Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 81971-81972 [2010-32737]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). On April 27, 2010 notice (80 FR 22119) was published that NMML requests a 5-year permit to conduct research on marine mammals in the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, and Southern Oceans to monitor cetaceans for scientific and management purposes. NMFS is in the midst of processing this request. Due to recent changes in narwhal distribution NMML now requests as part of this application to take narwhals during aerial and vessel surveys to document sightings in North Pacific and Arctic waters and monitor their status and trends. Up to 1,000 animals would be taken annually by each survey platform for observation, monitoring, counts, photo-identification and photogrammetry. During vessel surveys researchers would opportunistically collect sloughed skin, fecal samples, and carcass remains. An environmental assessment is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 22, 2010. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32847 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA115 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a work session, which is open to the public. The HMSMT work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 and continue on Thursday, January 20, 2011, again beginning at 8:30 a.m. On both days the meeting will continue until business is completed. DATES: The work sessions will be held at the Large Conference Room, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Offices, 6010 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011; telephone: (760) 431–9440. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. ADDRESSES: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The HMSMT will discuss two topics. First, they will discuss characterization of fisheries catching North Pacific albacore tuna in preparation for developing potential management responses to a new stock assessment due to be completed in 2011. Second, the HMSMT will discuss potential improvements for categorizing and reporting landings data for west coast fisheries catching HMS. Informational topics, such as an update on Marine Recreational Information Program funded projects on the west coast, may also be discussed, time permitting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81971 Dated: December 22, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32690 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA117 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees. DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 and conclude by noon on Friday, January 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will meet to review several recently completed stock assessments and supplemental assessment analyses, and to recommend levels of acceptable biological catch. During the first day of the meeting, the Standing and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees will meet jointly to review a spiny lobster update assessment and make recommendations to the Council. The remainder of the meeting will be a joint meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee, which will begin upon completion of the spiny lobster portion of the meeting. The Committee will review draft terms of reference for a gray triggerfish update assessment and a vermilion snapper update assessment to be conducted in 2011. The Committee E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 81972 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices will then review a re-run of the 2009 gag update assessment with a corrected size distribution for the recreational discard data and commercial discard estimates based on observer data. The Committee will also review the impact of applying observer based discard estimates on the 2009 red grouper update assessment. The Committee will then review the following assessments: Greater amberjack update assessment, SEDAR 15 mutton snapper benchmark assessment, and SEDAR 23 goliath grouper benchmark assessment. 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 this meeting. 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 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 23, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32737 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA107 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Notice of a correction to a public meeting. ACTION: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Herring Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102; telephone: (207) 774–5611; fax: (207) 871–0510. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2010 (75 FR 80796). The notice is being republished in its entirety. The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. The Herring Oversight Committee will continue development of catch monitoring alternatives for inclusion in Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP); alternatives include management measures to: • Adjust the fishery management program (administrative provisions, carrier vessels, transfers at sea, notification requirements, quota monitoring, reporting, and permit provisions); • Address at-sea monitoring, observer coverage levels, address maximized retention, and maximize sampling and address net slippage; • Address portside sampling, portside sampling program design, and measures to verify self-reported landings; 2. They will continue development of management measures and alternatives to address river herring bycatch for consideration in Amendment 5; alternatives may include identification of river herring hotpots, management alternatives to apply to those hotspots (monitoring, avoidance, protection), and/or catch caps for river herring; 3. Also on the agenda is to review/ discuss available information regarding the development of management measures to protect spawning fish in Amendment 5, develop Committee recommendations; 4. They will also discuss development of alternatives to address midwater trawl vessel access to groundfish closed areas; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. The Committee will develop recommendations for Council consideration regarding all of the management alternatives for inclusion in Amendment 5 Draft EIS (catch monitoring program, measures to address river herring bycatch, access to groundfish closed areas, protection of spawning fish); and 6. Given time other business will be discussed. 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 identified 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 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 23, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32793 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XZ23 Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Issuance of Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS hereby issues a permit for a period of three years to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, taking of individuals from six marine mammal stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by participants in several groundfish SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA117


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Council to convene a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
meeting of the Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish 
Scientific and Statistical Committees.

DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 
and conclude by noon on Friday, January 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 
33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics 
Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 
(813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will meet to review several 
recently completed stock assessments and supplemental assessment 
analyses, and to recommend levels of acceptable biological catch. 
During the first day of the meeting, the Standing and Special Spiny 
Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees will meet jointly to 
review a spiny lobster update assessment and make recommendations to 
the Council. The remainder of the meeting will be a joint meeting of 
the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical 
Committee, which will begin upon completion of the spiny lobster 
portion of the meeting. The Committee will review draft terms of 
reference for a gray triggerfish update assessment and a vermilion 
snapper update assessment to be conducted in 2011. The Committee

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will then review a re-run of the 2009 gag update assessment with a 
corrected size distribution for the recreational discard data and 
commercial discard estimates based on observer data. The Committee will 
also review the impact of applying observer based discard estimates on 
the 2009 red grouper update assessment. The Committee will then review 
the following assessments: Greater amberjack update assessment, SEDAR 
15 mutton snapper benchmark assessment, and SEDAR 23 goliath grouper 
benchmark assessment.
    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 this meeting. 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

    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 23, 2010.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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