Western Pacific Management Council; Public Meeting, 53776 [2015-22540]

Download as PDF 53776 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 173 / Tuesday, September 8, 2015 / Notices Assessment • Panel Questions and Answers 3. Thursday, September 10, 2015 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.) • Continue Assessment Review (1⁄2 day) • Panel Questions and Answers • Panel Discussions (Closed) 4. Friday, September 11, 2015 (9 a.m.– 4 p.m.) • Panel Discussions (1⁄2 day) • Present Results (afternoon) • Adjourn The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come up at the meeting for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Direct requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Christofer Boggs, (808) 725–5364 or Christofer.Boggs@noaa.gov. setting annual catch limits (ACLs) for bottomfish fisheries in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop St., 14th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 and via teleconference; conference telephone: (808) 522–3560. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Friday, September 25, 2015 Following introductions, participants will review the overfishing limit for territorial bottomfish fisheries and the results of risk analyses that considered quality of the stock assessment, uncertainty characteristics, stock status, and productivity and susceptibility. Participants will then discuss social, economic, ecological, and management uncertainty factors relevant to these fisheries that may warrant the Council to consider additional catch limit reductions. Finally, individuals will score these factors and these scores will be averaged in order to reach consensus on a recommendation to the Council. Special Accommodations Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 2, 2015. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–22536 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 2, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2015–22540 Filed 9–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XE135 Western Pacific Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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DATES: The SEDAR pre-Workshop webinar will be held September 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop, and (2) a series of webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. 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[FR Doc No: 2015-22540]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE135


Western Pacific Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a half-day meeting on Friday, September 25, 2015 regarding 
social, economic, ecological, and management uncertainty (SEEM) factors 
pertinent to setting annual catch limits (ACLs) for bottomfish 
fisheries in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, starting 
at 1 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop 
St., 14th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 and via teleconference; conference 
telephone: (808) 522-3560.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Friday, September 25, 2015

    Following introductions, participants will review the overfishing 
limit for territorial bottomfish fisheries and the results of risk 
analyses that considered quality of the stock assessment, uncertainty 
characteristics, stock status, and productivity and susceptibility. 
Participants will then discuss social, economic, ecological, and 
management uncertainty factors relevant to these fisheries that may 
warrant the Council to consider additional catch limit reductions. 
Finally, individuals will score these factors and these scores will be 
averaged in order to reach consensus on a recommendation to the 
Council.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 2, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-22540 Filed 9-4-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P