New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 53415-53416 [2011-21880]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks 2. Council Member Appointments 3. Roll Call 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Approve Agenda B. Enforcement Issues 1. Current Enforcement Issues C. Marine Protected Areas 1. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Ecosystem Based Management Initiative D. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues E. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Swordfish Management Workshop Report F. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 3. Fiscal Matters 4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning G. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Update and Joint NMFS/Pacific Council Hearing on the Proposed Secretarial Amendment for Groundfish Amendment 16–5 and 2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures 3. Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2012 Groundfish Fisheries 4. Stock Assessments for 2013–14 Groundfish Fisheries 5. Biennial Management Process for 2013– 14 Groundfish Fisheries—Part 1 6. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions 7. Consider Inseason Adjustments—Part I 8. Emerging Issues Under Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation 9. Biennial Management Process for 2013– 14 Groundfish Fisheries—Part 2 10. Science Improvements for the Next Groundfish Management Cycle 11. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments—Part 2, if Needed H. Salmon Management 1. Progress Reports on Columbia River Tule and Sacramento Winter Run Chinook Management Issues 2. 2011 Methodology Review I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. 2012 Pacific Halibut Regulations 2. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for the 2012 Groundfish Fisheries Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Monday, September 12, 2011 Scientific and Statistical Committee Economic Subcommittee—8 a.m. Day 2—Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team— 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Habitat Committee—8:30 a.m. Legislative Committee—2 p.m. Budget Committee—3:30 p.m. Enforcement Consultants—4:30 p.m. Day 3—Wednesday, September 14, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team—8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Stock Assessment Briefing—7:30 p.m. Day 4—Thursday, September 15, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Chair’s Reception—6 p.m. Day 5—Friday, September 16, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 6—Saturday, September 17, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 7—Sunday, September 18, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53415 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 8—Monday, September 19, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 22, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21844 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA664 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 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), on September 14–15, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 53416 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 831–3900; fax: (407) 751–0007. 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: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Wednesday, September 14, 2011– Thursday, September 15, 2011 SUMMARY: DATES: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will recommend ABCs for the Northeast Multispecies FMP for FY 2012–2014. Additionally, the SSC will develop comments on terms of reference for upcoming assessments for Atlantic sea herring and Southern New England yellowtail flounder scheduled for the 54th Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) in the spring of 2012. The Committee also will discuss upcoming priorities and tasking, improving outreach, research priorities, possible use for advisory panel in the process for making acceptable biological catch (ABC) recreational for fishery management plans. 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 23, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21880 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: August 23, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21891 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XA667 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (NPFMC) Crab Plan Team (CPT). AGENCY: The CPT will meet September 19–22, 2011 at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Building 4, Traynor Room, Seattle, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held September 19–22, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Building 4, Traynor Room, Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Plan Team meeting agenda includes: Finalize assessments (including Overfishing Fishing Limits and Acceptable Biological Catch recommendations) for Tanner Crab, Snow Crab, Bristol Bay Red King Crab, Saint Matthew Blue King Crab King Crab, Pribilof Island Blue King Crab, Aleutian Island Golden King Crab; Review ecosystem considerations; Review/revise Economic Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation report; Review overview of Nearshore Bristol Bay survey; and Discussion of Bmsy proxy criteria and time frames based on results of current assessments and guidelines for upcoming assessment cycle. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA666 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 a public meeting via webinar of the Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, September 15, 2011 and is expected to conclude by 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar and will be accessible via Internet. Please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: Dr. Karen Burns, Ecosystem Management Specialist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee will convene to discuss details concerning a proposed joint workshop of the Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Socio-economic Scientific and Statistical Committee to begin the process of determining a mechanism for including socio-economic input into Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee recommendations moving toward ecosystem based management. The Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee will also discuss and develop their Strategic Plan, and a presentation on the prior Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee meeting will be given. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA664


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 Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC), on September 14-15, 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.

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DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10 
a.m. and Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 
Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 831-3900; fax: 
(407) 751-0007.
    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: 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011-Thursday, September 15, 2011

    The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will recommend ABCs 
for the Northeast Multispecies FMP for FY 2012-2014. Additionally, the 
SSC will develop comments on terms of reference for upcoming 
assessments for Atlantic sea herring and Southern New England 
yellowtail flounder scheduled for the 54th Stock Assessment Workshop 
(SAW) in the spring of 2012. The Committee also will discuss upcoming 
priorities and tasking, improving outreach, research priorities, 
possible use for advisory panel in the process for making acceptable 
biological catch (ABC) recreational for fishery management plans.
    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 23, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-21880 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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