Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 57582-57584 [2015-24255]

Download as PDF 57582 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices available existing data and allow states to more quickly focus their assessments on high-priority enhancement areas. approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of electronic or paper formats for submitting program documents, assessment and strategy documents, and other required materials. Grant applications are submitted electronically via Grants.gov and performance reports are submitted electronically through NOAA Grants Online. Performance measurement data is submitted through an online database. Methods of submittal for other program documents and required materials include electronic submittal via email, mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms, or submittal of electronic files on compact disc. Dated: September 21, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0119. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: State. Local and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Estimated Time per Response: Performance reports, 27 hours; assessment and strategy documents, 240 hours; Section 306a documentation, 5 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 16 hours; CNP documentation, 320 hours; CZMA Performance Management System, 24 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $850 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2015–24287 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 121st Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), American Samoa Advisory Panel (AP) and its 164th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Program Planning and Research Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget Standing Committee. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held between October 13 and October 22, 2015. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 121st SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220. The REAC, FIAC, American Samoa AP, Pelagic and International Standing Committee and 164th Council meetings will be held at the Rex Lee Auditorium, Department of Commerce, Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: (684) 633–5155. The Program Planning and Research Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held at the Sadies by the Sea conference room in Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: (684) 633–5981. The Fishers Forum will be held at Fagatogo Marina, Fagatogo, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The 121st SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 13–14, 2015. The Council’s REAC will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., FIAC between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and AP between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 19, 2015. The Council’s Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, Program Planning and Research Standing Committee between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Executive and Budget Standing Committee between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on October 20, 2015. The 164th Council meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 21–22, 2015. In addition, the Council will host a Fishers Forum on October 17, 2015, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Edwin Ebisui, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522– 8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda for 121st SSC Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 119th & 120th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning A. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks B. Territorial Bottomfish P* Working Group Report C. Specification of Acceptable Biological Catch for the Territorial Bottomfish Fishery for Fishing Years 2016 and 2017 (Action Item) D. Atlantis Model for Near-Shore Ecosystems in Guam E. Implementing an Assessment Prioritization Process F. Center for Independent Experts Review Reports 1. Bycatch Estimation Model 2. Length-based Assessment Model G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Pelagic Fisheries A. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports B. National Bycatch Report (NBR) Longline Bycatch Reports 2011–13 C. International Fisheries E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices 1. International Scientific Committee (ISC) Report 2. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee Report a. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic Performance 3. WCPFC Northern Committee Report 4. Majuro Purse Seine Bigeye Management Workshop 5. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12th Plenary Session 6. U.S. Bigeye Quota in the Eastern Pacific Ocean D. Public Comment E. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Guest Speaker: Judy Amesbury: Who Wears the Beads? 7. Protected Species A. American Samoa Longline Fishery Biological Opinion B. Development of a Tier System for Application to Potential Biological Removals C. Update on Leatherback Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery D. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8. Other Business A. 122nd SSC Meeting 9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Fishers Forum Day on American Samoa Fisheries 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015 1. Fishing vessel tours 2. Fishing gear displays 3. Fisheries-related demonstrations Agenda for the REAC tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015 1. Welcome Remarks 2. Introductions 3. Report on Proposed New Ecosystem Information Requirements in the American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan 4. Report on Changes to the Archipelagic Ecosystem Annual/Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) Report 5. Identification of Relevant Data Holdings and Data Sharing Arrangements with Regard to Archipelagic Ecosystem Annual/SAFE Report Modules A. General Fishery Information and Marine Planning Data B. Ecosystem Information i. Biophysical Elements ii. Socioeconomic Elements iii. Protected Resources and Bycatch Elements iv. Climate Elements v. Habitat Elements C. Data Integration 6. REAC Role in Annual/SAFE Report 7. Public Comment 8. Discussions and Recommendations VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 Agenda for FIAC 2 p.m.–5 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015 1. Introduction and Welcome 2. Round Table Discussion on Fishing and Seafood Industry Issues 3. Insular Fisheries a. Status of the American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery b. Hawaii Standards for Receiving Bottomfish Imports 4. Pelagic/International Management Issues a. South Pacific Albacore b. Tri Marine Petition 5. Seafood/Market Issues a. Marine Stewardship Council for American Samoa Longline Fishery b. IUU Fishing and Seafood Traceability c. Impacts from 2015 WCPFC/InterAmerican Tropical Tuan Commission (IATTC) closures d. Proposed Rule on Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 6. Fishery Funding—Saltonstall-Kennedy (S–K) Solicitation 7. Other Issues 8. Public Comment 9. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for American Samoa AP 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. Issues to be Discussed at 164th Council Meeting A. Upcoming Council Action Items i. 2016 Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit Specifications ii. Territorial Bottomfish Annual Catch Limits B. American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Community Activities i. NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) S–K & Marine Education and Training (MET) Grant Writing Workshops in American Samoa ii. Super Alia & New Multipurpose Fishing Vessel Design Updates 4. American Samoa Archipelago FEP Issues A. American Samoa FEP Review i. Advisory Panel Education & Outreach Strategic Plan Framework B. Subpanel Groups Community Fishery Issues i. Island Fisheries Subpanel 1. Catch & Size Limit Development for Territorial Waters (0–3 miles) 2. Shark Legislation Conflict for Fishermen ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel 1. Tri Marine Petition to NMFS 2. Support for Longline Fishery iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel 1. Green Sea Turtle Proposed Rule iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 1. ASG Plans for Manu’a Alia Fishing Boat Repairs (S–K proposal) C. Other Issues 5. Public Comment 6. Discussion and Recommendations 7. Other Business Agenda for Pelagic and International Standing Committee 9 a.m.–12 noon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 A. Specification of 2016 Bigeye Tuna PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57583 Territorial Catch and Allocation Limits (Action Item) B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports C. International Fisheries a. WCPFC Science Committee b. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic Performance c. Report on Majuro Purse Seine Big Eye Workshop d. Tri Marine Petition e. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12 f. Tokelau Arrangement D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations a. Advisory Panel b. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee c. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee d. Scientific & Statistical Committee E. Public Comment F. Committee Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for Program Planning and Research Standing Committee 1 p.m.–3 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1. Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Specification for Territorial Bottomfish (Action Item) a. P* Working Group Report b. Social, Economic, Ecological and Management Uncertainty (SEEM) Working Group Report c. Options for Territorial Bottomfish ACL for Fishing Year 2016 and 2017 2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Modifications (Action Item) 3. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks 4. Territory Science Initiative Project 5. Other Issues 6. Public Comment 7. Committee Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for Executive and Budget Standing Committee 3 p.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1. Administrative Report 2. Financial Report 3. Standard Operating Policies and Procedures 4. Meetings and Workshops 5. Council Family Changes 6. Other Issues 7. Committee Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for 164th Council Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of the 164th Agenda 3. Approval of the 163rd Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office a. Status of Pending Management Actions 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section C. U.S. State Department D. Fish and Wildlife Service E. Enforcement E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57584 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 6. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues 1. Report on the Governor’s Fisheries Task Force Initiatives 2. Fisheries Development a. Update on Funding for Super Alia Vessels and Local Fishery Business Development Initiatives 3. Fisheries Disaster Relief Project E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific and Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 7. Pelagic & International Fisheries A. Specification of 2016 Bigeye Tuna Territorial Catch and Allocation Limits (Action Item) B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports C. NBR Longline Bycatch Reports 2011–13 D. International Fisheries 1. WCPFC Science Committee a. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic Performance 2. WCPFC Northern Committee 3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee 4. Report on Majuro Purse Seine Big Eye Workshop 5. Tri Marine Petition 6. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12 7. Tokelau Arrangement E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific and Statistical Committee F. Standing Committee Recommendations G. Public Hearing H. Council Discussion and Action 8. Protected Species A. American Samoa Longline Biological Opinion B. Update on Leatherback Turtle Interaction in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific and Statistical Committee C. Public Comment D. Council Discussion and Action 9. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 10. Program Planning and Research A. ACL Specification for Territorial Bottomfish (Action Item) 1. P* Working Group Report VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 2. SEEM Working Group Report 3. Options for Territorial Bottomfish for Fishing Year 2016 and 2017 B. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks C. Territory Science Initiative Project Updates D. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Modification (Action Item) E. Regional, National and International Outreach and Education F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific and Statistical Committee G. Standing Committee Recommendations H. Public Hearing I. Council Discussion and Action 11. Hawaii Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) A. Moku Pepa B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Education and Outreach Initiatives E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific and Statistical Committee F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 12. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Report on Indigenous Fishing Rights Initiatives b. Atlantis Integrated Ecosystem Model c. Yigo Community Based Management Program (CBMP) 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives B. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ´ 1. Arongol Falu 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Report on Northern Islands CBMP meeting 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee D. Public Comment E. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Council Family Changes D. Statement of Organization Practices and Procedures E. Meetings and Workshops F. Other Business G. Standing Committee Recommendations H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 14. Election of Officers 15. Other Business PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 163rd meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 21, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its 121st Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), 
American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Fishing 
Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), American Samoa Advisory Panel (AP) 
and its 164th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management 
issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene 
meetings of the Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Program 
Planning and Research Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget 
Standing Committee.

