Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 15190 [2015-06437]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15190 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 55 / Monday, March 23, 2015 / Notices include, but would not be limited to, a requalification of limited access permits, a tiered limited access system, and/or a limited access privilege program (LAPP), which is more commonly referred to as an ‘‘individual quota’’ or ‘‘catch share system.’’ The Council has recently updated control dates for both squid fisheries—May 16, 2013 for longfin squid (http://www. greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/nr/ 2013/May/13smblongfinbutterfish controldatephl.pdf) and August 2, 2013 for Illex squid (http://www.greater atlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/nr/2013/ August/13smbillexcontroldatephl.pdf). The Council may (or may not) use the current or previous control dates as reference points as it considers whether, and/or how, to further limit the number of participants in the squid fisheries (see preceding links for additional details on the control dates). The Council will first gather information during the scoping period. This is the first and best opportunity for members of the public to raise concerns related to the scope of issues that will be considered in the Amendment. The Council needs your input both to identify management issues and develop effective alternatives. Your comments early in the amendment development process will help us address issues of public concern in a thorough and appropriate manner. Comment topics could include the scope of issues in the amendment, concerns and potential alternatives related to capacity in the squid fisheries, and the appropriate level of environmental analysis. If the Council decides to move forward with the Amendment, the Council will develop a range of management alternatives to be considered and prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and/or other appropriate environmental analyses. These analyses will consider the impacts of the management alternatives being considered, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Following a review of any comments on the draft analyses, the Council will then choose preferred management measures for submission with a Final EIS or Environmental Assessment to the Secretary of Commerce for publishing of a proposed and then final rule, both of which have additional comment periods. While the Council is conducting these scoping hearings, the Council will also accept general comments on the MSB fisheries. These general comments could inform Council decision making for upcoming annual specifications or other actions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Mar 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 17, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06438 Filed 3–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD837 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Design workshop for monitoring deep water snapper-grouper species in the South Atlantic. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) will host a workshop where fishermen and scientists will discuss approaches for monitoring the deep water stocks component of the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper complex. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The Workshop will be held at SEFSC Laboratory in Beaufort NC, located at 101 Piver’s Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The goal of the Workshop is to identify optimal approaches and associated costs for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 surveying the South Atlantic deep-water species complex. Survey goals are expected to include providing abundance information and biological samples to support stock assessments of deep water species. Workshop Agenda, Tuesday, April 7– Thursday, April 9, 2015 1. Identify focal species 2. Provide species details 3. Recommend survey gears 4. Recommend gear configurations 5. Recommend survey data to collect 6. Recommend a sampling universe 7. Provide survey design guidance 8. Compare and contrast survey platforms, including cooperative research opportunities 9. Provide cost estimates 10. Identify long-term and short-term needs and cooperative research opportunities Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business 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: March 17, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06437 Filed 3–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD826 Marine Mammals; File No. 17967 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Minnesota Zoological Gardens, 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and enhancement of Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) in captivity. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD837


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Design workshop for monitoring deep water snapper-grouper 
species in the South Atlantic.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and 
Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) will host a workshop where 
fishermen and scientists will discuss approaches for monitoring the 
deep water stocks component of the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper 
complex. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, 
April 7, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015; and 
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The Workshop will be held at SEFSC Laboratory in 
Beaufort NC, located at 101 Piver's Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; 
telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-
4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The goal of the Workshop is to identify 
optimal approaches and associated costs for surveying the South 
Atlantic deep-water species complex. Survey goals are expected to 
include providing abundance information and biological samples to 
support stock assessments of deep water species.

Workshop Agenda, Tuesday, April 7-Thursday, April 9, 2015

1. Identify focal species
2. Provide species details
3. Recommend survey gears
4. Recommend gear configurations
5. Recommend survey data to collect
6. Recommend a sampling universe
7. Provide survey design guidance
8. Compare and contrast survey platforms, including cooperative 
research opportunities
9. Provide cost estimates
10. Identify long-term and short-term needs and cooperative research 
opportunities

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 business 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: March 17, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-06437 Filed 3-20-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P