Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 65973-65974 [2013-26361]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices Option 1: No Action—Do not modify the prohibition on fishing for or possession of Council-managed reef fish during the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico. Option 2: During the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico specified in Action 3, prohibit fishing for Council-managed reef fish. Option 3: During the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico specified in Action 3, prohibit fishing for spiny lobster. Option 4: During the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico specified in Action 3, prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster. Option 5: During the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico specified in Action 3, prohibit fishing for all species. Option 6: During the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico specified in Action 3, prohibit fishing for and possession of all species. Action 7: Prohibit Anchoring in Abrir La Sierra. Option 1: No Action—do not prohibit anchoring by vessels in Abrir La Sierra. Option 2: Prohibit anchoring for 3 months in Abrir La Sierra. The 3-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1. Option 3: Prohibit anchoring for 6 months in Abrir La Sierra. The 6-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1. Option 4: Prohibit anchoring yearround in Abrir La Sierra. Action 8: Prohibit Anchoring in Tourmaline Bank. Option 1: No Action—do not prohibit anchoring by vessels in Tourmaline Bank. Option 2: Prohibit anchoring for 3 months in Tourmaline Bank. The 3month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 2. Option 3: Prohibit anchoring for 6 months in Tourmaline Bank. The 6month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 2. Option 4: Prohibit anchoring yearround in Tourmaline Bank. Action 9: Prohibit Anchoring in Bajo de Sico. Option 1: No Action—maintain the year-round prohibition on anchoring by vessels in Bajo de Sico. Option 2: Prohibit anchoring for 6 months in Bajo de Sico. The 6-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 2. Option 3: Prohibit anchoring for 3 months (December 1 through the end of February) in Bajo de Sico. Option 4: Do not prohibit anchoring in Bajo de Sico. Action 10: Prohibit Spearfishing in Abrir La Sierra. Option 1: No Action—do not prohibit spearfishing in Abrir La Sierra. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 Option 2: Prohibit spearfishing in Abrir La Sierra for 3 months. The 3month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1. Option 3: Prohibit spearfishing in Abrir La Sierra for 6 months. The 6month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 1. Option 4: Prohibit spearfishing yearround in Abrir La Sierra. Action 11: Prohibit Spearfishing in Tourmaline Bank. Option 1: No Action—do not prohibit spearfishing in Tourmaline Bank. Option 2: Prohibit spearfishing in Tourmaline Bank for 3 months. The 3month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 2. Option 3: Prohibit spearfishing in Tourmaline Bank for 6 months. The 6month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 2. Option 4: Prohibit spearfishing yearround in Tourmaline Bank. Action 12: Prohibit Spearfishing in Bajo de Sico. Option 1: No Action—do not prohibit spearfishing in Bajo de Sico. Option 2: Prohibit spearfishing in Bajo de Sico for 3 months. The 3-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 3. Option 3: Prohibit spearfishing in Bajo de Sico for 6 months. The 6-month closure will coincide with the closure period chosen in Action 3. Option 4: Prohibit spearfishing yearround in Bajo de Sico. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a scoping meeting to receive public input on the management options mentioned above. The complete document is available at: www.caribbeanfmc.com or you may contact Ms. Livia Montalvo at livia_ montalvo_cfmc@yahoo.com, or the Council office at (787) 766–5926 to obtain copies. Written comments can be sent to the Council not later than 5:00 p.m., December 6, 2013, by regular mail to the address below, or via email to graciela_ cfmc@yahoo.com. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65973 Dated: October 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26360 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC955 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8400. 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: The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to recommend recreational management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries for the 2014 fishing year. Multi-year recreational measures may be considered for all three species into 2015. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65974 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices 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 M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. • Email: SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov. • Mail: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier: ‘‘SEDAR Pool Nomination.’’ • Fax: 301–713–1917. Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be found at http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/. The terms of reference for the SEDAR Pool, along with a list of current members, can be found at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/SEDAR/ SEDAR.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Delisse Ortiz or Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 425–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Introduction [FR Doc. 2013–26361 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC935 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; nominations for Advisory Panel. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Advisory Panel (AP) for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops (this AP is also called the ‘‘SEDAR Pool’’). The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group of individuals who may be selected to consider data and advise NMFS regarding scientific information, including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are being sought for a 3year appointment (2014–2016). Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, or nongovernmental organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 Section 302(g)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., states that each Council shall establish such advisory panels as are necessary or appropriate to assist in carrying out its functions under the Act. The MagnusonStevens Act provides that this section is applicable to HMS Management by the Secretary as well as by Councils. As such, NMFS has established the SEDAR Pool under this section. The SEDAR Pool currently consists of 26 individuals who can be selected to review data and advise NMFS regarding scientific information, including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. While the SEDAR Pool was created specifically for Atlantic oceanic sharks, it may be expanded to include other HMS, as needed. The primary purpose of the individuals in the SEDAR Pool is to review, at SEDAR workshops, the scientific information (including but not limited to data and models) used in stock assessments that are used to advise NMFS about the conservation and management of the Atlantic HMS, specifically but not limited to, Atlantic sharks. Individuals in the SEDAR Pool, if selected, may participate in the various data, assessment, and review workshops during the SEDAR process of any HMS stock assessment. In order to ensure that the peer review is unbiased, individuals who participated in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular stock assessment will not be allowed to serve as reviewers for the same stock assessment. However, these individuals may be asked to attend the review workshop to answer specific PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions from the reviewers concerning the data and/or assessment workshops. Members of the SEDAR Pool may serve as members of other APs concurrent with, or following, their service on the SEDAR Pool. Procedures and Guidelines A. Participants The SEDAR Pool is comprised of individuals representing the commercial and recreational fishing communities for Atlantic sharks, the environmental community active in the conservation and management of Atlantic sharks, and the academic community that have relevant expertise either with sharks or shark-like species and/or stock assessment methodologies for marine fish species. Members of the SEDAR Pool must have demonstrated experience in the fisheries, related industries, research, teaching, writing, conservation, or management of marine organisms. The distribution of representation among the interested parties is not defined or limited. Additional members of the SEDAR Pool may also include representatives from the five Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils, the 18 states in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, both the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and the interstate commissions: the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. If NMFS requires additional members to ensure a diverse pool of individuals for data or assessment workshops, NMFS may request individuals to become members of the SEDAR Pool outside of the annual nomination period. Panel members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Not all members will be selected to attend each SEDAR workshop. Rather, NMFS will invite certain members to participate at specific stock assessment workshops dependent on their ability to participate, discuss, and recommend scientific decisions regarding the species being assessed. If an invited SEDAR Pool member is unable to attend the workshop, the member may send a designee who may represent them and participate in the activities of the workshop. In order to ensure the designee meets the requirements of participating in the data and/or assessment workshop, the designee must receive written approval of the Director of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries at least six weeks in advance of the beginning of the relevant data and/or assessment workshop. Written notification must include the name, E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC955


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Summer 
Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, and Black Sea 
Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton BWI 
Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: 
(410) 859-8400.
    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: The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea 
Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to recommend recreational 
management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass 
fisheries for the 2014 fishing year. Multi-year recreational measures 
may be considered for all three species into 2015.
    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

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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 M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council 
Office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 30, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26361 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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