Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 44382-44384 [2017-20280]

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[FR Doc. 2017–20266 Filed 9–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF704 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 its 127th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel (AP), American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, Pelagic and International Standing Committee and its 171st Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The meetings will be held between October 10 and October 19, 2017. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All times listed are local island times. ADDRESSES: The 127th SSC will be held at the Aqua Kauai Beach Hotel, 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, phone: (808) 245–1955. The AP and Executive and Budget Standing Committee Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held at Sadie’s by the Sea, Utulei Beach, Route 1, Pago Pago, American Samoa, phone: (684) 633–5900. The REAC, Pelagic and International Standing Committee, and 171st Council SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Sep 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 meeting will be held at Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium (Fale Laumei), Utulei, American Samoa, phone: (684) 633– 5155. Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The 127th SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 10–12, 2017. The AP will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on October 14, 2017. The REAC will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 16, 2017. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on October 17, 2017. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon on October 17, 2017. The 171st Council Meeting will be held on October 17, 2017 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. with a Public Hearing between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; on October 18, 2017 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.; and on October 19, 2017 between 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Agenda items noted as ‘‘Final Action Items’’ refer to actions that result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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 127th SSC Meeting Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 126th SSC Meeting Recommendations PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Director 5. Insular Fisheries A. Alternatives for Aquaculture Management (Initial Action Item) B. Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Fishery 1. Report on outcomes from the Bottomfish Commercial Fishery Data Workshops 2. Report on relative abundance estimation from the 2016 bottomfish fishery-independent survey C. Evaluating Management Unit Species in need of conservation and management in the American Samoa, Marianas, and Hawaii Fishery Ecosystem Plans 1. Final Results of the Ecosystem Component Analysis 2. Ecosystem Component Expert Working Group Report 3. Options for Designating Management Unit Species Into Ecosystem Components (Initial Action Item) D. Hawaii Coral Reef MUS Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 1. SSC Working Group Report on the Best Scientific Information Available Evaluation for the 27 Hawaii Coral Reef Fish Species 2. P* Working Group Report 3. 2018 ABC Specification of Hawaii Coral Reef MUS (Final Action Item) E. Precious Corals Management Issues 1. Refining Precious Corals Essential Fish Habitat 2. Gold Coral Moratorium (Initial Action Item) F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest Speaker: Molly Lutcavage ‘‘Tagging of pelagic species in Hawaii’’ 6. Pelagic Fisheries A. Hawaii & American Samoa longline fisheries reports B. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) (Initial Action Item) C. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item) D. Considerations for the Annual Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action Item) E. International Fisheries 1. Stock Assessments a. WCPO Bigeye Tuna b. WCPO Yellowfin Tuna c. North Pacific Blue Shark E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 183 / Friday, September 22, 2017 / Notices d. North Pacific Albacore e. Southwest Pacific Swordfish 2. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) 92nd meeting 3. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) a. Science Committee b. Intersessional Meeting on Tropical Tuna Measure c. Northern Committee d. Technical and Compliance Committee e. Permanent Advisory Committee issues f. US Proposals for WCPFC 14th Regular Meeting 4. North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NFPC) E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Action 7. Protected Species A. Update on the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey B. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions C. Public Comment D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 2. Essential Fish Habitat A. Update on Habitat Program B. EFH Levels of Information C. Review of Non-Fishing Impacts to EFH 3. Action Items for the American Samoa FEP A. Aquaculture Management B. Gold Coral Moratorium 4. Public Comment 5. Other Business 6. REAC Discussion and Recommendations 7. Training on Climate and Fisheries Agenda for Executive and Budget Standing Committee Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 1. Administrative Report 2. Financial Report 3. Meetings and Workshops 4. Council Family Changes 5. Other Issues A. Election of Officers 6. Public Comment 7. