Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 5775-5778 [2012-2609]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices Dated: February 1, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2551 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] ˜ Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 1, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2012–2552 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN: 0648–XA981 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a meeting. DATES: The OEAP meeting will be held on February 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in 105 De Diego Avenue, Santurce, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OEAP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: —Call to Order ´ —Welcome—Miguel Rolon —Goals and Objectives of the CFMC Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) —What the CFMC Expects of the OEAP —Strategic Plan for O&E —APPs for Smart Phones —Web page Redesign —Bulletin/Newsletter —Social Network Pages —Streaming of Council Meetings —Other Business The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA979 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 109th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 153rd Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene community meetings on the islands of Tinian and Rota, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and at Merizo, Guam, as well as hold meetings of the Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), the CNMI REAC, the Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) Advisory Panel (AP) and the Council’s Executive and Budget Standing Committee. DATES: The meetings will be held between February 21, 2012 and March 9, 2012. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in Honolulu, HI; Tinian, CNMI; Merizo, Guam; Rota, CNMI; Tumon Bay, Guam; and Saipan Beach, Garapan, CNMI. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific meeting locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 109th SSC meeting will be held on February 21–23, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Tinian and Merizo Community Meetings will be held on February 28, 2012, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; the Rota Community Meeting on February SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5775 29, 2012, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; the Guam REAC on February 29, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the CNMI REAC on March 2, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP on March 3, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Council’s Executive and Budget Standing Committee on March 4, 2012, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The 153rd Council Meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 5, 2012, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6, 2012, in Saipan, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 8, 2012, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 9, 2012, in Guam. In addition, the Council will host Fishers Forums on Saipan on March 5, 2012 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on Guam on March 8, 2012, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The 109th SSC will be held at the Council’s Office in Honolulu; the Tinian Community Meeting will be held at The Fleming Hotel, Tinian; the Merizo Community Meeting will be held at the Merizo Community Center; the Rota Community Meeting will be held at the Mayor’s Office at the Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Building; the Guam REAC will be held at the Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon Bay, Guam; the CNMI REAC, the Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP, the Council’s Executive and Budget Standing Committee, the 153rd Council Meeting on March 5 and 6 and Fishers Forum on March 5 will be held at the Fiesta Hotel, Garapan, Saipan; the Council Meeting on March 8 and 9 and the Fishers Forum on March 8 will be held at the Guam Hilton Hotel. Meeting Locations: • Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220. • Fleming Hotel, Tinian, CNMI 96952; telephone: (670) 433–3232. • Merizo Community Center, Merizo, Guam 96915; telephone: (671) 828– 2941. • Office of the Mayor, Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Building, Tatachog Road, Rota, CNMI 96951; telephone: (670) 532–9451. • Guam Hilton Hotel, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam 96913; telephone: (671) 646–1835. • Fiesta Hotel, Saipan Beach, Garapan, CNMI 96950; telephone: (670) 234–6412. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 5776 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices Schedule and Agenda for 109th SSC Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 108th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Insular Fisheries A. Action Item 1. Draft Fishing Regulations for the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments 2. SSC Working Group on Customary Exchange Report B. Update of Territory Bottomfish Stock Assessments C. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) for Territory Management Unit Species (MUS) D. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) of EFH/HAPC for Territory MUS E. Discussion on Hawaii Cetacean Genetics F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Pelagic Fisheries A. Action Items 1. Amendment Options for American Samoa Shallow-Set Swordfish Fishery B. Economic Impact for Hawaii-Based Longline Fisheries in Establishing Size Categories for Striped and Blue Marlin C. Longline Sea Turtle Hard Caps D. Stock Status of Western and Central Pacific Ocean Bigeye Tuna E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports F. International Fisheries Meetings 1. Eighth Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7. Protected Species A. Marine Mammal Assessments 1. Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) II Analyses 2. Draft Revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports (SARs) B. Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions C. New Biological Opinion for Shallow-Set Longline Fishery D. Sea Turtle Post Release Mortality Workshop E. