Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 22100 [2014-09003]

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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD245


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 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]
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