Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 77010 [E8-30092]

Download as PDF 77010 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices salmon for genetic analysis. Shoreline research locations will include: (1) the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, California; and (2) the city of Ryde, California (RM 24); and Georgiana Slough. Hatchery and wild salmon will then be transported and/or released for tracking by acoustic telemetry receivers in place throughout the Delta. Fish capture and transport will begin in mid-October and continue until early February of the following year; all field activities will be completed by March of each sampling season. USGS requests authorization for an estimated take of 100 wild Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon and 38 Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, including no more than 15 percent unintentional mortality resulting from handling, transporting and holding, tissue-sampling, invasive tagging, and releasing for tracking by hydroacoustic telemetry arrays. Dated: December 12, 2008. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–30105 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XM29 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The Shrimp AP meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009 and end by 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Spring Hill Suites, 7922 Mosley Road, Houston, TX 77061. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Interim Executive Director; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Shrimp AP will receive a presentation of the ‘‘Biological Review of the 2008 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 Texas Closure and Percent Change in Yield’’ and consider recommendations for a cooperative closure with Texas in 2009. The Shrimp AP will also receive presentations of the ‘‘Status and Health of the Shrimp Stocks for 2007’’, the ‘‘Stock Assessment Report 2007’’, ‘‘A Biological Review of the Tortugas Pink Shrimp Fishery Through December 2007’’, and a Report on the Number of Moratorium Permits Issued and Preliminary Effort Estimates for 2008. The Shrimp AP may make recommendations regarding these reports. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp 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 these meetings. Actions of the Shrimp AP will be restricted to those issues 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. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations This meeting is 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: December 15, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–30092 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XM28 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of reports; public meetings, and hearings. SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 begun its annual preseason management process for the 2009 ocean salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Council documents as well as the dates and locations of Council meetings and public hearings comprising the Council’s complete schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas for the March and April 2009 Council meetings will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings. DATES: Written comments on the salmon management options must be received by March 31, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. ADDRESSES: Documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Donald Hansen, Chairman, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384, telephone: (503) 820–2280 (voice) or (503) 820– 2299 (fax). Comments can also be submitted via e-mail at PFMC.comments@noaa.gov. address, or through the internet at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments, and include the I.D. number in the subject line of the message. For specific meeting and hearing locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, telephone: (503) 820– 2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule for Document Completion and Availability February 26, 2009: ‘‘Review of 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries’’ and ‘‘Preseason Report I-Stock Abundance Analysis for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries’’ will be mailed to the public and posted on the Council website at http://www.pcouncil.org. March 22, 2009: ‘‘Preseason Report IIAnalysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries’’ and public hearing schedule will be mailed to the public and posted on the Council website at http:// www.pcouncil.org. The report will include a description of the adopted salmon management options and a summary of their biological and economic impacts. April 24, 2009: ‘‘Preseason Report IIIAnalysis of Council-Adopted Ocean E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XM29


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).

DATES: The Shrimp AP meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 and end by 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Spring Hill Suites, 7922 
Mosley Road, Houston, TX 77061.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Interim Executive 
Director; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Shrimp AP will receive a presentation of 
the ``Biological Review of the 2008 Texas Closure and Percent Change in 
Yield'' and consider recommendations for a cooperative closure with 
Texas in 2009. The Shrimp AP will also receive presentations of the 
``Status and Health of the Shrimp Stocks for 2007'', the ``Stock 
Assessment Report 2007'', ``A Biological Review of the Tortugas Pink 
Shrimp Fishery Through December 2007'', and a Report on the Number of 
Moratorium Permits Issued and Preliminary Effort Estimates for 2008. 
The Shrimp AP may make recommendations regarding these reports.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Shrimp 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 these 
meetings. Actions of the Shrimp AP will be restricted to those issues 
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.
    Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is 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: December 15, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-30092 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]
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