Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting, 23223-23224 [2013-09148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices Authority The issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permits; and, (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations (50 CFR parts 222–226) governing listed fish and wildlife permits. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to the federally endangered Southern California Distinct Population Segment of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Issued A notice of the receipt of an application for Permit 15610 was published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2012 (77 FR 67796). Permit 15610 was issued to OSU on March 4, 2013. Permit 15610 authorizes OSU to conduct a scientific study of steelhead on several streams in the Ventura River watershed in Ventura County, California. The primary objectives of this study are to (1) determine if population genetic structure exists in the steelhead and rainbow trout subpopulations in the Ventura Basin, (2) determine smoltification patterns of steelhead and rainbow trout in the Ventura Basin and influence between the two life history forms, and (3) determine downstream migration patterns for steelhead and rainbow trout and how those patterns may be influenced by environmental conditions. Research activities include (1) monitoring water temperature, (2) capturing smolts and adult steelhead in a migrant trap at the Robles Diversion Dam, (3) capturing smolts and juvenile steelhead using a seine in the Ventura River estuary, (4) capturing smolts and juvenile steelhead by electrofishing predetermined sample sites throughout the Ventura River watershed, (5) recording weight and length of smolts and juvenile steelhead, (6) removing tissue (gill and fin clip) samples from smolts and juvenile steelhead, (7) analyzing fin clips for genetic structure, (8) analyzing gill samples for ATPase (decomposition of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into adenosine diphosphate and a free phosphate ion as an indicator of smoltification, and (9) inserting Passive VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags into smolts and juvenile steelhead. Permit 15610 authorizes the nonlethal capture and release of up to 210 juvenile steelhead (30 juvenile steelhead from 7 different sites) over the course of 1 year for the purpose of genetic sampling (fin clip), the capture and release of up to 684 steelhead smolts (342 smolts annually over 2 years of sampling) and 304 juvenile steelhead (152 juvenile steelhead annually over 2 years of sampling) for the purpose of PIT tagging and tissue (gill/ATPase) sampling, capture and release of up to 10 adult steelhead (5 adults annually over 2 years of sampling) for genetic sampling (fin clip), and up to 40 tissue samples (fin clip) from adult steelhead carcasses (20 adult carcasses annually over 2 years of sampling). The authorized unintentional lethal take for Permit 15610 is a total of 9 juvenile steelhead and 16 steelhead smolts. All mortalities will be sent to NMFS Protected Resources Division in Long Beach, California for genetic research and processing. Field activities associated with Permit 15610 began after the permit was issued on March 4, 2013, and will cease when the permit expires on May 31, 2015. Dated: April 15, 2013. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09107 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC617 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15–16, 2013. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 and conclude by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231; telephone: (410) 522–7377. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23223 Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda items for the SSC meeting include: review multi-year ABC specifications for Loligo and Illex squid and Atlantic mackerel; make ABC recommendation for Atlantic butterfish (2014–15); make multi-year ABC recommendations (2014–16) for surfclams and ocean quahogs; review criteria for establishing multi-year ABC recommendations; and establish research priorities for 2014. 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 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 15, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09112 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC625 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 23224 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. Dated: April 15, 2013. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, performing the functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The meeting will be held May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [FR Doc. 2013–09148 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202–776–9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202–293–8000. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC627 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: Meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Habitat & Environmental Protection Advisory Panel (AP); Coral AP; Joint Meeting of the Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP; and Deepwater Shrimp AP. AGENCY: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This agenda is subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: Fisheries certification and sustainability, Endangered Species Act and current protected resources issues, outcomes of the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 conference and next steps, and NMFS budget. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include meetings of the standing subcommittees. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold the AP meetings in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 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. Special Accommodations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Matters To Be Considered These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301–427– 8004 by April 26, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: Habitat AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 1. Review draft Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) policy statements. 2. Review status of developing a state of the South Atlantic Habitat report. 3. Receive an update on regional ecosystem coordination and South PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem Atlas/ Digital Dashboard. 4. Receive a project/permit update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division. Coral AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1 p.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. Receive an update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division. 2. Receive an update on Coral Nursery Restoration Work and Utilization. 3. Receive an update on the status of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing of coral species. 4. Review Coral AP recommendations in Coral Amendment 8, pertaining to Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and transit through the Oculina HAPC. 5. Proceed with the election of a vicechair for the AP. Joint Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP Agenda, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. Receive an update on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) data. 2. Review Coral Amendment 8 and recommendations for protecting deepwater habitat complexes associated with extension proposals for Coral HAPCs. Deepwater Shrimp AP Agenda, Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9 a.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. Receive and discuss Coral Amendment 8, including a review of spatial information on habitat mapping and fishery activity for the modified Coral HAPC area alternatives. 2. Receive a presentation on VMS functionality from NMFS Office of Law Enforcement. 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. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09148]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC625


Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a

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forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). 
The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

DATES: The meeting will be held May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 
May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower 
Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-
776-9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington 
Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202-
293-8000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive 
Director; (301) 427-8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given 
of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all 
living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior 
meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac/.

Matters To Be Considered

    This agenda is subject to change.
    The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies 
and guidance on the following topics: Fisheries certification and 
sustainability, Endangered Species Act and current protected resources 
issues, outcomes of the Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 conference 
and next steps, and NMFS budget. The meeting will include discussion of 
various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include 
meetings of the standing subcommittees.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive 
Director; 301-427-8004 by April 26, 2013.

    Dated: April 15, 2013.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, performing the 
functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-09148 Filed 4-17-13; 8:45 am]
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