Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 13479-13480 [2018-06326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Notices was not split, the Council and Commission would either need to wait for revised MRIP data to become available to begin analysis of recreational-related alternatives, or begin analysis with the current data and later revise substantial portions of the document once new MRIP data became available. Because substantial progress has been made on development of alternatives for commercial issues, the Council and Commission have proposed splitting the action in order to more quickly complete the revisions to the commercial issues and FMP objectives without letting these issues become delayed by recreational data revisions. The purpose of this revised amendment is to consider revisions to the current qualification criteria for Federal moratorium permit holders, the current allocation of commercial quota, and the current list of frameworkable items in the FMP (i.e., including a provision for commercial landings flexibility). In addition, the purpose of the action is to revise the FMP goals and objectives for summer flounder only. An EIS will be prepared for this action. The Council believes that the measures have separate utility, a clearly unique purpose and need, and are not directly linked to the remaining measures from the original amendment proposed to be pursued in a future action. The Council and Commission intend to initiate a separate action or actions once revised MRIP data become available. This future action is expected to consider revisions to the allocation between the commercial and recreational sectors for summer flounder, as well as several recreational fishery issues. General categories of recreational issues previously identified for evaluation include: Recreational process, conservation equivalency framework, and recreational allocations; recreational sector separation (for-hire and/or private mode); alternative recreational strategies (allow for alternatives to minimum size, bag limit, and season restrictions; e.g., slot limits); recreational gear requirements or restrictions; and recreational data collection requirements and protocols. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 23, 2018. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06314 Filed 3–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG112 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. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a five-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Marriott Courtyard hotel, located at 1600 E. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, MS 39501; telephone: (228) 864–4310. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Monday, April 16, 2018; 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Closed Session The meeting will begin in a Closed Session of the Full Council all day to hold applicant interviews, select the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and to select members to the Shrimp and Reef Fish Advisory Panels. Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 8:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. The Coral Committee will meet briefly to review a public hearing draft for Coral Amendment 9. The Shrimp Committee will review updated stock assessments, biological review of the Texas closure, and receive a summary from the Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting. The Mackerel Committee will review and discuss the South Atlantic Council’s Amendment 31: Atlantic Cobia Management. The Administrative/Budget Committee will review the grant expenditures, and anticipated budget activities and funding. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review a revised policy statement on the use of descending tools and venting devices and a 5-year review PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13479 on inclusion/exclusion of species and species groupings in fishery management plans; and hold a discussion on historical captain permits. After lunch, the Reef Fish Management Committee will review the Reef Fish Landings; receive an update on state management of recreational Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs); review a public hearing draft for Joint Reef Fish Amendment 48 and Red Drum Amendment 4—Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield; and discuss the State Management Program for Recreational Red Snapper. Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Reef Fish Management Committee will reconvene and receive a presentation on recreational data challenges and potential South Atlantic Council responses; discuss the Commercial Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQ) Programs; and, review an options paper on framework action Greater Amberjack Recreational Bag Limits, Seasonal Quotas and Commercial Trip Limits. After lunch, the Committee will review the decision tools and amendments for Amendment 42—Reef Fish Management for Headboat Survey and Amendment 41—Allocation-based Management for Federally Permitted Charters Vessels; and, receive a summary from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting. Thursday, April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.– 4:45 p.m. The Full Council will reconvene with a Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes. The Council will receive a presentation from Mississippi Law Enforcement; a summary from the Law Enforcement Technical Committee meeting; a regulatory review; and, a presentation on Highly Migratory Species on Shortfin Mako. The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFPs) Applications and public comments on EFP applications, if any. After lunch, the Council will receive open public testimony from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Fishery Issues or Concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance to the meeting room. After public testimony, the Full Council will receive committee reports from the Coral, Shrimp, Mackerel and Administrative/Budget Management Committees. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 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. For meeting materials, go to the Gulf Council website or Gulf Council file server and select the ‘‘Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2018–04’’ folder. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The meetings will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on our website. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06326]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG112


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a five-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 16 through Friday, 
April 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Marriott Courtyard hotel, 
located at 1600 E. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, MS 39501; telephone: 
(228) 864-4310.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Monday, April 16, 2018; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed Session

    The meeting will begin in a Closed Session of the Full Council all 
day to hold applicant interviews, select the 2017 Law Enforcement 
Officer of the Year, and to select members to the Shrimp and Reef Fish 
Advisory Panels.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

    The Coral Committee will meet briefly to review a public hearing 
draft for Coral Amendment 9. The Shrimp Committee will review updated 
stock assessments, biological review of the Texas closure, and receive 
a summary from the Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting. The Mackerel 
Committee will review and discuss the South Atlantic Council's 
Amendment 31: Atlantic Cobia Management. The Administrative/Budget 
Committee will review the grant expenditures, and anticipated budget 
activities and funding. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review 
a revised policy statement on the use of descending tools and venting 
devices and a 5-year review on inclusion/exclusion of species and 
species groupings in fishery management plans; and hold a discussion on 
historical captain permits. After lunch, the Reef Fish Management 
Committee will review the Reef Fish Landings; receive an update on 
state management of recreational Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permits 
(EFPs); review a public hearing draft for Joint Reef Fish Amendment 48 
and Red Drum Amendment 4--Status Determination Criteria and Optimum 
Yield; and discuss the State Management Program for Recreational Red 
Snapper.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Reef Fish Management Committee will reconvene and receive a 
presentation on recreational data challenges and potential South 
Atlantic Council responses; discuss the Commercial Individual Fishing 
Quotas (IFQ) Programs; and, review an options paper on framework action 
Greater Amberjack Recreational Bag Limits, Seasonal Quotas and 
Commercial Trip Limits. After lunch, the Committee will review the 
decision tools and amendments for Amendment 42--Reef Fish Management 
for Headboat Survey and Amendment 41--Allocation-based Management for 
Federally Permitted Charters Vessels; and, receive a summary from the 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting.

Thursday, April 19, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

    The Full Council will reconvene with a Call to Order, 
Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of 
Minutes. The Council will receive a presentation from Mississippi Law 
Enforcement; a summary from the Law Enforcement Technical Committee 
meeting; a regulatory review; and, a presentation on Highly Migratory 
Species on Shortfin Mako. The Council will review Exempted Fishing 
Permit (EFPs) Applications and public comments on EFP applications, if 
any. After lunch, the Council will receive open public testimony from 
12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Fishery Issues or Concerns. Anyone 
wishing to speak during public comment should sign in at the 
registration station located at the entrance to the meeting room.
    After public testimony, the Full Council will receive committee 
reports from the Coral, Shrimp, Mackerel and Administrative/Budget 
Management Committees.

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Friday, April 20, 2018; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    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. For meeting materials, go to the Gulf 
Council website or Gulf Council file server and select the ``Briefing 
Books/Briefing Book 2018-04'' folder. The username and password are 
both ``gulfguest''. The meetings will be webcast over the internet. A 
link to the webcast will be available on our website.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
provided that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
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]
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