Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 25956 [2013-10519]

Download as PDF 25956 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 86 / Friday, May 3, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 23, 2013 and is expected to end no later than 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Deputy Executive Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Shrimp AP. The Shrimp AP will receive an orientation video about serving as an AP member for the Council. The Shrimp AP will nominate and elect a chair and vicechair. The Shrimp AP will receive an overview of the current shrimp electronic logbook program (ELB) and discuss cost-sharing opportunities based on the current program. They will also be provided with a summary and demonstration of new shrimp ELB program units, program implementation, and calibration from staff at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. They will review and provide recommendations on the Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program in the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico. They will hear a biological review of the 2012 Texas closure, status of the brown, pink, and white shrimp stocks, and as well as an update on the 2012 offshore effort estimates. Under other business they will discuss siting and locations of decommissioned oil and gas platforms as part of the Rigs-to-Reef Program. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp AP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Shrimp AP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 May 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10518 Filed 5–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC655 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 workshop of subject matter experts on Interrelationships between Coral Reef and Fisheries. DATES: The workshop will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and conclude by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel located at 2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877–6688. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director and Mr. Mark Mueller, GIS Analyst; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop on Interrelationships between Coral Reefs and Fisheries will examine topics related to linkages between corals and fisheries, management, threats and consequences, and future research. Presentations will include information on distribution and diversity of coral PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reefs and associated fisheries; current management of corals and fisheries (by staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Gulf, South Atlantic, Caribbean and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils); critical linkages and interrelationships of form, function and life history; interactions within and among coral, seagrass & mangrove ecosystems; review and discussion of the various threats to coral/fishery health such as oil spills, invasive species, climate effects and coral diseases; spatial ecology methods and databases; short and long-term consequences of impacts to coral health; mitigation of coral losses; and future research needs and directions. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org, in the Coral folder. 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10519 Filed 5–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC652 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 86 (Friday, May 3, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC655


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Council to convene public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
workshop of subject matter experts on Interrelationships between Coral 
Reef and Fisheries.

DATES: The workshop will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and 
conclude by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel located at 2225 
North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877-6688.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive 
Director and Mr. Mark Mueller, GIS Analyst; Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop on Interrelationships between 
Coral Reefs and Fisheries will examine topics related to linkages 
between corals and fisheries, management, threats and consequences, and 
future research. Presentations will include information on distribution 
and diversity of coral reefs and associated fisheries; current 
management of corals and fisheries (by staff from the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration and the Gulf, South Atlantic, Caribbean 
and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils); critical linkages and 
interrelationships of form, function and life history; interactions 
within and among coral, seagrass & mangrove ecosystems; review and 
discussion of the various threats to coral/fishery health such as oil 
spills, invasive species, climate effects and coral diseases; spatial 
ecology methods and databases; short and long-term consequences of 
impacts to coral health; mitigation of coral losses; and future 
research needs and directions.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council's ftp 
site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org, in the Coral folder.
    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 Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-10519 Filed 5-2-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P