Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 9699-9700 [2015-03701]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 36 / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 / Notices amberjack during seasonal fishery closures must maintain documentation, as specified in 50 CFR part 300 subpart K, that such fish were harvested from areas other than the South Atlantic. The documentation includes information on the vessel that harvested the fish and on where and when the fish were offloaded. The information is required for the enforcement of fishery regulations. II. Method of Collection The information is in the form of a paper affidavit which remains with the respondent. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0365. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50. 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[FR Doc. 2015–03698 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Feb 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD786 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings 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 a meeting of its Standing, Special Reef Fish, Special Shrimp and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and conclude by 12 noon on Thursday, March 12, 2015. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council office, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Senior Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: steven.atran@ gulfcouncil.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual meeting agenda are as follows: SUMMARY: Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Spiny Lobster SSC Agenda, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda II. Approval of Minutes a. August 2014 Standing and Special Shrimp SSC b. January 2011 Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish SSC III. Selection of SSC representative at March, 2015 Council meeting IV. Report on the MSY ABC Control Rule Workshop for Penaeid Shrimp a. AP recommendations b. Shrimp 15 implications V. Shrimp Amendment 17 a. Working Group recommendations b. AP recommendations VI. Spiny Lobster 2013–14 Landings a. Report on Review Panel for Spiny Lobster Standing, Special Reef Fish SSC Agenda, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m. Until 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 Noon—If Needed VII. Approval of Minutes PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9699 a. January 2014 Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC b. January 2011 Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish SSC VIII. Reorganization of SSCs as approved by Council IX. FWC Mutton Snapper Update Assessment X. Hogfish OFL and ABC a. OFL and ABC recommendations for Gulf stock XI. Minimum Stock Size Threshold Amendment XII. SEDAR 45 vermilion snapper Terms of Reference and Project Schedule XIII. Review of draft National Standard 1 Guideline revisions XIV. Review of NMFS Climate Change Strategy XV. National SSC Workshop V Summary XVI. Ecosystem Working Group Summary a. Ecosystem SSC recommendations XVII. Other Business —Adjourn— The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted on the Council’s file server. To access the file server, the URL is https:// public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/ index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. Click on the ‘‘Library Folder’’, then scroll down to ‘‘SSC meeting—2015–03’’. The meeting 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 other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 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 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 36 (Tuesday, February 24, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03701]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD786


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice; public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Standing, Special Reef Fish, Special Shrimp and 
Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).

DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and 
conclude by 12 noon on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council office, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, 
FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Senior Fishery 
Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630; fax: (813) 348-1711; email: steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual 
meeting agenda are as follows:

Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Spiny Lobster SSC Agenda, Tuesday, 
March 10, 2015, 1 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m.

I. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
    a. August 2014 Standing and Special Shrimp SSC
    b. January 2011 Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef 
Fish SSC
III. Selection of SSC representative at March, 2015 Council meeting
IV. Report on the MSY ABC Control Rule Workshop for Penaeid Shrimp
    a. AP recommendations
    b. Shrimp 15 implications
V. Shrimp Amendment 17
    a. Working Group recommendations
    b. AP recommendations
VI. Spiny Lobster 2013-14 Landings
    a. Report on Review Panel for Spiny Lobster

Standing, Special Reef Fish SSC Agenda, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:30 
a.m. Until 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 
Noon--If Needed

VII. Approval of Minutes
    a. January 2014 Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC
    b. January 2011 Standing, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef 
Fish SSC
VIII. Reorganization of SSCs as approved by Council
IX. FWC Mutton Snapper Update Assessment
X. Hogfish OFL and ABC
    a. OFL and ABC recommendations for Gulf stock
XI. Minimum Stock Size Threshold Amendment
XII. SEDAR 45 vermilion snapper Terms of Reference and Project Schedule
XIII. Review of draft National Standard 1 Guideline revisions
XIV. Review of NMFS Climate Change Strategy
XV. National SSC Workshop V Summary
XVI. Ecosystem Working Group Summary
    a. Ecosystem SSC recommendations
XVII. Other Business
--Adjourn--

    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted on the Council's file server. To access the file server, the URL 
is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi, or go to the 
Council's Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the 
Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and 
password are both ``gulfguest''. Click on the ``Library Folder'', then 
scroll down to ``SSC meeting--2015-03''.
    The meeting 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 other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in 
accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 
in the agenda 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 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

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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]
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