South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 52506-52508 [2013-20600]

Download as PDF 52506 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices 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: August 20, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20598 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC828 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). AGENCY: In addition to a Swearing-In Ceremony for new South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Members and a Council Member Visioning Workshop, the Council will hold a meetings of the: Ecosystem-Based Management Committee: Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review Committee (partially Closed Session); Snapper Grouper Committee; King & Spanish Mackerel Committee; Advisory Panel Selection Committee (closed session); Protected Resources Committee; Executive Finance Committee; Data Collection Committee; and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will take action as necessary. The Council will also hold an informal public question and answer session regarding agenda items and a formal public comment session. DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013 until 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403; telephone: (800) 968–3569 or (843) 723–3000; fax: (843) 723–0276. Council Address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Council Member Visioning Workshop Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:15 a.m. until 12 noon 1. Receive a presentation on the Logic Model. 2. Review and discuss the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council Strategic Plan. 3. Review SAFMC Snapper Grouper Objectives, provide direction to staff and schedule upcoming Port Meetings. Ecosystem-Based Management Committee Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. 1. Review public hearing comments for Coral Amendment 8, pertaining to Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and transit through the Oculina HAPC. 2. Review Amendment 8 and discuss recommendation of approval of the amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as necessary. 3. Receive an update on ecosystem activities. Dolphin Wahoo Committee Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. 1. Receive updates on the status of commercial and recreational catches versus Annual Catch Limits (ACLs). 2. Review public hearing comments for Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5, pertaining to bag limit sales of fish and changes to the ACL and the Allowable Biological Catch (ABC). 4. Review Amendment 5 and discuss recommendation of approval of the amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as necessary. 3. Discuss issue of transport of fillets from Bahamian waters into the United States’ (US) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. (Note: A portion of this meeting will be Closed.) 1. Receive a SEDAR activities update. Take Committee action as appropriate. Develop guidance to SEDAR Steering Committee members for the SEDAR PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 process as well as the 2015 assessment priorities. 2. Develop recommendations for SEDAR 38 (Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel) participants (Closed Session). Snapper Grouper Committee Agenda, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon 1. Receive and discuss the status of commercial and recreational catches versus ACLs. 2. Receive and discuss a report on total removals of red snapper in 2012 from U.S. South Atlantic waters. 3. Receive an update on the status of Snapper Grouper amendments under formal Secretarial review. 4. Receive a briefing on the deployment of artificial reef material in the Charleston Deep Reef Marine Protected Area (MPA). 5. Review public hearing comments for Regulatory Amendment 14, relating to a multitude of species in the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP). 5. Review Regulatory Amendment 14 and discuss recommendation of approval of the amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as necessary. 6. Receive an overview of the following Snapper Grouper amendments: Amendment 29, pertaining to Only Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) Revisions to the Control Rule; Amendment 22, relating to tags that would track recreational harvest of species; and Regulatory Amendment 16, pertaining to the removal of the prohibition of Black Sea Bass pots. The committee will take action as necessary and provide guidance to staff. 7. Receive an overview of Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 17, relating to MPAs and HAPCs for Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper. Review the stated Purpose and Need of the amendment; select sites that meet the criteria for MPA/HAPC reconfiguration as well as target spawning of Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper; and provide guidance to staff on timing of the amendment. King & Spanish Mackerel Committee Agenda, September 18, 2013, 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. 1. Receive and discuss the status of commercial and recreational catches versus ACLs for Atlantic group King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia. 2. Review public hearing comments for the following amendments in the Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) FMP: Joint South Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices (Gulf) Mackerel Amendment 19, pertaining to permits and tournament sale requirements; Joint Mackerel Amendment 20, regarding boundaries and transit provisions; and actions in the South Atlantic Mackerel Framework, relating to transfer at sea and trip limits. Develop recommendations for approval of the amendments and the framework as appropriate; recommend approval of the amendments and framework for formal Secretarial review; and deem the codified text as necessary. Note: There will be an informal public question and answer session with the NMFS Regional Administrator and the Council Chairman on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advisory Panel (AP) Selection Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. (Closed Session) 1. Review motions from the June 2013 appointment recommendations and take action as necessary. 2. Review the current AP policies of the other Councils and provide recommendations for term limits. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Protected Resources Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. 1. Receive an update from the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) Protected Resources Division on the current consultations of species. 2. Receive a presentation on the biology and behavior of species as well as the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Proposed Rule and the Black Sea Bass Pot/Right Whale Cooccurrence Model. 3. Receive an update from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Working Group. 4. Discuss presentations and updates and take action as appropriate. Executive Finance Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11 a.m. until 12 noon 1. Receive an update on the status of Council calendar year (CY) 2013 funding as well as CY 2013 budget expenditures. 2. Receive an update on the Joint Committee on South Florida Management Issues workshops. 3. Discuss Council Follow-up and Priorities and address other issues as appropriate. Data Collection Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. 