Species Committee will meet April 23, 2008 at the Alaska Fishery 
Science Center, National Marine Mammal Conference Room.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 23, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science 
Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4, Seattle, WA. It will also be 
held by teleconference at the National Marine Fisheries Service, 709 W 
9th, Juneau, AK (8 a.m. AST).
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Non-Target Species Committee will 
consider possible priorities for breaking out different groups from the 
``other species'' complexes in the BSAI and GOA groundfish fishery 
management plans. The need to set these priorities is to take quicker 
action for more vulnerable groups. The committee and have expressed 
concern that analyzing a broader set of alternatives (which addresses 
sharks, squids, sculpins, and octopuses in the GOA; sharks, skates, 
sculpins, and octopuses in the BSAI; and possibly grenadiers in the GOA 
and BSAI) in one analysis may result in an unmanageable decision making 
document. Management of these species groups (plus additional multiple 
sub-area, sub-allocation, and seasonal apportionments) poses numerous 
management and regulatory difficulties and may result in unintended 
consequences on fishing fleets. The proposed priorities for action 
include: (1) move BSAI and/or GOA squid into the forage fish category; 
(2) move BSAI and/or GOA octopus into the forage fish category or 
remove it from the FMPs and defer management to the State of Alaska; 
(3) delete an alternative to add grenadiers to the TAC specification 
process; and (4) separate the proposed alternatives into distinct BSAI 
and GOA amendment packages. The Committee will develop recommendations 
on these priority actions.
    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 this meeting. 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.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271-2809, at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 31, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-6880 Filed 4-2-08; 8:45 am]
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