DATES: The meetings will be held between October 13 and October 22, 
2015. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The 121st SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220. 
The REAC, FIAC, American Samoa AP, Pelagic and International Standing 
Committee and 164th Council meetings will be held at the Rex Lee 
Auditorium, Department of Commerce, Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: 
(684) 633-5155. The Program Planning and Research Standing Committee 
and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held at the Sadies 
by the Sea conference room in Pago Pago, American Samoa; phone: (684) 
633-5981. The Fishers Forum will be held at Fagatogo Marina, Fagatogo, 
American Samoa.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 121st SSC meeting will be held between 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 13-14, 2015. The Council's REAC will be 
held between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., FIAC between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 
AP between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 19, 2015. The Council's Pelagic 
and International Standing Committee will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 
noon, Program Planning and Research Standing Committee between 1 p.m. 
and 3 p.m., and Executive and Budget Standing Committee between 3 p.m. 
and 5 p.m. on October 20, 2015. The 164th Council meeting will be held 
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 21-22, 2015. In addition, the 
Council will host a Fishers Forum on October 17, 2015, between 10 a.m. 
and 3 p.m.
    In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council 
will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment 
periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as 
necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be 
available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Edwin 
Ebisui, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop 
Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220 or fax: 
(808) 522-8226.

Agenda for 121st SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 119th & 120th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Program Planning
    A. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks
    B. Territorial Bottomfish P* Working Group Report
    C. Specification of Acceptable Biological Catch for the 
Territorial Bottomfish Fishery for Fishing Years 2016 and 2017 
(Action Item)
    D. Atlantis Model for Near-Shore Ecosystems in Guam
    E. Implementing an Assessment Prioritization Process
    F. Center for Independent Experts Review Reports
    1. Bycatch Estimation Model
    2. Length-based Assessment Model
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
    B. National Bycatch Report (NBR) Longline Bycatch Reports 2011-
13
    C. International Fisheries

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    1. International Scientific Committee (ISC) Report
    2. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) 
Science Committee Report
    a. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic 
Performance
    3. WCPFC Northern Committee Report
    4. Majuro Purse Seine Bigeye Management Workshop
    5. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12th Plenary Session
    6. U.S. Bigeye Quota in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
    D. Public Comment
    E. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Guest Speaker: Judy Amesbury: Who Wears the Beads?
7. Protected Species
    A. American Samoa Longline Fishery Biological Opinion
    B. Development of a Tier System for Application to Potential 
Biological Removals
    C. Update on Leatherback Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii Deep-
set Longline Fishery
    D. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
8. Other Business
    A. 122nd SSC Meeting
9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Fishers Forum Day on American Samoa Fisheries

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015

1. Fishing vessel tours
2. Fishing gear displays
3. Fisheries-related demonstrations

Agenda for the REAC

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015

1. Welcome Remarks
2. Introductions
3. Report on Proposed New Ecosystem Information Requirements in the 
American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan
4. Report on Changes to the Archipelagic Ecosystem Annual/Stock 
Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) Report
5. Identification of Relevant Data Holdings and Data Sharing 
Arrangements with Regard to Archipelagic Ecosystem Annual/SAFE 
Report Modules
    A. General Fishery Information and Marine Planning Data
    B. Ecosystem Information
    i. Biophysical Elements
    ii. Socioeconomic Elements
    iii. Protected Resources and Bycatch Elements
    iv. Climate Elements
    v. Habitat Elements
    C. Data Integration
6. REAC Role in Annual/SAFE Report
7. Public Comment
8. Discussions and Recommendations

Agenda for FIAC

2 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015

1. Introduction and Welcome
2. Round Table Discussion on Fishing and Seafood Industry Issues
3. Insular Fisheries
    a. Status of the American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery
    b. Hawaii Standards for Receiving Bottomfish Imports
4. Pelagic/International Management Issues
    a. South Pacific Albacore
    b. Tri Marine Petition
5. Seafood/Market Issues
    a. Marine Stewardship Council for American Samoa Longline 
Fishery
    b. IUU Fishing and Seafood Traceability
    c. Impacts from 2015 WCPFC/Inter-American Tropical Tuan 
Commission (IATTC) closures
    d. Proposed Rule on Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act
6. Fishery Funding--Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Solicitation
7. Other Issues
8. Public Comment
9. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for American Samoa AP

