Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Process Webinar for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel and Cobia, 51771-51772 [2012-21089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices continued successful reproduction in the wild can no longer be confirmed’’. Also, A. baerii was introduced in captive breeding facilities and hybridized with A. naccarii in Italy in the 1990s. Subsequently, A. baerii has also been found in the wild occasionally in Italy, with fish sporadically escaping from rearing plants or angling ponds, or being released when they become too large for private aquaria. These events may also have contributed to A. naccarii’s decline. A. sinensis in the Yangtze River Region The IUCN first assessed A. sinensis as ‘‘endangered’’ in 1996 and elevated its ranking to ‘‘critically endangered’’ in 2010, owing to declines in the species from overharvest, habitat destruction, and potentially from water pollution. Construction of the Gezhouba dam in 1981 blocked the migration routes of this species to all but one of its spawning grounds in the Yangtze River. The species has been extirpated in most of the rest of its range. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. mikadoi and Huso dauricus in the Amur River Basin/Sea of Japan/Sea of Okhotsk Region The IUCN first assessed A. mikadoi as ‘‘endangered’’ in 1996 and elevated its ranking to ‘‘critically endangered’’ in 2010, owing to overharvest, poaching, habitat degradation and pollution. Only one spawning site remains. The IUCN first assessed H. dauricus as ‘‘rare’’ in 1986, elevated its ranking to ‘‘endangered’’ in 1996, and elevated it again to ‘‘critically endangered’’ in 2010, owing to overharvest, poaching, and recent pollution. The species is poached for caviar roe. One study documented parasite effects on fecundity (CITES, 2000). According to the IUCN assessment, at the end of the 19th century annual commercial catch was 500 tonnes. The species was added to CITES Appendix II in 1998. Petition Finding After reviewing the information contained in the petition, as well as information readily available in our files, we conclude the petition presents substantial scientific information indicating the petitioned actions of listing five species of sturgeon, or DPSs of these species, under our jurisdiction as threatened or endangered may be warranted. Therefore, in accordance with section 4(b)(3)(B) of the ESA and NMFS’ implementing regulations (50 CFR 424.14(b)(2)), we will commence a review of the status of these species and make determinations within 12 months of receiving the petition as to whether the petitioned actions are warranted. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Information Solicited To ensure that the status review is based on the best available scientific and commercial data, we are soliciting information on whether these five sturgeon species are endangered or threatened. Specifically, we are soliciting information in the following areas throughout the range of these species: (1) Historical and current distribution and abundance; (2) historical and current population trends; (3) biological information (life history, genetics, population connectivity, DPS structure, etc.); (4) landings and trade data; (5) management, regulatory, and enforcement information; (6) any current or planned activities that may adversely impact the species; and (7) ongoing or planned efforts to protect and restore the species and their habitats. We request that all information be accompanied by: (1) Supporting documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, or reprints of pertinent publications; and (2) the submitter’s name, address, and any association, institution, or business that the person represents. References Cited A complete list of references is available upon request from NMFS Protected Resources Headquarters Office (see ADDRESSES). Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: August 21, 2012. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21061 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC194 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Process Webinar for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel and Cobia National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51771 Notice of SEDAR 28 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish mackerel and cobia assessment webinar. ACTION: The SEDAR 28 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish mackerel and cobia fisheries will consist of a series of workshops and supplemental webinars. This notice is for a webinar associated with the Assessment portion of the SEDAR process. DATES: The SEDAR 28 Assessment Workshop Webinar #8 will be held on September 12, 2012, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. EDT. The established time may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to, the times established by this notice. ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held via a GoToMeeting Webinar Conference. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request meeting information at least 24 hours in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, SEDAR Coordinator, 2203 N Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630; email: ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, has 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 is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process involving a workshop and webinars; 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 Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the 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 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 Fishery SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51772 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices Management Council, NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, and the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of councils, commissions, and state and federal agencies. SEDAR 28 Assessment Workshop Webinar Panelists will continue deliberations and discussions regarding modeling methodologies for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish mackerel and cobia fisheries. 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 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 This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting. Dated: August 22, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21089 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 13–18, 2012. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10 a.m., reconvening each day through Tuesday, September 18, 2012. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of business on Friday, September 14 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 343–1871. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820–2280 or (866) 806– 7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http:// www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director’s Report 4. Agenda B. Enforcement Issues Current Enforcement Issues C. Highly Migratory Species Management DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service Report National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration D. Habitat RIN 0648–XC190 E. Salmon Management Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 1. California Hatchery Review Report 2. 2012 Salmon Methodology Review 3. Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 17—Annual Regulatory Cycle and Minor Updates 4. FMP Amendment 18—Update of Essential Fish Habitat for Salmon 5. Lower Columbia Endangered Species Act Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan Current Habitat Issues National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 F. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Pacific Halibut Management South of Humbug Mountain 2. 2013 Pacific Halibut Regulations 3. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for Use in 2013 Groundfish Fisheries G. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. Research Planning 3. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 4. Fiscal Matters 5. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 6. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning H. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions for Cost Recovery and Process Issues 3. Stocks Assessment Planning 4. Update on Biological Opinion for the Groundfish Fishery, Including Consideration of Seabird Protection Regulations 5. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 6. Phase I Report for Essential Fish Habitat Review 7. Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries I. Open Comment Period Comments on Non-Agenda Items SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS Day 1—Thursday, September 13, 2012: Habitat Committee ......... Salmon Advisory Subpanel. Salmon Technical Team Scientific and Statistical Committee. Legislative Committee .... Budget Committee ......... Enforcement Consultants Day 2—Friday, September 14, 2012: California State Delegation. Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation. Groundfish Management Team. Salmon Advisory Subpanel. Salmon Technical Team Scientific and Statistical Committee. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel. Enforcement Consultants Chair’s Reception ........... 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC194


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast 
Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Process Webinar for 
Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel and Cobia

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 28 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Spanish 
mackerel and cobia assessment webinar.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 28 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic Spanish mackerel and cobia fisheries will consist of a series 
of workshops and supplemental webinars. This notice is for a webinar 
associated with the Assessment portion of the SEDAR process.

DATES: The SEDAR 28 Assessment Workshop Webinar 8 will be held 
on September 12, 2012, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. EDT. The established time 
may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 
discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may 
result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to, the 
times established by this notice.

ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held via a GoToMeeting Webinar 
Conference. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those 
interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone at SEDAR (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation 
providing webinar access information. Please request meeting 
information at least 24 hours in advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, SEDAR Coordinator, 2203 
N Lois Ave, Suite 1100, Tampa FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630; 
email: ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, has 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 is a three-step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) 
Assessment Process involving a workshop and webinars; 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 Assessment 
Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, 
evaluates the status of the 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 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 Fishery

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Management Council, NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, and the 
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data 
collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, 
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including 
fishermen, environmentalists, and representatives of non-governmental 
organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of councils, 
commissions, and state and federal agencies.

SEDAR 28 Assessment Workshop Webinar

    Panelists will continue deliberations and discussions regarding 
modeling methodologies for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic 
Spanish mackerel and cobia fisheries.
    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 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

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least ten (10) business days prior to 
the meeting.

    Dated: August 22, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21089 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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