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Permit for the Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Draft Environmental Assessment F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8. Program Planning A. Review of the Data Collection Programs in the Western Pacific B. Fishery Data Collection Improvement Workshop C. Hawaii Non-Commercial Data Workshop D. Methodology for Reef Fish Visual Survey Length-Based Models VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 E. Improving Specification of Acceptable Biological Catches (ABC): Report on Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Data Workshop F. Cooperative Research Priorities G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2012 9. Other Business A. 110th SSC Meeting 10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Schedule and Agenda for Tinian Community Meeting 5 p.m–8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1. Introduction 2. Community Based Monitoring 3. Community Fisheries Development 4. Fishery Issues 5. Other Issues Schedule and Agenda for Merizo Community Meeting 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1. Introduction 2. Community Based Monitoring 3. Community Fisheries Development 4. Fishery Issues 5. Other Issues Schedule and Agenda for Rota Community Meeting 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Wednesday February 29, 2012 1. Introduction 2. Community Based Monitoring 3. Community Fisheries Development 4. Fishery Issues 5. Other Issues Schedule and Agenda for Guam REAC Meeting: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Status of 2011 REAC Recommendations 3. Community Marine Management Forum A. Military Activities i. Military Closures Impacting Southern Fishing Grounds ii. Report on Recommendations to US Department of Defense on Military Activities iii. Improving Fishery Data Collection from Military Areas B. Update on the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument i. Proposed Monument Fishing Regulations C. Compact Impact Issues D. Discussion on Options to Mitigate Impacts to Fishing Community 4. Information Needs to Manage Fisheries through Annual Catch Limits A. Report on Bio-Sampling Program B. Update on NOAA Habitat Work in Guam C. Summary Report of Data Improvement Workshop Findings D. Discussion and Recommendations 5. Communities and Traditional Fishing Rights A. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium B. Guam Village Management of a Local Beach PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C. Discussion and Recommendations 6. Upcoming Meetings/Workshops A. Synopsis of Upcoming 153rd Council Meeting Actions B. Teachers Workshop C. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 7. Other Business 8. Public Comment 9. Discussion and Recommendations Schedule and Agenda for CNMI REAC Meeting 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Status of 2011 REAC Recommendations 3. Community Marine Management Forum A. Military Activities i. Military Closures Impacting CNMI Fishing Grounds ii. Report on Military Activities to Engage the Local Agencies and Community B. Update on the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument i. Report on Monument Advisory Committee ii. Proposed Monument Fishing Regulations C. Discussion on Options to Mitigate Impacts to Fishing Community 4. Information Needs to Manage Fisheries through Annual Catch Limits A. Report on Bio-Sampling Program B. Summary Report of Data Improvement Workshop Findings C. CNMI Data Program Review Initiative D. Data Collection—Mandating Participation E. Discussion 5. Communities and Traditional Fishing Practices A. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium B. Characterizing Mariana Spearfishing Community C. Offshore Aquaculture i. Pacific Island Aquaculture Consortium ii. CNMI Aquaculture Group Initiative D. Discussion and Recommendations 6. Upcoming Meetings/Workshops A. Synopsis of Upcoming 153rd Council Meeting Actions B. Teachers Workshop C. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 7. Other Business 8. Public Comment 9. Discussion and Recommendations Schedule and Agenda for Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Status of 2011 Meeting Recommendations 3. Advisory Panel Duties A. Communications and the Role of the Advisory Panel B. Developing a Calendar of Events and List-serve 4. Upcoming Council Actions A. Annual Catch Limits B. Federal Regulations for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument C. Cooperative Research Priorities E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices 5. Marianas Fisheries Status A. Review of the Current Status of the Mariana Fisheries B. Update of EFH/HAPC for Territorial MUS C. Stock Assessment for Territorial Bottomfish MUS 6. Reports on Local Projects A. Marianas Spearfishing Assessment B. Marianas Bottomfish Tagging Project C. Marianas Small-Boat Socio-Economic Survey 7. Recreational Fisheries and NMFS Regional Action Plan 8. Community Fishery Issues A. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Scoping B. Military Issues C. Update on Guam Fisheries Act D. CNMI Fisheries Regulation Review and Improvements E. CNMI Aquaculture F. Fisheries Development: Community Fish Aggregation Device Projects in Hawaii G. Other Issues Listed by AP 9. Other Business 10. Public Comment 11. Discussion and Recommendations Schedule and Agenda for 153rd Council Meeting: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 p.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012 Executive and Budget Standing Committee 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday March 5, 2012 1. Introductions 2. Approval of the 153rd Agenda 3. Approval of the 152nd Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Regional Counsel C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service D. Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NMFS Office for Law Enforcement 3. NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 6. Mariana Archipelago—Part 1: CNMI A. Arongo Flaeey B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Report on Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Scoping E. Report on Mariana Projects 1. Traditional Fishing Survey 2. Marianas Spearfishing Assessment 3. Small Boat Economic Assessment F. Community Activities and Issues 1. Marianas Military Range Complex at Farallon de Medinilla 2. Potential Aquaculture Development Plans 3. Marianas Community Meetings G. Education and Outreach Initiatives 1. Report of the Lunar Calendar Festival 2. Report of the Marianas Teachers Workshops H. Advisory Group Recommendations 1. AP Recommendations 2. REAC Recommendations I. SSC Recommendations VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 J. Public Comments K. Council Discussion and Action 7. Program Planning and Research A. Recommendations on Fishing Regulations for the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands (PRI) Marine National Monuments (ACTION ITEM) B. Research Priorities 1. Cooperative Research Priorities 2. NMFS Pacific Insular Research Plan C. Data Improvement 1. Report on Program Review of Creel Survey Systems on Guam, CNMI and American Samoa 2. Report of the Fishery Data Collection Improvement Workshop 3. Improving Specifications of ABCs: Report of the ACL Data Workshop D. Reef Fish Stock Assessment Methodology E. Archipelagic FEP MUS Reviews 1. Update of Territory Bottomfish Stock Assessments 2. Revision of EFH/HAPC for Territory MUS 3. WPSAR Review of EFH/HAPC for Territory MUS 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2012 Fishers Forum: Fisheries Development and Monitoring 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday March 6, 2012 Program Planning and Research Continued F. National Initiatives 1. Update on Recreational Fishing 2. Update on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Regional Initiatives 3. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium Plans G. Hawaii, Regional, National & International Education and Outreach H. Advisory Group Recommendations 1. AP Recommendations 2. REAC Recommendations I. SSC Recommendations J. Public Hearing K. Council Discussion and Action 8. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues 1. Update on Community Fisheries Development 2. Update on Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. SSC Recommendations G. Public Comments H. Council Discussion and Action 9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 10. Marianas Archipelago—Part 2: Guam A. Isla Informe B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Draft Recommendations for Fishing Regulations for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (ACTION ITEM) E. Community Activities and Issues 1. Marianas Military Range Complex 2. Guam Fisheries Act 3. Report of the Marianas Community PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5777 Meetings 4. Report of the Marianas Spearfishing Assessment F. Education and Outreach Initiatives 1. Report of the Lunar Calendar Festival 2. Report of the Marianas Teachers Workshops 3. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium Plans G. Advisory Group Recommendations 1. AP Recommendations 2. REAC Recommendations H. SSC Recommendations I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action 11. Hawaii Archipelago A. Moku Pepa B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement 1. Report on Shark Finning 2. Enforcement of Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas (BRFAs) D. Bottomfish 1. Update on Bottomfish Annual Catch Target 2. Report on BRFA Review E. Report of the Hawaii Non-Commercial Data Workshop F. Community Projects, Activities and Issues 1. Report on Hawaii Regulatory Review ` 2. Maunalei Ahupuaaa Restoration Project 3. Report on Community Fish Aggregating Devices 4. Supporting the Aha Moku System 5. Report on Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review G. SSC Recommendations H. Public Comments I. Council Discussion and Action 12. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 Fishers Forum: Fisheries Development and Monitoring 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2012 13. Pelagic and International Fisheries A. Action Items 1. Recommendations on Options for American Samoa Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (ACTION ITEM) 2. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits (ACTION ITEM) B. Economic Impact for Hawaii-Based Longline Fisheries in Establishing Size Categories for Striped and Blue Marlin C. Longline Sea Turtle Hard Caps D. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports E. International Fisheries Meetings 1. Eighth Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 2. Te Vaka Moana F. Advisory Group Recommendations 1. AP Recommendations 2. REAC Recommendations G. SSC Recommendations H. Public Hearing I. Council Discussion and Action 14. Protected Species A. New Biological Opinion for Shallow-Set Longline Fishery B. Update on ESA and MMPA actions C. Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) II Analyses E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 5778 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices D. Sea Turtle Post Release Mortality Workshop E. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Permit for the Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Draft Environmental Assessment F. Advisory Group Recommendations 1. AP Recommendations 2. REAC Recommendations G. SSC Recommendations H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 15. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Standard Operating Practices and Procedures (SOPP) Review and Changes D. Council Family Changes E. Meetings and Workshops F. Program Review G. Other Business H. Standing Committee Recommendations I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 16. Other Business Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 153rd meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 1, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2609 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control Number 3038–0007] Agency Information Collection Activities: Rules Relating to Regulation of Domestic Exchange-Traded Options Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Extension of an Existing Collection, correction. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 This document corrects language in the Extension of an Existing Collection published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 5, 2012, seeking 60 days of public comment on the proposed extension of the collection. The collection covers rules related to risk disclosure concerning exchange traded commodity options. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 5, 2012. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 24 (Monday, February 6, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-2609]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA979


