Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 79308 [2015-31946]

Download as PDF 79308 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices during movement. The experiments require high precision equipment to precisely determine the measurement of voltage in the mV range and current in the pA range. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: October 30, 2015. Docket Number: 15–053. Applicant: University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0651, GPL Building, Room H204, La Jolla, CA 92093–0651. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to determine three-dimensional structures of macromolecules to understand their normal functions in the cell and thus how these functions are altered in disease states. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 2015. Dated: December 14, 2015. Gregory W. Campbell, Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–31999 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE349 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Workshop to discuss design considerations for a potential citizen science program. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering developing a comprehensive citizen science program. This workshop will be convened to consider program goals and design, and gather input from constituents and potential regional partners and collaborators. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The workshop will be held 1 p.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday, January DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 20, 2016; and 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (843) 571–1000. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, Science and Statistics Program Manager, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: john.carmichael@ safmc.net. Citizen science is a growing field in which trained members of the public collaborate and engage with scientists in the inquiry and discovery of new knowledge. Public participation in scientific research advances science, research, and policy and fosters an informed and engaged citizenship. The Council recognizes the desire of constituents to get involved and the need to have a well-designed program and accompanying sampling protocols to ensure that information collected through such efforts is useful. To meet this growing need, the Council intends to develop a comprehensive Citizen Science Program. The first step in this process is a workshop where interested citizens, fisheries managers and scientists, and citizen science practitioners will gather to develop recommendations for designing such a program. The product of this workshop will be a report to the Council addressing the workshop goals. The Council provided the following goals for the workshop: 1. Document and evaluate existing citizen science and cooperative research experiences; 2. Identify existing funding opportunities; 3. Develop objectives for the South Atlantic Citizen Science Program; 4. Develop a framework for achieving program objectives, considering: (a) Research and monitoring activities appropriate for citizen science; (b) Funded and unfunded opportunities and avenues to support citizen science; (c) The full range of data needs; (d) Potential web-based platforms; (e) Outreach and education needs, short and long term; and (f) Governance, including ongoing staff support, management, and oversight SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Develop a prioritized list of citizen science project candidates, and identify 2–5 high priority projects that could be implemented within 1 year of the workshop. Discussion topics for consideration at this workshop: 1. Introduction to citizen science. 2. Selected citizen science case studies. 3. Identifying potential projects for the South Atlantic. 4. Design requirements and attributes of successful projects. 5. Recommendations addressing workshop goals. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 16, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–31946 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE359 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 41 Assessment Webinar 4, 5 and 6. AGENCY: The SEDAR 41 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of red snapper and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of workshop and webinars: Data Workshops; an Assessment Workshop and webinars; and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: SEDAR 41 Assessment Webinar 4 will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Assessment Webinar 5 will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.; and Assessment Webinar 6 will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE349


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Workshop to discuss design considerations for a potential 
citizen science program.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
considering developing a comprehensive citizen science program. This 
workshop will be convened to consider program goals and design, and 
gather input from constituents and potential regional partners and 
collaborators. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The workshop will be held 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 
2016; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2016; and 8:30 a.m.-5 
p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 
Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (843) 571-1000.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, Science and 
Statistics Program Manager, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North 
Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-
10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email: john.carmichael@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Citizen science is a growing field in which 
trained members of the public collaborate and engage with scientists in 
the inquiry and discovery of new knowledge. Public participation in 
scientific research advances science, research, and policy and fosters 
an informed and engaged citizenship. The Council recognizes the desire 
of constituents to get involved and the need to have a well-designed 
program and accompanying sampling protocols to ensure that information 
collected through such efforts is useful. To meet this growing need, 
the Council intends to develop a comprehensive Citizen Science Program. 
The first step in this process is a workshop where interested citizens, 
fisheries managers and scientists, and citizen science practitioners 
will gather to develop recommendations for designing such a program. 
The product of this workshop will be a report to the Council addressing 
the workshop goals. The Council provided the following goals for the 
workshop:

1. Document and evaluate existing citizen science and cooperative 
research experiences;
2. Identify existing funding opportunities;
3. Develop objectives for the South Atlantic Citizen Science Program;
4. Develop a framework for achieving program objectives, considering:
    (a) Research and monitoring activities appropriate for citizen 
science;
    (b) Funded and unfunded opportunities and avenues to support 
citizen science;
    (c) The full range of data needs;
    (d) Potential web-based platforms;
    (e) Outreach and education needs, short and long term; and
    (f) Governance, including ongoing staff support, management, and 
oversight
5. Develop a prioritized list of citizen science project candidates, 
and identify 2-5 high priority projects that could be implemented 
within 1 year of the workshop.

Discussion topics for consideration at this workshop:

1. Introduction to citizen science.
2. Selected citizen science case studies.
3. Identifying potential projects for the South Atlantic.
4. Design requirements and attributes of successful projects.
5. Recommendations addressing workshop goals.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting.

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


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

    Dated: December 16, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-31946 Filed 12-18-15; 8:45 am]
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