1. Receive an update on the status of the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 For-Hire Reporting Amendment (South Atlantic portion only) as well as the status on the CMP Framework for Headboat Reporting in the Gulf. 2. Receive a report on how compliance will be implemented in both the Generic For-Hire Reporting Amendment and the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment. 3. Review public hearing comments on the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment. Review any changes to the amendment and discuss recommendation of approval of the amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as necessary. 4. Receive Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) presentations on: sample sizes for individual species; and the commercial electronic logbook pilot project for the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Commercial Logbook Reporting Amendment. Discuss and take action as appropriate. 5. Receive an overview of Gulf actions for the Gulf Generic Charterboat Reporting Amendment. Provide guidance to staff and take action as appropriate. Council Session: September 19, 2013, 4 p.m. until completion of public comment period and September 20, 2013, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Council Session Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4 p.m. until completion of public comment period 4 p.m.–4:15 p.m.: Call the meeting to order, adopt the agenda, approve the June 2013 minutes, elect Council Chairman and Vice Chairman, and receive presentations. Note: A formal public comment session will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the following items: Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14; Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5; Coral Amendment 8; Mackerel Amendments 19 and 20; Mackerel Framework; and the Joint South Atlantic and Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment. Following comment on these specific items, public comment will be accepted regarding any other items on the Council agenda. The amount of time provided to individuals will be determined by the Chairman based on the number of individuals wishing to comment. Council Session Agenda, Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 8 a.m.–8:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a legal briefing on litigation. (Closed Session) 8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee and is scheduled to either approve or disapprove Regulatory PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52507 Amendment 14 for formal Secretarial review. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the King & Spanish Mackerel Committee and is scheduled to approve or disapprove the following amendments for formal Secretarial review: Mackerel Amendment 19; Mackerel Amendment 20; and South Atlantic Framework actions. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 8:45 a.m.–9 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Data Collection Committee and is scheduled to either approve or disapprove the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment for formal Secretarial review. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 9 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the EcosystemBased Management Committee and is scheduled to either approve or disapprove Coral Amendment 8 for formal Secretarial review. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Dolphin Wahoo Committee and is scheduled to either approve or disapprove Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5 for formal Secretarial review. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Council Member Visioning Workshop, consider workshop recommendations and take action as appropriate. 9:45 a.m.–10 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the SEDAR Committee and is scheduled to approve SEDAR 38 participants. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 10 a.m.–10:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the AP Selection Committee and will consider recommendations for the appointment or reappointment of AP members. The Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Protected Resources Committee, consider Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Executive E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 52508 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices Finance Committee and is scheduled to approve the Council Follow-up and Priorities documents. The Council will take action on the South Florida Management issues as appropriate, consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate on these recommendations. 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m.: The Council will receive various presentations, including a briefing on the status of the U.S. and Bahamas border issue and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Amendment 7 regarding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, as well as status reports from SERO and the NMFS SEFSC. The Council will review and develop recommendations on Experimental Fishing Permits as necessary; review agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 20, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20600 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC827 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop recommendations for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder accountability measures. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, One Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 734–9600. 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: Due to declining stock status, Georges Bank yellowtail flounder catch is likely to be severely restricted in coming years. The small-mesh whiting and squid fisheries have bycatch of Georges Bank yellowtail flounder that will likely need to be mitigated as part of a variety of fishing restrictions. The Whiting Advisory Panel is meeting at the same time and the two advisory panels will meet jointly since the small-mesh measures are likely to affect both the whiting and squid fisheries. The goal of the meeting is to develop recommendations for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder accountability measures to be considered as alternatives in Multispecies Framework Adjustment 51 and/or a future action in the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Accountability measures can either be proactive, which prevent annual catch limit overages or reactive, which pay back past overages and/or prevent future overages. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: August 20, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20599 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC829 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings NMFS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 11–17, 2013. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Tuesday, September 17, 2013. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of the scheduled agenda on Thursday, September 12 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 343–1871. Instructions for attending the meeting via live stream broadcast are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: 503–820–2280 or 866–806– 7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http:// www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC828