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Noon 8. Other Business A. American Samoa Large Vessel A. 128th SSC Meeting Prohibited Area (Initial Action B. Update on Presidential Executive Item) Orders on Monuments, Sanctuaries B. American Samoa Longline Permit and Energy Modifications (Final Action Item) C. Social Science Planning Committee C. Considerations for the Annual Limits Strategic Plan and Priorities on Sea Turtle Interactions in the D. Updates on the status of the SSC Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline plan Fishery (Initial Action Item) 9. Summary of SSC Recommendations D. International Fisheries to the Council 1. IATTC 2. US Proposals for WCPFC 14 Agenda for Advisory Panel Meeting E. Advisory Group Report and Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to Recommendations 4:30 p.m. 1. Advisory Panel 2. American Samoa Regional 1. Welcome and Introductions Ecosystem Advisory Committee 2. Training on Climate and Fisheries 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee 3. Review of American Samoa Fishery F. Public Comment Ecosystem Plan Regulations 4. Additional AP Discussion on Council G. Council Discussion and Action Action Items Agenda for 171st Council Meeting A. American Samoa LVPA Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1 p.m. to 5 B. American Samoa Longline Permit p.m. Modifications C. Aquaculture Management 1. Welcome and Introductions D. Ecosystem Component Options 2. Oath of Office 5. Public Comment 3. Approval of the 171st Agenda 6. Discussion and Recommendations 4. Approval of the 170th Meeting 7. Other Business Minutes 5. Executive Director’s Report Agenda for the Regional Ecosystem 6. Agency Reports Advisory Committee Meeting A. National Marine Fisheries Service Monday, October 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 4 p.m. a. Status of Monuments and Sanctuaries Review 1. Welcome and Introductions VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Sep 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44383 b. Report on Executive Orders (EOs) 13771 and 13777 requiring Regulatory Reform c. Report on Saltonstall-Kennedy 2018 Request for Proposals 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section C. U.S. State Department D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1. Status of Monuments Review E. Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 7. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues 1. Report on the Governor’s Fisheries Task Force Initiatives 2. Fisheries Development a. Update on SSBCI funding for Working Alia Vessels and Local Fishery Business Development Initiatives 3. Fisheries Disaster Relief E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public Hearing Agenda Introductions American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Initial Action Item) American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item) Public Discussion and Comments Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8. Pelagic & International Fisheries A. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports B. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Initial Action Item) C. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item) D. Considerations for the Annual Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action Item) E. International Fisheries E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 44384 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 183 / Friday, September 22, 2017 / Notices 1. IATTC 2. WCPFC a. Science Committee Meeting b. Intersessional Meeting on Tropical Tuna Measures c. Northern Committee Meeting d. Technical and Compliance Committee Meeting e. Permanent Advisory Committee Issues f. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 14 3. North Pacific Fisheries Commission Meeting 4. South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Standing Committee Recommendations H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 9. Protected Species A. Updates on Endangered Species Act 1. Turtles 2. Corals 3. Other Actions B. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee C. Public Comment D. Council Discussion and Action 10. Program Planning and Research A. Alternatives for Aquaculture Management (Initial Action Item) B. Options for Designating Management Unit Species Into Ecosystem Components (Initial Action Item) C. Precious Corals Management Issues 1. Refining Precious Coral Essential Fish Habitat 2. Gold Coral Moratorium (Initial Action Item) D. Territory Science Initiative Project Updates E. Report on Coral Reef Regulation Review F. Social Science Planning Committee Strategic Plan and Priorities G. Report on the Climate Change Training Workshop H. Regional, National and International Outreach & Education I. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee J. Standing Committee Recommendations K. Public Comment L. Council Discussion and Action VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Sep 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 11. Hawaii Archipelago & PRIA A. Moku Pepa B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Fishing Year 2018 Annual Catch Limit Specification for the Main Hawaiian Island Coral Reef Fish (Final Action Item) E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 12. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fishers Forum—Fishing: Food. Life. Future. Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 13. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues a. Report on Indigenous Fishing Rights Initiatives b. Report on Malesso CBMP c. Report on the Yigo CBMP 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 CBMP 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee D. Public Comment E. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Council Family Changes 1. Education Committee D. Meetings and Workshops E. Other Business F. Standing Committee Recommendations G. Public Comment H. 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 171st meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 five days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 19, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20280 Filed 9–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF705 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 through Thursday, October 12, 2017. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Hyatt Long Island East End, 451 East Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901, telephone: (631) 208–0002. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF704


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.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 127th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, 
American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel (AP), 
American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Executive 
and Budget Standing Committee, Pelagic and International Standing 
Committee and its 171st Council meeting to take actions on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The meetings will be held between October 10 and October 19, 
2017. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 
All times listed are local island times.

