South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 10564-10566 [2017-02930]

Download as PDF 10564 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas Advisory Committee link (http://facadatabase.gov/committee/ meetings.aspx?cid=248). 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Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for a public meeting of the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee). DATES: This conference call meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The deadline for members of the public to register to participate in or listen to the meeting is 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017. Call in Information: The meeting will be held by conference call with webinar capabilities. The Web site, call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register and any written comments should be submitted to: Richard Boll and John Miller, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, International Trade Administration by email: john.miller@trade.gov and richard.boll@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Miller and Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, International Trade Administration by email: john.miller@ trade.gov and richard.boll@trade.gov or phone 202–482–1316 and 202–482– 1135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). It provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. For more information about the Committee visit: http:// trade.gov/td/services/oscpb/ supplychain/acscc/. Matters to be Considered: Committee members are expected to deliberate and vote on a Committee letter outlining its priority recommendations for this Administration and a Committee letter outlining its recommendations for NAFTA negotiations. 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The conference call will be open to the public for comments on a first-come, first-served basis, with up to thirty minutes available for public comments. Access lines are limited. The minutes of the meetings will be posted on the Committee Web site within 60 days of the meeting. Dated: February 8, 2017. Maureen Smith, Director, OSCPBS. [FR Doc. 2017–02905 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF223 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Protected Resources Committee; Spiny Lobster Committee; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; Citizen Science Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. There will also be a meeting of the full Council. The Council will take action as necessary. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices The Council meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 until 12 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Westin Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527; phone: (888) 627–8316 or (912) 635– 4545; fax: (912) 319–2838. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. Meeting information is available from the Council’s Web site at: http:// safmc.net/meetings/council-meetings/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment: Written comments may be directed to Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (see Council address) or electronically via the Council’s Web site at: http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/councilmeetings/safmc-meeting-march2017/. The public comment form is open for use when the briefing book is posted to the Web site on the Friday, two weeks prior to the Council meeting. Comments received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (February 27, 2017) will be compiled, posted to the Web site as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; please use the Council’s online form available from the Web site. For written comments received after the Monday before the meeting (after 2/27), individuals sending the comment must use the Council’s online form available from the Web site. Comments will automatically be posted to the Web site and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, March 9, 2017 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: DATES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Monday, March 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 10 a.m. The Committee will review applications for open advisory panel seats and provide recommendations. SEDAR Committee, Monday, March 6, 2017, 10 a.m. Until 11 a.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR projects including the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 status of on-going projects, discuss longterm assessment priorities, and review the NOAA Fisheries Prioritization Tool application and take action as necessary. 2. The Committee will also discuss 2020 preliminary assessment priorities and the Research Track process for conducting stock assessments and provide guidance for consideration by the SEDAR Steering Committee. Protected Resources Committee, Monday March 6, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 12 p.m. The Committee will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries Protected Resources Office, an update on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Sturgeon stock assessment, and an update from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and take action as necessary. Spiny Lobster Committee, Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m. The Committee will review Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 addressing management parameters including Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and annual catch limits (ACLs), and the use of traps to recreationally harvest spiny lobster. The Committee will provide recommendations for approving the amendment for public hearing. Habitat Protection and EcosystemBased Management Committee, Monday, March 6, 2017, 2:30 Until 5 p.m. 1. The Committee will review the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan II sections and provide direction to staff. 2. The Committee will receive an update on the Habitat and Ecosystem Tools and Model Development, Council actions pertaining to Habitat, and the South Atlantic Regional Climate Action Plan, and provide recommendations as appropriate. Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 11 a.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quota for dolphin and wahoo and take action as necessary. 