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (SAFMC).

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SUMMARY: In addition to a Swearing-In Ceremony for new South Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council (Council) Members and a Council Member 
Visioning Workshop, the Council will hold a meetings of the: Ecosystem-
Based Management Committee: Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Southeast Data, 
Assessment and Review Committee (partially Closed Session); Snapper 
Grouper Committee; King & Spanish Mackerel Committee; Advisory Panel 
Selection Committee (closed session); Protected Resources Committee; 
Executive Finance Committee; Data Collection Committee; and a meeting 
of the Full Council. The Council will take action as necessary. The 
Council will also hold an informal public question and answer session 
regarding agenda items and a formal public comment session.

DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, 
September 16, 2013 until 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, 
170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403; telephone: (800) 968-3569 
or (843) 723-3000; fax: (843) 723-0276.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual 
meeting agendas are as follows:

Council Member Visioning Workshop Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 
9:15 a.m. until 12 noon

    1. Receive a presentation on the Logic Model.
    2. Review and discuss the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
Strategic Plan.
    3. Review SAFMC Snapper Grouper Objectives, provide direction to 
staff and schedule upcoming Port Meetings.

Ecosystem-Based Management Committee Agenda, Monday, September 16, 
2013, 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    1. Review public hearing comments for Coral Amendment 8, pertaining 
to Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and transit 
through the Oculina HAPC.
    2. Review Amendment 8 and discuss recommendation of approval of the 
amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as 
necessary.
    3. Receive an update on ecosystem activities.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee Agenda, Monday, September 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m. 
until 4 p.m.

    1. Receive updates on the status of commercial and recreational 
catches versus Annual Catch Limits (ACLs).
    2. Review public hearing comments for Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5, 
pertaining to bag limit sales of fish and changes to the ACL and the 
Allowable Biological Catch (ABC).
    4. Review Amendment 5 and discuss recommendation of approval of the 
amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as 
necessary.
    3. Discuss issue of transport of fillets from Bahamian waters into 
the United States' (US) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee Agenda, Monday, 
September 16, 2013, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. (Note: A portion of this 
meeting will be Closed.)

    1. Receive a SEDAR activities update. Take Committee action as 
appropriate. Develop guidance to SEDAR Steering Committee members for 
the SEDAR process as well as the 2015 assessment priorities.
    2. Develop recommendations for SEDAR 38 (Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic King Mackerel) participants (Closed Session).

Snapper Grouper Committee Agenda, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 
a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 12 
noon

    1. Receive and discuss the status of commercial and recreational 
catches versus ACLs.
    2. Receive and discuss a report on total removals of red snapper in 
2012 from U.S. South Atlantic waters.
    3. Receive an update on the status of Snapper Grouper amendments 
under formal Secretarial review.
    4. Receive a briefing on the deployment of artificial reef material 
in the Charleston Deep Reef Marine Protected Area (MPA).
    5. Review public hearing comments for Regulatory Amendment 14, 
relating to a multitude of species in the Snapper Grouper Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP).
    5. Review Regulatory Amendment 14 and discuss recommendation of 
approval of the amendment for formal Secretarial review. Deem the 
codified text as necessary.
    6. Receive an overview of the following Snapper Grouper amendments: 
Amendment 29, pertaining to Only Reliable Catch Stocks (ORCS) Revisions 
to the Control Rule; Amendment 22, relating to tags that would track 
recreational harvest of species; and Regulatory Amendment 16, 
pertaining to the removal of the prohibition of Black Sea Bass pots. 
The committee will take action as necessary and provide guidance to 
staff.
    7. Receive an overview of Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 17, 
relating to MPAs and HAPCs for Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper. Review 
the stated Purpose and Need of the amendment; select sites that meet 
the criteria for MPA/HAPC reconfiguration as well as target spawning of 
Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper; and provide guidance to staff on 
timing of the amendment.

King & Spanish Mackerel Committee Agenda, September 18, 2013, 1:30 p.m. 
until 5 p.m.

    1. Receive and discuss the status of commercial and recreational 
catches versus ACLs for Atlantic group King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, 
and Cobia.
    2. Review public hearing comments for the following amendments in 
the Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) FMP: Joint South Atlantic/Gulf of 
Mexico

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(Gulf) Mackerel Amendment 19, pertaining to permits and tournament sale 
requirements; Joint Mackerel Amendment 20, regarding boundaries and 
transit provisions; and actions in the South Atlantic Mackerel 
Framework, relating to transfer at sea and trip limits. Develop 
recommendations for approval of the amendments and the framework as 
appropriate; recommend approval of the amendments and framework for 
formal Secretarial review; and deem the codified text as necessary.

    Note: There will be an informal public question and answer 
session with the NMFS Regional Administrator and the Council 
Chairman on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Advisory Panel (AP) Selection Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 
2013, 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. (Closed Session)

    1. Review motions from the June 2013 appointment recommendations 
and take action as necessary.
    2. Review the current AP policies of the other Councils and provide 
recommendations for term limits.

