North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 69429-69430 [2014-27540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices main components: Artificial propagation and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Artificial propagation activities that could lead to the take of listed coho salmon include: Adult broodstock collection, spawning, rearing, handling, evaluation, tagging and release of progeny. Once the threat of demographic extinction is reduced, the number of hatchery adult coho salmon allowed to spawn naturally in Bogus Creek may be controlled to insure that the proportionate natural influence (PNI) for spawning coho salmon exceeds 0.5 (PNI > 0.5). The purpose for controlling the PNI is to have natural environment rather than the hatchery environment drive local adaptation and selection processes to improve genetic fitness. The HGMP includes measures to increase the fertilization of eggs and survival rate for each life stage and to minimize the likelihood of genetic or ecological effects to listed natural fish resulting from the hatchery operations and propagation of hatchery fish. Monitoring and evaluation will occur by conducting coho spawning ground and carcass surveys in the mainstem Klamath River and key tributary streams that comprise habitat for the Upper Klamath River coho salmon population unit. These data will be used to estimate adult natural and hatchery escapement levels and spawn timing in key streams for the Upper Klamath population unit as a whole. M&E activities will also collect necessary data to document achievement of performance indicators specified in the HGMP. Take of adult and juvenile coho salmon associated with Permit 15755 is described in the NMFS permit and particularly detailed in Table 1 of the permit. Permit 15755 expires on August 31, 2024. Dated: November 17, 2014. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27543 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XD526 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 Notice of SEDAR 40 Review Workshop for Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus). ACTION: The SEDAR 40 review of the Atlantic stock of menhaden will consist of one workshop. DATES: The SEDAR 40 Review Workshop will be held on December 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; December 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and December 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 40 Review Workshop will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512; telephone: (252) 240–1155. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: julia.byrd@ safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69429 Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the assessment process, which may include Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Review Panel Summary. 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 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SEDAR office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business 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: November 18, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27620 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD634 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69430 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, December 10–16, 2014. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday December 10, continuing through Tuesday December 16, 2014. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday December 8 and continue through Wednesday December 10, 2014. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday December 9, and continue through Saturday December 13, 2014. The Enforcement Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday December 9, 2014. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd, Anchorage, AK. Council Address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Executive Director’s Report (including review of staff work plan for Gulf of Alaska (GOA)) trawl bycatch management, crab workgroup report on regional delivery framework agreement, legislate update) NMFS Management Report ADF&G Report NOAA Enforcement Report U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. FWS Report International Pacific Halibut Commission Report Protected Species Report North Pacific Research Board report 2. Charter Halibut Management Measures for 2015 3. Initial review of Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch 4. Final action on GOA Skate Maximum Retainable Allowance (MRA) 5. Final BSAI Groundfish harvest specifications; approve Plan Team reports; Amendment 80/American Fisheries Act (AFA) incidental catch data 6. Final GOA groundifish specifications; approve Plan Team reports mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 7. Initial review of GOA Sablefish longline pots 8. Discussion paper on Vessel Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) Caps 9. Electronic Monitoring (EM); workgroup report; discuss Alternative 4 and review Cooperative Research Plan (CRP) 10. Discussion paper on Observer coverage on small Catcher Processors (CPs) 11. Review Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) discussion paper 12. Initial/Final action on Fishery Management Plan (FMP) language License Limitation Program (LLP) exemptions housekeeping 13. Pribilof canyon corals; receive comments on rage of alternatives 14. Staff Tasking The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch 2. BSAI Groundfish Specifications 3. GOA Groundfish Specifications 4. GOA Sablefish pots In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org. Background documents, reports, and analyses for review are posted on the Council Web site in advance of the meeting. The names and organizational affiliations of SSC members are also posted on the Web site. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 MagnusonStevens 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. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 17, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27540 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD635 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: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 through Thursday, December 11, 2014. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at: Royal Sonesta, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, telephone: (410) 234– 0550. 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. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. ADDRESSES: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Executive Committee [OPEN SESSION] —Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management • Forage Fish White Paper (review second draft) E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD634


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings, December 10-16, 2014.

DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on 
Wednesday December 10, continuing through Tuesday December 16, 2014. 
The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on 
Monday December 8 and continue through Wednesday December 10, 2014. The 
Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday December 
9, and continue through Saturday December 13, 2014. The Enforcement 
Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday December 9, 2014. 
All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
West 3rd, Anchorage, AK.
    Council Address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council's plenary 
session will include the following issues. The Council may take 
appropriate action on any of the issues identified.

1. Executive Director's Report (including review of staff work plan for 
Gulf of Alaska (GOA)) trawl bycatch management, crab workgroup report 
on regional delivery framework agreement, legislate update)
    NMFS Management Report
    ADF&G Report
    NOAA Enforcement Report
    U.S. Coast Guard Report
    U.S. FWS Report
    International Pacific Halibut Commission Report
    Protected Species Report
    North Pacific Research Board report
2. Charter Halibut Management Measures for 2015
3. Initial review of Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch
4. Final action on GOA Skate Maximum Retainable Allowance (MRA)
5. Final BSAI Groundfish harvest specifications; approve Plan Team 
reports; Amendment 80/American Fisheries Act (AFA) incidental catch 
data
6. Final GOA groundifish specifications; approve Plan Team reports
7. Initial review of GOA Sablefish longline pots
8. Discussion paper on Vessel Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) Caps
9. Electronic Monitoring (EM); workgroup report; discuss Alternative 4 
and review Cooperative Research Plan (CRP)
10. Discussion paper on Observer coverage on small Catcher Processors 
(CPs)
11. Review Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) discussion paper
12. Initial/Final action on Fishery Management Plan (FMP) language 
License Limitation Program (LLP) exemptions housekeeping
13. Pribilof canyon corals; receive comments on rage of alternatives
14. Staff Tasking

    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following 
issues:

1. Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch
2. BSAI Groundfish Specifications
3. GOA Groundfish Specifications
4. GOA Sablefish pots

    In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery 
management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer 
review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-
Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 
guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to 
satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the 
OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted at http://www.npfmc.org. Background documents, reports, and 
analyses for review are posted on the Council Web site in advance of 
the meeting. The names and organizational affiliations of SSC members 
are also posted on the Web site.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during these meetings. 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 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 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 17, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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