Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 19460 [2013-07501]

Download as PDF 19460 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices movements of a few individuals between the geographic division of the eastern and western stocks; however, these cases are minimal and are not significant enough to affect stock structure. Demographics of these migrant individuals is being examined further, and the SAR will be reviewed and updated as appropriate in the draft 2013 SARs. Comment 81: Given the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) review and Independent Scientific Review Panel findings and conclusions, the 2012 Western DPS of Steller sea lion SAR should not include the scientifically flawed information or constructs that were found to have little scientific basis in the 2010 Biological Opinion. Our detailed comments are provided in Attachment 1 to this letter. Response: The CIE review was conducted in August 2012, after the draft 2012 Western DPS of Steller sea lion SAR was released for public comment. NMFS will consider incorporating any significant findings and new information resulting from the CIE review in the draft 2013 SARs. Dated: March 25, 2013. Helen M. Golde, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–07553 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC566 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the King & Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel (AP) and Snapper Grouper AP in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meetings will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 until 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 445–8667 or (843) 308–9330; fax: (843) 308–9331. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Council Address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: King & Spanish Mackerel AP Agenda: Monday, April 22, 2013, 9 a.m. Until Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12 p.m. 1. Discuss and provide recommendations for Mackerel Amendment 19, which addresses bag limit sales of king and Spanish mackerel, reduces inactive king mackerel permits, and addresses income requirements for commercial king and Spanish mackerel permits. 2. Discuss and provide recommendations for Mackerel Amendment 20, which pertains to: changes in Gulf group zones; transit provisions in Florida waters; and allocations for king and Spanish mackerel in North Carolina. The amendment also addresses framework procedure modifications as well as updated Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) for cobia. 3. Discuss and provide recommendations for South Atlantic Framework Actions, which considers: a change in the king mackerel minimum size limit; modifications to transfer-atsea provisions for the Spanish mackerel gillnet fishery; changes in the king mackerel commercial trip limits; and modifications to the Spanish mackerel quota and trip limit system. Snapper Grouper AP Agenda: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1:30 p.m. Until Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12 p.m. 1. Receive an update on the April, 2013 Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Meeting, including: the application of the Only Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) methodology to specify Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) for unassessed snapper grouper species included in the Comprehensive ACL Amendment; and the black sea bass stock assessment. 2. Receive an update on both future and completed snapper grouper amendments. 3. Receive presentations on: Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS); an electronic monitoring (EM) pilot study on snapper grouper bandit vessels; and the Fishery Independent Reef Fish Survey. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Receive an overview of Snapper Grouper Amendment 30, pertaining to the consideration of VMS for the commercial snapper grouper fishery. Discuss the amendment and provide recommendations. 5. Receive an overview on Regulatory Amendment 14, which addresses management measures for the following snapper grouper species: greater amberjack; mutton snapper; gray triggerfish; hogfish; black sea bass; vermilion snapper; and gag grouper. Discuss the amendment and provide recommendations. 6. Receive overviews on: regional allocations for black sea bass; and Visioning and Strategic Planning for the snapper grouper complex. Discuss the overviews and provide recommendations. 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 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. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: March 27, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC566


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of the King & Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel (AP) and 
Snapper Grouper AP in North Charleston, SC.

DATES: The meetings will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 
until 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 
International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 
445-8667 or (843) 308-9330; fax: (843) 308-9331.
    Council Address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual 
meeting agendas are as follows:

King & Spanish Mackerel AP Agenda: Monday, April 22, 2013, 9 a.m. Until 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12 p.m.

    1. Discuss and provide recommendations for Mackerel Amendment 19, 
which addresses bag limit sales of king and Spanish mackerel, reduces 
inactive king mackerel permits, and addresses income requirements for 
commercial king and Spanish mackerel permits.
    2. Discuss and provide recommendations for Mackerel Amendment 20, 
which pertains to: changes in Gulf group zones; transit provisions in 
Florida waters; and allocations for king and Spanish mackerel in North 
Carolina. The amendment also addresses framework procedure 
modifications as well as updated Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) for cobia.
    3. Discuss and provide recommendations for South Atlantic Framework 
Actions, which considers: a change in the king mackerel minimum size 
limit; modifications to transfer-at-sea provisions for the Spanish 
mackerel gillnet fishery; changes in the king mackerel commercial trip 
limits; and modifications to the Spanish mackerel quota and trip limit 
system.

Snapper Grouper AP Agenda: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1:30 p.m. Until 
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12 p.m.

    1. Receive an update on the April, 2013 Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC) Meeting, including: the application of the Only 
Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) methodology to specify Acceptable 
Biological Catches (ABCs) for unassessed snapper grouper species 
included in the Comprehensive ACL Amendment; and the black sea bass 
stock assessment.
    2. Receive an update on both future and completed snapper grouper 
amendments.
    3. Receive presentations on: Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS); an 
electronic monitoring (EM) pilot study on snapper grouper bandit 
vessels; and the Fishery Independent Reef Fish Survey.
    4. Receive an overview of Snapper Grouper Amendment 30, pertaining 
to the consideration of VMS for the commercial snapper grouper fishery. 
Discuss the amendment and provide recommendations.
    5. Receive an overview on Regulatory Amendment 14, which addresses 
management measures for the following snapper grouper species: greater 
amberjack; mutton snapper; gray triggerfish; hogfish; black sea bass; 
vermilion snapper; and gag grouper. Discuss the amendment and provide 
recommendations.
    6. Receive overviews on: regional allocations for black sea bass; 
and Visioning and Strategic Planning for the snapper grouper complex. 
Discuss the overviews and provide recommendations.
    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 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.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.

    Note:  The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


    Dated: March 27, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-07501 Filed 3-29-13; 8:45 am]
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