2. The Committee will review Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10 addressing the definition of Optimum Yield, quota sharing, operator card requirements, and allowable gear for the dolphin fishery and provide recommendations as appropriate. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10565 Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, 2017 From 8:30 a.m. Until 3:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and the status of amendments under formal Secretarial review and take action as necessary. The Committee will also discuss guidance on re-opening a fishery when the landings are close to the annual catch limits (ACLs) and take action as necessary. 2. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management options and Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial management options, modify the documents as necessary and provide guidance to staff. 3. The Committee will receive overviews regarding discards for red snapper and southeast barotrauma workshops, review public scoping comments for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 addressing management options for red snapper and recreational reporting, modify the document as necessary, and provide direction to staff. 4. The Committee will review public hearing comments for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 addressing allocation measures for yellowtail snapper, modify the document as necessary, and provide direction to staff. 5. The Committee will receive projection results from NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center for golden tilefish, discuss Snapper Grouper Amendment 45 addressing management measures for golden tilefish, and provide direction to staff. 6. The Committee will review a white paper on Limited Entry for the Snapper Grouper For-Hire fishery, discuss, and provide direction to staff. Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Until 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 9 a.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on ASMFC’s development of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia, receive an update from NOAA Fisheries on the 2017 recreational fishing season for cobia in federal waters, and updates on state regulation and management measures for cobia in 2017, and take action as necessary. 2. The Committee will receive status updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and amendments E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 10566 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices currently under Secretarial review and take action as necessary. 3. The Committee will discuss tracking CMP landings in a common unit and take action as necessary. 4. The Committee will receive a report on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s January/ February 2017 meeting. 5. The Committee will receive an overview of Amendment 29 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Region addressing allocations of Gulf Group king mackerel, modify as necessary, and provide recommendations to approve/ disapprove the amendment for formal Secretarial Review. 6. The Committee will also provide direction to staff for agenda items for the spring meeting of the Council’s Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel and Cobia Sub-panel. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.—Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council agenda. Comment will be accepted first on items before the Council for Secretarial approval: (1) Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 29 (Gulf of Mexico king mackerel allocations); and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s For-Hire Amendment. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Citizen Science Committee, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9 a.m. Until 10 a.m. The Committee will receive a program update on the Council’s Citizen Science Program, review research priorities to include in the South Atlantic Research Plan, discuss, and take action as necessary. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive a report on the February 2017 Council Coordinating Committee meeting and take action as necessary, and a final report for expenditures for Calendar Year (CY) 2016; review the Draft CY 2017 Budget and approve if budget numbers are available; and review, modify, and approve the Council Follow-up and work priorities. 2. The Committee will discuss options for an advisory panel/workgroup for the System Management Plan for the Council’s managed areas and take action as necessary. 3. The Committee will discuss standards and procedures for VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 participating in Council webinar meetings and take action as appropriate. 4. The Committee will review and discuss meeting materials provided to Council members for Council meetings and provide direction to staff. Council Session: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed Session) The Full Council will convene beginning on Thursday afternoon with a Call to Order, announcements and introductions, and approve the December 2016 meeting minutes. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive a report from the Executive Director, an update on the Status of the joint Council and Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program For-Hire Electronic Logbook Pilot Project, and an overview of the Gulf Council’s For-Hire Amendment and approve/disapprove the Gulf Council’s amendment for formal Secretarial review. The Council will receive presentations on the Bycatch Reporting Final Rule and status of Bycatch Collection Programs from NOAA Fisheries and take action as necessary. The Council will also receive reports on any remaining commercial catches versus ACLs, the status of the South Atlantic Council’s For-Hire Amendment, and any Experimental Fishing Permits received by NMFS and take action as necessary. The Council will receive a report from the Mackerel Cobia Committee, approve/disapprove Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 29 (Gulf of Mexico king mackerel allocations) for Secretarial review, consider other Committee recommendations, and take action as appropriate. The Council will continue to receive committee reports from the Advisory Panel Selection, SEDAR, Protected Resources, Spiny Lobster, Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management, Dolphin Wahoo, Snapper Grouper, Citizen Science, and Executive Finance Committees, review recommendations, and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF223


