Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 63740-63743 [2016-22331]

Download as PDF 63740 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices recommendations on whether to develop an amendment to add RH/S as Council-managed stocks. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Blueline Tilefish Framework—Meeting 1 Review background materials and approve range of alternatives. Law Enforcement Reports Reports will be received from the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. Spiny Dogfish Specifications 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: September 13, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22332 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Review previously set 2017 specifications and consider any modifications if necessary. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE New Jersey Special Management Zone (SMZ) Consideration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Review Monitoring Team Report for SMZ designation of 13 NJ artificial reefs. RIN 0648–XE873 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings River Herring and Shad Stocks in the Fishery Review Committee recommendations and decide whether to develop an amendment to add RH/S as Councilmanaged stocks. Council Communication and Outreach Plan Review and discuss draft Communication and Outreach Plan Thursday, October 6, 2016 Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendment 10 the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) FMP Presentation of Amendment 10 HMS FMP by Jennifer Cudney of HMS, NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) for Council review and comment. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Business Session Organization Reports; Liaison Reports; Executive Director’s Report; Science Report; Committee Reports; and Continuing and New Business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 124th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, Fishing Industry Advisory Committee and its 168th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The meetings will be held between October 4 and October 14. For specific dates, times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 124th SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522–8220. The Fishing Industry Advisory Committee meeting will be held via teleconference, 1(888)482–3560; pass code 522–8220. The Council’s Pelagic and International Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will also be held at the Council Office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI, telephone: (808) 522–8220. The 168th Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA, Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu, HI, telephone: (808) 538–7061. A Fishers Forum will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai room, 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu, HI 96814, telephone: (808) 955–4811. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The 124th SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 4–6, 2016. The Fishing Industry Advisory Committee will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on October 4, 2016. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on October 11, 2016. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held on October 11, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first day of the 168th Council meeting will be on October 12, 2016, held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The second and third days of the 168th Council meeting will be October 13–14, 2016, held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On October 12, 2016, the Council will host a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Room. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda for 124th SSC Meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 123rd SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Insular Fisheries A. Updates on the Hawaii Marine Recreational Fisheries Survey (HMRFS) data collection improvement project B. Updates on the State of Hawaii research and monitoring efforts C. Updates on The Nature Conservancy research and monitoring efforts D. Analysis of Hawaii Management Unit Species (MUS) catch for possible ecosystem component classification E. Productivity-Susceptibility Analysis and data-poor assessments E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices F. Biomass and spatial distribution of Selar crumenopthalmus from aerial surveys in Oahu G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Plenary Speaker: Reflections on the Impact of Large Ocean Marine Protected Areas, Ray Hilborn 6. Program Planning A. Expansion of NWHI Monument 1. Update 2. Economic impact of lost exclusive economic zone fishing grounds B. Development of an integrated assessment model for data poor stocks C. Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Strategic Planning D. Council Coral Reef Conservation Program FY 17–19 project proposals E. Report on International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. 7. Pelagic Fisheries A. Report on the Pelagic Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) report development B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports C. Report on American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) and fisheries statistics D. Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) Spatial Longline Bigeye Analysis E. Report on WCPO and Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) Bigeye Tuna Limits F. Factors resulting in recent increased Hawaii longline fishery bigeye CPUE G. 2017 United States (U.S.) Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limits (Action Item) H. Impact of Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) on America Samoa Economy I. International Fisheries 1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee 2. WCPFC Northern Committee 3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee 4. Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to WCPFC 5. Continuation of 90th InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Plenary J. Meta-regression analyses for shark catch rates K. The Nature Conservancy Indo- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Pacific Tuna Program L. Public Comment M. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8. Protected Species A. Hawaii Longline False Killer Whale Project Updates 1. Depredation mitigation device project 2. Acoustic monitoring of false killer whale depredation B. Reconsultation of the Hawaii Deepset longline fishery C. Rare Events Bycatch Workshop Update D. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions 1. Humpback Whale Listing Final Rule 2. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team 3. Insular False Killer Whale Recovery Planning 4. Other Actions E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9. Other Business A. 125th SSC Meeting 10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Agenda for the Fishing Industry Advisory Committee Friday, October 7, 2016, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 1. Introduction and Welcome 2. Approval of Agenda 3. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limit 4. Impacts of Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) 5. Report on American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) and fisheries statistics 6. Report on the Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 7. Seafood Traceability and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fisheries 8. Public Comment 9. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon 1. Addressing the Associated Press (AP) article on foreign crew in the Hawaii longline fleet 2. WCPO Spatial Longline Bigeye Analysis 3. Report on WCPO and EPO Bigeye Tuna Limits PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63741 4. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limits (Action Item) 5. American Samoa LVPA exemption and recent fisheries statistics 6. International Fisheries Meetings A. WCPFC Science Committee B. WCPFC Northern Committee C. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee D. Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to WCPFC E. Continuation of 90th IATTC Plenary 7. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations A. Advisory Panel B. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee C. Scientific & Statistical Committee 8. Standing Committee Recommendations 9. Public Comment 10. Committee Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Administrative Report 2. Financial Report 3. Expansion of NWHI Monument (Action Item) A. Recommendations on implementing fishing provisions of the Papahanaumokuakea Monument expansion proclamation B. Economic impact of lost EEZ fishing grounds 4. Addressing the AP article on foreign crew in the Hawaii longline fleet 5. Sustainable Hawaii Initiative 6. Regional Operating Agreement Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Appendix 7. Meetings and Workshops 8. Council Family Changes 9. Other Issues 10. Public Comment 11. Committee Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the 168th Council Meeting Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Oath of Office 3. Approval of the 168th Agenda 4. Approval of the 166th & 167th Meeting Minutes 5. Executive Director’s Report 6. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 63742 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices Program FY 17–19 project proposals D. Updates on Marine National Monuments 1. National Marine Fisheries Service 2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service E. Report on IUCN World Conservation Congress F. Status of Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement G. Regional, National and 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Fishers Forum, Ala International Outreach & Education Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Room, H. Advisory Group Report and Honolulu Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 2. Social Science Planning Committee 5 p.m. 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee 7. Pelagic & International Fisheries I. Public Hearing A. Addressing the AP article on J. Council Discussion and Action foreign crew in the Hawaii longline 9. Protected Species fleet A. Hawaii Longline False Killer B. Report on the Pelagic SAFE report Whale Project Updates development 1. Depredation mitigation device C. Hawaii & American Samoa project Longline Fisheries Reports 2. Acoustic monitoring of false killer D. WCPO Spatial Longline Bigeye whale depredation Analysis B. Re-consultation of the Hawaii E. Report on WCPO and EPO Bigeye Deep-set longline fishery Tuna Limits C. Rare Events Bycatch Workshop F. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Update Bigeye Tuna Limits (Action Item) D. Status of Marine Mammal G. Impacts of ELAPS on American Scientific Review Group Samoa economy Membership H. American Samoa LVPA exemption E. Updates on ESA and Marine and recent fisheries statistics Mammal Protection Act Actions I. Update on Hawaii longline 1. Humpback Whale Listing Final Electronic Reporting/Video Rule Monitoring 2. False Killer Whale Take Reduction J. International Fisheries Meetings Team 1. WCPFC Science Committee 3. Insular False Killer Whale Recovery 2. WCPFC Northern Committee Planning 3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance 4. Other Actions Committee F. Advisory Group Report and 4. Permanent Advisory Committee to Recommendations U.S. Delegation to WCPFC 1. Advisory Panel 5. Continuation of IATTC 90th 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Plenary G. Public Comment K. Advisory Group Report and H. Council Discussion and Action Recommendations Friday, October 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 1. Advisory Panel p.m. 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 10. Hawaii Archipelago & PRIA 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee A. Moku Pepa L. Standing Committee B. Legislative Report Recommendations C. Enforcement Issues M. Public Hearing D. Community Issues N. Council Discussion and Action 1. Promise to Paeaina 8. Program Planning and Research 2. Status of the Ohai Community A. Expansion of NWHI Monument Development Program (CDP) (Action Item) application 1. Recommendations on E. Report on IUCN and the implementing fishing provisions of Sustainable Hawaii Initiative the Papahanaumokuakea F. Analysis of Hawaii MUS catch for Monument expansion proclamation possible ecosystem component 2. Economic impact of lost exclusive classification economic zone fishing grounds G. Report on the Main Hawaiian B. MRIP Strategic Planning Workshop Islands Deep-7 Bottomfish update workshops H. Updates on the HMRFS data C. Council Coral Reef Conservation mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES C. U.S. State Department D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service E. Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section F. Other Items G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection improvement project I. Update on State of Hawaii Research and Monitoring J. Biomass and spatial distribution of Selar crumenopthalmus from aerial surveys in Oahu K. Education and Outreach Initiatives L. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee M. Public Comment N. Council Discussion and Action 11. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues 1. Report on Pacific Island Regional Planning Body initiatives E. Education and Outreach F. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 12. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Report on Yigo Community Planning b. Report on sea cucumber regulations c. Status of the Guam Fisheries Council d. Military Expansion Issues e. Report on Guam Coral Reef Fisheries Mapping 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands ´ 1. Arongol Falu 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Report on Northern Islands Community Planning b. Military Expansion Issues 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives C. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Mapping Application D. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Council Member and Staff Annual Training on Standards of Conduct B. Financial Reports C. Administrative Reports D. Update on information inquiries and responses E. Regional Operating Agreement— Essential Fish Habitat Appendix E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices F. Council Family Changes G. Meetings and Workshops H. Other Business I. Standing Committee Recommendations J. Public Comment K. Council Discussion and Action 14. Election of Officers 15. Other Business Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 168th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; phone: (617) 567–6789; fax: (617) 561–0798. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: ADDRESSES: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE886 Special Accommodations New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting This meeting is 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. 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: September 13, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22331 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee 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 meeting will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 13, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22335 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0649–XE885 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. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Office, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Deputy Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; carrie.simmons@gulfcouncil.org; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Committee will discuss Framework Adjustment 56 specifications, management measures, and draft alternatives and make recommendations to the Council. They will receive a progress report from the Plan Development Team on the white paper on monitoring strategies and develop recommendations to the Council. The Committee will also discuss possible groundfish priorities for 2017 and develop final recommendations to the Council. Other business will be discussed as necessary. 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 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 63743 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda The Chairman will start the meeting with introductions and adoption of agenda. The AP will review and approve the minutes of two previous meetings held September 16–17, 2015 and April 1, 2016, respectively. The AP will review and discuss the Draft Proposed Fishing Regulations for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion and a Draft Scoping Document to Evaluate Recommended Coral Areas as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs). The AP will review and comment on Reef Fish Amendment 36A Commercial IFQ Modifications; Reef Fish Amendment 46 Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan; a Draft Framework Action to Modify Mutton Snapper Annual Catch Limits and Management Measures including an Action to Modify the Commercial Gag Minimum Size Limit. The AP will also hear a presentation on the results of the Vermilion Snapper Stock Assessment and Scientific and Statistical Committee Recommendations. The AP will review and comment on Draft Options to Modify Vermilion Snapper ACLs and Maximum Sustainable Yield Proxies. The AP will also receive a presentation on the Goliath Grouper Assessment and E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE873


