Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23995-23996 [2011-10377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2011 / Notices Thursday, May 5, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE • ACL—Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743–3500. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday, May 9, 2011 • Spiny Lobster, Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706, telephone: (727) 363–5176; • ACL/Amend 32—Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602; and • ACL—Boardwalk—Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 230–4681. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • Amend 32/ACL—Hilton, 5400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 744–1757; • Amend 32/ACL—Best Western, 7921 Lamar Poole Road, Biloxi, MS 39532, telephone: (228) 875–7111; and • Amend 32—Boardwalk—Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 230–4681. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Amend 32—Harte Research Institute, Conference Room, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412–5869, telephone: (361) 825–2000; and • Amend 32/ACL—Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 467–5611. Thursday, May 12, 2011 • ACL—Plantation Suites and Conference Center, 1909 Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373, telephone: (361) 749–3866. Copies of the documents can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene Public Hearings on: Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Coral and Coral Reefs, and Stony Crab Fishery Management Plans. DATES: The public meetings will be held on May 2, 2011 through May 12, 2011 at fourteen locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director/Senior Fishery Biologist, Dr. Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician and Dr. Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813–348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Spiny Lobster Dated: April 25, 2011. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10324 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XA365 Public hearings will be held on Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Joint Amendment 10 establishes Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Caribbean spiny lobster as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This amendment includes additional actions addressing modifications to the Fishery Management Unit, updates to protocol for Enhanced Cooperative PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23995 Management, regulations regarding the possession of undersized lobsters or ‘‘shorts’’ as attractants for the commercial trap fishery, permit requirements for tailing spiny lobster, sector allocations, limiting spiny lobster fishing areas to protect threatened staghorn and elkhorn corals, and requirements for gear marking of all spiny lobster trap lines. Reef Fish Amendment 32—This amendment will establish annual catch limits and annual catch targets for 2012 to 2015 for gag and for 2012 for red grouper, and contains actions to establish a rebuilding plan for gag, set recreational bag limits, size limits and closed seasons for gag/red grouper in 2012, consider a commercial gag and shallowwater grouper quota adjustment to account for dead discards, make adjustment to multi-use IFQ shares in the grouper individual fishing quota program, reduce the commercial gag size limit, modify the offshore time and areas closures, and establish gag, red grouper, and shallow-water grouper accountability measures. Generic Amendment Public hearings will also be held to receive comments on the Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Coral and Coral Reefs, and Stone Crab Fishery Management Plans. This amendment contains actions to delegate management of selected species to the other agencies, remove selected species from the fishery management plans, group species for purposes of setting annual catch limits and annual catch targets, establish an acceptable biological catch control rule, establish an annual catch limit/annual catch target control rule, establish a generic framework procedure for implementing management changes, establish the initial specification of annual catch limits and annual catch targets for stocks and stock groups still in need of such specification, establish the apportionment of the black grouper, yellow tail snapper, and mutton snapper stocks between the Gulf and South Atlantic Council jurisdictions, set a commercial and recreational allocation of black grouper within the Gulf Council’s jurisdiction, and establish accountability measures to keep catch levels within their annual catch limits or take corrective action if they exceed the limits. The Public Hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of public E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 23996 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2011 / Notices testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations: Monday, May 2, 2011, ACL—Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 540–0050, ACL—Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907, (239) 936–4300. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Amend 32— Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 727.540.0050, Amend 32—Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907, (239) 936–4300. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Amend 32—Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 743–3500. Thursday, May 5, 2011, ACL—Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 743–3500. Monday, May 9, 2011, Spiny Lobster, Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706, (727) 363–5176, ACL/Amend 32— Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602, ACL— Boardwalk—Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, 850.230.4681. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Amend 32/ ACL—Hilton, 5400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551, 409.744.1757, Amend 32/ACL—Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, 940 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530, (228) 546–3100, Amend 32— Boardwalk—Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, 850.230.4681. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Amend 32—Harte Research Institute, Conference Room, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412–5869, (361) 825–2000, Amend 32/ACL—Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062, 504.467.5611. Thursday, May 12, 2011, ACL— Plantation Suites and Conference Center, 1909 Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373, 361.749.3866. Copies of the documents can be obtained by calling 813–348–1630. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least five working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 26, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10377 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XA401] North Pacific Fishery Management Council Public Meeting ACTION: Notice of public meetings. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 6–June 14, 2011 in Nome, AK. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 continuing through Tuesday, June 14. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, June 6 and continue through Friday, June 10. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 6 and continue through Wednesday, June 8, 2011. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. ADDRESSES: The AP will meet at the Old Saint Joes Church, 407 Being Street. The SSC will meet at the Pioneer Hall, 110 East Front Street, and the Council will meet at Mini Convention Center, 409 River Street, Nome AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. SUMMARY: Reports 1. Executive Director’s Report (halibut prohibited species catch report), NMFS Management Report (update on Steller Sea Lion Research), Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report, NOAA Enforcement Report, United States Coast Guard Report, United States Fish & Wildlife Service Report. 2. Catch Sharing Plan(CSP): Review CSP size limit algorithm. 3. BSAI Crab Draft Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation report: Review and approve catch specifications for Norton Sound Red King Crab and Aleutian Island Golden King Crab.; review data for Pribilof Blue King Crab. 4. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH): Review habitat conservation area boundary; review report on Northern Bering Sea Research Plan. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 5. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Salmon Issues: Final action of GOA Chinook Salmon Bycatch Pollock fishery. 6. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Salmon Issues: Initial review of BSAI Chum Salmon Bycatch. 7. Miscellaneous Groundfish Issues: Review Pacific cod assessment model (SSC only); discussion paper on Groundfish uncertainty/total catch accounting; review/approve Halibut Mortality on trawlers Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) (T); review and approve Research Priorities. 8. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking. 9. Other Business. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. CSP. 2. BSAI Crab. 3. EFH. 4. BSAI Salmon. 5. Miscellaneous Issues. The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council, except #1 reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/ 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 MagnusonStevens 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 26, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10374 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA365


