Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC); Public Meeting/Hearing, 22100-22101 [2014-08954]

Download as PDF 22100 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices A mail survey of all anglers within a household will be used to collect recent fishing effort data including gear and methods of fishing from shore. The main purpose will be to compare to onsite roving counts of shore fishing effort during the same period and to produce adjustment factors for under-coverage of the roving on-site survey (the roving effort survey does not require response from the public). The survey scope is Oahu, during a single 2-month sampling wave (current schedule July–Aug, 2014). The effort surveys will use catch data from the ongoing shore angler intercept survey to produce estimates of total catch, harvested catch, and live released catch. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected through mail surveys. III. Data IV. Request for Comments ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–09020 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD245 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 will meet Wednesday, May 7, 2014, to Friday, May 9, 2014. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and continue until close of business on each day. The meeting is expected to adjourn by midday on May 9. ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The meeting will be held in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008. 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 plans to discuss the following topics: 1. Potential changes to management measures for the west coast drift gillnet fishery based on guidance from the Council at its March 2014 meeting. Topics covered include a long-term transition plan for the fishery, the use of alternative gear types, and establishing a Federal limited access permit program for the fishery. 2. Criteria for evaluating exempted fishing permits submitted to test alternative gear. 3. Council recommendations with respect to international management of HMS stocks of interest. 4. Potential changes to HMS management that may be implemented for the April 1, 2015–March 31, 2017 biennial period, which the Council will SUMMARY: OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: April 16, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 begin considering in June 2014. Specifically, recreational fishery bag limit changes for Pacific bluefin tuna. 5. Other informational items and related tasks such as preparation of the HMS SAFE document. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 16, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09003 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD250 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC); Public Meeting/ Hearing National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and hearing. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) to discuss fishery management issues in the Territory of American Samoa. Hearings to receive public input on the Council action to modify the boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic Vessel Area closure (LPVA) will also be held. DATES: A public hearing will be held at Sadies by the Sea Conference Room in Pago Pago on May 3, 2014. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices American Samoa REAC meeting will be held in American Samoa in the village of Tafuna on May 5, 2014. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times, and locations. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this issue may be sent to Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. Comments may be sent to the Council via facsimile (fax) at (808) 522– 8226. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, WPFMC, telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Date, Time, and Location for Public Hearing and American Samoa REAC Meeting • Pago Pago, American Samoa— Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sadies By The Sea Conference Room; • Tafuna, American Samoa— Monday, May 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Administration Airport Building, Tafuna International Airport, AS 96799; 4 to 6 p.m., May 3, 2014, Sadies by the Sea Conference Room Modification to the Boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic Vessel Area Closure. At its 159th Meeting, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council directed staff to prepare an amendment to the Pelagics Fishery Ecosystem Plan to modify the LVPA and identify options to reduce, for a period of one year, the northern boundary of the LVPA around Tutuila, Manua, and Rose to 25 nautical miles and to reduce the LVPA around Swains to 12 nautical miles, as preliminarily preferred alternative. The purpose of this amendment is to provide a temporary increase in the area that can be fished by the large vessel segment of the American Samoa longline fleet such that competition between longline gears is reduced, albacore catch rates improved, and that there are reductions in the cost of longline trips, thus improving economic returns from the fishery. The need for this amendment is to promote the efficiency of the American Samoa longline fishery at a time when the fishery is experiencing difficulties in maintaining the economic viability of the fishery. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5, 2014, Port Administration Airport Building, Tafuna International Airport 1. Welcome and Introduction of Members VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 2. Report on Fishery Development Program 3. Report on Sanctuaries Program in American Samoa 4. Marine Conservation Plan 5. Modification to the Boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic Vessel Area closure 6. Public Hearing 7. REAC Discussion and Recommendations Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 15, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–08954 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD242 Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEM Committees) will hold a joint work session, which is open to the public. SUMMARY: The work session will be held May 7 and 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. until the earlier of 5 p.m. or when business for each day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The work session will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 97188, telephone: (206) 246–8600. Council Address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22101 Mr. Brett Wiedoff, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GEM Committees will hold a joint work session May 7 and 8, in Seattle, WA, to discuss development of an impact analysis for the Pacific Council’s adopted alternatives for a potential electronic monitoring program currently being developed for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited Entry Trawl Fishery, and any other results from the April Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting. No management actions will be decided at this work session. The work session will include review and discussion of the Council’s adopted alternatives and other reports. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GEM Committees for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. The work session 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 GEM committees’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. A meeting report will be prepared for consideration by the Pacific Council at its June 2014 meeting in Garden Grove, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 16, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD250


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC); Public 
Meeting/Hearing

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory 
Committee (REAC) to discuss fishery management issues in the Territory 
of American Samoa. Hearings to receive public input on the Council 
action to modify the boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic 
Vessel Area closure (LPVA) will also be held.

DATES: A public hearing will be held at Sadies by the Sea Conference 
Room in Pago Pago on May 3, 2014. The

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American Samoa REAC meeting will be held in American Samoa in the 
village of Tafuna on May 5, 2014. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
specific dates, times, and locations.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this issue may be sent to Kitty M. 
Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management 
Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. Comments may 
be sent to the Council via facsimile (fax) at (808) 522-8226.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
WPFMC, telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Date, Time, and Location for Public Hearing and American Samoa REAC 
Meeting

     Pago Pago, American Samoa--Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 4 
p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sadies By The Sea Conference Room;
     Tafuna, American Samoa--Monday, May 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. at the Port Administration Airport Building, Tafuna 
International Airport, AS 96799;

4 to 6 p.m., May 3, 2014, Sadies by the Sea Conference Room

    Modification to the Boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic 
Vessel Area Closure.
    At its 159th Meeting, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery 
Management Council directed staff to prepare an amendment to the 
Pelagics Fishery Ecosystem Plan to modify the LVPA and identify options 
to reduce, for a period of one year, the northern boundary of the LVPA 
around Tutuila, Manua, and Rose to 25 nautical miles and to reduce the 
LVPA around Swains to 12 nautical miles, as preliminarily preferred 
alternative. The purpose of this amendment is to provide a temporary 
increase in the area that can be fished by the large vessel segment of 
the American Samoa longline fleet such that competition between 
longline gears is reduced, albacore catch rates improved, and that 
there are reductions in the cost of longline trips, thus improving 
economic returns from the fishery. The need for this amendment is to 
promote the efficiency of the American Samoa longline fishery at a time 
when the fishery is experiencing difficulties in maintaining the 
economic viability of the fishery.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5, 2014, Port Administration Airport Building, 
Tafuna International Airport

1. Welcome and Introduction of Members
2. Report on Fishery Development Program
3. Report on Sanctuaries Program in American Samoa
4. Marine Conservation Plan
5. Modification to the Boundaries of the American Samoa Large Pelagic 
Vessel Area closure
6. Public Hearing
7. REAC Discussion and Recommendations

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: April 15, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-08954 Filed 4-18-14; 8:45 am]
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