Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 53665-53667 [2010-21832]

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AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2010. 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 who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2011. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held October 7, October 14, November 3, and December 2, 2010. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held October 20, October 27, November 10, November 17, December 15, and December 22, 2010. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Bohemia, NY; South Daytona, FL; Madeira Beach, FL; and Charleston, SC. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Panama City, FL; Kitty Hawk, NC; Warwick, RI; Gulfport, MS; Ronkonkoma, NY; and Port St. Lucie, FL. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 53666 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 1, 2010 / Notices workshops are posted on the Internet at: https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ workshops/. hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2008, 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 3 years. Approximately 48 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. 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 who 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. 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. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 7, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., La Quinta Inn (at MacArthur Airport)Room B, 10 Aero Road, Bohemia, NY 11716. 2. October 14, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119. 3. November 3, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Madeira Beach Town Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. 4. December 2, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research Auditorium, 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Aug 31, 2010 Jkt 220001 Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander at esander@peoplepc.com or at (386) 852– 8588. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring specific items to the workshop: • Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the attendee is an owner or 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 permitted 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 valid permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Atlantic 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 species-specific dealerreported 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 limitedaccess 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 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certificate before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 94 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limitedaccess swordfish or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. The certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. As such, vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits that uses with longline or gillnet gear. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 20, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Select, 2001 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Panama City, FL 32405. 2. October 27, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 3. November 10, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886. 4. November 17, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Magnolia Plantation, 16391 Robinson Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. 5. December 15, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. 6. December 22, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 10120 S. Federal Highway (US 1), Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682–0158. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring specific items with them to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 1, 2010 / Notices • 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 swordfish and/or shark 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. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops. 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 hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 was valid for 3 years. These workshop certificates have expired. Vessel owners and operators whose certificates expire prior to the next permit renewal or fishing trip must attend a workshop, successfully complete the course, and obtain a new certificate in order to fish with or renew their limited-access shark and limitedaccess swordfish permits. Failure to provide a valid NOAA workshop certificate could result in a permit denial. Dated: August 27, 2010. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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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: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be 
held in October, November, and December of 2010. 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 who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access 
permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2011.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held October 
7, October 14, November 3, and December 2, 2010.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held October 20, October 27, November 10, November 
17, December 15, and December 22, 2010.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Bohemia, NY; South Daytona, FL; Madeira Beach, FL; and Charleston, SC.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held in Panama City, FL; Kitty Hawk, NC; Warwick, RI; 
Gulfport, MS; Ronkonkoma, NY; and Port St. Lucie, FL.
    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

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workshops are posted on the Internet at: https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/workshops/.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2008, 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 3 years. Approximately 48 
free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since 
January 2007.
    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 who 
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. 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.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 7, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., La Quinta Inn (at MacArthur 
Airport)- Room B, 10 Aero Road, Bohemia, NY 11716.
    2. October 14, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Piggotte Community Center, 
504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119.
    3. November 3, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Madeira Beach Town Hall, 300 
Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708.
    4. December 2, 2010, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Center for Coastal 
Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research Auditorium, 219 Fort 
Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander at esander@peoplepc.com or at (386) 852-
8588.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring specific items to the 
workshop:
     Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that 
the attendee is an owner or 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 permitted 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 valid permit, and 
proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Atlantic 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 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 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended 
a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose 
certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must 
attend a workshop 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. Approximately 94 free 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops 
have been conducted since 2006.
    In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on 
board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that 
uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species 
Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a 
certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limited-access swordfish 
or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish 
unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop 
certificates onboard at all times. The certificate(s) are valid for 3 
years. As such, vessel operators who have not already attended a 
workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose 
certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must 
attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-
access permits that uses with longline or gillnet gear.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 20, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Select, 2001 
Martin Luther King Boulevard, Panama City, FL 32405.
    2. October 27, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. 
Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
    3. November 10, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber 
Street, Warwick, RI 02886.
    4. November 17, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Magnolia Plantation, 16391 
Robinson Road, Gulfport, MS 39503.
    5. December 15, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans 
Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.
    6. December 22, 2010, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 10120 S. 
Federal Highway (US 1), Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler 
Conservation Education at (386) 682-0158.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring specific items with them to 
the workshop:
     Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the 
appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel 
registration or documentation, and proof of identification.

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     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 swordfish and/
or shark 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. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper 
identification of protected species will also be taught at these 
workshops. 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 was valid for 3 years. These 
workshop certificates have expired. Vessel owners and operators whose 
certificates expire prior to the next permit renewal or fishing trip 
must attend a workshop, successfully complete the course, and obtain a 
new certificate in order to fish with or 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: August 27, 2010.
Carrie Selberg,
Acting Director, Office Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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