North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 46747 [E9-21938]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 175 / Friday, September 11, 2009 / Notices D. Guam Voluntary Data Collection Program 4. Current Recreational Fishing Initiatives A. Marine Recreational Information Program B. National Saltwater Angler Registry 5. Council Actions A. American Samoa Voluntary Logbook Data Collection Program B. Recommendations on Mandatory Permitting and Reporting Requirements for Recreational Fisheries in the Western Pacific 6. Public Comments 7. Discussion and Action 8. Other Business 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 listed 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 8, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–21939 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XR56 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings in October. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Sep 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Saturday October 3 continuing through Friday October 9, 2009. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Thursday October 1 and continue through Tuesday October 6. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday October 1 and continue through Saturday October 3, 2009. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Reports: Election of Officers Executive Director’s Report NMFS Management Report Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report (including report on Board of Fish Proposals) U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report Protected Species Report 2. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Pacific Cod Allocation: Initial review GOA Pacific cod sector split. 3. GOA Rockfish Program: Discussion paper and action as necessary. 4. Observer Program: Receive report on electronic monitoring Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Phase two; review implementation analysis; receive Observer Advisory Committee report and action as necessary. 5. BSAI Crab Issues: BSAI Crab Regional Delivery Relief, identify preliminary preferred alternative; Initial Review of Crab Right of First Refusal provisions; Review proposals to address western Aleutian Island golden king crab fishery; Review outline for 5-year review of the program; Approve BSAI Crab Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) and Over Fishing Limits (OFLs); receive discussion paper on Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) limits; Review status of Saint Matthew & Pribilof Blue King Crab and Opilio rebuilding plans. 6. Groundfish Actions: Final action on bottom trawl gear sweep requirements for flatfish trawl fishery; final action on PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46747 management of BSAI skate complex; receive Plan Team report; approve proposed catch specifications 7. Permit Fees: Final action on permit fees. 8. Salmon Bycatch: Initial review of salmon bycatch data collection; receive Geiger/Pella report on salmon bycatch sampling. (SSC only/and NMFS salmon sampling protocol) 9. Groundfish Issues: Review progress on Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) requirements; Review discussion paper on GOA Tanner and Chinook bycatch; Approve 5-year Research Priorities; Habitat Area Particular Concern (HAPC) evaluation criteria (SSC only). 10. Halibut Issues: Three-year charter halibut logbook review. 11. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; review Rural Outreach Committee report; consider additional alternative for Amendment 93 per NMFS request. 12. Other Business The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Observer Program 2. Bering Sea Crab 3. Groundfish Actions 4. Salmon Bycatch 5. Groundfish Issues 6. Halibut Issues The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council, except for #1 reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ 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: September 8, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–21938 Filed 9–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XR54 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XR56


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 (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings in October.

DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Saturday 
October 3 continuing through Friday October 9, 2009. The Council's 
Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Thursday October 1 and 
continue through Tuesday October 6. The Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday October 1 and continue 
through Saturday October 3, 2009. All meetings are open to the public, 
except executive sessions.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff, 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the 
Council's plenary session will include the following issues. The 
Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified.
    1. Reports:
    Election of Officers
    Executive Director's Report
    NMFS Management Report
    Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report (including report on Board 
of Fish Proposals)
    U.S. Coast Guard Report
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report
    Protected Species Report
    2. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Pacific Cod Allocation: Initial review GOA 
Pacific cod sector split.
    3. GOA Rockfish Program: Discussion paper and action as necessary.
    4. Observer Program: Receive report on electronic monitoring 
Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Phase two; review implementation 
analysis; receive Observer Advisory Committee report and action as 
necessary.
    5. BSAI Crab Issues: BSAI Crab Regional Delivery Relief, identify 
preliminary preferred alternative; Initial Review of Crab Right of 
First Refusal provisions; Review proposals to address western Aleutian 
Island golden king crab fishery; Review outline for 5-year review of 
the program; Approve BSAI Crab Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation 
(SAFE) and Over Fishing Limits (OFLs); receive discussion paper on 
Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) limits; Review status of Saint Matthew & 
Pribilof Blue King Crab and Opilio rebuilding plans.
    6. Groundfish Actions: Final action on bottom trawl gear sweep 
requirements for flatfish trawl fishery; final action on management of 
BSAI skate complex; receive Plan Team report; approve proposed catch 
specifications
    7. Permit Fees: Final action on permit fees.
    8. Salmon Bycatch: Initial review of salmon bycatch data 
collection; receive Geiger/Pella report on salmon bycatch sampling. 
(SSC only/and NMFS salmon sampling protocol)
    9. Groundfish Issues: Review progress on Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) 
requirements; Review discussion paper on GOA Tanner and Chinook 
bycatch; Approve 5-year Research Priorities; Habitat Area Particular 
Concern (HAPC) evaluation criteria (SSC only).
    10. Halibut Issues: Three-year charter halibut logbook review.
    11. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; review Rural 
Outreach Committee report; consider additional alternative for 
Amendment 93 per NMFS request.
    12. Other Business
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:
    1. Observer Program
    2. Bering Sea Crab
    3. Groundfish Actions
    4. Salmon Bycatch
    5. Groundfish Issues
    6. Halibut Issues
    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council, except for 1 reports. The Agenda is subject to 
change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/

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: September 8, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-21938 Filed 9-10-09; 8:45 am]
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