South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 46918-46920 [2018-20133]

Download as PDF 46918 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG414 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of rescheduling of public hearings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board (Board), has rescheduled three public hearings for the Draft Summer Flounder Commercial Issues and Goals and Objectives Amendment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). These three hearings were previously scheduled for September 12 and 13 in Washington, NC, Newport News, VA, and Dover, DE, and have been postponed due to inclement weather associated with Hurricane Florence. DATES: The rescheduled hearings will be held on September 24 and September 26, 2018. The written public comment deadline is unchanged: Comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. EST, October 12, 2018. For specific dates and times of rescheduled hearings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The hearing schedule and documents are accessible electronically via the internet at: http:// www.mafmc.org/actions/summerflounder-amendment or by request to Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674– 2331. Meeting addresses: The rescheduled public hearings will be held in Dover, DE; Newport News, VA; and Washington, NC. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission scheduled 10 public hearings on an amendment to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Bass FMP, known as the ‘‘Summer Flounder Commercial Issues and Goals and Objectives Amendment.’’ A notice of these hearings published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41060). Three of the ten hearings have been postponed due to inclement weather associated with Hurricane Florence, and the location of the Dover, DE hearing has changed. The rescheduled hearings are as follows: 1. The Washington, NC hearing originally scheduled for September 12 has been rescheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018, 6 p.m., at the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, Washington Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, U.S. Highway 17, Washington, NC 27889. 2. The Dover, DE hearing originally scheduled for September 13 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 p.m., and the hearing location has been moved to the Dover Public Library, Meeting Room B, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901. 3. The Newport News, VA hearing originally scheduled for September 13 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7 p.m., at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor, Newport News, VA 23607. Additional information and amendment documents are available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/summerflounder-amendment. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526–5251 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 12, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–20132 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG446 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of a postponement of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meetings. ACTION: A meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council originally scheduled for September 16– 21, 2018 has been postponed due to the threat of Hurricane Florence. The meeting has been rescheduled for September 30—October 5, 2018. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Standard Operating, Policy, and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee; Spiny Lobster Committee; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. The Council meeting week will also include a Recreational Fishing Workshop, a formal public comment period, and a meeting of the full Council. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The Council meeting has been rescheduled and will be held from 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 until 12 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC phone: (843) 571–1000; fax: (843) 766– 9444. 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 website at: http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/councilmeetings/ 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 website at http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/councilmeetings/. The online public comment form is open. Comments received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (9/24/18) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; please use the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices Council’s online form available from the website. For written comments received after the Monday before the meeting (after 9/24/18), individuals submitting a comment must use the Council’s online form available from the website. Comments will automatically be posted to the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, October 4, 2018 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: SEDAR Committee, Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Until 3:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on stock assessment activities including an overview of projects, Steering Committee actions, discuss items for the next Steering Committee meeting, and provide guidance to staff as needed. Recreational Workshop, Sunday, September 30, 2018 From 1 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Monday, October 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. Spiny Lobster Committee, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on the status of 2017–2018 catches versus annual catch limit (ACLs) and an update from NOAA Fisheries on the status of amendments under formal review. 2. The Committee will review Spiny Lobster Amendment 13 addressing bullynets and measures recommended by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), consider public comment, and consider approval for formal Secretarial review. 1. The Council is cooperating with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), and Yamaha Marine Group to conduct a Recreational Workshop prior to the Council meeting. The September workshop is part of a 3phrase project to explore approaches to innovative management of the private recreational sector of the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper fishery. Participants include Council members and Snapper Grouper advisory panel representatives, and other invited representatives identified by ASA from the recreational fishing community that are familiar with the Council process and recreational fishing issues. The public is welcome to attend and listen to the workshop and subsequent regional meetings. Comments on the September workshop may be provided during the Council meeting public comment session scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4 p.m. Swearing in of New Council Members, Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m. Until 1:40 p.m. Newly appointed Council members will be sworn to duty by the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Partially Closed Session), Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:40 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will review applications for open seats on its System Management Plan Workgroup and advisory panels and provide recommendations for appointments. 