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.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 124th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, 
Fishing Industry Advisory Committee and its 168th Council meeting to 
take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific 
Region.

DATES: The meetings will be held between October 4 and October 14. For 
specific dates, times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The 124th SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522-
8220. The Fishing Industry Advisory Committee meeting will be held via 
teleconference, 1(888)482-3560; pass code 522-8220. The Council's 
Pelagic and International Standing Committee and Executive and Budget 
Standing Committee will also be held at the Council Office, 1164 Bishop 
Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI, telephone: (808) 522-8220. The 168th 
Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA, Fuller Hall, 1040 
Richards St., Honolulu, HI, telephone: (808) 538-7061. A Fishers Forum 
will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai room, 410 Atkinson 
Dr., Honolulu, HI 96814, telephone: (808) 955-4811.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 124th SSC meeting will be held between 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 4-6, 2016. The Fishing Industry 
Advisory Committee will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Hawaii 
Standard Time) on October 4, 2016. The Pelagic and International 
Standing Committee will be held between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on October 
11, 2016. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held on 
October 11, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first day of the 168th 
Council meeting will be on October 12, 2016, held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 
a.m. The second and third days of the 168th Council meeting will be 
October 13-14, 2016, held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On October 12, 2016, 
the Council will host a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the 
Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Room. In addition to the agenda items 
listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear 
recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public 
comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance 
at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to 
complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available 
from, and written comments should be sent to, Kitty M. Simonds, 
Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220 or 
fax: (808) 522-8226.

