Peer Review Meeting To Review Sea Scallop Survey Methods, 9700-9701 [2015-03671]

Download as PDF 9700 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 36 / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 / Notices 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: February 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03701 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD785 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold scoping workshops for Reef Fish Amendment 36. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held from Tuesday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at seven locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates and locations see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The public hearings will be held in the following locations: Mobile, AL; Pascagoula, MS; Panama City Beach and St. Petersburg, FL; Houma, LA; and Galveston and Port Aransas, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ava Lasseter, Anthropologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: ava.lasseter@ gulfcouncil.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the public hearings are as follows: The Council is examining a broad scope of potential modifications to the Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program. These include changes to the program’s eligibility requirements; tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Feb 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 redistribution of shares held in inactive accounts to address regulatory discards; consideration of a full retention commercial fishery for red snapper; exploring share, allocation, and vessel caps on quota; requirements for the use of shares and/or allocation; withholding full distribution of shares in the event of an anticipated mid-year quota change; and increasing enforcement of all commercial reef fish landings. Although this action focuses on red snapper specifically, the implication of Red Snapper IFQ program changes on the Grouper-Tilefish IFQ program, and other potential issues with in the Grouper-Tilefish IFQ program will also be discussed. The scoping workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma, LA 70360, telephone: (985) 223–8996; Thursday, March 12, 2015, Hilton Garden Inn, 6703 Denny Avenue, Pascagoula, MS 39567, telephone: (228) 762–7182; Monday, March 16, 2015, Hilton Galveston Island Hotel, 5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston Island, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 744–5000; Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, 501 East Goodnight Avenue, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, telephone: (361) 758–1774; Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602, telephone: (251) 438–4000; Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Hilton Garden Inn, 1101 US Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405, telephone: (850) 392–1093; and Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, telephone: (727) 540–0050. Copies of the scoping workshop documents can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or visiting 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: February 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03700 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD783 Peer Review Meeting To Review Sea Scallop Survey Methods National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS and the Northeast Regional Science Center (NEFSC) will convene a Peer Review meeting for the purpose of a review of the survey methods for the Sea Scallop. The scope of the review is broad and includes the statistical design and data collection methods and procedures for several survey systems, including scallop dredges, video drop cameras, and HabCam. The objectives of this review will be to assess the relative merits of each sampling method, to identify complementary aspects among the survey methodologies, and to determine areas of future research and collaboration. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions. SUMMARY: The public meeting will be held from March 17 through March 19, 2015. The meeting will commence on March 17, 2015 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Waypoint Event Center at the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740. DATES: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 36 / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 / Notices 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 James Weinberg at the NEFSC, (508) 495–2352, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 18, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03671 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD787 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its American Samoa, Hawaii, and Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panels (AP) by teleconference and webconference to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 10, 2015, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; The Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 12, 2015, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 13, 2014, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. All times listed are local island times. Location: All meetings will be held by teleconference and webconference. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Feb 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 The teleconference will be conducted by telephone and by web. The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1–888–482–3560 or International Access: +1 647 723–3959, and Access Code: 5228220. The webconference can be accessed at https://wprfmc.webex.com/join/ info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov. ADDRESSES: James Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: James.Weinberg@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information please visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Web site at http://nefsc.noaa.gov/. For additional information about the peer review meeting of the Sea Scallop, please visit the NMFS NEFSC SAW Web site at http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/ saw/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Schedule and Agenda for the Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be discusseed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification ii. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Update on Data Collection Projects ii. Update on Community Activities iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP 4 p.m.–6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be discussed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification ii. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Report on Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Public Scoping Meetings PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9701 ii. Report on MHI Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) Public Scoping Meetings iii. Update on Community Projects iv. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 4 p.m.–6 p.m., March 13, 2016 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be Discussed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area Temporary Exemption ii. Recommendations on American Samoa Longline EEZ Albacore Catch Limit iii. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification iv. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Update on Data Collection Projects ii. Update on Fisheries Development Projects iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. Other Business Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 161st meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 36 (Tuesday, February 24, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-03671]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD783


Peer Review Meeting To Review Sea Scallop Survey Methods

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS and the Northeast Regional Science Center (NEFSC) will 
convene a Peer Review meeting for the purpose of a review of the survey 
methods for the Sea Scallop. The scope of the review is broad and 
includes the statistical design and data collection methods and 
procedures for several survey systems, including scallop dredges, video 
drop cameras, and HabCam. The objectives of this review will be to 
assess the relative merits of each sampling method, to identify 
complementary aspects among the survey methodologies, and to determine 
areas of future research and collaboration. The public is invited to 
attend the presentations and discussions.

DATES: The public meeting will be held from March 17 through March 19, 
2015. The meeting will commence on March 17, 2015 at 9 a.m. Eastern 
Standard Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting 
agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Waypoint Event Center at the 
Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 
02740.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Weinberg, 508-495-2352; email: 
James.Weinberg@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information please visit the 
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Web site at http://nefsc.noaa.gov/. 
For additional information about the peer review meeting of the Sea 
Scallop, please visit the NMFS NEFSC SAW Web site at http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/saw/.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to James Weinberg at the NEFSC, (508) 495-2352, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 18, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-03671 Filed 2-23-15; 8:45 am]
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