2. The Committee will also discuss improving communication with advisory panels and provide direction to staff. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 SOPPs Committee—Monday, October 1, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. The Committee will review and approve proposed changes to the Council Handbook and develop recommendations as appropriate. Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. Committee discussions on ways to address species migration northwards along the Atlantic Coast with input from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the New England Fishery Management Council will be rescheduled at a later date. 2. The committee will receive an update on the Fishery Ecosystem Plan II Dashboard and tools, an overview of NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Implementation Plan draft for the South Atlantic Region, and take action as needed. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 3 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. 2. The Committee will review public scoping comments received for Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 29 addressing best practices and options for use of powerhead gear and approve actions and alternatives to be analyzed as appropriate. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46919 3. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and alternatives as identified in the 2016–20 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The Committee will modify the document as necessary, select preferred alternatives, and approve all actions. 4. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial management actions and alternatives, as identified in the 2016–20 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery. The Committee will modify the document as necessary and consider approval for formal Secretarial review. 5. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Snapper Grouper Amendment 47 addressing federal forhire permit modification options and provide guidance to staff. 6. The Committee will receive an overview of Regulatory Amendment 30 addressing a rebuilding plan for red grouper, modify the draft amendment as necessary and approve preferred alternatives. 7. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 addressing yellowtail snapper accountability measures, review the draft amendment, modify actions, and consider approval for public hearings. 8. The Committee will review Abbreviated Framework Amendment 2 addressing measures for vermilion snapper and black sea bass, modify the draft amendment as necessary, choose preferred alternatives, and consider approval for formal Secretarial review. Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3 p.m. Until 4 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on commercial catches versus ACLs, and an update on the status of amendments under formal review by NOAA Fisheries. 2. The Committee will review Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 6 addressing Atlantic king mackerel trip limits, confirm preferred alternatives, and consider approval for formal Secretarial Review. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4 p.m.— Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council meeting agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Snapper Grouper Abbreviated Framework 2 Amendment (vermilion snapper and black sea bass); Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 (commercial measures); CMP Framework Amendment 6 (King E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 46920 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices mackerel trip limits); and Spiny Lobster Amendment 13 (Update management procedures and bully net measures). Public comment will also be accepted on all agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an overview of the current MagnusonStevens Reauthorization efforts and the CCC Working Paper which includes positions on reauthorization, discuss, and provide guidance to staff. 2. The Committee will receive an overview of the draft Calendar-Year 2018 budget and approve the budget. 3. The committee will review the Council’s Follow Up document and Priorities list, discuss, and provide guidance to staff. 4. The Committee will receive an update on regulatory reform efforts, a review of NOAA Fisheries issues open for comment, and an overview of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel meeting schedule. The committee will discuss these agenda items and provide guidance to staff. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Council Session: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed Session if Needed) (the Committee Reports Will Be Moved to Thursday) The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, approval of minutes, election of chair and vice chair, and awards/recognition. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive staff reports including the Executive Director’s Report, and updates from Council staff on the MyFishCount pilot project, outreach for for-hire electronic reporting requirements, the Council’s Citizen Science Program, and the transition to an electronic newsletter. Updates will be provided by NOAA Fisheries including a report on the status of commercial catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an earlier committee meeting, data-related reports, protected resources updates, update on the status of the of the Commercial Electronic Logbook Program, and the status of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) conversions for recreational VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 fishing estimates. The Council will discuss and take action as necessary. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as necessary. The Council will receive an overview of MRIP and Revisions from NOAA Fisheries as well as Draft Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Shortfin Mako Sharks and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive committee reports from the Snapper Grouper, Mackerel Cobia, Spiny Lobster, AP Selection, SEDAR, Habitat, SOPPs, and Executive Finance Committees, as well a report from the Recreational Workshop, 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 these meetings. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG446


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of a postponement of the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council meetings.

