Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 46572-46573 [E9-21842]

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E9–21696 Filed 9–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ84 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. SUMMARY: NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops to be held in October, November, and December of 2009. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2010 and announced in the Federal Register. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held October 29, November 19, and December 3, 2009. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held October 14, October 28, November 11, November 18, December 1, and December 16, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Norfolk, VA; Dania Beach, FL; and Madeira Beach, FL. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Panama City, FL; Kitty Hawk, NC; Warwick, RI; Gulfport, MS; Fort Pierce, FL; and Ronkonkoma, NY. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson by phone:(727) 824– 5399, or by fax:(727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ workshops/. Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since December 31, 2007, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit which first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for three years. Currently permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who: is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location which first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances which are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Approximately 37 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 29, 2009, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library (Room 1), 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503. 2. November 19, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NOVA Southeast Oceanographic Center (Modular Classroom 1), 8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004. 3. December 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Madeira Beach Municipal Town Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander by email at esander@peoplepc.com or by phone at (386) 852–8588. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items to the workshop: Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the shark dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The shark identification workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 174 / Thursday, September 10, 2009 / Notices species-specific dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the workshops offered in 2009 to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet vessel operators fishing on a vessel issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit are required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Vessels that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Approximately 70 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 14, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1101 U.S. Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405. 2. October 28, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 3. November 11, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn (at Providence airport), 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Sep 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 4. November 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Magnolia Plantation Hotel, 16391 Robinson Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. 5. December 1, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Days Inn (Midtown), 3224 South U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. 6. December 16, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 852–9137, 1640 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items with them to the workshop: Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of identification. Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The protected species safe handling, release, and identification workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth sawfish. The proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Grandfathered Permit Holders Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 2005) and in New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) were issued a NOAA PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46573 workshop certificate in December 2006 that is valid for three years. These workshop certificates may be expiring in 2009. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XQ84


Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshops.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops 
and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops to be held in October, November, and December of 2009. 
Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop 
to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. 
Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory 
for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is 
mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, 
pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or 
swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be 
held in 2010 and announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held October 
29, November 19, and December 3, 2009.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held October 14, October 28, November 11, November 
18, December 1, and December 16, 2009.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Norfolk, VA; Dania Beach, FL; and Madeira Beach, FL.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held in Panama City, FL; Kitty Hawk, NC; Warwick, RI; 
Gulfport, MS; Fort Pierce, FL; and Ronkonkoma, NY.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop 
locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson by phone:(727) 824-
5399, or by fax:(727) 824-5398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration 
information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these 
workshops are posted on the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/workshops/.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since December 31, 2007, Atlantic shark dealers have been 
prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for 
Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop 
certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark 
dealer permit which first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; 
October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a 
workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is 
permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for three 
years.
    Currently permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the 
dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the 
dealer's permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one 
certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who: 
is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer's 
permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/
or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and fills 
out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing 
a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop certificate for each business location which 
first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit 
renewal application. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. 
Additionally, trucks or other conveyances which are extensions of a 
dealer's place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or 
proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Approximately 
37 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted 
since January 2007.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 29, 2009, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Mary D. Pretlow Anchor 
Branch Library (Room 1), 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503.
    2. November 19, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., NOVA Southeast 
Oceanographic Center (Modular Classroom 1), 8000 North Ocean Drive, 
Dania Beach, FL 33004.
    3. December 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Madeira Beach Municipal 
Town Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander by email at esander@peoplepc.com or by phone 
at (386) 852-8588.
Registration Materials
    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following items to the 
workshop:
    Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the 
individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of 
incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of 
identification.
    Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the 
shark dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on 
behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business 
location, a copy of the appropriate permit, and proof of 
identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The shark identification workshops are designed to reduce the 
number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the 
dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of

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species-specific dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of 
unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring 
and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train 
shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify 
Atlantic shark carcasses.

Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited 
access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been 
required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew 
either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are 
valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already 
attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners 
whose certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the 
workshops offered in 2009 to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and 
shark limited access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish 
limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or 
gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, 
and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop 
certificate before either of the permits will be issued.
    In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet 
vessel operators fishing on a vessel issued a limited access swordfish 
or limited access shark permit are required to attend a Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive 
a certificate. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Vessels 
that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access 
shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator 
have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Approximately 70 
free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops have been conducted since 2006.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 14, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1101 
U.S. Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405.
    2. October 28, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 
North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
    3. November 11, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn (at 
Providence airport), 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886.
    4. November 18, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Magnolia Plantation 
Hotel, 16391 Robinson Road, Gulfport, MS 39503.
    5. December 1, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Days Inn (Midtown), 3224 
South U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982.
    6. December 16, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 
Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler 
Conservation Education at (386) 852-9137, 1640 Mason Avenue, Daytona 
Beach, FL 32117.
Registration Materials
    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following items with them 
to the workshop:
    Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate 
permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and 
proof of identification.
    Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring 
proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles 
of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of 
identification.
    Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The protected species safe handling, release, and identification 
workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the 
required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/
or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and 
smalltooth sawfish. The proper identification of protected species will 
also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. 
Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better 
understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. 
The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the 
skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may 
prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future.

Grandfathered Permit Holders

    Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling 
and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 
2005) and in New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) were issued a NOAA 
workshop certificate in December 2006 that is valid for three years. 
These workshop certificates may be expiring in 2009. Vessel owners and 
operators whose certificates expire prior to permit renewal in 2009 
must attend a workshop, successfully complete the course, and obtain a 
new certificate in order to renew their limited access shark and 
limited access swordfish permits. Failure to provide a valid NOAA 
workshop certificate could result in a permit denial.

    Dated: September 3, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-21842 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S