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ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, 236 Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, 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: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 continuing through Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, June 4 and continue through Friday, June 8 at the Elks Club, 102 Marine Way. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 4 and continue through Wednesday, June 6 at the Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, June 5, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., meeting room to be announced. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. 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. DATES: Reports 1. Executive Director’s Report NMFS Management Report (including Observer Program update) Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report NOAA Enforcement Report United States Coast Guard Report United States Fish & Wildlife Service Report Protected Species Report Alaska Oceans Observing System (AOOS) 2. Halibut Bycatch Review Halibut Workshop Report; Final action on Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC); Discussion paper on GOA comprehensive halibut bycatch amendments; Discussion paper on E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 29594 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2012 / Notices Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) halibut PSC limit (T). 3. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Initial review of Bering Sea Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) skate egg sites. 4. BSAI Crab Rebuilding Crab Plan Team report on Set catch Specifications for 4 stocks; Final action on Pribilof Bristol Bay Red King Crab rebuilding plan. 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 meetings. Dated: May 15, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–12076 Filed 5–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 5. Freezer Longline (FLL) Issues DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Discussion paper on revising FLL GOA cod sideboards (T); Initial review of FLL Vessel replacement. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6. Groundfish Issues RIN 0648–XC028 Discussion paper on limiting other gear on jig vessels; Discussion paper on BSAI Greenland turbot allocation; Discussion paper on BSAI Flatfish specification flexibility (T); Discussion paper on Grenadiers; Review and approve a 5-Year Research Priorities; Review comments & reports on Programmatic Supplemental Impact Statement (PSEIS); action as necessary; review Pacific cod assessment models (SSC only); Receive report of the Recruitment Workshop (SSC only). Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 7. Staff Tasking Review Committees and tasking. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. EFH 2. BSAI Crab Rebuilding 3. FFL Vessel replacement 4. 5-year Research Priorities The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B 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 this group 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. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 May 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). SUMMARY: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and conclude by 3 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012. DATES: 8. Other Business Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standing and Special Shrimp SSC will meet jointly on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5–6, 2012 to review benchmark stock assessments on brown shrimp, white shrimp and pink shrimp, and may consider recommending definitions of overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC) based on those assessments. On Thursday and Friday, June 7–8, 2012, the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will meet jointly. The Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will receive a presentation on methods for setting ABC PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for stocks that have reliable catch data only (only reliable catch stocks—ORCS). The SSC will also review recommendations from the ABC Control Rule Working Group on possible modifications to the ABC control rule that was adopted as part of the Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment, and may make recommendations on modifications of the ABC control rule to the Council. The SSC will also reconsider it earlier ABC recommendation for vermilion snapper in light of concern that the P-star method used did not fully capture scientific uncertainty. The SSC will review proposed terms of reference for an upcoming SEDAR mutton snapper update assessment. The SSC will review barotrauma issues, including a summary of a recent workshop on developments in methods and devices for returning fish to the water, a presentation on physiological effects of barotrauma by Dr. Karen Burns, a presentation on marine mammal interactions with released fish by Dr. Greg Stuntz, and a review of a published report by Dr. Gene Wilde on the effectiveness of venting on improving survival of released fish. Based on these reviews, the SSC may make recommendations regarding the current rules requiring possession of venting tools on vessels catching reef fish. The SSC will also discuss establishing status determination criteria for determining when stocks are overfished or experiencing undergoing overfishing for stocks that do not currently have such criteria. In addition, the SSC will conduct a routine review of the schedule and priorities for upcoming SEDAR stock assessments. Under other business, the SSC will be asked to clarify a recent request that it be provided with an annual report on the status of Gulf gray triggerfish. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 Scientific and Statistical Committees will be 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 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-12076]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC027


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 4-12, 2012 in 
Kodiak, AK.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, June 4, 2012 through Tuesday, 
June 12, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and 
times of the meetings.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Kodiak Harbor Convention 
Center, 236 Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, 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: The Council will begin its plenary session 
at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 continuing through Tuesday, June 12, 
2012. Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, June 
4 and continue through Friday, June 8 at the Elks Club, 102 Marine Way. 
The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on 
Monday, June 4 and continue through Wednesday, June 6 at the Kodiak 
Inn, Harbor Room. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, June 5, 
from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., meeting room to be announced. All meetings 
are open to the public, except executive sessions.
    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.

Reports

1. Executive Director's Report

NMFS Management Report (including Observer Program update)
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report
NOAA Enforcement Report
United States Coast Guard Report
United States Fish & Wildlife Service Report
Protected Species Report Alaska Oceans Observing System (AOOS)

2. Halibut Bycatch

    Review Halibut Workshop Report; Final action on Gulf of Alaska 
(GOA) Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC); Discussion paper on GOA 
comprehensive halibut bycatch amendments; Discussion paper on

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Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) halibut PSC limit (T).

3. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)

    Initial review of Bering Sea Habitat Area of Particular Concern 
(HAPC) skate egg sites.

4. BSAI Crab Rebuilding

    Crab Plan Team report on Set catch Specifications for 4 stocks; 
Final action on Pribilof Bristol Bay Red King Crab rebuilding plan.

5. Freezer Longline (FLL) Issues

    Discussion paper on revising FLL GOA cod sideboards (T); Initial 
review of FLL Vessel replacement.

6. Groundfish Issues

    Discussion paper on limiting other gear on jig vessels; Discussion 
paper on BSAI Greenland turbot allocation; Discussion paper on BSAI 
Flatfish specification flexibility (T); Discussion paper on Grenadiers; 
Review and approve a 5-Year Research Priorities; Review comments & 
reports on Programmatic Supplemental Impact Statement (PSEIS); action 
as necessary; review Pacific cod assessment models (SSC only); Receive 
report of the Recruitment Workshop (SSC only).

7. Staff Tasking

    Review Committees and tasking.

8. Other Business

    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:

1. EFH
2. BSAI Crab Rebuilding
3. FFL Vessel replacement
4. 5-year Research Priorities

    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council except B 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 this group 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 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271-2809 at 
least 7 working days prior to the meetings.

    Dated: May 15, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12076 Filed 5-17-12; 8:45 am]
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