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its 109th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
and its 153rd Council meeting to take actions on fishery management 
issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene 
community meetings on the islands of Tinian and Rota, in the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and at Merizo, 
Guam, as well as hold meetings of the Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory 
Committee (REAC), the CNMI REAC, the Mariana Archipelago and Pacific 
Pelagic Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) Advisory Panel (AP) and the 
Council's Executive and Budget Standing Committee.

DATES: The meetings will be held between February 21, 2012 and March 9, 
2012. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in Honolulu, HI; Tinian, CNMI; 
Merizo, Guam; Rota, CNMI; Tumon Bay, Guam; and Saipan Beach, Garapan, 
CNMI. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific meeting locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 109th SSC meeting will be held on 
February 21-23, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Tinian and 
Merizo Community Meetings will be held on February 28, 2012, between 5 
p.m. and 8 p.m.; the Rota Community Meeting on February 29, 2012, 
between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; the Guam REAC on February 29, 2012, between 
9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the CNMI REAC on March 2, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m.; the Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP on March 3, 
2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Council's Executive and Budget 
Standing Committee on March 4, 2012, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The 
153rd Council Meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 
March 5, 2012, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6, 2012, in 
Saipan, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 8, 2012, and between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 9, 2012, in Guam. In addition, the Council 
will host Fishers Forums on Saipan on March 5, 2012 between 6 p.m. and 
9 p.m. and on Guam on March 8, 2012, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    The 109th SSC will be held at the Council's Office in Honolulu; the 
Tinian Community Meeting will be held at The Fleming Hotel, Tinian; the 
Merizo Community Meeting will be held at the Merizo Community Center; 
the Rota Community Meeting will be held at the Mayor's Office at the 
Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Building; the Guam REAC will be held at the 
Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon Bay, Guam; the CNMI REAC, the Mariana 
Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP, the Council's Executive and 
Budget Standing Committee, the 153rd Council Meeting on March 5 and 6 
and Fishers Forum on March 5 will be held at the Fiesta Hotel, Garapan, 
Saipan; the Council Meeting on March 8 and 9 and the Fishers Forum on 
March 8 will be held at the Guam Hilton Hotel.
    Meeting Locations:
     Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, 
HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.
     Fleming Hotel, Tinian, CNMI 96952; telephone: (670) 433-
3232.
     Merizo Community Center, Merizo, Guam 96915; telephone: 
(671) 828-2941.
     Office of the Mayor, Antonio C. Atalig Memorial Building, 
Tatachog Road, Rota, CNMI 96951; telephone: (670) 532-9451.
     Guam Hilton Hotel, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam 96913; 
telephone: (671) 646-1835.
     Fiesta Hotel, Saipan Beach, Garapan, CNMI 96950; 
telephone: (670) 234-6412.
    In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council 
will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment 
periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as 
necessary to complete scheduled business.