ADDRESSES: The 127th SSC will be held at the Aqua Kauai Beach Hotel, 
4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, phone: (808) 245-1955. The AP and 
Executive and Budget Standing Committee Pelagic and International 
Standing Committee will be held at Sadie's by the Sea, Utulei Beach, 
Route 1, Pago Pago, American Samoa, phone: (684) 633-5900. The REAC, 
Pelagic and International Standing Committee, and 171st Council meeting 
will be held at Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium (Fale Laumei), Utulei, 
American Samoa, phone: (684) 633-5155.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 127th SSC meeting will be held between 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 10-12, 2017. The AP will be held 
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on October 14, 2017. The REAC will be 
held between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 16, 2017. The Executive 
and Budget Standing Committee will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. 
on October 17, 2017. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee 
will be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon on October 17, 2017. The 171st 
Council Meeting will be held on October 17, 2017 between 1 p.m. and 5 
p.m. with a Public Hearing between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; on October 18, 
2017 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. 
and 9 p.m.; and on October 19, 2017 between 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    Agenda items noted as ``Final Action Items'' refer to actions that 
result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, 
proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary 
of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. 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 127th SSC Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 126th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) 
Director
5. Insular Fisheries
    A. Alternatives for Aquaculture Management (Initial Action Item)
    B. Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Fishery
    1. Report on outcomes from the Bottomfish Commercial Fishery Data 
Workshops
    2. Report on relative abundance estimation from the 2016 bottomfish 
fishery-independent survey
    C. Evaluating Management Unit Species in need of conservation and 
management in the American Samoa, Marianas, and Hawaii Fishery 
Ecosystem Plans
    1. Final Results of the Ecosystem Component Analysis
    2. Ecosystem Component Expert Working Group Report
    3. Options for Designating Management Unit Species Into Ecosystem 
Components (Initial Action Item)
    D. Hawaii Coral Reef MUS Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC)
    1. SSC Working Group Report on the Best Scientific Information 
Available Evaluation for the 27 Hawaii Coral Reef Fish Species
    2. P* Working Group Report
    3. 2018 ABC Specification of Hawaii Coral Reef MUS (Final Action 
Item)
    E. Precious Corals Management Issues
    1. Refining Precious Corals Essential Fish Habitat
    2. Gold Coral Moratorium (Initial Action Item)
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Molly Lutcavage ``Tagging of pelagic species in Hawaii''
6. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Hawaii & American Samoa longline fisheries reports
    B. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) (Initial 
Action Item)
    C. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item)
    D. Considerations for the Annual Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions 
in the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action Item)
    E. International Fisheries
    1. Stock Assessments
    a. WCPO Bigeye Tuna
    b. WCPO Yellowfin Tuna
    c. North Pacific Blue Shark

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    d. North Pacific Albacore
    e. Southwest Pacific Swordfish
    2. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) 92nd meeting
    3. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
    a. Science Committee
    b. Intersessional Meeting on Tropical Tuna Measure
    c. Northern Committee
    d. Technical and Compliance Committee
    e. Permanent Advisory Committee issues
    f. US Proposals for WCPFC 14th Regular Meeting
    4. North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NFPC)
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Action
7. Protected Species
    A. Update on the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem 
Assessment Survey
    B. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
    C. Public Comment
    D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Other Business
    A. 128th SSC Meeting
    B. Update on Presidential Executive Orders on Monuments, 
Sanctuaries and Energy
    C. Social Science Planning Committee Strategic Plan and Priorities
    D. Updates on the status of the SSC plan
9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Agenda for Advisory Panel Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Training on Climate and Fisheries
3. Review of American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan Regulations
4. Additional AP Discussion on Council Action Items
    A. American Samoa LVPA
    B. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications
    C. Aquaculture Management
    D. Ecosystem Component Options
5. Public Comment
6. Discussion and Recommendations
7. Other Business