Agenda for 124th SSC Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 123rd SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Insular Fisheries
    A. Updates on the Hawaii Marine Recreational Fisheries Survey 
(HMRFS) data collection improvement project
    B. Updates on the State of Hawaii research and monitoring efforts
    C. Updates on The Nature Conservancy research and monitoring 
efforts
    D. Analysis of Hawaii Management Unit Species (MUS) catch for 
possible ecosystem component classification
    E. Productivity-Susceptibility Analysis and data-poor assessments

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    F. Biomass and spatial distribution of Selar crumenopthalmus from 
aerial surveys in Oahu
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
    Plenary Speaker: Reflections on the Impact of Large Ocean Marine 
Protected Areas, Ray Hilborn
6. Program Planning
    A. Expansion of NWHI Monument
    1. Update
    2. Economic impact of lost exclusive economic zone fishing grounds
    B. Development of an integrated assessment model for data poor 
stocks
    C. Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Strategic 
Planning
    D. Council Coral Reef Conservation Program FY 17-19 project 
proposals
    E. Report on International Union for the Conservation of Nature 
(IUCN) World Conservation Congress
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

7. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Report on the Pelagic Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 
(SAFE) report development
    B. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
    C. Report on American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) and 
fisheries statistics
    D. Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) Spatial Longline Bigeye 
Analysis
    E. Report on WCPO and Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) Bigeye Tuna 
Limits
    F. Factors resulting in recent increased Hawaii longline fishery 
bigeye CPUE
    G. 2017 United States (U.S.) Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna 
Limits (Action Item)
    H. Impact of Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) on America 
Samoa Economy
    I. International Fisheries
    1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science 
Committee
    2. WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    4. Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to WCPFC
    5. Continuation of 90th Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission 
(IATTC) Plenary
    J. Meta-regression analyses for shark catch rates
    K. The Nature Conservancy Indo-Pacific Tuna Program
    L. Public Comment
    M. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
8. Protected Species
    A. Hawaii Longline False Killer Whale Project Updates
    1. Depredation mitigation device project
    2. Acoustic monitoring of false killer whale depredation
    B. Reconsultation of the Hawaii Deep-set longline fishery
    C. Rare Events Bycatch Workshop Update
    D. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
    1. Humpback Whale Listing Final Rule
    2. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team
    3. Insular False Killer Whale Recovery Planning
    4. Other Actions
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9. Other Business
    A. 125th SSC Meeting
    10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Agenda for the Fishing Industry Advisory Committee

Friday, October 7, 2016, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1. Introduction and Welcome
2. Approval of Agenda
3. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limit
4. Impacts of Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS)
5. Report on American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) and 
fisheries statistics
6. Report on the Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to 
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
7. Seafood Traceability and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported 
Fisheries
8. Public Comment
9. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon

1. Addressing the Associated Press (AP) article on foreign crew in the 
Hawaii longline fleet
2. WCPO Spatial Longline Bigeye Analysis
3. Report on WCPO and EPO Bigeye Tuna Limits
4. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limits (Action Item)
5. American Samoa LVPA exemption and recent fisheries statistics
6. International Fisheries Meetings
    A. WCPFC Science Committee
    B. WCPFC Northern Committee
    C. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    D. Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to WCPFC
    E. Continuation of 90th IATTC Plenary
7. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    A. Advisory Panel
    B. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    C. Scientific & Statistical Committee
8. Standing Committee Recommendations
9. Public Comment
10. Committee Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Administrative Report
2. Financial Report
3. Expansion of NWHI Monument (Action Item)
    A. Recommendations on implementing fishing provisions of the 
Papahanaumokuakea Monument expansion proclamation
    B. Economic impact of lost EEZ fishing grounds
4. Addressing the AP article on foreign crew in the Hawaii longline 
fleet
5. Sustainable Hawaii Initiative
6. Regional Operating Agreement Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Appendix
7. Meetings and Workshops
8. Council Family Changes
9. Other Issues
10. Public Comment
11. Committee Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the 168th Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Oath of Office
3. Approval of the 168th Agenda
4. Approval of the 166th & 167th Meeting Minutes
5. Executive Director's Report
6. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section

