Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 25648-25649 [2016-10073]

Download as PDF 25648 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices Following the public comment period, the NOC Committee will take the input received into consideration while finalizing recommendations that will be sent forward for appropriate agency action, as outlined in the implementation plan for Task Force Recommendations 14 and 15. Dated: April 25, 2016. John Henderschedt, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10005 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE593 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council), Atlantic Herring Committee, Atlantic Herring Advisory Panel and Atlantic Herring Plan Development Team is scheduling a public workshop on the Atlantic Herring Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Management Strategy Evaluation to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This workshop will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; phone: (207) 775–2311; fax: (207) 772–4017. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda The Council is currently developing Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Through Amendment 8, the Council expects to establish a long-term control rule for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 specifying acceptable biological catch (ABC) for the Atlantic herring fishery. A control rule is a formulaic approach for establishing an annual limit or target fishing level that is based on the best available scientific information. An objective of Amendment 8 is to develop and implement an ABC control rule that manages Atlantic herring within an ecosystem context and addresses the goals of Amendment 8, which are to: Account for the role of Atlantic herring within the ecosystem, including its role as forage; to stabilize the fishery at a level designed to achieve optimum yield; to address localized depletion in inshore waters. In January 2016, the Council approved conducting a Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) to support the development of alternatives regarding the ABC control rule. MSE is a collaborative decision-making process, involving upfront public input and technical analysis than the normal amendment development process. MSE can take many forms, but here, the MSE will be used to help determine how a range of control rules may perform relative to potential objectives. An early step of the MSE is this public workshop to develop recommendations for Council consideration for a range of potential objectives of the Atlantic herring ABC control rule, how these objectives may be tested (i.e., associated performance metrics), and the range of control rules that would undergo testing. Workshop Goals The Council is hosting this MSE workshop to develop a common understanding of Management Strategy Evaluation; develop recommendations to the Council for: A range of potential objectives of the Atlantic herring ABC control rule, quantitative metrics to evaluate the performance of control rules relative to the objectives, and a range of control rules to be evaluated and/or the general characteristics of a control rule; develop a common understanding of the potentials and limitations of models that may affect simulation testing, and given those, identify which uncertainties are most important to resolve; provide an opportunity for stakeholders of the Atlantic herring fishery to provide greater input than typically possible at Council meetings, in an environment that supports constructive and open dialogue between users of the resource, scientific experts, fishery managers, and other interested members of the public. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens 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 aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 26, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10074 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE597 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and its Guam Mariana Archipelago AP to discuss and make recommendations on issues in Guam, CNMI and the Western Pacific region. DATES: The CNMI AP meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Guam AP meeting will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. All times listed are local times. For agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The CNMI AP meeting will be held at the CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife Conference Room, Lower Base, Saipan, MP, 96950 and the Guam AP meeting will be held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, GU 96913. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Agenda for the CNMI AP Meeting Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Report on Changes to the Pelagic and Archipelagic Annual Fisheries Reports 3. Review of Annual Report Fishery Performance Information A. Bottomfish B. Coral Reef C. Crustaceans D. Precious Corals E. Pelagics 4. Review of Annual Report Ecosystem Considerations Information and Data Gaps A. Habitat B. Protected Species C. Human Dimensions D. Climate Variables E. Marine Planning F. Data Integration 5. Report on FEP Implementation Activities 6. Public Comment 7. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Guam AP Meeting asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Friday, May 20, 2016, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Report on Changes to the Pelagic and Archipelagic Annual Fisheries Reports 3. Review of Annual Report Fishery Performance Information A. Bottomfish B. Coral Reef C. Crustaceans D. Precious Corals E. Pelagics 4. Review of Annual Report Ecosystem Considerations Information and Data Gaps A. Habitat B. Protected Species C. Human Dimensions D. Climate Variables E. Marine Planning F. Data Integration 5. Report on FEP Implementation Activities 6. Public Comment 7. Discussion and Recommendations Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 26, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10073 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE598 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), American Samoa Advisory Panel (AP), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC) (Hawaii members) and its Noncommercial Fishing Advisory Committee (NCFAC) (American Samoa members) as well as an American Samoa AP meeting. These meetings are to discuss and make recommendations on issues in American Samoa and the Western Pacific region. DATES: The joint American Samoa REAC, AP, FIAC, and NCFAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The American Samoa AP meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The joint American Samoa REAC, AP, FIAC, and NCFAC meeting and the American Samoa AP meeting will be held in the American Samoa Department of Commerce’s Fagatogo Market Conference Room, Fagatogo, HI 96799. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25649 throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Agenda for the Joint American Samoa REAC, AP, FIAC, and NCFAC Meeting Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Report on Changes to the Pelagic and Archipelagic Annual Fisheries Reports 3. Review of Annual Report Fishery Performance Information A. Bottomfish B. Coral Reef C. Crustaceans D. Precious Corals E. Pelagics 4. Review of Annual Report Ecosystem Considerations Information and Data Gaps A. Habitat B. Protected Species C. Human Dimensions D. Climate Variables E. Marine Planning F. Data Integration 5. Report on FEP Implementation Activities 6. Public Comment 7. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the American Samoa AP Meeting Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. American Samoa FEP Community Activities 3. American Samoa FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries B. Pelagic Fisheries C. Ecosystems and Habitat D. Indigenous and Fishing Communities E. Other Issues 4. Public Comment 5. Discussion and Recommendations 6. Other Business Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 26, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10162 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25648-25649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10073]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE597


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
(CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and its Guam Mariana 
Archipelago AP to discuss and make recommendations on issues in Guam, 
CNMI and the Western Pacific region.

DATES: The CNMI AP meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 
between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Guam AP meeting will be held on 
Friday, May 20, 2016, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. All times listed are 
local times. For agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The CNMI AP meeting will be held at the CNMI Division of 
Fish & Wildlife Conference Room, Lower Base, Saipan, MP, 96950 and the 
Guam AP meeting will be held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, 202 
Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, GU 96913.

[[Page 25649]]


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided 
throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed 
may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete 
scheduled business.

Agenda for the CNMI AP Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Report on Changes to the Pelagic and Archipelagic Annual Fisheries 
Reports
3. Review of Annual Report Fishery Performance Information
    A. Bottomfish
    B. Coral Reef
    C. Crustaceans
    D. Precious Corals
    E. Pelagics
4. Review of Annual Report Ecosystem Considerations Information and 
Data Gaps
    A. Habitat
    B. Protected Species
    C. Human Dimensions
    D. Climate Variables
    E. Marine Planning
    F. Data Integration
5. Report on FEP Implementation Activities
6. Public Comment
7. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Guam AP Meeting

Friday, May 20, 2016, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Report on Changes to the Pelagic and Archipelagic Annual Fisheries 
Reports
3. Review of Annual Report Fishery Performance Information
    A. Bottomfish
    B. Coral Reef
    C. Crustaceans
    D. Precious Corals
    E. Pelagics
4. Review of Annual Report Ecosystem Considerations Information and 
Data Gaps
    A. Habitat
    B. Protected Species
    C. Human Dimensions
    D. Climate Variables
    E. Marine Planning
    F. Data Integration
5. Report on FEP Implementation Activities
6. Public Comment
7. Discussion and Recommendations

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: April 26, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-10073 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P