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Schedule and Agenda for 109th SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 108th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Insular Fisheries
    A. Action Item
1. Draft Fishing Regulations for the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, 
and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments
2. SSC Working Group on Customary Exchange Report
    B. Update of Territory Bottomfish Stock Assessments
    C. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat Areas of Particular 
Concern (HAPC) for Territory Management Unit Species (MUS)
    D. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) of EFH/HAPC 
for Territory MUS
    E. Discussion on Hawaii Cetacean Genetics
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Action Items
1. Amendment Options for American Samoa Shallow-Set Swordfish 
Fishery
    B. Economic Impact for Hawaii-Based Longline Fisheries in 
Establishing Size Categories for Striped and Blue Marlin
    C. Longline Sea Turtle Hard Caps
    D. Stock Status of Western and Central Pacific Ocean Bigeye Tuna
    E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
    F. International Fisheries Meetings
1. Eighth Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries 
Commission
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2012

7. Protected Species
    A. Marine Mammal Assessments
1. Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey 
(HICEAS) II Analyses
2. Draft Revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Marine Mammal 
Stock Assessment Reports (SARs)
    B. Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
    C. New Biological Opinion for Shallow-Set Longline Fishery
    D. Sea Turtle Post Release Mortality Workshop
    E. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Permit for the Hawaii-Based 
Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Draft Environmental Assessment
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
8. Program Planning
    A. Review of the Data Collection Programs in the Western Pacific
    B. Fishery Data Collection Improvement Workshop
    C. Hawaii Non-Commercial Data Workshop
    D. Methodology for Reef Fish Visual Survey Length-Based Models
    E. Improving Specification of Acceptable Biological Catches 
(ABC): Report on Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Data Workshop
    F. Cooperative Research Priorities
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2012

9. Other Business
    A. 110th SSC Meeting
10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Schedule and Agenda for Tinian Community Meeting

5 p.m-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1. Introduction
2. Community Based Monitoring
3. Community Fisheries Development
4. Fishery Issues
5. Other Issues

Schedule and Agenda for Merizo Community Meeting

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1. Introduction
2. Community Based Monitoring
3. Community Fisheries Development
4. Fishery Issues
5. Other Issues

Schedule and Agenda for Rota Community Meeting

5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday February 29, 2012

1. Introduction
2. Community Based Monitoring
3. Community Fisheries Development
4. Fishery Issues
5. Other Issues

Schedule and Agenda for Guam REAC Meeting:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Status of 2011 REAC Recommendations
3. Community Marine Management Forum
    A. Military Activities
    i. Military Closures Impacting Southern Fishing Grounds
    ii. Report on Recommendations to US Department of Defense on 
Military Activities
    iii. Improving Fishery Data Collection from Military Areas
    B. Update on the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
    i. Proposed Monument Fishing Regulations
    C. Compact Impact Issues
    D. Discussion on Options to Mitigate Impacts to Fishing 
Community
4. Information Needs to Manage Fisheries through Annual Catch Limits
    A. Report on Bio-Sampling Program
    B. Update on NOAA Habitat Work in Guam
    C. Summary Report of Data Improvement Workshop Findings
    D. Discussion and Recommendations
5. Communities and Traditional Fishing Rights
    A. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium
    B. Guam Village Management of a Local Beach
    C. Discussion and Recommendations
6. Upcoming Meetings/Workshops
    A. Synopsis of Upcoming 153rd Council Meeting Actions
    B. Teachers Workshop
    C. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
7. Other Business
8. Public Comment
9. Discussion and Recommendations

