Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Update; Greater Amberjack, 51982 [2010-20958]

Download as PDF 51982 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XY34 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Update; Greater Amberjack National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Assessment Webinars. AGENCY: The SEDAR update of the assessment of the Gulf of Mexico stock of greater amberjack will consist of a series of webinars. This assessment will update the stock assessment conducted under SEDAR 9. DATES: The second Assessment webinar will occur on October 7, 2010, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The third Assessment webinar will occur on November 22, 2010, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. ADDRESSES: The Webinars may be attended by the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. A listening station will be available at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council office located at 2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. Those interested in participating via the listening station should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR at least 1 day prior to the webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; (843) 571–4366; email julie.neer@safmc.net SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. A full benchmark assessment conducted under SEDAR wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop Process and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Review Workshop Report documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and Federal agencies. SEDAR conducts updates of benchmark stock assessments previously conducted through the SEDAR program. Update assessments add additional data points to datasets incorporated in the original SEDAR benchmark assessment and run the benchmark assessment model to update population estimates. The greater amberjack update assessment will update the SEDAR 9 benchmark of Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack. The update process consists of a series of webinars. Greater Amberjack Update Schedule October 7, 2010; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; SEDAR Update Assessment Webinar II November 22, 2010; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; SEDAR Update Assessment Webinar III Using updated datasets adopted during the Data Webinar, participants will employ assessment models used in SEDAR 9 to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: August 19, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–20958 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XY28 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings; correction. AGENCY: This action corrects the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section to a notice published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2010, which didn’t contain all of the necessary information for the agenda for a Pacific Council meeting, leaving attendees misinformed. This correction adds a sentence to further clarify the meeting agenda. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 10–16, 2010. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Thursday, September 16, 2010. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 11 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Riverside, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714; telephone: 208–343–1871. The Pacific Council address is Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: 503–820–2280 or 866–806– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XY34


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR) Update; Greater Amberjack

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

ACTION:  Notice of SEDAR Assessment Webinars.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR update of the assessment of the Gulf of Mexico stock 
of greater amberjack will consist of a series of webinars. This 
assessment will update the stock assessment conducted under SEDAR 9.

DATES: The second Assessment webinar will occur on October 7, 2010, 
from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. The third Assessment webinar will occur on 
November 22, 2010, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The established times may be 
adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 
discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may 
result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the 
time established by this notice.

ADDRESSES: The Webinars may be attended by the public. Those interested 
in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access 
information.
    A listening station will be available at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council office located at 2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, 
Tampa, FL 33607. Those interested in participating via the listening 
station should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR at least 1 day prior to 
the webinar.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; (843) 571-
4366; email julie.neer@safmc.net

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. A full benchmark assessment conducted under 
SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment 
Workshop Process and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data 
Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential 
datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment 
analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock 
assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status 
of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future 
population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. 
The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. 
The product of the Review Workshop is a Review Workshop Report 
documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of 
the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops 
are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean 
Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional 
Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include 
data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, 
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including 
fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; international experts; and 
staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and Federal agencies.
    SEDAR conducts updates of benchmark stock assessments previously 
conducted through the SEDAR program. Update assessments add additional 
data points to datasets incorporated in the original SEDAR benchmark 
assessment and run the benchmark assessment model to update population 
estimates.
    The greater amberjack update assessment will update the SEDAR 9 
benchmark of Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack. The update process 
consists of a series of webinars.

Greater Amberjack Update Schedule

October 7, 2010; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; SEDAR Update Assessment Webinar II

November 22, 2010; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; SEDAR Update Assessment Webinar 
III

    Using updated datasets adopted during the Data Webinar, 
participants will employ assessment models used in SEDAR 9 to evaluate 
stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, 
and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most 
appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and 
estimating population parameters.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: August 19, 2010.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-20958 Filed 8-23-10; 8:45 am]
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