Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 26745-26746 [2012-10899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices Permit No. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Andrew ......... Victoria ......... S01A57909W S01A58429X Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gary ............. John ............. Erik ............... Mercury ........ Paul .............. Matthew ....... Virginia ......... Chad ............ Michele ........ Ivan .............. Hartmut ........ Rick .............. Peter ............ Mart .............. Bradley ......... Douglas ........ Paige ............ James .......... Antril ............. John ............. Dominick ...... Peder ........... Daniel ........... Bruce ........... William ......... Charles ........ Michelle ........ Michelle ........ 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[FR Doc. 2012–10984 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC016 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: The meeting will be held May 22–24, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; 206–447– 5564. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 26745 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matters To Be Considered This agenda is subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: NMFS budget and legislative issues, aquaculture policy implementation and the Washington State aquaculture initiative, National Standard 1 advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, fisheries certification and sustainability, working waterfronts, revisions to MAFAC’s Vision 2020 report, and current protected resources issues. Updates will be presented on Gulf of Mexico restoration activities, National Ocean Policy, recreational fisheries initiatives, and outlooks for 2012 regulatory and science activities. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and meetings of the standing subcommittees. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301–427– 8004 by May 16, 2012. Dated: May 1, 2012. Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–10963 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a Web based meeting of the ABC Control Rule Working Group. DATES: The webinar meeting will convene on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected end by 12 noon, Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The webinar will be accessible via Internet. Please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet to review the results of applying the Ralston et al. (2011) method of calculating ABC when the variances used are computed from GOM stocks, to review discussion on linking Tier 3 ABCs to data collection actions, continue reviews and edits to the ABC control rule, and decide what recommendation to carry forward to the Scientific and Statistical Committee for its June 2012 meeting. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Materials will also be available to download from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder of the Council’s FTP site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council Web site (http:// www.gulfcouncil.org). Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the ABC Control Rule Working Group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Working Group will be E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 26746 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 action to address the emergency. Dated: May 2, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This webinars are accessible to people with disabilities. For assistance with any of our webinars contact Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar. [FR Doc. 2012–10899 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Scoping, Assessment, and Review Workshops for AGENCY: Caribbean blue tang and queen triggerfish. The SEDAR assessments of the Caribbean stocks of blue tang and queen triggerfish will consist of a series of workshops: three Data scoping Workshops, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The Data Scoping Workshops will take place July 17–19, 2012; the Assessment Workshop will take place October 16–18, 2012; and the Review Workshop will take place February 4–7, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: A series of Data Scoping Workshops will be held throughout the U.S. Caribbean. The location information for each workshop is included in the table below: ADDRESSES: Data Scoping—STX Start ............................................... End ................................................. Location ......................................... Address .......................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Phone ............................................. Data Scoping—STT 7/17/12 @ 3pm ............................. 7/17/12 @ 7pm ............................. The Buccaneer ............................. 5007 Estate Shoys ....................... St. Croix, USVI ............................. 800–255–3881 .............................. 7/18/12 @ 3pm ............................. 7/18/12 @ 7pm ............................. Frenchman’s Reef ........................ 5 Estate Bakkeroe, ....................... St. Thomas, USVI ......................... 800–228–9290 .............................. The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133; telephone: (800) 321– 2211. The Review Workshop will be held at the Hotel El Convento, 100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, PR 00901; telephone: (181) 723–9036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 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 includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop 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 Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 Data Scoping—PR 7/19/12 @ 3pm. 7/19/12 @ 7pm. Rincon Beach Hotel. Rd 115, Km 5.8, Anasco, PR. 866–589–0009. 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 Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils 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. SEDAR 30 Workshop Schedule: estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. July 17–19, 2012; SEDAR 30 Data Scoping Workshops July 17–19, 2012: 3 p.m.–7 p.m. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the Data Scoping Workshops. Participants will evaluate available data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard February 4, 2013: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.; February 5–7, 2013: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Consensus Summary. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 October 16–18, 2012, 2011; SEDAR 30 Assessment Workshop October 16–18, 2012: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Using datasets provided by the Data Scoping Workshops, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and stock status criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Participants will prepare a workshop report, compare and contrast various assessment approaches, and determine whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review panel. February 4–7, 2013; SEDAR 30 Review Workshop E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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 meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
Web based meeting of the ABC Control Rule Working Group.

DATES: The webinar meeting will convene on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The 
webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected end by 12 noon, Eastern 
time.

ADDRESSES: The webinar will be accessible via Internet. Please go to 
the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Web site at 
www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics 
Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 
(813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet 
to review the results of applying the Ralston et al. (2011) method of 
calculating ABC when the variances used are computed from GOM stocks, 
to review discussion on linking Tier 3 ABCs to data collection actions, 
continue reviews and edits to the ABC control rule, and decide what 
recommendation to carry forward to the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee for its June 2012 meeting.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630. Materials will also be available to download 
from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder of the Council's FTP 
site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council 
Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org).
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the ABC Control Rule Working Group for discussion, in accordance 
with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this 
meeting. Actions of the Working Group will be

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restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This webinars are accessible to people with disabilities. For 
assistance with any of our webinars contact Kathy Pereira at the 
Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar.

    Dated: May 2, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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