Groundfish Operational Assessment Public Meeting, 49989 [2015-20322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices Sea Monitoring Framework Adjustment and a review analysis from the PDT then discuss recommendations to the council. They will also receive an overview of the Amendment 18 (A18) Public Hearings and develop if necessary final recommendations to the council on preferred alternatives in A18. The committee also plans to discuss concerns raised by the recreational fishery regarding Gulf of Maine cod and haddock. Additionally, they will discuss enforcement concerns for the Groundfish Fishery on EGB in order to improve identification of the separator panel within the trawl net and discuss recommendations to the council. 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 This 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: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20341 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Operational Stock Assessments of twenty fish stocks. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and are included within the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This will be a formal, scientific peer review of operational assessments which incorporate recent data. Results of the review will be used as a basis for management decisions for fish stocks in U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by stock assessment scientists primarily from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and reviewed by a panel of stock assessment experts. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions by reviewers and scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process. The public portion of the Stock Assessment Review Committee Meeting will be held from September 14, 2015 through September 18, 2015. The meeting will commence on September 14, 2015 at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held in the S.H. Clark Conference Room in the Aquarium Building of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sheena Steiner, 508–495–2177; email: sheena.steiner@noaa.gov; or, James Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: james.weinberg@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the NEFSC Web site at http:// www.nefsc.noaa.gov/. ADDRESSES: Daily Meeting Agenda—Operational Assessments for 20 Groundfish Stocks * Monday, September 14 10–10:30 a.m. Welcome Introductions 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Gulf of Maine Cod Georges Bank Cod Gulf of Maine Haddock DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE117 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Groundfish Operational Assessment Public Meeting NMFS and the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) will convene a peer review of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Georges Bank Haddock Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine Yellowtail Flounder Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder Georges Bank Winter Flounder Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Winter Flounder PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wednesday, September 16 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Acadian Redfish American Plaice Witch Flounder White Hake Thursday, September 17 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Pollock Wolffish Atlantic Halibut Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Windowpane Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Windowpane Ocean Pout Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Friday, September 18 9 a.m.–5 p.m.—Assessment Report Writing * Subject to Change Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Special requests should be directed to Sheena Steiner at the NEFSC, 508–495–2177, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20322 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE112 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a twoday meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1– 2, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and will end at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Westshore Tampa Airport Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877–6688. SUMMARY: Tuesday, September 15 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: 49989 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE117


Groundfish Operational Assessment Public Meeting

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 Stock Assessment Workshop 
(SAW) will convene a peer review of Operational Stock Assessments of 
twenty fish stocks. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery 
Management Council and are included within the Northeast Multispecies 
Fishery Management Plan. This will be a formal, scientific peer review 
of operational assessments which incorporate recent data. Results of 
the review will be used as a basis for management decisions for fish 
stocks in U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are 
prepared by stock assessment scientists primarily from the Northeast 
Fisheries Science Center and reviewed by a panel of stock assessment 
experts. The public is invited to attend the presentations and 
discussions by reviewers and scientists who have participated in the 
stock assessment process.

DATES: The public portion of the Stock Assessment Review Committee 
Meeting will be held from September 14, 2015 through September 18, 
2015. The meeting will commence on September 14, 2015 at 10 a.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the 
daily meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the S.H. Clark Conference Room 
in the Aquarium Building of the National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods 
Hole, MA 02543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sheena Steiner, 508-
495-2177; email: sheena.steiner@noaa.gov; or, James Weinberg, 508-495-
2352; email: james.weinberg@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the 
NEFSC Web site at http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/.

Daily Meeting Agenda--Operational Assessments for 20 Groundfish Stocks 
*

Monday, September 14
10-10:30 a.m.
    Welcome
    Introductions
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Gulf of Maine Cod
    Georges Bank Cod
    Gulf of Maine Haddock
Tuesday, September 15
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Georges Bank Haddock
    Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine Yellowtail Flounder
    Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder
    Georges Bank Winter Flounder
    Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Winter Flounder
Wednesday, September 16
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Acadian Redfish
    American Plaice
    Witch Flounder
    White Hake
Thursday, September 17
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Pollock
    Wolffish
    Atlantic Halibut
    Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Windowpane
    Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Windowpane
    Ocean Pout
    Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder
    Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder
Friday, September 18
9 a.m.-5 p.m.--Assessment Report Writing
* Subject to Change

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Special requests should be directed to Sheena Steiner at the NEFSC, 
508-495-2177, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 13, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-20322 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P