Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting, 63201 [2015-26473]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Notices Dated: October 14, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s Web site (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. [FR Doc. 2015–26472 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] Special Accommodations BILLING CODE 3510–22–P These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE254 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 421–0700. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; Web site: www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet from Monday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 10 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Topics to be addressed include: (1) Monitoring Committee recommendations for recreational management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries for the 2016 fishing year; (2) Possible discussion of Monitoring Committee review of commercial management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries, depending on progress made prior to meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: October 14, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26473 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Logbook Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 18, 2015. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to James St.Cyr, (978) 281–9369 or James.StCyr@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63201 Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of the resource. Thus, as regional Fishery Management Councils develop specific Fishery Management Plans (FMP), the Secretary has promulgated rules for the issuance and use of a vessel Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and vessel logbooks (VTR) to obtain fishery-dependent data to monitor, evaluate, and enforce fishery regulations. Fishing vessels permitted to participate in Federally-permitted fisheries in the Northeast are required to submit logbooks containing catch and effort information about their fishing trips. Participants in the herring, tilefish and red crab fisheries are also required to make weekly reports on their catch through IVR. In addition, vessels fishing under a days-at sea (DAS) management system can use the IVR system to request a DAS credit when they have canceled a trip for unforeseen circumstances. The information submitted is needed for the management of the fisheries. II. Method of Collection Most information is submitted on paper forms, although some vessels are utilizing an electronic vessel trip reporting system (EVTR). The IVR system is used by vessel owners to provide supplemental information related to specific activities such as harvesting research set-aside quota species, conducting exempted fishing activities, or declaring a block of days out of the fishery. In the herring and tilefish fisheries vessel owners or operators must provide weekly catch information to an IVR system. In the NE Multispecies fishery, vessel owners or operators must declare catch and discards of groundfish species of concern through VMS for all trips. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0212. Form Number: NOAA Forms 88–30 and 88–40. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE254


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC's) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a 
public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 from 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Providence Biltmore, Curio 
Collection by Hilton, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903; 
telephone: (401) 421-0700.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
Web site: www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring 
Committee will meet from Monday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 
10 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Topics to be addressed include:
    (1) Monitoring Committee recommendations for recreational 
management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass 
fisheries for the 2016 fishing year;
    (2) Possible discussion of Monitoring Committee review of 
commercial management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea 
bass fisheries, depending on progress made prior to meeting.
    A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available 
on the Council's Web site (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 14, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-26473 Filed 10-16-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P