North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 50779-50780 [E8-19954]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Notices data request to the state of California for permit or license-holder information. Using this information, NMFS will mail MMAP Authorization Certificates, marine mammal injury/mortality reporting forms, and other program information to each permit or licenseholder. Fishermen who participate in an integrated Category I or II state fishery do not need to take any additional action to register under the MMAP, as long as they hold a valid state fishing permit or license for the affected fishery. However, fishermen who participate in Category I or II state and/or Federal fisheries not yet integrated with the MMAP registration system (i.e., fisheries for which no Federal or state permits are required) must contact the NMFS, Southwest Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries Division (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), in order to register and receive an MMAP Authorization Certificate. If a fisherman participating in a Category I or II fishery, who expects to receive automatic registration, does not receive an Authorization Certificate by January 1 of each calendar year hereafter, the fisherman should contact NMFS (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to inquire about the status of his/her registration. Alternatively, he/she may apply for registration directly, following the procedures in 50 CFR 229.4(b). In any case, every fisherman fishing in a Category I or II fishery must have an Authorization Certificate. NMFS will work with the permitissuing agencies in each state to identify and attempt to limit mailing of Authorization Certificates to only those participants in Category I and II fisheries. Some permit systems, however, do not allow identification of fishermen using specific gear types in a way that matches the fishery designation referenced in the LOF. In cases where NMFS or the state permitissuing agency cannot confidently determine which specific fishery identified in the LOF each fishermen participates in, based on the permit or license information, NMFS may inadvertently issue Authorization Certificates to fishermen participating in Category III fisheries. This approach, which may be confusing to Category III fishermen who are not required to be registered under the MMAP, is necessary to ensure that fishermen who must register with the MMAP are not unintentionally excluded from notification. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: August 25, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20006 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK01 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 Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 16–18, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE. Bldg 4, Observer Room, Seattle, WA 98115. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Plan Team will address the following issues: Overview of Crab Rationalization program; discussion of Economic Data review issues; summary of 3-year review documentation for Crab Rationalization Program; Structure and content for Economic Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation Report (SAFE); NMFS 2008 summer trawl survey overview; NMFS catch accounting data; handling mortality rates utilized for Crab, Groundfish, and Scallop fisheries; Stock assessment overviews for Eastern Bering Sea snow crab, Bristol Bay red king crab, Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab, St. Mathew Blue king crab, Norton Sound red king crab, Aleutian Island golden king crab, Pribilof Island red and golden king crab; Adak red king crab. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 these meetings. Actions PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50779 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 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 at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19953 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK02 North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) groundfish plan teams will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meetings will be held September 22–24, 2008. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 22, and continue through Wednesday, September 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held a the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4, Observer Training Room (GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo or Diana Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: Principal business is to prepare and review the draft Economic Report, the E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 50780 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Notices draft Ecosystems Consideration Chapter, the draft stock assessments for some target-categories, and recommend preliminary groundfish catch specifications for 2008/09. Agenda posted on website at: https:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 these meetings. Actions 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 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: August 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19954 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK00 Meeting Dates: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance Committees, a meeting of its Standard Operating, Policy and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee, Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Joint Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees, Shrimp Committee, Spiny Lobster Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 Allocation Committee, Limited Access Privilege (LAP) Program Committee, Dolphin Wahoo Committee, a joint meeting of its Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel, and a meeting of the full Council. The Council will also hold a public comment session regarding: Amendment 7 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing rock shrimp endorsements and economic reporting for the shrimp fishery; a Generic Import Amendment for the Spiny Lobster FMP addressing requirements for imported spiny lobster; Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing measures to end overfishing for gag grouper and vermilion snapper and interim allocations of these two species for commercial and recreational fisheries; and Interim Rule measures to address overfishing of red snapper and other snapper grouper complex species. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details. DATES: The meeting will be held in September 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403; telephone: (800) 968–3569 or (843) 723– 3000. Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 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 at (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Joint Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Concurrent Session) The Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels will review alternatives for Allowable Golden Crab Fishing Areas and Shrimp Fishery Access Areas within the proposed deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. In addition the Deepwater Shrimp AP will discuss proposed alternatives in the draft Shrimp Amendment 7 document pertaining to the rock shrimp fishery. 2. Council Session: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Council will meet in full session to receive a report from the Allocation PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee from its July 8–9, 2008 meeting. The Council will consider Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 3. Joint Executive/Finance Committees Meeting: September 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Executive and Finance Committees will meet to review the status of the Calendar Year 2008 Activities Schedule and budget, the status of the Fiscal Year 2009 budget, and discuss the benefits of establishing a Council Data Collection Improvement Committee. 4. SOPPs Committee Meeting: September 15, 2008, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. The SOPPs Committee will receive an update on the status of the Secretarial review of the Council’s SOPPs and develop changes to the SOPPs if necessary. 5. Advisory Panel Selection Committee Meeting (Closed Session): September 15, 2008, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet in Closed Session to review applications and develop recommendations for Council consideration. 6. Joint Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees Meeting: September 16, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees will review the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and approve the FEP for a second round of public hearings. The Committees will discuss recommendations from the Joint Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels, Review the Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment (CEA) addressing the designation of Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, and approve the CEA for a second round of public hearings. The Committees will also discuss the proposal for a National Monument off the southeast coast and other habitat-related issues. 7. Shrimp Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Shrimp Committee will review advisory panel and public hearing comments received on Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP, modify Amendment 7 if necessary, and develop a recommendation for submitting Amendment 7 for formal Secretarial review and approval. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 168 (Thursday, August 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50779-50780]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK02


North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Gulf 
of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) groundfish plan 
teams will meet in Seattle, WA.

DATES: The meetings will be held September 22-24, 2008. The meetings 
will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 22, and continue through 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held a the Alaska Fisheries Science 
Center, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4, Observer Training Room 
(GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo or Diana Stram, North 
Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: Principal business is to prepare and 
review the draft Economic Report, the

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draft Ecosystems Consideration Chapter, the draft stock assessments for 
some target-categories, and recommend preliminary groundfish catch 
specifications for 2008/09. Agenda posted on website at: https://
www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group 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 these 
meetings. Actions 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 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: August 25, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-19954 Filed 8-27-08; 8:45 am]
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