Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Public Conference Call and Webinar Regarding Updates to the HMS Recreational Fishing Action Plan, 25255 [2013-10142]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / Notices Public Participation: The ISPAB agenda will include a period of time, not to exceed thirty minutes, for oral comments from the public (Friday, June 14, 2013, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). Speakers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Members of the public who are interested in speaking are requested to contact Annie Sokol at the contact information indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements. In addition, written statements are invited and may be submitted to the ISPAB at any time. All written statements should be directed to the ISPAB Secretariat, Information Technology Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. Dated: April 24, 2013. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–10137 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC621 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Public Conference Call and Webinar Regarding Updates to the HMS Recreational Fishing Action Plan National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of public conference call and webinar. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a public conference call to discuss progress on current goals and objectives in the 2011 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Recreational Fishing Action Agenda and potential updates to the Agenda. The 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda was developed as part of a national effort to provide a comprehensive perspective of our efforts relating to recreational fisheries. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:22 Apr 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 An operator-assisted, public conference call and webinar will be held on May 15, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT. ADDRESSES: The conference call information is phone number 800–857– 5085; participant pass code 1116226. We will also show a brief presentation via webinar. RSVP at https://www1.goto meeting.com/register/253309785. A confirmation email with webinar log-in information will be sent after your RSVP has been registered. The presentation and any supporting information will be posted on the HMS Web site at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clifford Hutt at 301–427–8503; Brad McHale at (978) 281–9139; or Randy Blankenship at (727) 824–5313. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce manages Atlantic HMS, including Atlantic tunas, sharks, billfish, and swordfish, and has delegated that authority to NMFS. Atlantic HMS are managed under the dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSA) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). Management of HMS requires international cooperation given the migratory nature of the species. In December 2011, as part of a national effort to provide a comprehensive perspective of our efforts relating to recreational fisheries, we released the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda to serve as a publicly available roadmap detailing priorities and objectives for addressing recreational fishing issues. Development of the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda included input from the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) Recreational Fisheries Working Group. The 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda is available at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/rec/ 12-0611_rec_action_agenda_atlantic_ hms.pdf. On May 15, 2013, we will hold a public conference call and webinar to discuss updating the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda. The purpose of this call is to report on our progress toward achieving the goals and objectives laid out in the original action agenda, and to discuss potential revisions to the plan. Additionally, we will discuss efforts to improve HMS recreational fishing opportunities, recreational catch and effort data, social and economic data on recreational fisheries, and communication with recreational constituents. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25255 The call will start with a presentation, which participants and interested parties can follow via webinar, that will cover an overview of the current HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda, and our progress towards accomplishing the objectives listed therein. The presentation will be followed by a discussion among members of the HMS Advisory Panel, the MAFAC Recreational Fisheries Working Group, recreational constituents, academics researching HMS fisheries, nongovernmental organizations interested in HMS recreational fishing issues, and members of the public. For information on how to participate in the call, see DATES and ADDRESSES. Dated: April 24, 2013. Kara Meckley, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10142 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC649 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630 x241. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Advisory Panel will meet to discuss CMP Amendments 19 and 20. Amendment 19 addressed sale and permit provisions for Gulf of Mexico Spanish and king mackerel. Amendment 20 addresses season length, transit provisions, allocation, and framework procedures for coastal E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC621


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Public Conference Call and 
Webinar Regarding Updates to the HMS Recreational Fishing Action Plan

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

ACTION: Announcement of public conference call and webinar.

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SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a public conference call to discuss progress on 
current goals and objectives in the 2011 Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Recreational Fishing Action Agenda and potential updates 
to the Agenda. The 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda 
was developed as part of a national effort to provide a comprehensive 
perspective of our efforts relating to recreational fisheries.

DATES: An operator-assisted, public conference call and webinar will be 
held on May 15, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT.

ADDRESSES: The conference call information is phone number 800-857-
5085; participant pass code 1116226. We will also show a brief 
presentation via webinar. RSVP at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/253309785. A confirmation email with webinar log-in 
information will be sent after your RSVP has been registered. The 
presentation and any supporting information will be posted on the HMS 
Web site at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clifford Hutt at 301-427-8503; Brad 
McHale at (978) 281-9139; or Randy Blankenship at (727) 824-5313.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce manages Atlantic 
HMS, including Atlantic tunas, sharks, billfish, and swordfish, and has 
delegated that authority to NMFS. Atlantic HMS are managed under the 
dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Reauthorization Act (MSA) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention 
Act (ATCA). Management of HMS requires international cooperation given 
the migratory nature of the species.
    In December 2011, as part of a national effort to provide a 
comprehensive perspective of our efforts relating to recreational 
fisheries, we released the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing 
Action Agenda to serve as a publicly available roadmap detailing 
priorities and objectives for addressing recreational fishing issues. 
Development of the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda 
included input from the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel and the Marine 
Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) Recreational Fisheries Working 
Group. The 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda is 
available at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/rec/12-0611_rec_action_agenda_atlantic_hms.pdf.
    On May 15, 2013, we will hold a public conference call and webinar 
to discuss updating the 2011 Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action 
Agenda. The purpose of this call is to report on our progress toward 
achieving the goals and objectives laid out in the original action 
agenda, and to discuss potential revisions to the plan. Additionally, 
we will discuss efforts to improve HMS recreational fishing 
opportunities, recreational catch and effort data, social and economic 
data on recreational fisheries, and communication with recreational 
constituents.
    The call will start with a presentation, which participants and 
interested parties can follow via webinar, that will cover an overview 
of the current HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda, and our progress 
towards accomplishing the objectives listed therein. The presentation 
will be followed by a discussion among members of the HMS Advisory 
Panel, the MAFAC Recreational Fisheries Working Group, recreational 
constituents, academics researching HMS fisheries, non-governmental 
organizations interested in HMS recreational fishing issues, and 
members of the public. For information on how to participate in the 
call, see DATES and ADDRESSES.

    Dated: April 24, 2013.
Kara Meckley,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-10142 Filed 4-29-13; 8:45 am]
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