Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 10217-10218 [2016-04316]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Dated: February 24, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2016–04326 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton BaltimoreBWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland, 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8400. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at 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 MAFMC’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to provide input on the development of the Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. This amendment will prohibit the development of new, or expansion of existing, directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species in Mid-Atlantic Federal waters until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability. The AP meeting will include a discussion of development of the amendment to date. The AP will provide input on management alternatives and other aspects of the amendment. A more detailed agenda and any relevant background documents will be posted to the Council’s Web site prior to the meeting: www.mafmc.org. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), formerly known as Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; starting 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk hotel, located at 217 North St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205; telephone: (210) 224–2500. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Senior Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630, and Mr. Steve Vanderkooy, Inter-jurisdictional Fisheries Coordinator, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; svanderkooy@gsmfc.org, telephone: (228) 875–5912. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows: Joint Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. 1. Adoption of Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes Actions a. November 4, 2015 Joint ASMFC LEC/GSMFC LEC meeting b. December 4, 2015 LETC webinar SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10217 3. Enforcement Implications of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama 9mile Reef Fish Boundary 4. Enforcement Implications of Offshore Aquaculture FMP 5. Protocol for Background Checks of AP Candidates for Violations in State Waters 6. Draft Reef Fish Amendment 36A— Red Snapper IFQ Modifications 7. Draft Reef Fish Amendment 43— Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination Criteria, and Annual Catch Limit 8. Framework Action Addressing Circle Hook Requirement When Fishing for Yellowtail Snapper 9. Draft Shrimp Amendment 17B— Optimum Yield, Number of Permits, Permit Pool, and Transit Provisions 10. Review of Coral Habitats of Particular Concern Proposals 11. Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26—Reallocation of King Mackerel 12. Selection of Candidates for Officer of the Year Award 13. Interjurisdictional Program Activity a. Tripletail b. Atlantic Croaker 14. Schedule of GSMFC Publications a. Officer’s Pocket Guide b. Law Summary c. Licenses and Fees d. Strategic Plan 2017–20 e. Operations Plan 2017–20 15. State Report Highlights a. Florida b. Alabama c. Mississippi d. Louisiana e. Texas f. U.S. Coast Guard g. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement h. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16. Other Business —Meeting Adjourns— The Agenda is subject to change. The latest version of the agenda along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on File Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials see folder ‘‘LEAP Meeting—2016–03’’ on Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The Law Enforcement Technical Committee consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the NOAA Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel for Law Enforcement. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before this E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 10218 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council’s intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: February 24, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–04316 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE466 International Affairs; U.S. Fishing Opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Regulatory Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of U.S. fishing opportunities. We are announcing 2016 fishing opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make fishing privileges available on an equitable basis. The intended effect of this notice is to alert U.S. fishing vessels of the NAFO fishing opportunities, to relay the available quotas available to U.S. participants, and to outline the process and requirements for vessels to apply to participate in the 2016 NAFO fishery. DATES: Effective January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Expressions of interest regarding fishing opportunities in NAFO will be accepted through March 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Expressions of interest regarding U.S. fishing opportunities in NAFO should be made in writing to John K. Bullard, U.S. Commissioner to NAFO, NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (phone: 978–281–9315, email: John.Bullard@ noaa.gov). Information relating to chartering vessels of another NAFO Contracting Party, transferring NAFO fishing opportunities to or from another NAFO Contracting Party, or U.S. participation in NAFO is available from Patrick E. Moran in the NMFS Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: 301– 427–8370, fax: 301–713–2313, email: Pat.Moran@noaa.gov). Additional information about NAFO fishing opportunities, NAFO SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conservation and Enforcement Measures (CEM), and the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act (HSFCA) Permit required for NAFO participation is available from Michael Ruccio, in the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (phone: 978–281–9104, fax: 978–281–9135, email: Michael.Ruccio@noaa.gov) and online from NAFO at http:// www.nafo.int. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ruccio, (978) 281–9104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General NAFO Background The United States is a Contracting Party to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization or NAFO. NAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body whose convention on Northwest Atlantic Fisheries applies to most fishery resources in international waters of the Northwest Atlantic except salmon, tunas/marlins, whales, and sedentary species such as shellfish. Currently, NAFO has 12 Members from North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. In addition to the United States, the remaining three coastal states bordering the Convention Area are members: Canada, France (in respect of St. Pierre et Miquelon), and Denmark (in respect of Faroe Islands and Greenland). NAFO’s Fisheries Commission is responsible for the management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Regulatory Area (waters outside the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). Figure 1 shows the NAFO Regulatory Area. BILLING CODE 3510–22–C E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 39 (Monday, February 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10217-10218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04316]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a 
meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), formerly 
known as Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP), in conjunction with the 
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee 
(LEC).

DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; starting 
8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn San Antonio 
Riverwalk hotel, located at 217 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, 
TX 78205; telephone: (210) 224-2500.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Senior Fishery 
Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630, and Mr. Steve 
Vanderkooy, Inter-jurisdictional Fisheries Coordinator, Gulf States 
Marine Fisheries Commission; svanderkooy@gsmfc.org, telephone: (228) 
875-5912.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion on the agenda are as 
follows:
    Joint Gulf Council's Law Enforcement Technical Committee and Gulf 
States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee Meeting 
Agenda, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes Actions
    a. November 4, 2015 Joint ASMFC LEC/GSMFC LEC meeting
    b. December 4, 2015 LETC webinar
3. Enforcement Implications of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama 9-mile 
Reef Fish Boundary
4. Enforcement Implications of Offshore Aquaculture FMP
5. Protocol for Background Checks of AP Candidates for Violations in 
State Waters
6. Draft Reef Fish Amendment 36A--Red Snapper IFQ Modifications
7. Draft Reef Fish Amendment 43--Hogfish Stock Definition, Status 
Determination Criteria, and Annual Catch Limit
8. Framework Action Addressing Circle Hook Requirement When Fishing for 
Yellowtail Snapper
9. Draft Shrimp Amendment 17B--Optimum Yield, Number of Permits, Permit 
Pool, and Transit Provisions
10. Review of Coral Habitats of Particular Concern Proposals
11. Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 26--Reallocation of King 
Mackerel
12. Selection of Candidates for Officer of the Year Award
13. Interjurisdictional Program Activity
    a. Tripletail
    b. Atlantic Croaker
14. Schedule of GSMFC Publications
    a. Officer's Pocket Guide
    b. Law Summary
    c. Licenses and Fees
    d. Strategic Plan 2017-20
    e. Operations Plan 2017-20
15. State Report Highlights
    a. Florida
    b. Alabama
    c. Mississippi
    d. Louisiana
    e. Texas
    f. U.S. Coast Guard
    g. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    h. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
16. Other Business
--Meeting Adjourns--

    The Agenda is subject to change. The latest version of the agenda 
along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council's file 
server, which can be accessed by going to the Council Web site at 
http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on File Server under Quick 
Links. For meeting materials see folder ``LEAP Meeting--2016-03'' on 
Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both 
``gulfguest''.
    The Law Enforcement Technical Committee consists of principal law 
enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the NOAA 
Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, 
and the NOAA General Counsel for Law Enforcement.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before this

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group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those 
issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council's 
intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: February 24, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-04316 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]
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