Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 36844 [E8-14808]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 36844 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices Aquaculture Amendment. Reef Fish Amendment 29 proposes to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper and tilefish fisheries in order to achieve and maintain optimum yield (OY). Effort management approaches considered in this amendment include permit endorsements and the implementation of an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program. Spiny Lobster Amendment 8 examines various alternatives to restrict imports of spiny lobster into the United States to minimum conservation standards to achieve an increase in the spawning biomass of the spiny lobster stock and increase long-term yields from the fishery. The Aquaculture amendment will require persons to obtain a permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by constructing an aquaculture facility in the EEZ of the Gulf of Mexico. Each application for a permit must comply with many permit conditions related to record keeping and operation of the facility. These permit conditions will assure the facility has a minimal affect on the environment and on other fishery resources. Compliance with the conditions will be evaluated annually for the duration of the permit as the basis for renewal of the permit for the next year. An informal open question and answers session on IFQ’s will begin at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the public hearings will begin and conclude at the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at each of the following locations: •Monday, July 21, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Best Western, 5914 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550; telephone: (409) 740–1261; •Monday, July 21, 2008, Spiny Lobster, Reef Fish Amendment 29 and Aquaculture Amendment Public Hearings, Radisson Hotel, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040, telephone: (305) 294–5511; •Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Hilton Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 469–5000; •Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743–3500; •Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Doubletree, 2649 S. Bayshore Blvd., Miami, FL 33133, telephone: (305) 858–2500; •Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian River Road, Biloxi, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 396–0036; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 •Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Clarion Hotel, 12635 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907, telephone: (239) 936– 4300; •Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, City of Orange Beach Parks & Rec., 27235 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, telephone: (251) 981–6028; •Wednesday, July 30, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Quorum, 700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, telephone: (813) 289– 8200; •Thursday, July 31, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, NMFS Panama City Lab, 350 Dellwood Beach Dr., Panama City, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 234–6541. Copies of the Amendments can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14806 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XI72 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene its Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call. DATES: The conference call will be held July 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. The conference call will begin at 2 p.m. EDT and conclude no later than 3:30 p.m. EDT. Listening stations are available at the following locations: The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offices as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: St. Petersburg, FL 263 13th Ave. S., St Petersburg, FL 33701, Karolyn Potter, telephone: (727) 551–5705; and Miami, FL 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 32149, Sonia Prevo, telephone: (305) 361–4200. The Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel will discuss Amendment 8 on FMP of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, preferred alternatives of the South Atlantic, and the Advisory panel recommendations for the fishery management plan. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Spiny Lobster AP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the meeting. Actions will be restricted to the issue specifically identified in the agenda 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 to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The listening stations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14808 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 126 (Monday, June 30, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XI72


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene its 
Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call.

DATES: The conference call will be held July 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The conference call will begin at 2 p.m. EDT 
and conclude no later than 3:30 p.m. EDT. Listening stations are 
available at the following locations:
    The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) offices as follows:

St. Petersburg, FL

    263 13th Ave. S., St Petersburg, FL 33701, Karolyn Potter, 
telephone: (727) 551-5705; and

Miami, FL

    75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 32149, Sonia Prevo, telephone: 
(305) 361-4200.
    The Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel will discuss Amendment 8 on FMP of 
Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, preferred alternatives of the South 
Atlantic, and the Advisory panel recommendations for the fishery 
management plan.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Spiny Lobster AP for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during the meeting. Actions will be restricted to the issue 
specifically identified in the agenda 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 to take action to address the 
emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The listening stations are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O'Hern at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: June 25, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14808 Filed 6-27-08; 8:45 am]
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