Schedule and Agenda for CNMI REAC Meeting

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Status of 2011 REAC Recommendations
3. Community Marine Management Forum
    A. Military Activities
    i. Military Closures Impacting CNMI Fishing Grounds
    ii. Report on Military Activities to Engage the Local Agencies 
and Community
    B. Update on the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
    i. Report on Monument Advisory Committee
    ii. Proposed Monument Fishing Regulations
    C. Discussion on Options to Mitigate Impacts to Fishing 
Community
4. Information Needs to Manage Fisheries through Annual Catch Limits
    A. Report on Bio-Sampling Program
    B. Summary Report of Data Improvement Workshop Findings
    C. CNMI Data Program Review Initiative
    D. Data Collection--Mandating Participation
    E. Discussion
5. Communities and Traditional Fishing Practices
    A. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium
    B. Characterizing Mariana Spearfishing Community
    C. Offshore Aquaculture
    i. Pacific Island Aquaculture Consortium
    ii. CNMI Aquaculture Group Initiative
    D. Discussion and Recommendations
6. Upcoming Meetings/Workshops
    A. Synopsis of Upcoming 153rd Council Meeting Actions
    B. Teachers Workshop
    C. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
7. Other Business
8. Public Comment
9. Discussion and Recommendations

Schedule and Agenda for Mariana Archipelago and Pacific Pelagic FEPs AP 
Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Status of 2011 Meeting Recommendations
3. Advisory Panel Duties
    A. Communications and the Role of the Advisory Panel
    B. Developing a Calendar of Events and List-serve
4. Upcoming Council Actions
    A. Annual Catch Limits
    B. Federal Regulations for the Marianas Trench Marine National 
Monument
    C. Cooperative Research Priorities

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5. Marianas Fisheries Status
    A. Review of the Current Status of the Mariana Fisheries
    B. Update of EFH/HAPC for Territorial MUS
    C. Stock Assessment for Territorial Bottomfish MUS
6. Reports on Local Projects
    A. Marianas Spearfishing Assessment
    B. Marianas Bottomfish Tagging Project
    C. Marianas Small-Boat Socio-Economic Survey
7. Recreational Fisheries and NMFS Regional Action Plan
8. Community Fishery Issues
    A. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Scoping
    B. Military Issues
    C. Update on Guam Fisheries Act
    D. CNMI Fisheries Regulation Review and Improvements
    E. CNMI Aquaculture
    F. Fisheries Development: Community Fish Aggregation Device 
Projects in Hawaii
    G. Other Issues Listed by AP
9. Other Business
10. Public Comment
11. Discussion and Recommendations

Schedule and Agenda for 153rd Council Meeting:

2 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012

Executive and Budget Standing Committee

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday March 5, 2012

1. Introductions
2. Approval of the 153rd Agenda
3. Approval of the 152nd Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Regional Counsel
    C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    D. Enforcement
1. U.S. Coast Guard
2. NMFS Office for Law Enforcement
3. NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
6. Mariana Archipelago--Part 1: CNMI
    A. Arongo Flaeey
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Report on Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Scoping
    E. Report on Mariana Projects
1. Traditional Fishing Survey
2. Marianas Spearfishing Assessment
3. Small Boat Economic Assessment
    F. Community Activities and Issues
1. Marianas Military Range Complex at Farallon de Medinilla
2. Potential Aquaculture Development Plans
3. Marianas Community Meetings
    G. Education and Outreach Initiatives
1. Report of the Lunar Calendar Festival
2. Report of the Marianas Teachers Workshops
    H. Advisory Group Recommendations
1. AP Recommendations
2. REAC Recommendations
    I. SSC Recommendations
    J. Public Comments
    K. Council Discussion and Action
7. Program Planning and Research
    A. Recommendations on Fishing Regulations for the Rose Atoll, 
Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands (PRI) Marine National 
Monuments (ACTION ITEM)
    B. Research Priorities
1. Cooperative Research Priorities
2. NMFS Pacific Insular Research Plan
    C. Data Improvement
1. Report on Program Review of Creel Survey Systems on Guam, CNMI 
and American Samoa
2. Report of the Fishery Data Collection Improvement Workshop
3. Improving Specifications of ABCs: Report of the ACL Data Workshop
    D. Reef Fish Stock Assessment Methodology
    E. Archipelagic FEP MUS Reviews
1. Update of Territory Bottomfish Stock Assessments
2. Revision of EFH/HAPC for Territory MUS
3. WPSAR Review of EFH/HAPC for Territory MUS

