Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 29594-29595 [2012-12077]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2012 / Notices the Council’s intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: May 15, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–12077 Filed 5–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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’s (Council) Herring Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360; telephone: (508) 747–4900; fax: (508) 746–2609. 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 items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: The Herring Oversight Committee will meet to review and discuss public comments received regarding measures under consideration in Draft Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). They will review/discuss Enforcement Committee, Herring Plan Development Team, and Herring Advisory Panel recommendations regarding measures under consideration in Draft Amendment 5. They will also develop mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 May 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 recommendations regarding the final selection of management measures for Amendment 5, scheduled for the June 19–21, 2012 Council meeting. The Committee will address other business as necessary. 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 identified 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. 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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 15, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–12116 Filed 5–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: 29595 Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: There are three major topics for Habitat Committee consideration at this meeting. First, the Committee will recommend updated boundaries for some of the potential adverse effects minimization areas that will be forwarded to a joint process with the Groundfish Committee (these measures are part of Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2). Updated boundary recommendations from the PDT were discussed at the April Committee meeting, but decisionmaking was deferred. Second, the Committee will consider (1) a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council related to coordination of broad-scale coral management efforts and (2) the possibility of splitting coral alternatives out of Omnibus EFH Amendment 2 and into a separate management action. Coral alternatives were approved for analysis by the Council on April 26. Finally, the PDT will provide an update to the Committee about (1) the development of Dedicated Habitat Research Areas and (2) analysis of the coral measures. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat Oversight Committee 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. Special Accommodations This meeting will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102; telephone: (207) 774–561; fax: (207) 871–0510. Dated: May 15, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUMMARY: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. [FR Doc. 2012–12117 Filed 5–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29594-29595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12077]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC028


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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).

DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and 
conclude by 3 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012.

ADDRESSES: 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.

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 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

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the Council's intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: May 15, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12077 Filed 5-17-12; 8:45 am]
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