Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 17144-17145 [2016-06898]

Download as PDF 17144 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices Written comments on the application should be addressed to the NMFS NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region California Coastal Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, California 95521, or faxed to 707–825–4840. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: MadRiverHatcheryPlan.wcr@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on the Mad River hatchery plan. ADDRESSES: Dan Free, at phone number: (707) 825–5126, or via email: dan.free@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated California Coastal. Coho salmon (O. kisutch): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Southern Oregon/ Northern California (SONCC). Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated Northern California. Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as she deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. Limit 5 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(5)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities associated with artificial propagation programs provided that an HGMP has been approved by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005). Dated: March 23, 2016. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–06943 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background CDFW has submitted to NMFS an HGMP describing a hatchery program that releases steelhead into the Mad River, in northern California, for consideration pursuant to limit 5 of the ESA 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead. The hatchery program that is the subject of the NMFS evaluation would operate to provide steelhead for harvest in freshwater recreational fisheries in the Mad River. The program would propagate steelhead that are derived from the local steelhead population in the Mad River, ensuring that at least half of the MRH winter-run steelhead spawning pairs are hatchery spawned natural-origin and to match naturalorigin steelhead with their natural counterparts whenever possible. Measures would be applied in the hatchery program to reduce the risk of incidental adverse genetic, ecological, and demographic effects on naturalorigin steelhead and salmon populations. As specified in the July 10, 2000, ESA 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead (65 FR 42422) and updated June 28, 2005 (70 FR 37160), NMFS may approve an HGMP if it meets criteria set forth in 50 CFR 223.203(b)(5)(i)(A) through (K). Prior to final approval of an HGMP, NMFS must publish notification announcing its availability for public review and comment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE538 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 through Thursday, April 14, 2016. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at: Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY, telephone: (631) 668–3100. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, April 11, 2016 Tilefish Committee Review blueline tilefish alternatives, Advisory Panel recommendation and public comments, consider Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) recommendations, and develop recommendations to the Council for final action on amendment. Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee and River Herring and Shad Committee Review Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) mackerel coverage alternatives and Advisory Panel comments and make recommendations to the Council for preferred IFM alternatives for public hearings. Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee and River Herring and Shad Committee Joint With River Herring and Shad Advisory Panel Review 2013 Stocks in the Fishery (River Herring and Shad) White Paper and develop recommendations to the Council regarding terms of reference for reconsideration of River Herring and Shad as stocks in the fishery. Executive Committee Review MAFMC and other Council ABC Control Rules and Risk Policies and discuss framework to modify existing MAFMC Risk Policy. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Review and discuss draft EAFM Guidance Document. Unmanaged Forage Fish Amendment Review the Fishery Management Action Team and Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel, Committee comments, and review and approve public hearing document. European Union Pelagic Advisory Council and EAFM Dr. Verena Ohms, Director Pelagic Advisory Council, will provide a presentation to the Council. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices Special Accommodations November 2016 Discard Methods Workshop Michael Lanning, of the NMFS, will provide a presentation to the Council. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Golden Tilefish—2017 Specifications Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff recommendations for 2017 specifications. Golden Tilefish Framework 2—Meeting 2 Blueline Tilefish Amendment Review Tilefish Committee recommendations and approve Blueline Tilefish Amendment. Law Enforcement Report Scup Gear Restricted Areas Framework Review alternatives and adopt Framework. Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment Review Committee recommendations and select preferred alternatives for public hearings. Thursday, April 14, 2016 Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits Review ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Trip Limit modification request and consider changes to the trip limit. National Bycatch Reduction Strategy A presentation will be given by a NMFS Representative. Business Session Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–06898 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE512 Reports will be received from NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. Organization Reports; Liaison Reports; Executive Director’s Report; Science Report; and Committee Reports. • Continuing and New Business Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Dated: March 23, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Review and adopt Framework. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Jkt 238001 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 49 data webinar for Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species. AGENCY: The SEDAR 49 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species will consist of a data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 49 Data webinar will be held April 12, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; 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, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17145 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 Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. 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 during the data webinar are as follows: Panelists will present summary data, and discuss data needs and treatments. 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 The 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. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-06898]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE538


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 through 
Thursday, April 14, 2016. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Montauk Yacht Club, 32 Star 
Island Road, Montauk, NY, telephone: (631) 668-3100.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255. The Council's Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's Web site when possible).

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tilefish Committee

    Review blueline tilefish alternatives, Advisory Panel 
recommendation and public comments, consider Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC) Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) recommendations, and 
develop recommendations to the Council for final action on amendment.

Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee and River Herring and Shad 
Committee

    Review Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) mackerel coverage 
alternatives and Advisory Panel comments and make recommendations to 
the Council for preferred IFM alternatives for public hearings.

Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee and River Herring and Shad 
Committee Joint With River Herring and Shad Advisory Panel

    Review 2013 Stocks in the Fishery (River Herring and Shad) White 
Paper and develop recommendations to the Council regarding terms of 
reference for reconsideration of River Herring and Shad as stocks in 
the fishery.

Executive Committee

    Review MAFMC and other Council ABC Control Rules and Risk Policies 
and discuss framework to modify existing MAFMC Risk Policy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)

    Review and discuss draft EAFM Guidance Document.

Unmanaged Forage Fish Amendment

    Review the Fishery Management Action Team and Ecosystems and Ocean 
Planning Advisory Panel, Committee comments, and review and approve 
public hearing document.

European Union Pelagic Advisory Council and EAFM

    Dr. Verena Ohms, Director Pelagic Advisory Council, will provide a 
presentation to the Council.

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November 2016 Discard Methods Workshop

    Michael Lanning, of the NMFS, will provide a presentation to the 
Council.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Golden Tilefish--2017 Specifications

    Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff 
recommendations for 2017 specifications.

Golden Tilefish Framework 2--Meeting 2

    Review and adopt Framework.

Blueline Tilefish Amendment

    Review Tilefish Committee recommendations and approve Blueline 
Tilefish Amendment.

Law Enforcement Report

    Reports will be received from NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and 
the U.S. Coast Guard.

Scup Gear Restricted Areas Framework

    Review alternatives and adopt Framework.

Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment

    Review Committee recommendations and select preferred alternatives 
for public hearings.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits

    Review ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Trip Limit modification request and 
consider changes to the trip limit.

National Bycatch Reduction Strategy

    A presentation will be given by a NMFS Representative.

Business Session

    Organization Reports; Liaison Reports; Executive Director's Report; 
Science Report; and Committee Reports.
     Continuing and New Business
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

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: March 23, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-06898 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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