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SUMMARY: A meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
originally scheduled for September 16-21, 2018 has been postponed due 
to the threat of Hurricane Florence. The meeting has been rescheduled 
for September 30--October 5, 2018. The South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: 
Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, 
Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Standard Operating, Policy, 
and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee; Spiny Lobster Committee; Habitat 
Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Snapper Grouper 
Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. 
The Council meeting week will also include a Recreational Fishing 
Workshop, a formal public comment period, and a meeting of the full 
Council. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The Council meeting has been rescheduled and will be held from 1 
p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 until 12 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Town and Country 
Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC phone: (843) 571-1000; fax: 
(843) 766-9444.
    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: [email protected]. Meeting information 
is available from the Council's website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-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 website at http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. The online public comment 
form is open. Comments received by close of business the Monday before 
the meeting (9/24/18) will be compiled, posted to the website as part 
of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; 
please use the

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Council's online form available from the website. For written comments 
received after the Monday before the meeting (after 9/24/18), 
individuals submitting a comment must use the Council's online form 
available from the website. Comments will automatically be posted to 
the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received 
prior to noon on Thursday, October 4, 2018 will be a part of the 
meeting administrative record.
    The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as 
follows:

Recreational Workshop, Sunday, September 30, 2018 From 1 p.m. Until 5 
p.m. and Monday, October 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m.

    1. The Council is cooperating with the American Sportfishing 
Association (ASA), Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), and Yamaha 
Marine Group to conduct a Recreational Workshop prior to the Council 
meeting. The September workshop is part of a 3-phrase project to 
explore approaches to innovative management of the private recreational 
sector of the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper fishery. Participants 
include Council members and Snapper Grouper advisory panel 
representatives, and other invited representatives identified by ASA 
from the recreational fishing community that are familiar with the 
Council process and recreational fishing issues. The public is welcome 
to attend and listen to the workshop and subsequent regional meetings. 
Comments on the September workshop may be provided during the Council 
meeting public comment session scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 
at 4 p.m.

Swearing in of New Council Members, Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 
Until 1:40 p.m.

    Newly appointed Council members will be sworn to duty by the NOAA 
Fisheries Regional Administrator.

Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Partially Closed Session), Monday, 
October 1, 2018, 1:40 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review applications for open seats on its 
System Management Plan Workgroup and advisory panels and provide 
recommendations for appointments.
    2. The Committee will also discuss improving communication with 
advisory panels and provide direction to staff.

SEDAR Committee, Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Until 3:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on stock assessment 
activities including an overview of projects, Steering Committee 
actions, discuss items for the next Steering Committee meeting, and 
provide guidance to staff as needed.

SOPPs Committee--Monday, October 1, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m.

    The Committee will review and approve proposed changes to the 
Council Handbook and develop recommendations as appropriate.

Spiny Lobster Committee, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 
a.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on the status of 2017-2018 
catches versus annual catch limit (ACLs) and an update from NOAA 
Fisheries on the status of amendments under formal review.
    2. The Committee will review Spiny Lobster Amendment 13 addressing 
bullynets and measures recommended by the Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Conservation Commission (FWC), consider public comment, and consider 
approval for formal Secretarial review.

Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Tuesday, 
October 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m.

    1. Committee discussions on ways to address species migration 
northwards along the Atlantic Coast with input from the Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council and the New England Fishery Management 
Council will be rescheduled at a later date.
    2. The committee will receive an update on the Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan II Dashboard and tools, an overview of NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem-
Based Fishery Management Implementation Plan draft for the South 
Atlantic Region, and take action as needed.

Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 
Until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 3 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.
    2. The Committee will review public scoping comments received for 
Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 29 addressing best practices and 
options for use of powerhead gear and approve actions and alternatives 
to be analyzed as appropriate.
    3. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint 
Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and 
alternatives as identified in the 2016-20 Vision Blueprint for the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The Committee will modify the 
document as necessary, select preferred alternatives, and approve all 
actions.
    4. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint 
Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial management actions and 
alternatives, as identified in the 2016-20 Vision Blueprint for the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery. The Committee will modify the document as 
necessary and consider approval for formal Secretarial review.
    5. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Snapper 
Grouper Amendment 47 addressing federal for-hire permit modification 
options and provide guidance to staff.
    6. The Committee will receive an overview of Regulatory Amendment 
30 addressing a rebuilding plan for red grouper, modify the draft 
amendment as necessary and approve preferred alternatives.
    7. The Committee will review public scoping comments for Snapper 
Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 addressing yellowtail snapper 
accountability measures, review the draft amendment, modify actions, 
and consider approval for public hearings.
    8. The Committee will review Abbreviated Framework Amendment 2 
addressing measures for vermilion snapper and black sea bass, modify 
the draft amendment as necessary, choose preferred alternatives, and 
consider approval for formal Secretarial review.

Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3 p.m. Until 4 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on commercial catches 
versus ACLs, and an update on the status of amendments under formal 
review by NOAA Fisheries.
    2. The Committee will review Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework 
Amendment 6 addressing Atlantic king mackerel trip limits, confirm 
preferred alternatives, and consider approval for formal Secretarial 
Review.
    Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4 p.m.-- Public 
comment will be accepted on items on the Council meeting agenda 
scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Snapper Grouper 
Abbreviated Framework 2 Amendment (vermilion snapper and black sea 
bass); Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 
(commercial measures); CMP Framework Amendment 6 (King

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mackerel trip limits); and Spiny Lobster Amendment 13 (Update 
management procedures and bully net measures). Public comment will also 
be accepted on all agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number 
of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time 
provided to each commenter.

Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 
12 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an overview of the current Magnuson-
Stevens Reauthorization efforts and the CCC Working Paper which 
includes positions on reauthorization, discuss, and provide guidance to 
staff.
    2. The Committee will receive an overview of the draft Calendar-
Year 2018 budget and approve the budget.
    3. The committee will review the Council's Follow Up document and 
Priorities list, discuss, and provide guidance to staff.
    4. The Committee will receive an update on regulatory reform 
efforts, a review of NOAA Fisheries issues open for comment, and an 
overview of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel meeting schedule. The 
committee will discuss these agenda items and provide guidance to 
staff.

Council Session: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and 
Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed 
Session if Needed) (the Committee Reports Will Be Moved to Thursday)

    The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the 
agenda, approval of minutes, election of chair and vice chair, and 
awards/recognition.
    The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA 
General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will 
receive staff reports including the Executive Director's Report, and 
updates from Council staff on the MyFishCount pilot project, outreach 
for for-hire electronic reporting requirements, the Council's Citizen 
Science Program, and the transition to an electronic newsletter.
    Updates will be provided by NOAA Fisheries including a report on 
the status of commercial catches versus ACLs for species not covered 
during an earlier committee meeting, data-related reports, protected 
resources updates, update on the status of the of the Commercial 
Electronic Logbook Program, and the status of the Marine Recreational 
Information Program (MRIP) conversions for recreational fishing 
estimates. The Council will discuss and take action as necessary.
    The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as 
necessary.
    The Council will receive an overview of MRIP and Revisions from 
NOAA Fisheries as well as Draft Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated 
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for 
Management of Shortfin Mako Sharks and take action as appropriate.
    The Council will receive committee reports from the Snapper 
Grouper, Mackerel Cobia, Spiny Lobster, AP Selection, SEDAR, Habitat, 
SOPPs, and Executive Finance Committees, as well a report from the 
Recreational Workshop, 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 these meetings. 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) 5 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: September 12, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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