Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 75975-75977 [2015-30770]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 30, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Companies for Which Reviews Have Been Rescinded 1. American Pioneer Shipping 2. Anhui Dongqian Foods Ltd. 3. Anqiu Haoshun Trade Co., Ltd. 4. APM Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 5. APS Qingdao 6. Chiping Shengkang Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 7. CMEC Engineering Machinery Import & Export Co., Ltd. 8. Dongying Shunyifa Chemical Co., Ltd. 9. Dynalink Systems Logistics (Qingdao) Inc. 10. Eimskip Logistics Inc. 11. Feicheng Acid Chemicals Co., Ltd. 12. Frog World Co., Ltd. 13. Golden Bridge International, Inc. 14. Hangzhou Guanyu Foods Co., Ltd. 15. Hongqiao International Logistics Co. 16. Intecs Logistics Service Co., Ltd. 17. IT Logistics Qingdao Branch 18. Jinan Solar Summit International Co., Ltd. 19. Jining De-Rain Trading Co., Ltd. 20. Jining Highton Trading Co., Ltd. 21. Jining Jiulong International Trading Co., Ltd. 22. Jining Tiankuang Trade Co., Ltd. 23. Jinxiang County Huaguang Food Import & Export Co., Ltd. 24. Jinxiang Fengsheng Import & Export Co., Ltd. 25. Jinxiang Jinma Fruits Vegetables Products Co., Ltd. 26. Jinxiang Shenglong Trade Co., Ltd. 27. Jinxiang Tianheng Trade Co., Ltd. 28. Kingwin Industrial Co., Ltd. 29. Laiwu Fukai Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 30. Laizhou Xubin Fruits and Vegetables 31. Linshu Dading Private Agricultural Products Co., Ltd. 32. Linyi City Hedong District Jiuli Foodstuff Co. 33. Linyi City Kangfa Foodstuff Drinkable Co., Ltd. 34. Linyi Katayama Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. 35. Linyi Tianqin Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 36. Ningjin Ruifeng Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 37. Qingdao Apex Shipping Co., Ltd. 38. Qingdao BNP Co., Ltd. 39. Qingdao Cherry Leather Garment Co., Ltd. 40. Qingdao Chongzhi International Transportation Co., Ltd. 41. Qingdao Saturn International Trade Co., Ltd. 42. Qingdao Sino-World International Trading Co., Ltd. 43. Qingdao Winner Foods Co., Ltd. 44. Qingdao Yuankang International 45. Qufu Dongbao Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd. 46. Rizhao Huasai Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 47. Samyoung America (Shanghai) Inc. 48. Shandong Chengshun Farm Produce Trading Co., Ltd. 49. Shandong China Bridge Imports 50. Shandong Dongsheng Eastsun Foods Co., VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 Ltd. 51. Shandong Garlic Company 52. Shandong Sanxing Food Co., Ltd. 53. Shandong Wonderland Organic Food Co., Ltd. 54. Shandong Xingda Foodstuffs Group Co., Ltd. 55. Shandong Yipin Agro (Group) Co., Ltd. 56. Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company 57. Shanghai Goldenbridge International Co., Ltd. 58. Shanghai Great Harvest International Co., Ltd. 59. Shanghai Medicines & Health Products Import/Export Co., Ltd. 60. Shanghai Yijia International Transportation Co., Ltd. 61. Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co., Ltd. 62. Shenzhen Greening Trading Co., Ltd. 63. T&S International, LLC. 64. Taian Eastsun Foods Co., Ltd. 65. Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte. Ltd. 66. Taian Solar Summit Food Co., Ltd. 67. Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd. 68. Tianjin Spiceshi Co., Ltd. 69. U.S. United Logistics (Ningbo) Inc. 70. V.T. Impex (Shandong) Limited 71. Weifang Jinbao Agricultural Equipment Co., Ltd. 72. Weihai Textile Group Import & Export Co., Ltd. 73. WSSF Corporation (Weifang) 74. Xiamen Huamin Import Export Company 75. Xiamen Keep Top Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. 76. Xinjiang Top Agricultural Products Co., Ltd. 77. Yishui Hengshun Food Co., Ltd. 78. You Shi Li International Trading Co., Ltd. 79. Zhangzhou Xiangcheng Rainbow Greenland Food Co., Ltd. 80. Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. 81. Zhengzhou Xiwannian Food Co., Ltd. Appendix II Separate Rate Companies 1. Jinan Farmlady Trading Co., Ltd. 2. Jining Maycarrier Import & Export Co., Ltd. 3. Jining Shengtai Vegetables & Fruits Co., Ltd. 4. Jining Shunchang Import & Export Co., Ltd. 5. Jining Yongjia Trade Co., Ltd. 6. Jinxiang Feiteng Import & Export Co., Ltd. 7. Jinxiang Guihua Food Co., Ltd. 8. Jinxiang Hejia Co., Ltd. 9. Shenzhen Bainong Co., Ltd. 10. Shenzhen Yuting Foodstuff Co., Ltd. 11. Weifang Hongqiao International Logistics Co., Ltd. 12. Yantai Jinyan Trading Inc. Appendix III Companies That Have Certified No Shipments 1. Jining Yifa Garlic Produce Co., Ltd. 2. Jinxiang Richfar Fruits & Vegetables Co., Ltd. 3. Jinxiang Yuanxin Import & Export Co., Ltd. 4. Lanling Qingshui Vegetable Foods Co., Ltd. 5. Qingdao Lianghe International Trade Co., Ltd. 6. Qingdao Sea-line International Trading Co. 7. Qingdao Xiangtiangfeng Foods Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75975 8. Shandong Chenhe International Trading Co., Ltd. 9. Shandong Jinxiang Zhengyang Import & Export Co., Ltd. 10. Shijazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2015–30791 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE325 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in January, February, and March of 2016. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2016 and will be announced in a future notice. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on January 14, February 11, and March 17, 2016. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on January 15, January 27, February 2, February 16, March 1, and March 16, 2016. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Norfolk, VA; Kenner, LA; and Fort Pierce, FL. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Key Largo, FL; Portsmouth, NH; Kitty Hawk, NC; Palm Coast, FL; Manahawkin, NJ; and Houston, TX. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 75976 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ compliance/workshops/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit that first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Approximately 116 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances that are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. January 14, 2016, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502. 2. February 11, 2016, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 2610 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062. 3. March 17, 2016, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 2655 Crossroads Parkway, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander at ericssharkguide@ yahoo.com or at (386) 852–8588. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items to the workshop: • Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. • Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific dealerreported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limitedaccess and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certificate before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 220 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limitedaccess swordfish or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits that uses longline or gillnet gear. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. January 15, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. 2. January 27, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801. 3. February 2, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 4. February 16, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, FL 32164. 5. March 1, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72, Manahawkin, NJ 08020. 6. March 16, 2016, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 8080 Main Street, Houston, TX 77025. Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682–0158. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items with them to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices • Representatives of a businessowned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/or shark permit(s), and proof of identification. • Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth sawfish. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 2, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30770 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings and Bluefin Tuna Catch Reports 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 February 5, 2016. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 Margo Schulze-Haugen, (301) 427–8503 or Margo.SchulzeHaugen@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Catch reporting from recreational and commercial hand-gear fisheries provides important data used to monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and supplements other existing data collection programs. Data collected through this program are used for both domestic and international fisheries management and stock assessment purposes. Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time catch information used to monitor the BFT fishery. Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the United States is required to adopt regulations, as necessary and appropriate, to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), including recommendations on a specified BFT quota. BFT catch reporting helps the U.S. monitor this quota and supports scientific research consistent with ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers and commercial hand-gear fishermen are required to report specific information regarding their catch of BFT. Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This collection provides information needed to monitor the recreational catch of Atlantic blue and white marlin, which is applied to the recreational limit established by ICCAT, and the recreational catch of North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the U.S. quota established by ICCAT. This collection also provides information on recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable from other established PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75977 monitoring programs. Collection of sailfish catch information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for purposes of stock management. II. Method of Collection Respondents reporting BFT catch in states (and the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland and North Carolina may use either an internet Web site or a toll-free telephone number. Respondents reporting Atlantic marlin, West Atlantic sailfish, or North Atlantic swordfish in states (and the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) other than Maryland or North Carolina may use either an internet Web site or a toll-free telephone number to report landings information. In Maryland and North Carolina, a paper reporting system is used for all of the aforementioned species. Under state law, respondents in Maryland and North Carolina must submit a landing card at a state-operated reporting station. States that participate in a landing card program must submit weekly reports and one annual report to NOAA to summarize landings and results to date. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0328. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,527. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a landing card; 1 hour for a weekly state report; and 4 hours for an annual state report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,190. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE325


Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshops.

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SUMMARY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be 
held in January, February, and March of 2016. Certain fishermen and 
shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory 
requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic 
Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted 
Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, 
and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and 
operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, 
and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access 
permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2016 and 
will be announced in a future notice.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on 
January 14, February 11, and March 17, 2016.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held on January 15, January 27, February 2, February 
16, March 1, and March 16, 2016.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Norfolk, VA; Kenner, LA; and Fort Pierce, FL.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held in Key Largo, FL; Portsmouth, NH; Kitty Hawk, 
NC; Palm Coast, FL; Manahawkin, NJ; and Houston, TX.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop 
locations.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824-5399, 
or by fax: (727) 824-5398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration 
information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these 
workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/compliance/workshops/index.html.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited 
from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks 
unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on 
the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit that 
first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers 
who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a 
certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive 
sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Approximately 116 
free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since 
January 2007.
    Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the 
dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the 
dealer's permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one 
certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who 
is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer's 
permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/
or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who 
fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from 
renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that 
first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit 
renewal application. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances that are 
extensions of a dealer's place of business must possess a copy of a 
valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop 
certificate.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. January 14, 2016, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1387 
North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502.
    2. February 11, 2016, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 2610 
Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062.
    3. March 17, 2016, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 2655 
Crossroads Parkway, Fort Pierce, FL 34945.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander at ericssharkguide@yahoo.com or at (386) 
852-8588.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
to the workshop:
     Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that 
the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of 
incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of 
identification.
     Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation 
from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the 
workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a 
specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and 
proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce 
the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the 
dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific 
dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and 
improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data 
used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer 
permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark 
carcasses.

Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2007, shark limited-access and swordfish limited-
access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been 
required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew 
either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are 
valid for 3 years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended 
a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose 
certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must 
attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark 
limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-
access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet 
gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate 
before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 220 free 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops 
have been conducted since 2006.
    In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on 
board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that 
uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Protected Species 
Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a 
certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limited-access swordfish 
or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish 
unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop 
certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not 
already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel 
operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing 
trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and 
shark limited-access permits that uses longline or gillnet gear.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. January 15, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas 
Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037.
    2. January 27, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 300 Woodbury 
Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
    3. February 2, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North 
Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
    4. February 16, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town 
Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, FL 32164.
    5. March 1, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72, 
Manahawkin, NJ 08020.
    6. March 16, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 8080 Main 
Street, Houston, TX 77025.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler 
Conservation Education at (386) 682-0158.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
with them to the workshop:
     Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the 
appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel 
registration or documentation, and proof of identification.

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     Representatives of a business-owned or co-owned vessel 
must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such 
as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/
or shark permit(s), and proof of identification.
     Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the 
required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/
or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and 
smalltooth sawfish. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper 
identification of protected species will also be taught at these 
workshops. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will 
gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in 
these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide 
participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of 
protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these 
fisheries in the future.

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

    Dated: December 2, 2015.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30770 Filed 12-4-15; 8:45 am]
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