Protected Resources Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 
9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

    1. Receive an update from the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) 
Protected Resources Division on the current consultations of species.
    2. Receive a presentation on the biology and behavior of species as 
well as the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Proposed Rule and 
the Black Sea Bass Pot/Right Whale Co-occurrence Model.
    3. Receive an update from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Working 
Group.
    4. Discuss presentations and updates and take action as 
appropriate.

Executive Finance Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11 
a.m. until 12 noon

    1. Receive an update on the status of Council calendar year (CY) 
2013 funding as well as CY 2013 budget expenditures.
    2. Receive an update on the Joint Committee on South Florida 
Management Issues workshops.
    3. Discuss Council Follow-up and Priorities and address other 
issues as appropriate.

Data Collection Committee Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:30 
p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    1. Receive an update on the status of the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf 
Generic For-Hire Reporting Amendment (South Atlantic portion only) as 
well as the status on the CMP Framework for Headboat Reporting in the 
Gulf.
    2. Receive a report on how compliance will be implemented in both 
the Generic For-Hire Reporting Amendment and the Joint South Atlantic/
Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment.
    3. Review public hearing comments on the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf 
Generic Dealer Permit Amendment. Review any changes to the amendment 
and discuss recommendation of approval of the amendment for formal 
Secretarial review. Deem the codified text as necessary.
    4. Receive Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) presentations 
on: sample sizes for individual species; and the commercial electronic 
logbook pilot project for the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic 
Commercial Logbook Reporting Amendment. Discuss and take action as 
appropriate.
    5. Receive an overview of Gulf actions for the Gulf Generic 
Charterboat Reporting Amendment. Provide guidance to staff and take 
action as appropriate.

Council Session: September 19, 2013, 4 p.m. until completion of public 
comment period and September 20, 2013, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Council Session Agenda, Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4 p.m. until 
completion of public comment period

    4 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: Call the meeting to order, adopt the agenda, 
approve the June 2013 minutes, elect Council Chairman and Vice 
Chairman, and receive presentations.

    Note: A formal public comment session will be held on Thursday, 
September 19, 2013, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the following items: 
Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 14; Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5; 
Coral Amendment 8; Mackerel Amendments 19 and 20; Mackerel 
Framework; and the Joint South Atlantic and Gulf Generic Dealer 
Permit Amendment. Following comment on these specific items, public 
comment will be accepted regarding any other items on the Council 
agenda. The amount of time provided to individuals will be 
determined by the Chairman based on the number of individuals 
wishing to comment.

Council Session Agenda, Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a legal briefing on 
litigation. (Closed Session)
    8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Snapper Grouper Committee and is scheduled to either approve or 
disapprove Regulatory Amendment 14 for formal Secretarial review. The 
Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action 
as appropriate.
    8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
King & Spanish Mackerel Committee and is scheduled to approve or 
disapprove the following amendments for formal Secretarial review: 
Mackerel Amendment 19; Mackerel Amendment 20; and South Atlantic 
Framework actions. The Council will consider other Committee 
recommendations and take action as appropriate.
    8:45 a.m.-9 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the Data 
Collection Committee and is scheduled to either approve or disapprove 
the Joint South Atlantic/Gulf Generic Dealer Permit Amendment for 
formal Secretarial review. The Council will consider other Committee 
recommendations and take action as appropriate.
    9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Ecosystem-Based Management Committee and is scheduled to either approve 
or disapprove Coral Amendment 8 for formal Secretarial review. The 
Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action 
as appropriate.
    9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Dolphin Wahoo Committee and is scheduled to either approve or 
disapprove Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 5 for formal Secretarial review. The 
Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action 
as appropriate.
    9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Council Member Visioning Workshop, consider workshop recommendations 
and take action as appropriate.
    9:45 a.m.-10 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the SEDAR 
Committee and is scheduled to approve SEDAR 38 participants. The 
Council will consider other Committee recommendations and take action 
as appropriate.
    10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the AP 
Selection Committee and will consider recommendations for the 
appointment or reappointment of AP members. The Council will consider 
other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate.
    10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Protected Resources Committee, consider Committee recommendations and 
take action as appropriate.
    10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: The Council will receive a report from the 
Executive

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Finance Committee and is scheduled to approve the Council Follow-up and 
Priorities documents. The Council will take action on the South Florida 
Management issues as appropriate, consider other Committee 
recommendations and take action as appropriate on these 
recommendations.
    10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Council will receive various presentations, 
including a briefing on the status of the U.S. and Bahamas border issue 
and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Amendment 7 regarding Atlantic 
Bluefin Tuna, as well as status reports from SERO and the NMFS SEFSC. 
The Council will review and develop recommendations on Experimental 
Fishing Permits as necessary; review agency and liaison reports; and 
discuss other business and upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    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.

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


    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 20, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-20600 Filed 8-22-13; 8:45 am]
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