New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 28237 [2015-11950]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Notices 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, June 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; phone: (401) 734–9600; fax: (401) 734–9700. 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 plans to discuss, Framework Adjustment 55/Groundfish Specifications, this action would set specifications for all stocks in the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Fishing Year 2016 through Fishing Year 2018. They will also review the At-Sea Monitoring Framework Adjustment. They will review work of the Groundfish Plan Development Team and develop potential modifications to at-sea monitoring requirements in the groundfish sector program. They will provide a brief update on Amendment 18 progress, (fleet diversity and accumulation limits). Additionally, the committee will receive an update on the Monkfish Framework 9/Northeast Multispecies Framework 54. This joint action would modify Northeast Multispecies regulations to allow the declaration of a Northeast Multispecies Day-At-Sea while at sea and the reduction in minimum standup gillnet mesh size in order to target dogfish. They will also discuss other business as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 May 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–11950 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 1–9, 2015. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, continuing through Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1 and continue through Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, and continue through Saturday, June 6, 2015. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. The Council’s Legislative Committee will meet Tuesday, June 2 at the Westmark Hotel, 330 Seward Street, Founders Room, Sitka, AK 99835, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: All meetings except for the Legislative Committee meeting will be held at the Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28237 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Executive Director’s Report (including Draft National Standard 1 (NS1) comments/legislative updates, Fisheries Forum Information Network (FFIN)) NMFS Management Report ADF&G Report NOAA Enforcement Report U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. FWS Report Protected Species Report 2. BSAI Crab: Plan team report; Overfishing Levels/Acceptable Biological Catch (OFL/ABC) for 3 stocks 3. Final Action—Bering Sea Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) 4. Review Observer Program Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) 5. Review Observer Program Annual Report 6. Review Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) report 7. Electronic Monitoring (EM) Workgroup report 8. Observer coverage on BSAI trawl catcher vessels (CVs): Discuss alternatives 9. Final Action on Observer coverage on small Catcher Processors (CPs) 10. Determine priorities—Research Priorities 11. Initial review—Adak crab offload (T) 12. Pacific cod modeling report (SSC only) 13. Staff Tasking The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. BSAI Crab 2. Halibut PSC 3. Observer Issues 4. Review NS Guidelines 5. Research Priorities 6. Pacific cod modeling report 7. Adak crab offload In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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, June 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 
1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886; phone: (401) 734-9600; fax: (401) 
734-9700.
    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 plans to discuss, Framework Adjustment 55/Groundfish 
Specifications, this action would set specifications for all stocks in 
the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) 
for Fishing Year 2016 through Fishing Year 2018. They will also review 
the At-Sea Monitoring Framework Adjustment. They will review work of 
the Groundfish Plan Development Team and develop potential 
modifications to at-sea monitoring requirements in the groundfish 
sector program. They will provide a brief update on Amendment 18 
progress, (fleet diversity and accumulation limits). Additionally, the 
committee will receive an update on the Monkfish Framework 9/Northeast 
Multispecies Framework 54. This joint action would modify Northeast 
Multispecies regulations to allow the declaration of a Northeast 
Multispecies Day-At-Sea while at sea and the reduction in minimum 
standup gillnet mesh size in order to target dogfish. They will also 
discuss other business as necessary.
    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 this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising 
after publication of this notice that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: May 13, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-11950 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P