National Annual Catch Limit Science Workshop; Meeting Announcement, 3091-3092 [2011-1025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2011 / Notices clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 13, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–956 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Snapper-Grouper Regulatory FMP. The amendment addresses commercial trip limits alternatives for greater amberjack, vermilion snapper, black sea bass, and gag. 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 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 The meeting is 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 3 business days prior to the meeting. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA153 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold a meeting of its SSC to discuss the findings of its Socio-Economic subpanel. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held March 3, 2011, via conference call. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by conference call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Listening stations are available at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive #201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; e-mail: Kim.Iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorized Act, the SSC is the body responsible for reviewing the Council’s scientific materials. The SSC will discuss recommendations of the Council’s Social and Economic Sciences subPanel and develop recommendations for Regulatory Amendment 9 to the mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Jan 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: January 12, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–941 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA133 National Annual Catch Limit Science Workshop; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a workshop which will focus potential areas of improvement in scientific information needed to support Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures (AM). The meeting will be held on February 15–17, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 15–17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, telephone 1–877–270–1393. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3091 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Methot, Office of Science and Technology, NMFS at richard.methot@noaa.gov, or at (206) 860–3365. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing a National Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Science Workshop on February 15–17, 2011, in Silver Spring, MD. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and will involve NOAA Fisheries Service staff, Council representatives and nationally recognized fishery science experts. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) was amended in 2007, to include a requirement to implement ACLs and accountability measures in the nation’s fisheries. This mandate, and the subsequent update of National Standard 1 Guidelines, substantially changed the nature and amount of data needed to manage the nation’s fisheries. The workshop will focus on scoping potential improvements in the state of scientific information needed to support implementation of the MSA, particularly the determination and implementation of Annual Catch Limits (ACL). The scope of this science issues associated with ACLs is quite broad, and not all topics can be fully covered. The proposed topics to be addressed include: • Identifying data needs, and related costs, of conducting additional stock assessments. • Calculating and communicating uncertainty in stock assessments. • Considering socio-economic and ecosystem considerations, in the definition of optimum yield. • Developing cost-effective approaches to developing ACLs and AMs for data-poor stocks. • How to best use cooperative research programs to augment needed data. • Coordinating the roles of Science Centers, SSCs, and peer review systems in providing the best scientific information available. • Identifying improvements to commercial and recreational fishery monitoring programs to provide scientists and managers with the data they need. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Nelson at (301) 713–2341 at least five working days prior to the meeting. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 3092 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2011 / Notices Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 13, 2011. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–1025 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA147 Endangered Species Permit No. 1578– 01 and Permit No. 1595–04 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendments. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given the following applicants have been issued a modification to research permits (Permit Nos. 1578 and 1595–03) to take shortnose sturgeon for purposes of scientific research: Maine Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) (Gail S. Wippelhauser, Principal Investigator), 21 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333 (Permit No. 1578); and Michael M. Hastings, University of Maine, 5717 Corbett Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (Permit No. 1595–03). ADDRESSES: The permit amendments and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices(s): • Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376; and • Northeast Region, NMFS, Protected Resources Division, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281–9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Colette Cairns, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 24, 2010, notice was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 58350) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 1578 and Permit No. 1595–03 to conduct research on shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the above-named organizations. The requested permit modifications have been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Jan 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit Modification No. 1578–01 The existing permit authorized sampling of 500 shortnose sturgeon adults and sub-adults annually in the main stem of the Kennebec River between Augusta, ME and Lockwood Dam focusing on the location of spawning and foraging habitat, migratory pathways, and effects of river flow on migration and habitat use. The researcher is now authorized to document the use of other river systems by shortnose sturgeon in the Gulf of Maine (GOM) capturing up to 600 from (1) The Kennebec River mouth to Lockwood Dam; (2) the Androscoggin River mouth to Brunswick Dam; (3) the Sheepscot River mouth to Reversing Falls; (4) the Sasanoa River, the Back River, and Sagadahoc Bay; (5) Tottman Cove; and (6) the lower Saco River. New research methods include: use of Floy tags for external identification; endoscopic examination with borescopes to verify sex; blood sampling; gastric lavage for diet analysis; scute sampling for elemental analysis; and electro-narcosis for anesthetization. Researchers are also authorized an increase in the number of fish acoustically tagged (up to 60 annually); and an increase of early life stage sampling (up to 60 annually) in the Kennebec complex and Saco River. Permit Modification No. 1595–03 The objectives of the original research remains the same as the modification, assessing the distribution, movements, abundance and spawning of shortnose sturgeon in the Penobscot River system; however, the number of shortnose sturgeon captured with gill and trammel nets is increased from 200 to 300 annually. Other new research activities include: (1) Lowering the minimum water temperature to 0°C in order to sample shortnose sturgeon adults and sub-adults; (2) using Floy tags for externally identifying; (3) using electronarcosis for anesthetization; (4) using scute sampling for elemental analysis; (5) using gastric lavage for diet analysis; and (6) including September to December to sample early life stages. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 12, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–1039 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA100 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy’s Mission Activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of a Letter of Authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a one-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the U.S. Navy’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) mission activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) to the Commander, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, 110 Vernon Avenue, Panama City, FL 32407–7001 and persons operating under his authority. DATES: Effective from January 21, 2011, through January 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Navy’s September 2, 2010, LOA application, the LOA, the Navy’s 2010 marine species monitoring report and the Navy’s 2010 annual mission activities report are available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, by telephoning the contact listed here (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs. noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm# applications. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS (301) 713–2289 x137. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 19, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-1025]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA133


National Annual Catch Limit Science Workshop; Meeting 
Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a workshop which will focus potential areas of 
improvement in scientific information needed to support Annual Catch 
Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures (AM). The meeting will be held 
on February 15-17, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. 
Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice.

DATES: The meeting will be held on February 15-17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, 
8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, telephone 1-877-270-1393.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Methot, Office of Science and 
Technology, NMFS at richard.methot@noaa.gov, or at (206) 860-3365.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing a 
National Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Science Workshop on February 15-17, 
2011, in Silver Spring, MD. The meeting will be held in conjunction 
with the regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and will 
involve NOAA Fisheries Service staff, Council representatives and 
nationally recognized fishery science experts.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) 
was amended in 2007, to include a requirement to implement ACLs and 
accountability measures in the nation's fisheries. This mandate, and 
the subsequent update of National Standard 1 Guidelines, substantially 
changed the nature and amount of data needed to manage the nation's 
fisheries. The workshop will focus on scoping potential improvements in 
the state of scientific information needed to support implementation of 
the MSA, particularly the determination and implementation of Annual 
Catch Limits (ACL). The scope of this science issues associated with 
ACLs is quite broad, and not all topics can be fully covered. The 
proposed topics to be addressed include:
     Identifying data needs, and related costs, of conducting 
additional stock assessments.
     Calculating and communicating uncertainty in stock 
assessments.
     Considering socio-economic and ecosystem considerations, 
in the definition of optimum yield.
     Developing cost-effective approaches to developing ACLs 
and AMs for data-poor stocks.
     How to best use cooperative research programs to augment 
needed data.
     Coordinating the roles of Science Centers, SSCs, and peer 
review systems in providing the best scientific information available.
     Identifying improvements to commercial and recreational 
fishery monitoring programs to provide scientists and managers with the 
data they need.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Nelson at (301) 713-2341 at 
least five working days prior to the meeting.


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    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: January 13, 2011.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-1025 Filed 1-18-11; 8:45 am]
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