North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 13480 [2018-06315]

Download as PDF 13480 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Notices Friday, April 20, 2018; 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Full Council will receive committee reports from Reef Fish and Sustainable Fisheries Management Committees; Announce the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; vote on any Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State. Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items. —Meeting Adjourns The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue. The latest version will be posted on the Council’s file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council’s website at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on FTP Server under Quick Links. 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Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 26, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06326 Filed 3–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG093 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Center of Independent Experts will meet April 16 through April 18, 2018 to review the stock assessments for Bering Sea and Aleutian Island yellowfin sole, northern rock sole, and Alaska plaice. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 through Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), in Building 4, Room 2039, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, NPFMC staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Terms of Reference 1. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the assumptions made in applying the stock assessment model including how survey indices are scaled to the populations. Specifics might include: a. How natural mortality estimates are estimated/applied. b. Assumptions about survey ‘‘catchability’’. c. Application of fishery and survey age-specific schedules (maturity, body mass, selectivity). d. The application (or lack thereof) of a stock-recruitment relationship (and associated parameter estimates). 2. Evaluate the stock assessment approach used focusing specifically on how fisheries and survey data are compiled and used to assess the stock status relative to stated management objectives under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Magnuson-Stevens Act requirements. Elements should consider: a. The FMP ‘‘Tier’’ designation. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 b. Fishing rate estimation relative to overfishing definitions. c. Stock status determinations relative to BMSY. 3. Recommend how assessment data and/or models could be improved. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 26, 2018. Tracey L. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-06315]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG093


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Center of Independent Experts will meet April 16 through 
April 18, 2018 to review the stock assessments for Bering Sea and 
Aleutian Island yellowfin sole, northern rock sole, and Alaska plaice.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 through 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fisheries 
Science Center (AFSC), in Building 4, Room 2039, 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-
2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, NPFMC staff; telephone: 
(907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Terms of Reference

    1. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the assumptions made in 
applying the stock assessment model including how survey indices are 
scaled to the populations. Specifics might include:
    a. How natural mortality estimates are estimated/applied.
    b. Assumptions about survey ``catchability''.
    c. Application of fishery and survey age-specific schedules 
(maturity, body mass, selectivity).
    d. The application (or lack thereof) of a stock-recruitment 
relationship (and associated parameter estimates).
    2. Evaluate the stock assessment approach used focusing 
specifically on how fisheries and survey data are compiled and used to 
assess the stock status relative to stated management objectives under 
the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and 
the Magnuson-Stevens Act requirements. Elements should consider:
    a. The FMP ``Tier'' designation.
    b. Fishing rate estimation relative to overfishing definitions.
    c. Stock status determinations relative to BMSY.
    3. Recommend how assessment data and/or models could be improved.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 
at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 26, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-06315 Filed 3-28-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P