Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 70017-70018 [2013-28021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices 1. A May 2013 discussion paper on increasing the use caps for sablefish ‘‘A’’ (freezer vessel) QS and identify other approaches to maximize use of all sablefish IFQs; 2. Two proposals previously submitted to the Council to revise Federal regulations to a. Calculate maximum retainable allowances at the time of offload rather than during a fishing trip, as currently required and b. Increase the halibut and sablefish IFQ vessel caps, as the amount of IFQs each vessel may harvest has declined over time under lower catch limits; and 3. An Observer Committee proposal to allow ‘‘clean up’’ of IFQ trips across IPHC Area 4 subareas. Committee recommendations will be provided for Council review during its December 2013 meeting. Information for the meeting is posted at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/. 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 19, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 through Thursday, December 12, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, telephone: (410) 972–4300. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., 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; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Monday, December 9, 2013 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.—The HMS Committee will meet. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.—The Executive Committee will meet in a CLOSED SESSION. 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.—The Executive Committee will meet. 1 p.m.—The Council will convene. 1 p.m. until 1:10 p.m.—A photo of the Council will be taken. 1:10 p.m. until 2 p.m.—Framework 9 to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) will be discussed. 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.—There will be a River Herring and Shad Approach discussion. 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.—A Data Portal Presentation will occur. 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.—A Surfclam Presentation will occur. [FR Doc. 2013–28070 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] Wednesday, December 11, 2013 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The Demersal Committee will meet as a Committee of the Whole with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Board. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.—The Council will finalize summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational management measures for 2014 in conjunction with the ASMFC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XC996 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 Thursday, December 12, 2013 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.—Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits will be discussed. 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.—A Stakeholder Survey on Ecosystem-based PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70017 Fisheries Management Presentation will occur. 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.—The Council will hold its regular Business Session to receive Organizational Reports, the South Atlantic and the New England Liaison Reports, the Executive Director’s Report, the Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or new business. Agenda items by day for the Council’s Committees and the Council itself are: On Monday, December 9—The HMS Committee will develop Council comments on Draft Amendment 7 (bluefin tuna management measures) for submission to NMFS. On Tuesday, December 10—The Executive Committee will meet in a closed session to review the recommendations for the Ricks E Savage Award. The Executive Committee will meet to review the Draft Implementation Plan and public comments, and approve the 2014 Implementation Plan for Council consideration. The Council will convene at 1 p.m. There will be a Council photo session. The Council will discuss Framework 9 to the MSB FMP to review and approve options to address unobserved slippage on observed trips. The Council will review and adopt plan to move forward with the river herring and shad strategy implementing the motion made at the October 2013 meeting. The Council will receive a Data Portal Presentation to review project goals, methods and illustrative draft maps of Mid-Atlantic fishing activity summarized by port and gear groups and provide advice to project team on best approaches and opportunities for engaging fishermen to review, discuss and improve project data and maps. The Council will receive a report of the National Science Foundation Coupled Natural and Human Systems Surfclam Study: Climate change and responses in a coupled marine system and an update on the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SceMFiS). On Wednesday, December 11—The Council in conjunction with the ASMFC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board will review the associated Monitoring Committee’s and Advisory Panel’s specification recommendations for 2014 and adopt 2014 recreational management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. On Thursday, December 12—The Council will review options for spiny dogfish trip limits in federal waters for the 2014–15 fishing years. The Council will receive a presentation on the Stakeholder Survey on Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management. The Council will E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70018 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices hold its regular Business Session to receive Organizational Reports to include an update on forms and process for data collection for the surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries, South Atlantic and New England Liaison Reports, the Executive Director’s Report, Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or new business. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 19, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–28021 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC990 North Pacific 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council Charter Management Implementation Committee. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Implementation Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 9, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council office, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Room 205, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda is to identify a preferred management measure(s), from the following committee recommendations. For Regulatory Area 2C: (1) Annual limit combined with maximum size limit; (2) Annual limit combined with reverse slot limit; (3) Bag limit of one emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 fish with a maximum size limit; and (4) Status quo management of one fish less than 45 inches or greater than 68 inches. For Regulatory Area 3A: (1) Status quo management of a bag limit of two fish, with no size limit; (2) Bag limit of two fish, with a maximum size limit on second fish; (3) Annual limit, with bag limit of two fish; and (4) Prohibit retention of skipper/crew harvest. Committee recommendations will be incorporated into an analysis for Council review in December 2013. The Council will recommend a preferred measure(s) for each area for consideration by the International Pacific Halibut Commission for implementation in 2014. 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 19, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–28071 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC934 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2014 Research Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for applications. AGENCY: NMFS announces its request for applications for the 2014 shark research fishery from commercial shark fishermen with directed or incidental SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shark limited access permits. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent and biological data for future stock assessments to meet NMFS’s shark research objectives. The only commercial vessels authorized to land sandbar sharks are those participating in the shark research fishery. Shark research fishery permittees may also land other large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks. Commercial shark fishermen who are interested in participating in the shark research fishery need to submit a completed Shark Research Fishery Permit Application in order to be considered. DATES: Shark Research Fishery Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., local time, on December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please submit completed applications to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division at: • Mail: Attn: Delisse Ortiz, HMS Management Division (F/SF1), NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: (301) 713–1917. For copies of the Shark Research Fishery Permit Application, please write to the HMS Management Division at the address listed above, call (301) 427– 8503 (phone), or fax a request to (301) 713–1917. Copies of the Shark Research Fishery Application are also available at the HMS Web site at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/index.htm. Additionally, please be advised that your application may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz or Delisse Ortiz, at (301) 427–8503 (phone) or (301) 713– 1917 (fax). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. The final rule for Amendment 2 to the Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 2) (73 FR 35778, June 24, 2008, corrected at 73 FR 40658, July 15, 2008) established, among other things, a shark research fishery to maintain time series data for stock assessments and to meet NMFS’ research objectives. Since the shark research fishery was established in 2008, the research fishery has allowed for: the collection of fishery dependent data for current and future stock assessments; the operation of E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC996