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2012

Fishers Forum: Fisheries Development and Monitoring

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday March 6, 2012

Program Planning and Research Continued

    F. National Initiatives
1. Update on Recreational Fishing
2. Update on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Regional 
Initiatives
3. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium Plans
    G. Hawaii, Regional, National & International Education and 
Outreach
    H. Advisory Group Recommendations
1. AP Recommendations
2. REAC Recommendations
    I. SSC Recommendations
    J. Public Hearing
    K. Council Discussion and Action
8. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
1. Update on Community Fisheries Development
2. Update on Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan 
Review
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    F. SSC Recommendations
    G. Public Comments
    H. Council Discussion and Action
9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012

10. Marianas Archipelago--Part 2: Guam
    A. Isla Informe
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Draft Recommendations for Fishing Regulations for the 
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (ACTION ITEM)
    E. Community Activities and Issues
1. Marianas Military Range Complex
2. Guam Fisheries Act
3. Report of the Marianas Community Meetings
4. Report of the Marianas Spearfishing Assessment
    F. Education and Outreach Initiatives
1. Report of the Lunar Calendar Festival
2. Report of the Marianas Teachers Workshops
3. First Stewards Climate Change Symposium Plans
    G. Advisory Group Recommendations
1. AP Recommendations
2. REAC Recommendations
    H. SSC Recommendations
    I. Public Hearing
    J. Council Discussion and Action
11. Hawaii Archipelago
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement
1. Report on Shark Finning
2. Enforcement of Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas (BRFAs)
    D. Bottomfish
1. Update on Bottomfish Annual Catch Target
2. Report on BRFA Review
    E. Report of the Hawaii Non-Commercial Data Workshop
    F. Community Projects, Activities and Issues
1. Report on Hawaii Regulatory Review
2. Maunalei Ahupua[agrave]a Restoration Project
3. Report on Community Fish Aggregating Devices
4. Supporting the Aha Moku System
5. Report on Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Management 
Plan Review
    G. SSC Recommendations
    H. Public Comments
    I. Council Discussion and Action
12. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fishers Forum: Fisheries Development and Monitoring

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2012

13. Pelagic and International Fisheries
    A. Action Items
1. Recommendations on Options for American Samoa Shallow-Set 
Longline Fishery (ACTION ITEM)
2. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits (ACTION 
ITEM)
    B. Economic Impact for Hawaii-Based Longline Fisheries in 
Establishing Size Categories for Striped and Blue Marlin
    C. Longline Sea Turtle Hard Caps
    D. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
    E. International Fisheries Meetings
1. Eighth Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries 
Commission
2. Te Vaka Moana
    F. Advisory Group Recommendations
1. AP Recommendations
2. REAC Recommendations
    G. SSC Recommendations
    H. Public Hearing
    I. Council Discussion and Action
14. Protected Species
    A. New Biological Opinion for Shallow-Set Longline Fishery
    B. Update on ESA and MMPA actions
    C. Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey 
(HICEAS) II Analyses

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    D. Sea Turtle Post Release Mortality Workshop
    E. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Permit for the Hawaii-Based 
Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Draft Environmental Assessment
    F. Advisory Group Recommendations
1. AP Recommendations
2. REAC Recommendations
    G. SSC Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
15. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Standard Operating Practices and Procedures (SOPP) Review and 
Changes
    D. Council Family Changes
    E. Meetings and Workshops
    F. Program Review
    G. Other Business
    H. Standing Committee Recommendations
    I. Public Comment
    J. Council Discussion and Action
16. Other Business

    Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 153rd 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: February 1, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-2609 Filed 2-3-12; 8:45 am]
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