Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel, 50642-50643 [2018-21847]

Download as PDF 50642 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices 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. 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: October 3, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21838 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG518 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: HMSAP.Nominations@ noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Peter Cooper, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Experience in HMS recreational fisheries; (2) experience in HMS commercial fisheries; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries, or environmental, governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS. Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided that the Secretary may establish Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for any highly migratory species fishery that is under the Secretary’s authority. NMFS has consulted with the HMS AP on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (1999); the HMS FMP (1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (2003); the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (2006); and Amendments 1 (2009), 2 (2008), 3 (2010), 4 (2012), 5a (2013), 5b (2017), 6 (2015), 7 (2014), 8 (2013), 9 (2015), 10 (2017), and 11 (2018) to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP; among other relevant fishery management issues. Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2019 and expiring December 2021. Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone, and email of the nominee; 3. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 4. A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings and tasks of the HMS AP; and 5. A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her disposal to communicate Qualifications for HMS AP Membership. Qualification for membership includes one or more of the following: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tenure for the HMS AP B. Participants Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, academic/scientific interests, and the environmental/nongovernmental organization community, who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a 3-year term with approximately one-third of the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 commercial, 4 recreational, 3 academic and 1 environmental organization vacancies by December 31, 2018. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors. NMFS also considers species expertise and representation from the fishing regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean) to ensure the diversity and balance of the AP. Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector, region, and species with terms that are expiring identified in bold. It is not meant to indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have expertise in the species or fishing regions that are listed. Rather, NMFS will aim toward having as diverse and balanced an AP as possible. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 50643 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 TABLE 1—CURRENT REPRESENTATION ON THE HMS AP BY SECTOR, REGION, AND SPECIES [Terms that are expiring or for whom current members are stepping down are marked as ‘‘Expiring’’. NMFS tries to maintain diversity and balance in representation among fishing regions and species] Date appointed Sector Fishing region Species Academic ............................... Academic ............................... Academic ............................... Academic ............................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Commercial ........................... Environmental ....................... Environmental ....................... Environmental ....................... Environmental ....................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... Recreational .......................... All .......................................... All .......................................... Gulf of Mexico/Southeast ..... Southeast .............................. Southeast .............................. All .......................................... Northeast .............................. Gulf of Mexico/Southeast ..... Northeast .............................. Northeast .............................. Southeast .............................. Southeast .............................. Northeast .............................. Mid-Atlantic ........................... Mid-Atlantic ........................... Gulf of Mexico ...................... All .......................................... All .......................................... All .......................................... All .......................................... All .......................................... Mid-Atlantic ........................... Mid-Atlantic ........................... Northeast .............................. Northeast .............................. Mid-Atlantic ........................... Southeast .............................. Northeast .............................. Mid-Atlantic ........................... Mid-Atlantic ........................... Southeast .............................. Gulf of Mexico ...................... Swordfish/Tuna ..................... Tuna ...................................... Shark .................................... Swordfish/HMS ..................... Shark .................................... HMS ...................................... Tuna ...................................... Swordfish/Tuna ..................... Tuna ...................................... Tuna ...................................... Shark .................................... Swordfish/Tuna ..................... Tuna ...................................... HMS/Shark ........................... Swordfish/Tuna ..................... Shark .................................... Shark .................................... HMS ...................................... Tuna ...................................... HMS ...................................... Billfish ................................... Shark .................................... Tuna/Billfish .......................... Tuna/Shark ........................... HMS ...................................... HMS ...................................... Billfish/HMS .......................... HMS ...................................... Tuna ...................................... HMS ...................................... Billfish ................................... HMS ...................................... The intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the HMS AP. Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission). NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs related to the HMS AP meetings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 1/1/2018 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2017 Date term expires 12/31/2020 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2020 12/31/2018 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 12/31/2019 Member status Active. Expiring. Expiring. Expiring. Active. Active. Active. Active. Active. Active. Expiring. Expiring. Expiring. Active. Active. Active. Active. Expiring. Active. Active. Active. Active. Active. Expiring. Expiring. Expiring. Expiring. Active. Active. Active. Active. Active. C. Meeting Schedule Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are routinely held twice each year—once in the spring, and once in the fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings. effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Dated: October 3, 2018. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DATES: [FR Doc. 2018–21847 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey (APAIS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments must be submitted on or before December 10, 2018. Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at pracomments@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Tom Sminkey, Ph.D., National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East-West Hwy./FST1, Rm 12358, Silver Spring, MD 21910, Phone: (301) 427– 8177 or Tom.Sminkey@NOAA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG518


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the 
comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing 
Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, 
swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill 
approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year 
appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational 
and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, 
academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for 
membership on the HMS AP.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 8, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory 
Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of 
the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include in the subject 
line the following identifier: ``HMS AP Nominations.''
     Mail: Peter Cooper, Highly Migratory Species Management 
Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427-8503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Introduction

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104-297, provided that the 
Secretary may establish Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and 
evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for any highly migratory species 
fishery that is under the Secretary's authority. NMFS has consulted 
with the HMS AP on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (1999); the HMS FMP 
(1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (2003); the 2006 Consolidated HMS 
FMP (2006); and Amendments 1 (2009), 2 (2008), 3 (2010), 4 (2012), 5a 
(2013), 5b (2017), 6 (2015), 7 (2014), 8 (2013), 9 (2015), 10 (2017), 
and 11 (2018) to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP; among other relevant 
fishery management issues.

