Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 68788 [E9-30765]

Download as PDF 68788 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 29, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT51 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene joint meetings of the Standing, Special Shrimp, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees. DATES: The meetings of the Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees will convene at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 and conclude no later than 5:30 p.m. The meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific Statistical Committees will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010 and conclude no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010. The meetings will be webcast over the internet. •A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s web site, http:// www.gulfcouncil.org. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific Statistical Committees will meet to review new approaches for assessing the stock of pink shrimp and possibly other shrimp species in the Gulf, and possibly make recommendations to the Council. The Standing and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific Statistical Committees will review the terms of reference for an upcoming update assessment and make recommendations for the Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils to consider. The Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific Statistical Committees will review potential species groupings for the Generic Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures Amendment. They will also VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Dec 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 review progress on development of an Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule for data-poor species that will be included in the Generic Amendment. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: December 23, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–30765 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel. DATES: The Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 and end by 12 p.m. Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director; telephone: (813) 348–1630. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will receive a presentation of the Biological Review of the 2009 Texas Closure and a change in yield report. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will then consider recommendations for a 2010 closure. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will also receive presentations of the Status and Health of Shrimp Stocks in 2008 a Stock Assessment Report for 2008. Finally, the Shrimp Advisory Panel will review preliminary effort estimates for 2009 and possibly make recommendations for the Council. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens 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 Advisory Panel 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations RIN 0648–XT50 PO 00000 ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. Sfmt 4703 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 23, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–30764 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XT51


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
joint meetings of the Standing, Special Shrimp, Special Spiny Lobster 
and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.

DATES: The meetings of the Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Spiny 
Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees will convene at 1:30 p.m. 
on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 and conclude no later than 5:30 p.m. The 
meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific Statistical 
Committees will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010 and 
conclude no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010. The 
meetings will be webcast over the internet. A link to the 
webcast will be available on the Council's web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams 
Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive 
Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standing and Special Shrimp Scientific 
Statistical Committees will meet to review new approaches for assessing 
the stock of pink shrimp and possibly other shrimp species in the Gulf, 
and possibly make recommendations to the Council. The Standing and 
Special Spiny Lobster Scientific Statistical Committees will review the 
terms of reference for an upcoming update assessment and make 
recommendations for the Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Councils to consider. The Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific 
Statistical Committees will review potential species groupings for the 
Generic Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures Amendment. They 
will also review progress on development of an Acceptable Biological 
Catch Control Rule for data-poor species that will be included in the 
Generic Amendment.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council's ftp 
site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in 
accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committees 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public 
has been notified of the Council's intent to take 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 Tina O'Hern at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: December 23, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-30765 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]
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