Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 81586-81587 [2010-32595]

Download as PDF 81586 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The PT, Guam REAC and AP meetings will be held at the Guam Hilton and Resort, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam. The CNMI REAC will be held at the Saipan World Resort, P.O. Box 500066, Saipan, MP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Schedule and Agenda for PT meeting: ADDRESSES: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, January 19–20, 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Marianas PT will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider developing recommendations on the following items: A. Status of Fishery Monitoring Programs and Research Projects B. Update on Marianas Recommendations from the 2009 Fishery Data Workshop C. Marianas Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan draft annual report. D. Proposals for improving fishery data collection for stock assessments E. Council meeting actions 1. CNMI bottomfish regulatory changes to allow spear fishing of bottomfish management unit species 2. Federal annual catch limit scoping F. Other business Schedule and Agenda for Guam REAC meeting: RIN 0648–XA112 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings The Guam REAC will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider developing recommendations on the following items: A. Report on previous REAC recommendations and actions B. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning C. Overview of traditional access and spatial planning D. Panel presentations and discussion on traditional access and history of change E. Guest presentation on Shoreline access restrictions in relation to fishermen deaths F. Panel presentations and discussion on Maintaining access to marine resources G. Local initiatives and actions 1. Military efforts to mitigate marine spatial closure impacts on the fishing community 2. Guam Fisheries Act 3. Indigenous Fishing Rights 4. Guam MCP Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Trish Kennedy at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: December 22, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32626 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Marianas Archipelago Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (Guam REAC), Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (CNMI REAC). DATES: The PT meeting will be held on January 19–20, 2011, Guam REAC on January 21, 2011, AP on January 22, 2011 and CNMI REAC on January 24, 2011. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 H. Other business Schedule and Agenda for Marianas AP meeting: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 The Marianas AP will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider developing recommendations on the following items: A. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning 1. Shoreline access restrictions in relation to fishermen deaths 2. Military build-up impacts to Marianas fishing community 3. Review of Kahoolawe Transition 4. Report on REAC outcomes B. Ecosystem monitoring and community issues 1. Mariana programs and projects 2. Federal programs and projects C. Local legislative activities D. Upcoming meetings and conferences 1. Marianas archipelago lunar calendar workshop 2. Offshore aquaculture workshop 3. Mariana islands green sea turtle workshop E. Fisheries Development 1. Guam Marine Conservation Plan 2. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan F. Other business Schedule and Agenda for CNMI REAC meeting: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011 The CNMI REAC will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider developing recommendations on the following items: A. Status of 2010 REAC Recommendations B. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning Initiative 1. Regional Ocean Partnership 2. Monument Activities and Status 3. Military build-up impacts to Marianas fishing community C. Ecosystem monitoring and community issues 1. CNMI bio-sampling program 2. Impact of land-based pollution in fish from Saipan Lagoon 3. Saipan Lagoon net fishing data analysis 4. Annual catch limit scoping D. Community Development 1. Status of Mariana longline fishery 2. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan E. Upcoming meeting/conferences/ workshops 1. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA112


Western 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 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its Marianas Archipelago Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional 
Ecosystem Advisory Committee (Guam REAC), Mariana Archipelago Advisory 
Panel (AP) and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Regional 
Ecosystem Advisory Committee (CNMI REAC).

DATES: The PT meeting will be held on January 19-20, 2011, Guam REAC on 
January 21, 2011, AP on January 22, 2011 and CNMI REAC on January 24, 
2011. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The PT, Guam REAC and AP meetings will be held at the Guam 
Hilton and Resort, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam. The CNMI REAC will 
be held at the Saipan World Resort, P.O. Box 500066, Saipan, MP.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided. The 
order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will 
run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Schedule and Agenda for PT meeting:

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, January 19-20, 2011

    The Marianas PT will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider 
developing recommendations on the following items:

A. Status of Fishery Monitoring Programs and Research Projects
B. Update on Marianas Recommendations from the 2009 Fishery Data 
Workshop
C. Marianas Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan draft annual report.
D. Proposals for improving fishery data collection for stock 
assessments
E. Council meeting actions
    1. CNMI bottomfish regulatory changes to allow spear fishing of 
bottomfish management unit species
    2. Federal annual catch limit scoping
F. Other business

    Schedule and Agenda for Guam REAC meeting:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011

    The Guam REAC will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider 
developing recommendations on the following items:

A. Report on previous REAC recommendations and actions
B. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning
C. Overview of traditional access and spatial planning
D. Panel presentations and discussion on traditional access and history 
of change
E. Guest presentation on Shoreline access restrictions in relation to 
fishermen deaths
F. Panel presentations and discussion on Maintaining access to marine 
resources
G. Local initiatives and actions
    1. Military efforts to mitigate marine spatial closure impacts on 
the fishing community
    2. Guam Fisheries Act
    3. Indigenous Fishing Rights
    4. Guam MCP
H. Other business

    Schedule and Agenda for Marianas AP meeting:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011

    The Marianas AP will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider 
developing recommendations on the following items:

A. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning
    1. Shoreline access restrictions in relation to fishermen deaths
    2. Military build-up impacts to Marianas fishing community
    3. Review of Kahoolawe Transition
    4. Report on REAC outcomes
B. Ecosystem monitoring and community issues
    1. Mariana programs and projects
    2. Federal programs and projects
C. Local legislative activities
D. Upcoming meetings and conferences
    1. Marianas archipelago lunar calendar workshop
    2. Offshore aquaculture workshop
    3. Mariana islands green sea turtle workshop
E. Fisheries Development
    1. Guam Marine Conservation Plan
    2. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan
F. Other business

    Schedule and Agenda for CNMI REAC meeting:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011

    The CNMI REAC will meet to hear reports on, discuss and consider 
developing recommendations on the following items:

A. Status of 2010 REAC Recommendations
B. Coastal Marine Spatial Planning Initiative
    1. Regional Ocean Partnership
    2. Monument Activities and Status
    3. Military build-up impacts to Marianas fishing community
C. Ecosystem monitoring and community issues
    1. CNMI bio-sampling program
    2. Impact of land-based pollution in fish from Saipan Lagoon
    3. Saipan Lagoon net fishing data analysis
    4. Annual catch limit scoping
D. Community Development
    1. Status of Mariana longline fishery
    2. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan
E. Upcoming meeting/conferences/workshops
    1. Mariana Archipelago Lunar Calendar Workshop
    2. Offshore Aquaculture Workshop
    3. Mariana Islands Green Sea Turtle Workshop
F. Other business


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    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during these meetings. 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: December 22, 2010.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-32595 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P