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel

    Nomination packages should include:
    1. The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest in 
HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, 
tunas, or billfish;
    2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone, and email 
of the nominee;
    3. A statement of background and/or qualifications;
    4. A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate 
in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings 
and tasks of the HMS AP; and
    5. A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her 
disposal to communicate Qualifications for HMS AP Membership.
    Qualification for membership includes one or more of the following: 
(1) Experience in HMS recreational fisheries; (2) experience in HMS 
commercial fisheries; (3) experience in fishery-related industries 
(e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the 
scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a 
private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international 
organization representing marine fisheries, or environmental, 
governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS.
Tenure for the HMS AP
    Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately 
one-third of the members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year. 
Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2019 and expiring 
December 2021.

B. Participants

    Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation 
from commercial and recreational fishing interests, academic/scientific 
interests, and the environmental/non-governmental organization 
community, who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS 
fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, 
consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members 
representing recreational interests, 4 members representing 
environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a 3-year term 
with approximately one-third of the total number of seats (33) expiring 
on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 commercial, 4 
recreational, 3 academic and 1 environmental organization vacancies by 
December 31, 2018. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on 
maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors. NMFS 
also considers species expertise and representation from the fishing 
regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and 
Caribbean) to ensure the diversity and balance of the AP. Table 1 
includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector, region, 
and species with terms that are expiring identified in bold. It is not 
meant to indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have 
expertise in the species or fishing regions that are listed. Rather, 
NMFS will aim toward having as diverse and balanced an AP as possible.

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                                      Table 1--Current Representation on the HMS AP by Sector, Region, and Species
   [Terms that are expiring or for whom current members are stepping down are marked as ``Expiring''. NMFS tries to maintain diversity and balance in
                                                    representation among fishing regions and species]
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                Sector                        Fishing region                Species          Date appointed      expires            Member status
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Academic..............................  All......................  Swordfish/Tuna..........        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Academic..............................  All......................  Tuna....................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Academic..............................  Gulf of Mexico/Southeast.  Shark...................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Academic..............................  Southeast................  Swordfish/HMS...........        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Commercial............................  Southeast................  Shark...................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  All......................  HMS.....................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  Northeast................  Tuna....................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  Gulf of Mexico/Southeast.  Swordfish/Tuna..........        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  Northeast................  Tuna....................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  Northeast................  Tuna....................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Commercial............................  Southeast................  Shark...................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Commercial............................  Southeast................  Swordfish/Tuna..........        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Commercial............................  Northeast................  Tuna....................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Commercial............................  Mid-Atlantic.............  HMS/Shark...............        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Commercial............................  Mid-Atlantic.............  Swordfish/Tuna..........        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Commercial............................  Gulf of Mexico...........  Shark...................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Environmental.........................  All......................  Shark...................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Environmental.........................  All......................  HMS.....................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Environmental.........................  All......................  Tuna....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Environmental.........................  All......................  HMS.....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Recreational..........................  All......................  Billfish................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Recreational..........................  Mid-Atlantic.............  Shark...................        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Recreational..........................  Mid-Atlantic.............  Tuna/Billfish...........        1/1/2018      12/31/2020  Active.
Recreational..........................  Northeast................  Tuna/Shark..............        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Recreational..........................  Northeast................  HMS.....................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Recreational..........................  Mid-Atlantic.............  HMS.....................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Recreational..........................  Southeast................  Billfish/HMS............        1/1/2016      12/31/2018  Expiring.
Recreational..........................  Northeast................  HMS.....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Recreational..........................  Mid-Atlantic.............  Tuna....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Recreational..........................  Mid-Atlantic.............  HMS.....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Recreational..........................  Southeast................  Billfish................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
Recreational..........................  Gulf of Mexico...........  HMS.....................        1/1/2017      12/31/2019  Active.
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    The intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an 
appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the 
responsibilities of the HMS AP.
    Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member 
representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery 
Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The 
HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of 
the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate 
commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the 
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission).
    NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including 
technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate 
participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on 
availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs 
related to the HMS AP meetings.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but 
are routinely held twice each year--once in the spring, and once in the 
fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings.

    Dated: October 3, 2018.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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