New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 1395-1396 [2015-00147]

Download as PDF rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Notices Data Collection Committee Agenda, Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon: • Discussion of Technical Subcommittee for Electronic Charter Boat Reporting Recommendations • Review and Discussion of Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Calibration • Review and Discussion of MRIP Red Snapper Workshop • Electronic Monitoring/Electronic Reporting Implementation Plan —Recess— Reef Fish Management Committee Agenda, Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.: • Review of Red Snapper Update Assessment • Reevaluation of Gag Overfishing Limits (OFL) and Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for 2015–16 • Review of Mutton Snapper Update Assessment • Review of Draft Amendment 39— Red Snapper Recreational Regional Management • Review of Revised Public Hearing Draft Amendment 28—Red Snapper Allocation • Review of Greater Amberjack Draft Framework Action • Report of the Ad Hoc For-hire Red Snapper AP • Final Action—Framework Action to Adjust Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Management Measures • Review of Options Paper to Update Minimum Stock Size Threshold for Reef Fish Stocks with Low Natural Mortality • Discussion of Red Snapper Poaching by Mexican Lanchas —Recess— Reef Fish Management Committee Agenda, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.: • Continuation of the previous day’s agenda —Recess— Immediately following committee recess Dr. Crabtree will hold a Red Snapper Update and Question & Answer Session. Mackerel Management Committee Agenda, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.: • Discussion of Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment Renumbering • Review of SEDAR 38—Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel Stock Assessment Report • Review of Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 24 Scoping Document—South Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Allocations • Review of Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26 Scoping VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:56 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Document—Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King Mackerel Allocations and Mixing Zone Delineation • Review of Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 28 Scoping Document—Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic King and Spanish Mackerel Permit Split • Discussion of Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel Gill Net Fishery Issues Gulf SEDAR Management Committee Agenda, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon: • Review of SEDAR Schedule —Recess— Council Session Agenda, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.: 1:30 p.m.–1:40 p.m.: Call to Order and Introductions, Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes 1:40 p.m.–1:50 p.m.: The Council will receive an update on Red Drum 1:50 p.m.–2:50 p.m.: The Council will receive a briefing regarding the NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy and discuss Council Member SEDAR Workshop for June 2015. —Recess— 3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: The Council will receive public testimony on Final Action—Framework Action to Adjust Recreational For-hire Red Snapper Management Measures and Revised Public Hearing Draft Amendment 28—Red Snapper Allocation; and open public comment period regarding other fishery issues or concerns. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. —Recess— Council Session Agenda, Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: The Council will receive a committee report from the Reef Fish Management Committee 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: The Council will receive committee reports from the Data Collection Management Committee, Gulf SEDAR Management Committee, Administrative Policy Committee and Mackerel Management Committee. 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.: The Council will review Other Business items: Financial Disclosure Requirements. —Adjourn— The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted on the Council’s file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials see folder ‘‘Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2015–01’’ PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1395 on Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The meetings will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, http:// www.gulfcouncil.org. 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 these meetings. 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 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working 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: January 6, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00148 Filed 1–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD700 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day meeting on January 27–29, 2015 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 through Thursday, January 29, 2015, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27; and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1396 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and 29. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431–2300; fax: (603) 431–7805. For online information see www.sheratonportsmouth.com/. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 The Council meeting will begin with introductions and brief reports from the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director (to include a review and approval of an updated version of the Council’s Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures), the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and NOAA Law Enforcement, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), U.S. Coast Guard and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. A brief closed session will follow during which the Council will approve Scientific and Statistical Committee appointments for 2015–17. The Council will then provide an opportunity for the public to provide brief comments on items that are relevant to Council business but otherwise not listed on the published agenda. During the afternoon session, the Council expects to discuss and determine an appropriate level of Council participation with ASFMC during the development of management measures for the Jonah Crab fishery in the EEZ. The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program staff (ACCSP) will provide an overview of its integrated data collection and distribution systems that are conducted in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, including dealer data collection and vessel trip reporting. During the a discussion of measures that will address recreational groundfish fishery activities, the Council will discuss recommendations for proactive accountability measures for Gulf of Maine haddock and Gulf of Maine cod for fishing year 2015. The day will close with a report, the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies Groundfish Fishery, May 2013–April 2014 to be VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:56 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 presented by Northeast Fisheries Science Center staff. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 The NEFMC Herring Committee will ask the Council to cover several issues that will continue until after the lunch break. They are as follows: (1) An update on the industry-based river herring bycatch avoidance program; (2) an update on the River Herring Technical Expert Working Group process, its timeline, and products; (3) a review of the NEFMC staff discussion document that addresses considerations related to adding river herring and shad as stocks in the Atlantic herring fishery; and (4) consideration and possible approval of related Herring Committee recommendations. The recommendations address cooperative research priorities for any research setaside that may be allocated in 2016–18 during the Atlantic herring fishery specifications process; and approval of a scoping document for an amendment to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan that will address control rules for the Atlantic herring fishery to account for herring’s role as forage in the ecosystem. During the remainder of the afternoon the Council’s Observer Policy Committee will request that the Council review and approve a Draft Environmental Assessment for an omnibus amendment that could establish provisions for industry-funded monitoring (IFM) across all federallymanaged fisheries in the Northeast. Related recommendations provided by the both the Observer Policy and Herring Committees will be considered. It is also expected that the Council will select preferred alternatives as well as options proposed to address observer coverage requirements for Atlantic herring vessels. Thursday, January 29, 2015 During the final day of the meeting the Council will focus on three reports. During the first, there will be an overview of the 2014 independent evaluation of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s processes and modeling approaches used to develop stock assessments. This will be followed by a briefing on NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Strategy. The last will be an update on the annual state of the Northeast Continental Shelf ecosystem. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 6, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00147 Filed 1–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD699 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings in American Samoa and Hawaii regarding the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plans and American Samoa fishery management issues. DATES: American Samoa Advisory Body Fishery Ecosystem Plan Review Meeting: Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Public Meeting on Large Pelagic Vessel Prohibited Area Thursday January 29, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee Fishery Ecosystem Plan Review Meeting: Friday January 30, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Hawaii Council Advisory Body Fishery Ecosystem Plan Review Meeting: Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee Fishery Ecosystem Plan Review Meeting: Thursday February 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific locations of meetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD700