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. Issues to be Discussed at 164th Council Meeting
    A. Upcoming Council Action Items
    i. 2016 Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit Specifications
    ii. Territorial Bottomfish Annual Catch Limits
    B. American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Community 
Activities
    i. NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) S-K & Marine 
Education and Training (MET) Grant Writing Workshops in American 
Samoa
    ii. Super Alia & New Multipurpose Fishing Vessel Design Updates
4. American Samoa Archipelago FEP Issues
    A. American Samoa FEP Review
    i. Advisory Panel Education & Outreach Strategic Plan Framework
    B. Subpanel Groups Community Fishery Issues
    i. Island Fisheries Subpanel
    1. Catch & Size Limit Development for Territorial Waters (0-3 
miles)
    2. Shark Legislation Conflict for Fishermen
    ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
    1. Tri Marine Petition to NMFS
    2. Support for Longline Fishery
    iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
    1. Green Sea Turtle Proposed Rule
    iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
    1. ASG Plans for Manu'a Alia Fishing Boat Repairs (S-K proposal)
    C. Other Issues
5. Public Comment
6. Discussion and Recommendations
7. Other Business

Agenda for Pelagic and International Standing Committee

9 a.m.-12 noon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A. Specification of 2016 Bigeye Tuna Territorial Catch and 
Allocation Limits (Action Item)
B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
C. International Fisheries
    a. WCPFC Science Committee
    b. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic 
Performance
    c. Report on Majuro Purse Seine Big Eye Workshop
    d. Tri Marine Petition
    e. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12
    f. Tokelau Arrangement
D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    a. Advisory Panel
    b. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    c. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    d. Scientific & Statistical Committee
E. Public Comment
F. Committee Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for Program Planning and Research Standing Committee

1 p.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1. Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Specification for Territorial Bottomfish 
(Action Item)
    a. P* Working Group Report
    b. Social, Economic, Ecological and Management Uncertainty 
(SEEM) Working Group Report
    c. Options for Territorial Bottomfish ACL for Fishing Year 2016 
and 2017
2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Modifications (Action Item)
3. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks
4. Territory Science Initiative Project
5. Other Issues
6. Public Comment
7. Committee Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for Executive and Budget Standing Committee

3 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1. Administrative Report
2. Financial Report
3. Standard Operating Policies and Procedures
4. Meetings and Workshops
5. Council Family Changes
6. Other Issues
7. Committee Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for 164th Council Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of the 164th Agenda
3. Approval of the 163rd Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    a. Status of Pending Management Actions
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section
    C. U.S. State Department
    D. Fish and Wildlife Service
    E. Enforcement

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    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
6. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
    1. Report on the Governor's Fisheries Task Force Initiatives
    2. Fisheries Development
    a. Update on Funding for Super Alia Vessels and Local Fishery 
Business Development Initiatives
    3. Fisheries Disaster Relief Project
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific and Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
7. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. Specification of 2016 Bigeye Tuna Territorial Catch and 
Allocation Limits (Action Item)
    B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
    C. NBR Longline Bycatch Reports 2011-13
    D. International Fisheries
    1. WCPFC Science Committee
    a. South Pacific Albacore Stock Assessment and Economic 
Performance
    2. WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    4. Report on Majuro Purse Seine Big Eye Workshop
    5. Tri Marine Petition
    6. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 12
    7. Tokelau Arrangement
    E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific and Statistical Committee
    F. Standing Committee Recommendations
    G. Public Hearing
    H. Council Discussion and Action
8. Protected Species
    A. American Samoa Longline Biological Opinion
    B. Update on Leatherback Turtle Interaction in the Hawaii Deep-
set Longline Fishery
    C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific and Statistical Committee
    C. Public Comment
    D. Council Discussion and Action
9. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015

10. Program Planning and Research
    A. ACL Specification for Territorial Bottomfish (Action Item)
    1. P* Working Group Report
    2. SEEM Working Group Report
    3. Options for Territorial Bottomfish for Fishing Year 2016 and 
2017
    B. Integrated Stock Assessment Model for Data Poor Stocks
    C. Territory Science Initiative Project Updates
    D. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Modification (Action Item)
    E. Regional, National and International Outreach and Education
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific and Statistical Committee
    G. Standing Committee Recommendations
    H. Public Hearing
    I. Council Discussion and Action
11. Hawaii Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific and Statistical Committee
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
12. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    a. Report on Indigenous Fishing Rights Initiatives
    b. Atlantis Integrated Ecosystem Model
    c. Yigo Community Based Management Program (CBMP)
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    B. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    a. Report on Northern Islands CBMP meeting
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    D. Public Comment
    E. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Council Family Changes
    D. Statement of Organization Practices and Procedures
    E. Meetings and Workshops
    F. Other Business
    G. Standing Committee Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
14. Election of Officers
15. Other Business

    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 163rd 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: September 21, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-24255 Filed 9-23-15; 8:45 am]
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