Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 34024-34025 [2012-13984]

Download as PDF 34024 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 111 / Friday, June 8, 2012 / Notices 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: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee (Committee) in June, 2012, 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. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 225 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128, telephone: (617) 569–5250; fax: (617) 569–5159. 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 Research Steering Committee will meet to give an update on NEFSC Northeast Cooperative Research Program as well as an update on NERO Cooperative research activities. The Committee will also review cooperative research projects final reports: (1) REDNET—A Network to Redevelop a Sustainable Redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawl Fishery in the Gulf of Maine; Kohl Kanwit, Mike Pol, Pingguo He; (2) Optimizing the Georges Bank Scallop Fishery by Maximizing Meat Yield and Minimizing Bycatch; 2011 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside, Ronald Smolowitz, Kathryn Goetting, Farrell Davis, Dan Ward, Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc; (3) A Study on the Use of TieDowns and Their Impact on Atlantic Sturgeon, Marine Mammal Bycatch and Targeted Catch in the New Jersey Monkfish Fishery. Fox, D. A., L. M. Brown, K. W. Wark, and J. L. Armstrong. 2011, NOAA Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program; (4) Pilot Project to Assess Need and Initialize a Methodology to Groundtruth Existing Mulit-beam and Side-scan Sonar Seafloor Charts—NEC Report, Salvatore Genovese, Ph.D. Northeast University; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Jun 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 (5) Ecological Role of Adult and Juvenile Anadromous Forage fish in Downeast Maine Estuaries: Sea-run Alewife and Groundfish Prey—NEC Report, Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine; and (6) A Collaborative Effort to Examine New Strategies for Managing Closed Bottom Habitats for Sea Scallops—NEC Report, Dr. Brian F. Beal, University of Maine at Machias, Terry Stockwell and Chris Bartlett. 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: June 5, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13982 Filed 6–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change to public meeting agenda. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) announces a change in the agenda for the 154th Council Meeting. DATES: The 154th Council meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 26, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 2012, and between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, 2012. For specific times and agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 538–7061. Council address: Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 (77 FR 33195). This notice announces an amendment to the agenda. All other previously-published information remains the same. The 154th Council meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 26, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 2012, and between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, 2012. Pelagics and International Fisheries is scheduled on the agenda for the afternoon session of the Council between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Revised Agenda for Item II: Pelagic & International Fisheries A. Amendment Options for Marianas Purse Seine Area Closure (Action Item) B. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits (Action Item) C. Options for American Samoa Longline and Purse Seine Landing Requirements (Action Item) D. Implementation of the Incidental Take Statement in the 2012 Biological Opinion for Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Action Item) E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports F. International Fisheries Meetings 1. Eighth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC 8) 2. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) General Advisory Committee (GAC) and Scientific SubCommittee (SAC) Meetings 3. U.S. Report to the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Commission G. Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Recommendation on International Fisheries Management H. Pelagic Plan Team Report I. Scientific and Statistical Committee Discussion and Recommendations J. Pelagic Standing Committee Report K. Public Hearing L. Council Discussion and Action 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 34025 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 111 / Friday, June 8, 2012 / Notices 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 5, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13984 Filed 6–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BC09 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Notice of Public Scoping Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public scoping meeting. AGENCY: NMFS has scheduled an additional scoping meeting for Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, which will focus on management issues related to Atlantic bluefin tuna. A Notice of Intent published on April 23, 2012, which notified the public that NMFS intended to hold public scoping meetings and that it anticipated preparing a draft environmental impact statement. That Federal Register document provided the public with specific dates and times for four scheduled scoping meetings. This notice notifies the public of another scoping meeting on Amendment 7 in Portland, ME. DATES: The Portland, ME, scoping meeting will be held on June 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Amendment 7 public scoping meeting will be held in Portland, ME, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. See supplementary information below for further details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Warren or Brad McHale, 978–281–9260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a Notice of Intent on April 23, 2012 (77 FR 24161), which notified the public of its intent to hold public scoping meetings and that it anticipated preparing a draft environmental impact statement, and requested comments. The intent of the public comment and scoping meetings is to determine the scope and significance of issues to be analyzed in a potential proposed amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery SUMMARY: Management Plan and any associated environmental impact statement on management measures for Atlantic bluefin tuna. The public scoping process will help NMFS determine if existing measures are the best means of achieving certain management objectives for bluefin tuna and providing flexibility for future management, consistent with relevant Federal laws. NMFS also announced the availability of a scoping document describing measures for potential inclusion in a proposed Amendment, and solicited public comment on the objectives and management options. Written comments on the Notice of Intent and the scoping document must be received on or before July 15, 2012. The April 23, 2012 Notice of Intent included the specific location, date, and time of four scoping meetings, and the location and approximate time of three NMFS consultations with regional fishery management councils (Councils), during their June meetings (Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; New England Fishery Management Council, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council), and more detailed background information. That information is not repeated here. Since the publication of the Notice of Intent, NMFS decided to schedule an additional scoping meeting that would be held in conjunction with the New England Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Maine, to provide additional opportunity for public input. The relevant information is provided below: Date Time Meeting locations Address June 18, 2012 .................. 6:30–9 p.m. ..................... In Association with the New England Fishery Management Council Meeting Portland, ME. Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101, 800–345–5050. In addition to this Federal Register notice, NMFS will notify the public of this meeting via email, and the following Web site: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ breakingnews.htm. Dated: June 4, 2012. Carrie D. Selberg, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13985 Filed 6–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations 16:23 Jun 07, 2012 Effective Date: 7/9/2012. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. ADDRESSES: The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tom Warren (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 7 days prior to the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 111 (Friday, June 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34024-34025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13984]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of change to public meeting agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
announces a change in the agenda for the 154th Council Meeting.

DATES: The 154th Council meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5:30 
p.m. on June 26, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 
2012, and between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, 2012. For specific 
times and agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller 
Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 538-
7061.
    Council address: Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, 
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal 
Register on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 (77 FR 33195). This notice announces 
an amendment to the agenda. All other previously-published information 
remains the same.
    The 154th Council meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 
on June 26, 2012, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 2012, and 
between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, 2012. Pelagics and 
International Fisheries is scheduled on the agenda for the afternoon 
session of the Council between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27, 
2012.

Revised Agenda for Item II: Pelagic & International Fisheries

A. Amendment Options for Marianas Purse Seine Area Closure (Action 
Item)
B. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits (Action 
Item)
C. Options for American Samoa Longline and Purse Seine Landing 
Requirements (Action Item)
D. Implementation of the Incidental Take Statement in the 2012 
Biological Opinion for Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Action 
Item)
E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
F. International Fisheries Meetings
    1. Eighth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific 
Fisheries Commission (WCPFC 8)
    2. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) General 
Advisory Committee (GAC) and Scientific Sub-Committee (SAC) Meetings
    3. U.S. Report to the Western and Central Pacific Tuna 
Commission
G. Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Recommendation on 
International Fisheries Management
H. Pelagic Plan Team Report
I. Scientific and Statistical Committee Discussion and 
Recommendations
J. Pelagic Standing Committee Report
K. Public Hearing
L. Council Discussion and Action

    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

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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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: June 5, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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