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of the Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed 
Session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; 
Protected Resources Committee; Spiny Lobster Committee; Habitat 
Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Dolphin Wahoo 
Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; Citizen 
Science Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. There will also be 
a meeting of the full Council. The Council will take action as 
necessary. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session.

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DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 
6, 2017 until 12 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Westin Jekyll 
Island, 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527; phone: (888) 627-8316 
or (912) 635-4545; fax: (912) 319-2838.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-10; fax: 
(843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. Meeting information is 
available from the Council's Web site at: http://safmc.net/meetings/council-meetings/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Public comment: Written comments may be directed to Gregg Waugh, 
Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (see 
Council address) or electronically via the Council's Web site at: 
http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/safmc-meeting-march2017/. The public comment form is open for use when the briefing 
book is posted to the Web site on the Friday, two weeks prior to the 
Council meeting. Comments received by close of business the Monday 
before the meeting (February 27, 2017) will be compiled, posted to the 
Web site as part of the meeting materials, and included in the 
administrative record; please use the Council's online form available 
from the Web site. For written comments received after the Monday 
before the meeting (after 2/27), individuals sending the comment must 
use the Council's online form available from the Web site. Comments 
will automatically be posted to the Web site and available for Council 
consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, March 9, 
2017 will be a part of the meeting administrative record.
    The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as 
follows:

Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Monday, March 6, 
2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 10 a.m.

    The Committee will review applications for open advisory panel 
seats and provide recommendations.

SEDAR Committee, Monday, March 6, 2017, 10 a.m. Until 11 a.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR projects including 
the status of on-going projects, discuss long-term assessment 
priorities, and review the NOAA Fisheries Prioritization Tool 
application and take action as necessary.
    2. The Committee will also discuss 2020 preliminary assessment 
priorities and the Research Track process for conducting stock 
assessments and provide guidance for consideration by the SEDAR 
Steering Committee.

Protected Resources Committee, Monday March 6, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 12 
p.m.

    The Committee will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries Protected 
Resources Office, an update on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries 
Commission's (ASMFC) Atlantic Sturgeon stock assessment, and an update 
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and take action as necessary.

Spiny Lobster Committee, Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 
p.m.

    The Committee will review Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 
addressing management parameters including Acceptable Biological Catch 
(ABC) and annual catch limits (ACLs), and the use of traps to 
recreationally harvest spiny lobster. The Committee will provide 
recommendations for approving the amendment for public hearing.

Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Monday, 
March 6, 2017, 2:30 Until 5 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review the Council's Fishery Ecosystem Plan 
II sections and provide direction to staff.
    2. The Committee will receive an update on the Habitat and 
Ecosystem Tools and Model Development, Council actions pertaining to 
Habitat, and the South Atlantic Regional Climate Action Plan, and 
provide recommendations as appropriate.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 11 
a.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quota for dolphin and wahoo and take action 
as necessary.
    2. The Committee will review Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10 addressing 
the definition of Optimum Yield, quota sharing, operator card 
requirements, and allowable gear for the dolphin fishery and provide 
recommendations as appropriate.

Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 5 p.m. 
and Wednesday, March 8, 2017 From 8:30 a.m. Until 3:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and the status 
of amendments under formal Secretarial review and take action as 
necessary. The Committee will also discuss guidance on re-opening a 
fishery when the landings are close to the annual catch limits (ACLs) 
and take action as necessary.
    2. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Vision 
Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management 
options and Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing 
commercial management options, modify the documents as necessary and 
provide guidance to staff.
    3. The Committee will receive overviews regarding discards for red 
snapper and southeast barotrauma workshops, review public scoping 
comments for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 addressing management options 
for red snapper and recreational reporting, modify the document as 
necessary, and provide direction to staff.
    4. The Committee will review public hearing comments for Snapper 
Grouper Amendment 44 addressing allocation measures for yellowtail 
snapper, modify the document as necessary, and provide direction to 
staff.
    5. The Committee will receive projection results from NOAA 
Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center for golden tilefish, 
discuss Snapper Grouper Amendment 45 addressing management measures for 
golden tilefish, and provide direction to staff.
    6. The Committee will review a white paper on Limited Entry for the 
Snapper Grouper For-Hire fishery, discuss, and provide direction to 
staff.

Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Until 
4:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 9 a.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on ASMFC's development of 
the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia, receive an update 
from NOAA Fisheries on the 2017 recreational fishing season for cobia 
in federal waters, and updates on state regulation and management 
measures for cobia in 2017, and take action as necessary.
    2. The Committee will receive status updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and amendments

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currently under Secretarial review and take action as necessary.
    3. The Committee will discuss tracking CMP landings in a common 
unit and take action as necessary.
    4. The Committee will receive a report on the Gulf of Mexico 
Fishery Management Council's January/February 2017 meeting.
    5. The Committee will receive an overview of Amendment 29 to the 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of 
Mexico and South Atlantic Region addressing allocations of Gulf Group 
king mackerel, modify as necessary, and provide recommendations to 
approve/disapprove the amendment for formal Secretarial Review.
    6. The Committee will also provide direction to staff for agenda 
items for the spring meeting of the Council's Mackerel Cobia Advisory 
Panel and Cobia Sub-panel.
    Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.--Public 
comment will be accepted on items on the Council agenda. Comment will 
be accepted first on items before the Council for Secretarial approval: 
(1) Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 29 (Gulf of Mexico king 
mackerel allocations); and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council's For-Hire Amendment. The Council Chair, based on the number of 
individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time 
provided to each commenter.

Citizen Science Committee, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9 a.m. Until 10 
a.m.

    The Committee will receive a program update on the Council's 
Citizen Science Program, review research priorities to include in the 
South Atlantic Research Plan, discuss, and take action as necessary.

Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10 a.m. Until 12 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive a report on the February 2017 Council 
Coordinating Committee meeting and take action as necessary, and a 
final report for expenditures for Calendar Year (CY) 2016; review the 
Draft CY 2017 Budget and approve if budget numbers are available; and 
review, modify, and approve the Council Follow-up and work priorities.
    2. The Committee will discuss options for an advisory panel/
workgroup for the System Management Plan for the Council's managed 
areas and take action as necessary.
    3. The Committee will discuss standards and procedures for 
participating in Council webinar meetings and take action as 
appropriate.
    4. The Committee will review and discuss meeting materials provided 
to Council members for Council meetings and provide direction to staff.

Council Session: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and 
Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed 
Session)

    The Full Council will convene beginning on Thursday afternoon with 
a Call to Order, announcements and introductions, and approve the 
December 2016 meeting minutes. The Council will receive a Legal 
Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during 
Closed Session. The Council will receive a report from the Executive 
Director, an update on the Status of the joint Council and Atlantic 
Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program For-Hire Electronic Logbook 
Pilot Project, and an overview of the Gulf Council's For-Hire Amendment 
and approve/disapprove the Gulf Council's amendment for formal 
Secretarial review.
    The Council will receive presentations on the Bycatch Reporting 
Final Rule and status of Bycatch Collection Programs from NOAA 
Fisheries and take action as necessary. The Council will also receive 
reports on any remaining commercial catches versus ACLs, the status of 
the South Atlantic Council's For-Hire Amendment, and any Experimental 
Fishing Permits received by NMFS and take action as necessary.
    The Council will receive a report from the Mackerel Cobia 
Committee, approve/disapprove Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 29 
(Gulf of Mexico king mackerel allocations) for Secretarial review, 
consider other Committee recommendations, and take action as 
appropriate.
    The Council will continue to receive committee reports from the 
Advisory Panel Selection, SEDAR, Protected Resources, Spiny Lobster, 
Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management, Dolphin Wahoo, Snapper Grouper, 
Citizen Science, and Executive Finance Committees, review 
recommendations, and take action as appropriate.
    The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss 
other business and upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    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 Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


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

    Dated: February 9, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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