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 public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
Public Hearings on: Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; 
Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the 
Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Generic Annual Catch Limits/
Accountability Measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council's Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Coral and Coral 
Reefs, and Stony Crab Fishery Management Plans.

DATES: The public meetings will be held on May 2, 2011 through May 12, 
2011 at fourteen locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The public 
hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. 
For specific dates see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at locations listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, Florida 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive 
Director/Senior Fishery Biologist, Dr. Steven Atran, Population 
Dynamics Statistician and Dr. Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist; Gulf 
of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813-348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Spiny Lobster

    Public hearings will be held on Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny 
Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic. Joint Amendment 10 establishes Annual Catch Limits and 
Accountability Measures for Caribbean spiny lobster as required by the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act. This amendment includes additional actions 
addressing modifications to the Fishery Management Unit, updates to 
protocol for Enhanced Cooperative Management, regulations regarding the 
possession of undersized lobsters or ``shorts'' as attractants for the 
commercial trap fishery, permit requirements for tailing spiny lobster, 
sector allocations, limiting spiny lobster fishing areas to protect 
threatened staghorn and elkhorn corals, and requirements for gear 
marking of all spiny lobster trap lines.

Reef Fish

    Amendment 32--This amendment will establish annual catch limits and 
annual catch targets for 2012 to 2015 for gag and for 2012 for red 
grouper, and contains actions to establish a rebuilding plan for gag, 
set recreational bag limits, size limits and closed seasons for gag/red 
grouper in 2012, consider a commercial gag and shallow-water grouper 
quota adjustment to account for dead discards, make adjustment to 
multi-use IFQ shares in the grouper individual fishing quota program, 
reduce the commercial gag size limit, modify the offshore time and 
areas closures, and establish gag, red grouper, and shallow-water 
grouper accountability measures.

Generic Amendment

    Public hearings will also be held to receive comments on the 
Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability measures Amendment for the 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Red Drum, Reef Fish, 
Shrimp, Coral and Coral Reefs, and Stone Crab Fishery Management Plans. 
This amendment contains actions to delegate management of selected 
species to the other agencies, remove selected species from the fishery 
management plans, group species for purposes of setting annual catch 
limits and annual catch targets, establish an acceptable biological 
catch control rule, establish an annual catch limit/annual catch target 
control rule, establish a generic framework procedure for implementing 
management changes, establish the initial specification of annual catch 
limits and annual catch targets for stocks and stock groups still in 
need of such specification, establish the apportionment of the black 
grouper, yellow tail snapper, and mutton snapper stocks between the 
Gulf and South Atlantic Council jurisdictions, set a commercial and 
recreational allocation of black grouper within the Gulf Council's 
jurisdiction, and establish accountability measures to keep catch 
levels within their annual catch limits or take corrective action if 
they exceed the limits.
    The Public Hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of 
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testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations:
    Monday, May 2, 2011, ACL--Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 
950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 540-0050, ACL--
Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907, 
(239) 936-4300.
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Amend 32--Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon 
Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 727.540.0050, 
Amend 32--Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 
33907, (239) 936-4300.
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Amend 32--Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas 
Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 743-3500.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011, ACL--Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas 
Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 743-3500.
    Monday, May 9, 2011, Spiny Lobster, Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf 
Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706, (727) 363-5176, ACL/Amend 32--
Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602, 
ACL--Boardwalk--Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, 
Panama City Beach, FL 32408, 850.230.4681.
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Amend 32/ACL--Hilton, 5400 Seawall Blvd., 
Galveston, TX 77551, 409.744.1757, Amend 32/ACL--Four Points Hotel by 
Sheraton, 940 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530, (228) 546-3100, Amend 32--
Boardwalk--Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama 
City Beach, FL 32408, 850.230.4681.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Amend 32--Harte Research Institute, 
Conference Room, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5869, (361) 
825-2000, Amend 32/ACL--Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams 
Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062, 504.467.5611.
    Thursday, May 12, 2011, ACL--Plantation Suites and Conference 
Center, 1909 Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373, 361.749.3866.
    Copies of the documents can be obtained by calling 813-348-1630.
    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least five working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: April 26, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-10377 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]
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