New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 52639 [2011-21540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary report documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are usually appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, Fisheries Commissions, and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. Additionally, SEDAR Cooperators may request a SEDAR Review of an assessment produced outside of the standard SEDAR workshop process. SEDAR 27 Review Workshop Schedule November 1–4, 2011; SEDAR 27 Review Workshop, November 1, 2011: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; November 2–3, 2011: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; November 4, 2011: 8 a.m.–12 p.m. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the assessment process, which may include Data and Assessment Workshops. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Workshop Panelists will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Consensus Summary. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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 10 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: August 18, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21542 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA651 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on September 12, 2011 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 225 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569–5250; fax: (617) 569–5159. 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 Advisory Panel will make recommendations for the Scallop Committee to consider related to Framework 23 to the Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Framework 23 is considering alternatives related to four specific issues: (1) Potentially SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 52639 require a turtle deflector dredge for scallop dredge vessels; (2) revise the yellowtail flounder accountability measures (AMs) proposed in Amendment 15; (3) possibly modify how catch in state waters is accounted for in both the limited access general category management program for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) area and the limited access general category IFQ fishery; and (4) modify when a scallop vessel declares into the scallop fishery to improve fleet operations. The Panel will also discuss recommendations related to potential 2012 Council work priorities for the Scallop FMP. Other business may also be discussed at this meeting. For example, recent data suggest that windowpane flounder bycatch in the scallop fishery increased dramatically in 2010. The Scallop advisors may discuss possible reasons why and brainstorm recommendations for potential accountability measures if the Council decides to allocate a sub-ACL of windowpane flounder to the scallop fishery in a future action under the Groundfish FMP. 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 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 18, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21540 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA651


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on September 
12, 2011 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the 
exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be 
brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if 
appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 9 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 225 
McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569-5250; 
fax: (617) 569-5159.
    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 Advisory Panel will make recommendations 
for the Scallop Committee to consider related to Framework 23 to the 
Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Framework 23 is considering 
alternatives related to four specific issues: (1) Potentially require a 
turtle deflector dredge for scallop dredge vessels; (2) revise the 
yellowtail flounder accountability measures (AMs) proposed in Amendment 
15; (3) possibly modify how catch in state waters is accounted for in 
both the limited access general category management program for the 
Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) area and the limited access general 
category IFQ fishery; and (4) modify when a scallop vessel declares 
into the scallop fishery to improve fleet operations. The Panel will 
also discuss recommendations related to potential 2012 Council work 
priorities for the Scallop FMP. Other business may also be discussed at 
this meeting. For example, recent data suggest that windowpane flounder 
bycatch in the scallop fishery increased dramatically in 2010. The 
Scallop advisors may discuss possible reasons why and brainstorm 
recommendations for potential accountability measures if the Council 
decides to allocate a sub-ACL of windowpane flounder to the scallop 
fishery in a future action under the Groundfish FMP.
    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 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 18, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-21540 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]
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