Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 12152-12154 [2015-05174]

Download as PDF 12152 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices the average 14 of the cash deposit rates calculated for the companies selected for mandatory review (i.e., Devi Fisheries and Falcon) excluding any which are de minimis or determined entirely on adverse facts available. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Devi Fisheries or Falcon for which these companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-thanfair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate made effective by the LTFV investigation.15 These deposit requirements, when 14 Calculated as discussed in footnote 5 above. Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (February 1, 2005). 15 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops; correction. rescheduled this workshop to March 26, 2015, to be held at the same time and location, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2015 and will be announced in a future notice. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on April 9, May 7, and June 3, 2015. The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop scheduled for February 26, 2015, has been rescheduled to March 26, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on April 13, April 28, May 19, May 27, June 23, and June 26, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Wilmington, NC; Bohemia, NY; and Manahawkin, NJ. The rescheduled workshop will be held in Norfolk, VA. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Port St. Lucie, FL; Kenner, LA; Charleston, SC, Manahawkin, NJ; Revere, MA; and Ocean City, MD. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ workshops/. Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in April, May, and June of 2015. Also, due to inclement weather, NMFS cancelled the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop scheduled for February 26, 2015, in Norfolk, VA. NMFS has Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 2, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Normal Value Comparisons b. Determination of Comparison Method c. Product Comparisons d. Export Price e. Normal Value 5. Currency Conversion 6. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–05289 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD796 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices dealer permit that first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Approximately 107 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances that are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. April 9, 2015, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 124 Old Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. 2. May 7, 2015, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 10 Aero Road, Bohemia, NY 11706. 3. June 3, 2015, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander at esander@ peoplepc.com or at (386) 852–8588. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items to the workshop: • Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific dealerreported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limitedaccess and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 202 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limitedaccess swordfish or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12153 certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits that uses longline or gillnet gear. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. April 13, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 10120 South Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. 2. April 28, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Inn, 901 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062. 3. May 19, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 678 Citadel Haven Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. 4. May 27, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. 5. June 23, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank Highway Revere, MA 02151. 6. June 26, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842. Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682–0158. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items with them to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. • Representatives of a businessowned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/or shark permit(s), and proof of identification. • Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12154 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices sawfish. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Correction In the Federal Register of December 4, 2014, (79 FR 71982) in FR Doc. 2014– 28502, on page 71983, in the second column, the workshop date of the second Atlantic Shark Identification workshop listed under the heading ‘‘Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations’’ is corrected to read as follows: Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 2. March 26, 2015, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 2, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–05174 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Chris Wright, (301) 427– 8570 or Chris.Wright@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.], as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act [Pub. L. 104–297], the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is required to publish a list of all fisheries under authority of each Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) and all such fishing gear used in such fisheries (see section 305(a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act). The list has been published and appears in 50 CFR 600.725(v). Any person wishing to use gear not on the list, or engage in a fishery not on the list, must provide the appropriate Council or the Secretary, in the case of Atlantic highly migratory species, with 90 days of advance notice. If the Secretary takes no action to prohibit such a fishery or use of such a gear, the person may proceed. II. Method of Collection The respondent provides written notice. No form is used. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at J.Jessup@doc.gov). III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0346. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6. Estimated Time per Response: 90 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $30.00. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 3, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–05229 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME 04106; telephone: (207) 775–6161; fax: (207) 756–6622. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion on the agenda are: The committee will discuss and make recommendations to the Council regarding Amendment 18 (A18) (fleet diversity and accumulation limits). They will review the Alternatives included in A18, and review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for A18 including impacts analysis. The committee will also review the Groundfish Advisory Panel’s SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD796


Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshops; correction.

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SUMMARY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be 
held in April, May, and June of 2015. Also, due to inclement weather, 
NMFS cancelled the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop scheduled for 
February 26, 2015, in Norfolk, VA. NMFS has rescheduled this workshop 
to March 26, 2015, to be held at the same time and location, 12 p.m. to 
4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 
23502. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a 
workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. 
Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory 
for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is 
mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, 
pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark 
or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be 
conducted during 2015 and will be announced in a future notice.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on 
April 9, May 7, and June 3, 2015. The Atlantic Shark Identification 
Workshop scheduled for February 26, 2015, has been rescheduled to March 
26, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held on April 13, April 28, May 19, May 27, June 23, 
and June 26, 2015.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Wilmington, NC; Bohemia, NY; and Manahawkin, NJ. The rescheduled 
workshop will be held in Norfolk, VA.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held in Port St. Lucie, FL; Kenner, LA; Charleston, 
SC, Manahawkin, NJ; Revere, MA; and Ocean City, MD.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop 
locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824-5399, 
or by fax: (727) 824-5398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration 
information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these 
workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/workshops/.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited 
from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks 
unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on 
the premises of each business listed under the shark

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dealer permit that first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 
2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are 
issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to 
receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. 
Approximately 107 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have 
been conducted since January 2007.
    Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the 
dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the 
dealer's permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one 
certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who 
is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer's 
permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/
or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who 
fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from 
renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that 
first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit 
renewal application. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances that are 
extensions of a dealer's place of business must possess a copy of a 
valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop 
certificate.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. April 9, 2015, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 124 Old Eastwood 
Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.
    2. May 7, 2015, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 10 Aero 
Road, Bohemia, NY 11706.
    3. June 3, 2015, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, 
Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander at esander@peoplepc.com or at (386) 852-
8588.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
to the workshop:
     Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that 
the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of 
incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of 
identification.
     Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation 
from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the 
workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a 
specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and 
proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce 
the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the 
dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific 
dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and 
improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data 
used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer 
permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark 
carcasses.

Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2007, shark limited-access and swordfish limited-
access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been 
required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew 
either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are 
valid for 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended 
a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose 
certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must 
attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark 
limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-
access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet 
gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate 
before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 202 free 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops 
have been conducted since 2006.
    In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on 
board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that 
uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species 
Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a 
certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limited-access swordfish 
or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish 
unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop 
certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not 
already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel 
operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing 
trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and 
shark limited-access permits that uses longline or gillnet gear.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. April 13, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 10120 South Federal 
Highway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.
    2. April 28, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Inn, 901 Airline Drive 
Kenner, LA 70062.
    3. May 19, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 678 Citadel Haven 
Drive, Charleston, SC 29414.
    4. May 27, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, 
Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
    5. June 23, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank 
Highway Revere, MA 02151.
    6. June 26, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 
Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler 
Conservation Education at (386) 682-0158.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
with them to the workshop:
     Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the 
appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel 
registration or documentation, and proof of identification.
     Representatives of a business-owned or co-owned vessel 
must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such 
as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/
or shark permit(s), and proof of identification.
     Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the 
required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/
or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and 
smalltooth

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sawfish. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification 
of protected species will also be taught at these workshops. 
Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better 
understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. 
The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the 
skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may 
prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future.

Correction

    In the Federal Register of December 4, 2014, (79 FR 71982) in FR 
Doc. 2014-28502, on page 71983, in the second column, the workshop date 
of the second Atlantic Shark Identification workshop listed under the 
heading ``Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations'' is corrected to read 
as follows:

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    2. March 26, 2015, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 
North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 2, 2015.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-05174 Filed 3-5-15; 8:45 am]
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