Agenda for the Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Essential Fish Habitat
    A. Update on Habitat Program
    B. EFH Levels of Information
    C. Review of Non-Fishing Impacts to EFH
3. Action Items for the American Samoa FEP
    A. Aquaculture Management
    B. Gold Coral Moratorium
4. Public Comment
5. Other Business
6. REAC Discussion and Recommendations
7. Training on Climate and Fisheries

Agenda for Executive and Budget Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

1. Administrative Report
2. Financial Report
3. Meetings and Workshops
4. Council Family Changes
5. Other Issues
    A. Election of Officers
6. Public Comment
7. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

A. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Initial Action Item)
B. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item)
C. Considerations for the Annual Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions in 
the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action Item)
D. International Fisheries
    1. IATTC
    2. US Proposals for WCPFC 14
E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
F. Public Comment
G. Council Discussion and Action

Agenda for 171st Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Oath of Office
3. Approval of the 171st Agenda
4. Approval of the 170th Meeting Minutes
5. Executive Director's Report
6. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    a. Status of Monuments and Sanctuaries Review
    b. Report on Executive Orders (EOs) 13771 and 13777 requiring 
Regulatory Reform
    c. Report on Saltonstall-Kennedy 2018 Request for Proposals
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section
    C. U.S. State Department
    D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    1. Status of Monuments Review
    E. Enforcement
    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
7. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
    1. Report on the Governor's Fisheries Task Force Initiatives
    2. Fisheries Development
    a. Update on SSBCI funding for Working Alia Vessels and Local 
Fishery Business Development Initiatives
    3. Fisheries Disaster Relief
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public Hearing

Agenda
Introductions
American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Initial Action Item)
American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item)
Public Discussion and Comments

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. Hawaii & American Samoa Longline Fisheries Reports
    B. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Initial Action 
Item)
    C. American Samoa Longline Permit Modifications (Final Action Item)
    D. Considerations for the Annual Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions 
in the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action Item)
    E. International Fisheries

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    1. IATTC
    2. WCPFC
    a. Science Committee Meeting
    b. Intersessional Meeting on Tropical Tuna Measures
    c. Northern Committee Meeting
    d. Technical and Compliance Committee Meeting
    e. Permanent Advisory Committee Issues
    f. U.S. Proposals for WCPFC 14
    3. North Pacific Fisheries Commission Meeting
    4. South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Standing Committee Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
9. Protected Species
    A. Updates on Endangered Species Act
    1. Turtles
    2. Corals
    3. Other Actions
    B. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    C. Public Comment
    D. Council Discussion and Action
10. Program Planning and Research
    A. Alternatives for Aquaculture Management (Initial Action Item)
    B. Options for Designating Management Unit Species Into Ecosystem 
Components (Initial Action Item)
    C. Precious Corals Management Issues
    1. Refining Precious Coral Essential Fish Habitat
    2. Gold Coral Moratorium (Initial Action Item)
    D. Territory Science Initiative Project Updates
    E. Report on Coral Reef Regulation Review
    F. Social Science Planning Committee Strategic Plan and Priorities
    G. Report on the Climate Change Training Workshop
    H. Regional, National and International Outreach & Education
    I. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    J. Standing Committee Recommendations
    K. Public Comment
    L. Council Discussion and Action
11. Hawaii Archipelago & PRIA
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Fishing Year 2018 Annual Catch Limit Specification for the Main 
Hawaiian Island Coral Reef Fish (Final Action Item)
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
12. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Fishers Forum--Fishing: Food. Life. Future.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

13. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    a. Report on Indigenous Fishing Rights Initiatives
    b. Report on Malesso CBMP
    c. Report on the Yigo CBMP
    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 CBMP
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    D. Public Comment
    E. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Council Family Changes
    1. Education Committee
    D. Meetings and Workshops
    E. Other Business
    F. Standing Committee Recommendations
    G. Public Comment
    H. 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 171st 
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 five days prior to the 
meeting date.

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

    Dated: September 19, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-20280 Filed 9-21-17; 8:45 am]
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