North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 27366-27367 [2013-11149]

Download as PDF 27366 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Notices The meetings will be held at NMFS, Federal Building, 709 W 9th Street, 4th Floor, Regional Conference Room, Juneau, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Oliver, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda items include: Receive the report on the 2013 performance evaluation; review the electronic monitoring strategic plan; review regulatory amendment proposals already submitted for consideration, and develop recommended criteria for Council consideration. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 7, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–11150 Filed 5–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC677 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 3–11, 2013 at the Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, AK. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, continuing through Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 3 and continue through Wednesday, June 5. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and continue through Saturday, June 8. The Ecosystem Committee will meet Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Federal Building, 709 W. 9th Street, Sustainable Fisheries conference room, 4th floor, Juneau, AK. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, June 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Goldbelt Hotel, 51 Egan Drive, Chilkat Room, Juneau, AK. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Council Plenary Session The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Executive Director’s Report NMFS Management Report (including flow scale discussion paper, update on halibut/sablefish IFQ leasing prohibition, Essential Fish Habitat update) NOAA Enforcement Report ADF&G Report USCG Report USFWS Report Protected Species Report (including Progress report and Biological Opinion (BiOp) analytical approach on Steller Sea Lion (SSL) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 2. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Crab: Receive Crab Plan Team report; Set final Overfishing Levels PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (OFL)/Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) specifications for 4 stocks. 3. Freezer Longline Issues: Final action on Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Pacific cod sideboards; Industry update on Bering Sea Turbot fishery negotiations. 4. Observer Program: Review first year report; Electronic Monitoring (EM) strategic plan; Review Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) report; Review 3rd Party discussion paper. 5. GOA Salmon Chinook Bycatch: Final action on GOA Chinook salmon bycatch in non-pollock trawl fisheries. 6. GOA Trawl Bycatch: Discussion paper on GOA Trawl Bycatch management/roadmap; Initial review on GOA Trawl Data Collection; Tendering report. 7. Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) Cost Recovery: Council recommendation on cost recovery programs for American Fishery Act (AFA), Amendment 80, and Community Development Quota (CDQ) groundfish/halibut LAPPs. 8. Bering Sea Canyon: Review updated Alaska Fishery Science Center report; Discussion paper on fishing activities and management. 9. Miscellaneous Issues: Initial review of analysis regarding definition of fishing guide (Council only); Update on Halibut/Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) discussion papers (GOA sablefish pots, sablefish A-share caps); Approve Research Priorities. 10. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. BS/AI Crab 2. GOA Trawl Data Collection 3. Bering Sea Canyons 4. Approve Research Priorities The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Notices Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 7, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–11149 Filed 5–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC674 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Committee on May 29, 2013 and May 30, 2013 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 861–8000; fax: (401) 732–9309. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monkfish Oversight Committee will: (1) Provide an assessment update review; (2) report on the May 16 Scientific and Statistical Committee meeting and recommendations for Allowable Biological Catch (ABC); (3) report on the April 30 Plan Development Team (PDT) meeting; (4) provide a presentation outlining DAS/trip limit options developed by the PDT; (5) discuss and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 develop recommendations to the New England and Mid-Atlantic Councils for a range of alternatives to be included in Framework 8 including, but not limited to, Annual Catch Targets (ACT— applying management uncertainty to ACL), the range of DAS/trip limit alternatives (specifications), changes to the permit category H fishery boundary and any other options for DAS changes; (6) discuss, including motions, as appropriate, the range of alternatives to be included in the Amendment 6 document, including possible removal of the ITQ alternative; (7) discuss, including development of recommendations, as appropriate, possible revisions to the pending monkfish Emergency Action for the 2013 fishing year; (8) consider and develop a recommendation to the Councils that monkfish permit renewal be required at the start of the fishing year to address state waters fishing; (9) time permitting, consider making recommendations on changes to the Research Set-Aside priorities; (10) closed session to review/recommend Advisory Panel applications. 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 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 7, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–11155 Filed 5–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27367 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC666 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: The HMSMT work session will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28; 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29; and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013. On each day, the meeting will continue until business is completed. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held in the Pacific Room, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037–1509. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The HMSMT will discuss the following topics: 1. An assignment from the March 2013 Council meeting in Tacoma, WA. The Council directed the HMSMT to identify potential measures that should be implemented pursuant to the precautionary management framework for North Pacific albacore currently under development at the international level. The HMSMT will provide a report with its recommendations at the June 20–25, 2013, Pacific Council meeting. 2. Response to finding by National Marine Fisheries Service that Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) is overfished and recommendations for Pacific Council response per Section 304(i) of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act. 3. Work on the 2013 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document, which is prepared annually, summarizing information from the previous year. 4. Future work planning. 5. Informational topics related to HMSMT responsibilities. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC677


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 3-11, 2013 at the 
Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, AK.

DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 5, continuing through Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The 
Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, 
June 3 and continue through Wednesday, June 5. The Council's Advisory 
Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and continue through 
Saturday, June 8. The Ecosystem Committee will meet Tuesday, June 4, 
2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Federal Building, 709 W. 9th Street, 
Sustainable Fisheries conference room, 4th floor, Juneau, AK. The 
Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, June 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
at the Goldbelt Hotel, 51 Egan Drive, Chilkat Room, Juneau, AK. All 
meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions.

ADDRESSES: The Council meeting will be held at Centennial Hall, 101 
Egan Drive, Juneau, AK.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Council Plenary Session

    The agenda for the Council's plenary session will include the 
following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the 
issues identified.

1. Executive Director's Report
    NMFS Management Report (including flow scale discussion paper, 
update on halibut/sablefish IFQ leasing prohibition, Essential Fish 
Habitat update)
    NOAA Enforcement Report
    ADF&G Report
    USCG Report
    USFWS Report
    Protected Species Report (including Progress report and Biological 
Opinion (BiOp) analytical approach on Steller Sea Lion (SSL) 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
2. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Crab: Receive Crab Plan Team 
report; Set final Overfishing Levels (OFL)/Acceptable Biological Catch 
(ABC) specifications for 4 stocks.
3. Freezer Longline Issues: Final action on Gulf of Alaska (GOA) 
Pacific cod sideboards; Industry update on Bering Sea Turbot fishery 
negotiations.
4. Observer Program: Review first year report; Electronic Monitoring 
(EM) strategic plan; Review Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) report; 
Review 3rd Party discussion paper.
5. GOA Salmon Chinook Bycatch: Final action on GOA Chinook salmon 
bycatch in non-pollock trawl fisheries.
6. GOA Trawl Bycatch: Discussion paper on GOA Trawl Bycatch management/
roadmap; Initial review on GOA Trawl Data Collection; Tendering report.
7. Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) Cost Recovery: Council 
recommendation on cost recovery programs for American Fishery Act 
(AFA), Amendment 80, and Community Development Quota (CDQ) groundfish/
halibut LAPPs.
8. Bering Sea Canyon: Review updated Alaska Fishery Science Center 
report; Discussion paper on fishing activities and management.
9. Miscellaneous Issues: Initial review of analysis regarding 
definition of fishing guide (Council only); Update on Halibut/Sablefish 
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) discussion papers (GOA sablefish pots, 
sablefish A-share caps); Approve Research Priorities.
10. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking.
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:

1. BS/AI Crab
2. GOA Trawl Data Collection
3. Bering Sea Canyons
4. Approve Research Priorities
    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council except B reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the 
latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during these meetings. 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.

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Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271-2809 at 
least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 7, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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