Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 59737-59738 [2015-25113]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the workshop. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 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 identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will meet. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at CFMC Office, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OEAP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: SUMMARY: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —OEAP Chairperson’s Report: —OEAP Members —Outreach priorities for 2015–20 —Conduct 2 MREP training sessions in USVI and PR (Eastern coast) —Initiate campaign for Sustainable Seafood Campaign partnering with TNC and UPRSG —Calendars —Produce Fact Sheets/Infographics/ small posters on: —New lobster traps —Octopus life cycle —Forage fish —Handling Fresh Tuna fish —Essential Fish Habitats —Status of: —Island-based FMPs —Newsletter —Web site —2016 Calendar —CFMC Brochure —USVI activities —PR Commercial Fisheries Project (PEPCO)—Helena Antoun —MREP-Caribbean: Helena Antoun —Other Business The OEAP meeting will convene on October 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. RIN 0648–XE196 Special Accommodations Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 29, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25110 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59737 Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 29, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25112 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE197 Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 46 Data/ Assessment workshop for Caribbean Data-limited Species. AGENCY: The SEDAR 46 assessment of Caribbean Data-limited Species will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 46 Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on November 2, 2015 until 12 p.m. on November 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 46 Data/ Assessment Workshop will be held at the Verdanza Hotel, 8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verda, PR 00979, 1–787–625–9044 or 1–787–253–9000. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366l; 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 59738 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Assessment Process webinars are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the Workshop. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select species for further analysis. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models using data-limited methodologies to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 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 identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the 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 the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 29, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25113 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE022 Marine Mammals; File No. 19590 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Terrie Williams, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Lab, Center for Ocean Health, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, to conduct research on captive marine mammals. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 28, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 44938) that a request for a scientific research permit had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The permit authorizes research activities to compare the energetic and cardiovascular responses and diving physiology of odontocetes and pinnipeds to determine key physiological factors including captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and temporarily held nonSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 releasable Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at Long Marine Lab. Additional captive marine mammals may be added through cooperative agreements with accredited zoological institutions in the U.S. Other species from rehabilitation and stranding programs in the U.S. may be added opportunistically. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: September 15, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24975 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (Council). The meeting is open to the public, and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 19, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 4:35 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the New England Aquarium’s Harborside Learning Lab. The lab is located on the ground floor of the Boston Harbor Garage, which is located SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59737-59738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25113]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE197


Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 46 Data/Assessment workshop for Caribbean Data-
limited Species.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 46 assessment of Caribbean Data-limited Species will 
consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR 46 Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on November 2, 
2015 until 12 p.m. on November 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The SEDAR 46 Data/Assessment Workshop will be held 
at the Verdanza Hotel, 8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verda, PR 00979, 1-787-
625-9044 or 1-787-253-9000.
    SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, 
SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; 
(843) 571-4366l; 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 multi-step 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

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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. Participants 
for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South 
Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries 
Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast 
Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and 
database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and 
researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, 
environmentalists, and NGO's; International experts; and staff of 
Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.
    The items of discussion in the Assessment Process webinars are as 
follows:
    1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed during the Workshop.
    2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select species for 
further analysis.
    3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population 
models using data-limited methodologies to evaluate stock status, 
estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project 
future conditions.
    4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and 
configurations for determining stock status and estimating population 
parameters.
    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 identified in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action 
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the 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 the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 
business days prior to each workshop.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


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

    Dated: September 29, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-25113 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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