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    C. U.S. State Department
    D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    E. Enforcement
    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section
    F. Other Items
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fishers Forum, Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Room, 
Honolulu

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. Addressing the AP article on foreign crew in the Hawaii longline 
fleet
    B. Report on the Pelagic SAFE report development
    C. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
    D. WCPO Spatial Longline Bigeye Analysis
    E. Report on WCPO and EPO Bigeye Tuna Limits
    F. 2017 U.S. Participating Territory Bigeye Tuna Limits (Action 
Item)
    G. Impacts of ELAPS on American Samoa economy
    H. American Samoa LVPA exemption and recent fisheries statistics
    I. Update on Hawaii longline Electronic Reporting/Video Monitoring
    J. International Fisheries Meetings
    1. WCPFC Science Committee
    2. WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    4. Permanent Advisory Committee to U.S. Delegation to WCPFC
    5. Continuation of IATTC 90th Plenary
    K. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    L. Standing Committee Recommendations
    M. Public Hearing
    N. Council Discussion and Action
8. Program Planning and Research
    A. Expansion of NWHI Monument (Action Item)
    1. Recommendations on implementing fishing provisions of the 
Papahanaumokuakea Monument expansion proclamation
    2. Economic impact of lost exclusive economic zone fishing grounds
    B. MRIP Strategic Planning Workshop update
    C. Council Coral Reef Conservation Program FY 17-19 project 
proposals
    D. Updates on Marine National Monuments
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service
    2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    E. Report on IUCN World Conservation Congress
    F. Status of Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement
    G. Regional, National and International Outreach & Education
    H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Social Science Planning Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    I. Public Hearing
    J. Council Discussion and Action
9. Protected Species
    A. Hawaii Longline False Killer Whale Project Updates
    1. Depredation mitigation device project
    2. Acoustic monitoring of false killer whale depredation
    B. Re-consultation of the Hawaii Deep-set longline fishery
    C. Rare Events Bycatch Workshop Update
    D. Status of Marine Mammal Scientific Review Group Membership
    E. Updates on ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act Actions
    1. Humpback Whale Listing Final Rule
    2. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team
    3. Insular False Killer Whale Recovery Planning
    4. Other Actions
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

Friday, October 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10. Hawaii Archipelago & PRIA
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Issues
    1. Promise to Paeaina
    2. Status of the Ohai Community Development Program (CDP) 
application
    E. Report on IUCN and the Sustainable Hawaii Initiative
    F. Analysis of Hawaii MUS catch for possible ecosystem component 
classification
    G. Report on the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep-7 Bottomfish workshops
    H. Updates on the HMRFS data collection improvement project
    I. Update on State of Hawaii Research and Monitoring
    J. Biomass and spatial distribution of Selar crumenopthalmus from 
aerial surveys in Oahu
    K. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    L. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    M. Public Comment
    N. Council Discussion and Action
11. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
    1. Report on Pacific Island Regional Planning Body initiatives
    E. Education and Outreach
    F. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
12. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    a. Report on Yigo Community Planning
    b. Report on sea cucumber regulations
    c. Status of the Guam Fisheries Council
    d. Military Expansion Issues
    e. Report on Guam Coral Reef Fisheries Mapping
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
    1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    a. Report on Northern Islands Community Planning
    b. Military Expansion Issues
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    C. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Mapping Application
    D. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Council Member and Staff Annual Training on Standards of Conduct
    B. Financial Reports
    C. Administrative Reports
    D. Update on information inquiries and responses
    E. Regional Operating Agreement--Essential Fish Habitat Appendix

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    F. Council Family Changes
    G. Meetings and Workshops
    H. Other Business
    I. Standing Committee Recommendations
    J. Public Comment
    K. Council Discussion and Action
14. Election of Officers
15. Other Business

    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 168th 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take 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 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: September 13, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22331 Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]
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