Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 50687 [2016-18217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices Dated: July 27, 2016. Kent Rochford, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–18150 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P Dated: July 28, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2016–18217 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XE769 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a Webinar-based meeting of its River Herring and Shad (RH/S) Committee. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Monday, August 15, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via Webinar (http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/rh-s-comaug15-2016/) with a telephone audio connection (provided when connecting). 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 proposed agenda, Webinar access, and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Agenda In October 2016, the Council will consider whether to develop an Amendment that could add several species of river Herrings and Shads as Council-managed species. This RH/S Committee meeting will review a white paper and draft decision document related to the need for Council management of blueback Herring, Lewife, American Shad, and hickory Shad. Public comments will also be taken. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 RIN 0648–XE761 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call. AGENCY: DATES: Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2016. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, September 7 and September 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/ conference call. On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the conference call information is phone number 1–888–469–2188; Participant Code: 7954019; and the webinar event address is: https:// noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/ onstage/g.php?MTID=eec1bb3 2466dd8905125c5db01b539623; event password: NOAA. On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the conference call information is phone number 1–888–469–2188; Participant Code: 7954019; and the webinar event address is: https:// noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/ onstage/g.php?MTID=e9fcef19f3 c43ce6255dfad07807a71f4; event password: NOAA. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50687 presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper or Margo Schulze-Haugen at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of an AP to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for Atlantic HMS. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. The AP has previously consulted with NMFS on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999); the HMS FMP (April 1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2003); the Consolidated HMS FMP (October 2006); and Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (April and October 2008, February and September 2009, May and September 2010, April and September 2011, March and September 2012, January and September 2013, April and September 2014, March and September 2015, March 2016), among other things. The intent of this meeting is to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of all Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries. We anticipate discussing the results of the 2016 dusky shark stock assessment and the Amendment 5b timeline; Draft Amendment 10 on Essential Fish Habitat, including potential Habitat Areas of Particular Concern; implementation updates for Final Amendment 7 on bluefin tuna management; and progress updates on various other rulemakings, including archival tag requirements, blacknose and small coastal shark management; domestic implementation of recommendations from the 2015 meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; and potential changes to limited access vessel upgrading requirements and Individual Bluefin Quota program inseason transfer criteria. We also anticipate discussing recreational topics regarding data collection and economic surveys, as well as progress updates regarding the exempted fishing permit request to conduct research in pelagic longline closed areas. Finally, we also intend to E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-18217]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE769


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

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a Webinar-based meeting of its River Herring and Shad (RH/S) 
Committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, August 15, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via Webinar (http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/rh-s-com-aug15-2016/) with a telephone audio 
connection (provided when connecting).
    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 proposed agenda, Webinar access, and briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

    In October 2016, the Council will consider whether to develop an 
Amendment that could add several species of river Herrings and Shads as 
Council-managed species. This RH/S Committee meeting will review a 
white paper and draft decision document related to the need for Council 
management of blueback Herring, Lewife, American Shad, and hickory 
Shad. Public comments will also be taken.

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.

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

    Dated: July 28, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-18217 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P