Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings, 34046 [2013-13386]

Download as PDF 34046 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC708 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data/ Assessment Workshop for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead sharks. AGENCY: The SEDAR assessment of the HMS stocks of Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead sharks will consist of one workshop and a series of Webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on June 25, 2013 until 6 p.m. on June 27, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Workshop will be held at Wyndham Bay Point Resort, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; telephone: (850) 236–6000. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop; and (2) a series of Webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Data/ Assessment Workshop are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 5. Participants will prepare a workshop report, document the data incorporated as well as the decisions made during the process, and complete results of the assessment. 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 3, 2013. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13386 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC707 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a meeting. DATES: The OEAP meeting will be held on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at ˜ the CFMC Offices, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OEAP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: SUMMARY: 10 a.m.–5 p.m ° ° ° • Call to Order Adoption of Agenda OEAP Chairperson’s Report Status of: Æ Newsletter Æ Web site Æ 2014 Calendar Æ CFMC Brochure Æ St. Croix Fuete y Verguilla issue Æ USVI activities ´ D Lıa Ortiz presentation Æ PR Commercial Fisheries Project D Helena Antoun presentation Æ Caribbean Fisheries Teacher’s Resource Book • Participation in Managing Our Nation Fisheries 3 • Presentation to St. Thomas Legislators • Presentation to DNER Secretary • Other Business The OEAP will convene on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC708


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data/Assessment Workshop for Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead sharks.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR assessment of the HMS stocks of Atlantic Sharpnose 
and Bonnethead sharks will consist of one workshop and a series of 
Webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on June 25, 2013 
until 6 p.m. on June 27, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Workshop will be held at Wyndham Bay Point Resort, 4114 
Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; telephone: (850) 236-
6000.
    SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 
29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: 
(843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; 
email: Julie.neer@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries 
Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review 
(SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish 
stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multi-step process 
including: (1) Data/Assessment Workshop; and (2) a series of Webinars. 
The product of the Data/Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles 
and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are 
appropriate for assessment analyses, describes the fisheries, evaluates 
the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects 
future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring 
needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of 
Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and 
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and 
Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data 
collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, 
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including 
fishermen, environmentalists, and non-governmental organizations 
(NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and 
state and federal agencies.
    The items of discussion in the Data/Assessment Workshop are as 
follows:
    1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed.
    2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate 
sources for providing information on life history characteristics, 
catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and 
fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance.
    3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population 
models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and 
management criteria, and project future conditions.
    4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and 
configurations for determining stock status and estimating population 
parameters.
    5. Participants will prepare a workshop report, document the data 
incorporated as well as the decisions made during the process, and 
complete results of the assessment.
    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 intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to each workshop.

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


    Dated: June 3, 2013.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-13386 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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