Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2015 Research Fishery, 3221 [2015-00920]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 14 / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Notices The products of these technical working groups will be a set of wellcharacterized whole genome and synthetic DNA RMs along with the methods (documentary standards) and reference data necessary for use of the RMs. These products will be designed to help enable translation of whole genome sequencing to regulated clinical applications. The consortium meets in workshops two times per year, in January at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and in August at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. At these workshops, including the last meetings at Stanford in January 2014 and at NIST in August 2014, participants in the consortium have discussed progress developing well-characterized genomes for NIST Reference Materials and planned future experiments and analysis of these genomes (see https:// federalregister.gov/a/2012-18064, https://federalregister.gov/a/201318934, and https://federalregister.gov/a/ 2014-18841 for past workshops at NIST). The August 2014 meeting, which included meetings of each of the four working groups, was announced in the Federal Register (79 FR 46774) on August 11, 2014, and the meeting is summarized at https:// sites.stanford.edu/abms/content/ workshop-summary-and-slides-august2014. There is no cost for participating in the consortium. No proprietary information will be shared as part of the consortium, and all research results will be in the public domain. All attendees are required to preregister. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must pre-register at http:// app.certain.com/profile/form/ index.cfm?PKformID=0x19409085b04 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in order to attend. Dated: January 14, 2015. Richard Cavanagh, Acting Associate Director of Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–01158 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD670 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2015 Research Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Jan 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. On October 31, 2014, NMFS published a notice inviting qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit applications to participate in the 2015 shark research fishery. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent data for future stock assessments and cooperative research with commercial fishermen to meet the shark research objectives of the Agency. Every year, the permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in the shark research fishery are designated depending on the scientific and research needs of the Agency, as well as the number of NMFS-approved observers available. In order to inform selected participants of this year’s specific permit requirements and ensure all terms and conditions of the permit are met, NMFS is holding a mandatory permit holder meeting (via conference call) for selected participants. The date and time of that meeting is announced in this notice. DATES: A conference call will be held on January 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: A conference call will be conducted. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for information on how to access the conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz or Delisse Ortiz at (301) 427–8503. 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 Highly Migratory species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. The final rule for Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (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. The shark research fishery gathers important scientific data and allows selected commercial fishermen the opportunity to earn more revenue from selling the sharks caught, including sandbar sharks. Only the commercial shark fishermen selected to participate in the shark research fishery are authorized to land/harvest sandbar sharks subject to the sandbar quota available each year. The 2015 sandbar SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 3221 shark quota is 116.6 mt dw per year. The selected shark research fishery participants also have access to the research large coastal shark, small coastal shark, and pelagic shark quotas subject to retention limits and quotas per §§ 635.24 and 635.27, respectively. On October 31, 2014 (79 FR 64750), NMFS published a notice inviting qualified commercial shark directed and incidental permit holders to submit an application to participate in the 2015 shark research fishery. NMFS received 7 applications, of which 6 applicants were determined to meet all the qualifications. NMFS selected all 6 qualified participants after considering how to meet research objectives in particular regions. NMFS expects to invite qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit an application for the 2016 shark research fishery later in 2015. As with past years, the 2015 permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in the shark research fishery were designated depending on the scientific and research needs of the Agency, as well as the number of NMFS-approved observers available. In order to inform selected participants of this year’s specific permit requirements and ensure all terms and conditions of the permit are met, per the requirements of § 635.32 (f)(4), NMFS is holding a mandatory permit holder meeting via conference call. Conference Call Date, Time, and Dial-In Number The conference call will be held on January 29, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. (EST). Participants and interested parties should call 1–888–810–4795 and use the passcode 8297434. Selected participants who do not attend will not be allowed to participate in the shark research fishery. While the conference call is mandatory for selected participants, other interested parties may call in and listen to the discussion. Selected participants are encouraged to invite their captain, crew, or anyone else who may assist them in meeting the terms and conditions of the shark research fishery permit. Dated: January 15, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00920 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 14 (Thursday, January 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-00920]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD670


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management 
Measures; 2015 Research Fishery

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: On October 31, 2014, NMFS published a notice inviting 
qualified commercial shark permit holders to submit applications to 
participate in the 2015 shark research fishery. The shark research 
fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent data for future 
stock assessments and cooperative research with commercial fishermen to 
meet the shark research objectives of the Agency. Every year, the 
permit terms and permitted activities (e.g., number of hooks and 
retention limits) specifically authorized for selected participants in 
the shark research fishery are designated depending on the scientific 
and research needs of the Agency, as well as the number of NMFS-
approved observers available. In order to inform selected participants 
of this year's specific permit requirements and ensure all terms and 
conditions of the permit are met, NMFS is holding a mandatory permit 
holder meeting (via conference call) for selected participants. The 
date and time of that meeting is announced in this notice.

DATES: A conference call will be held on January 29, 2015.

ADDRESSES: A conference call will be conducted. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for information on how to access the conference call.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz or Delisse Ortiz 
at (301) 427-8503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed 
under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated Highly 
Migratory species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) is implemented by 
regulations at 50 CFR part 635.
    The final rule for Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (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. The shark research fishery gathers important scientific 
data and allows selected commercial fishermen the opportunity to earn 
more revenue from selling the sharks caught, including sandbar sharks. 
Only the commercial shark fishermen selected to participate in the 
shark research fishery are authorized to land/harvest sandbar sharks 
subject to the sandbar quota available each year. The 2015 sandbar 
shark quota is 116.6 mt dw per year. The selected shark research 
fishery participants also have access to the research large coastal 
shark, small coastal shark, and pelagic shark quotas subject to 
retention limits and quotas per Sec. Sec.  635.24 and 635.27, 
respectively.
    On October 31, 2014 (79 FR 64750), NMFS published a notice inviting 
qualified commercial shark directed and incidental permit holders to 
submit an application to participate in the 2015 shark research 
fishery. NMFS received 7 applications, of which 6 applicants were 
determined to meet all the qualifications. NMFS selected all 6 
qualified participants after considering how to meet research 
objectives in particular regions. NMFS expects to invite qualified 
commercial shark permit holders to submit an application for the 2016 
shark research fishery later in 2015.
    As with past years, the 2015 permit terms and permitted activities 
(e.g., number of hooks and retention limits) specifically authorized 
for selected participants in the shark research fishery were designated 
depending on the scientific and research needs of the Agency, as well 
as the number of NMFS-approved observers available. In order to inform 
selected participants of this year's specific permit requirements and 
ensure all terms and conditions of the permit are met, per the 
requirements of Sec.  635.32 (f)(4), NMFS is holding a mandatory permit 
holder meeting via conference call.
Conference Call Date, Time, and Dial-In Number
    The conference call will be held on January 29, 2015, from 2 to 4 
p.m. (EST). Participants and interested parties should call 1-888-810-
4795 and use the passcode 8297434. Selected participants who do not 
attend will not be allowed to participate in the shark research 
fishery. While the conference call is mandatory for selected 
participants, other interested parties may call in and listen to the 
discussion.
    Selected participants are encouraged to invite their captain, crew, 
or anyone else who may assist them in meeting the terms and conditions 
of the shark research fishery permit.

    Dated: January 15, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-00920 Filed 1-21-15; 8:45 am]
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