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its 
Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Committee, and its Executive Committee 
will hold public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 through 
Thursday, December 12, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific 
dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Westin Annapolis, 100 
Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, telephone: (410) 972-4300.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., 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; telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Monday, December 9, 2013

    3 p.m. until 5 p.m.--The HMS Committee will meet.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.--The Executive Committee will meet in a 
CLOSED SESSION.
    9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.--The Executive Committee will meet.
    1 p.m.--The Council will convene.
    1 p.m. until 1:10 p.m.--A photo of the Council will be taken.
    1:10 p.m. until 2 p.m.--Framework 9 to the Mackerel, Squid, and 
Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) will be discussed.
    2 p.m. until 3 p.m.--There will be a River Herring and Shad 
Approach discussion.
    3 p.m. until 4 p.m.--A Data Portal Presentation will occur.
    4 p.m. until 5 p.m.--A Surfclam Presentation will occur.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    The Demersal Committee will meet as a Committee of the Whole with 
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Board.
    9 a.m. until 5 p.m.--The Council will finalize summer flounder, 
scup, and black sea bass recreational management measures for 2014 in 
conjunction with the ASMFC's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass 
Board.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

    9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.--Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits will be 
discussed.
    9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.--A Stakeholder Survey on Ecosystem-based 
Fisheries Management Presentation will occur.
    10 a.m. until 1 p.m.--The Council will hold its regular Business 
Session to receive Organizational Reports, the South Atlantic and the 
New England Liaison Reports, the Executive Director's Report, the 
Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or 
new business.
    Agenda items by day for the Council's Committees and the Council 
itself are:
    On Monday, December 9--The HMS Committee will develop Council 
comments on Draft Amendment 7 (bluefin tuna management measures) for 
submission to NMFS.
    On Tuesday, December 10--The Executive Committee will meet in a 
closed session to review the recommendations for the Ricks E Savage 
Award. The Executive Committee will meet to review the Draft 
Implementation Plan and public comments, and approve the 2014 
Implementation Plan for Council consideration.
    The Council will convene at 1 p.m. There will be a Council photo 
session. The Council will discuss Framework 9 to the MSB FMP to review 
and approve options to address unobserved slippage on observed trips. 
The Council will review and adopt plan to move forward with the river 
herring and shad strategy implementing the motion made at the October 
2013 meeting. The Council will receive a Data Portal Presentation to 
review project goals, methods and illustrative draft maps of Mid-
Atlantic fishing activity summarized by port and gear groups and 
provide advice to project team on best approaches and opportunities for 
engaging fishermen to review, discuss and improve project data and 
maps. The Council will receive a report of the National Science 
Foundation Coupled Natural and Human Systems Surfclam Study: Climate 
change and responses in a coupled marine system and an update on the 
Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SceMFiS).
    On Wednesday, December 11--The Council in conjunction with the 
ASMFC's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board will review the 
associated Monitoring Committee's and Advisory Panel's specification 
recommendations for 2014 and adopt 2014 recreational management 
measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass.
    On Thursday, December 12--The Council will review options for spiny 
dogfish trip limits in federal waters for the 2014-15 fishing years. 
The Council will receive a presentation on the Stakeholder Survey on 
Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management. The Council will

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hold its regular Business Session to receive Organizational Reports to 
include an update on forms and process for data collection for the 
surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries, South Atlantic and New England 
Liaison Reports, the Executive Director's Report, Science Report, 
Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or new business.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-28021 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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