New England Fishery Management Council; 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 New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a 3-day meeting on January 27-29, 2015 to consider actions affecting 
New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 through 
Thursday, January 29, 2015, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 
27; and

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8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and 29.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, 
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431-2300; 
fax: (603) 431-7805. For online information see 
www.sheratonportsmouth.com/.
    Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    The Council meeting will begin with introductions and brief reports 
from the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director (to include a review and 
approval of an updated version of the Council's Statement of 
Organization, Practices, and Procedures), the NOAA Fisheries Regional 
Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and NOAA Law 
Enforcement, and representatives of the Atlantic States Marine 
Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), U.S. Coast Guard and the Northeast 
Regional Ocean Council. A brief closed session will follow during which 
the Council will approve Scientific and Statistical Committee 
appointments for 2015-17. The Council will then provide an opportunity 
for the public to provide brief comments on items that are relevant to 
Council business but otherwise not listed on the published agenda.
    During the afternoon session, the Council expects to discuss and 
determine an appropriate level of Council participation with ASFMC 
during the development of management measures for the Jonah Crab 
fishery in the EEZ. The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program 
staff (ACCSP) will provide an overview of its integrated data 
collection and distribution systems that are conducted in partnership 
with NOAA Fisheries, including dealer data collection and vessel trip 
reporting. During the a discussion of measures that will address 
recreational groundfish fishery activities, the Council will discuss 
recommendations for proactive accountability measures for Gulf of Maine 
haddock and Gulf of Maine cod for fishing year 2015. The day will close 
with a report, the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies Groundfish 
Fishery, May 2013-April 2014 to be presented by Northeast Fisheries 
Science Center staff.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    The NEFMC Herring Committee will ask the Council to cover several 
issues that will continue until after the lunch break. They are as 
follows: (1) An update on the industry-based river herring bycatch 
avoidance program; (2) an update on the River Herring Technical Expert 
Working Group process, its timeline, and products; (3) a review of the 
NEFMC staff discussion document that addresses considerations related 
to adding river herring and shad as stocks in the Atlantic herring 
fishery; and (4) consideration and possible approval of related Herring 
Committee recommendations. The recommendations address cooperative 
research priorities for any research set-aside that may be allocated in 
2016-18 during the Atlantic herring fishery specifications process; and 
approval of a scoping document for an amendment to the Atlantic Herring 
Fishery Management Plan that will address control rules for the 
Atlantic herring fishery to account for herring's role as forage in the 
ecosystem. During the remainder of the afternoon the Council's Observer 
Policy Committee will request that the Council review and approve a 
Draft Environmental Assessment for an omnibus amendment that could 
establish provisions for industry-funded monitoring (IFM) across all 
federally-managed fisheries in the Northeast. Related recommendations 
provided by the both the Observer Policy and Herring Committees will be 
considered. It is also expected that the Council will select preferred 
alternatives as well as options proposed to address observer coverage 
requirements for Atlantic herring vessels.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

    During the final day of the meeting the Council will focus on three 
reports. During the first, there will be an overview of the 2014 
independent evaluation of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 
processes and modeling approaches used to develop stock assessments. 
This will be followed by a briefing on NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate 
Science Strategy. The last will be an update on the annual state of the 
Northeast Continental Shelf ecosystem.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: January 6, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-00147 Filed 1-8-15; 8:45 am]
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