North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 55147-55148 [2018-23979]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG539 Marine Mammals; File No. 22183 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Michelle Shero, Ph.D., 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on Weddell seals (Leptoncychotes weddellii). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 22183 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427– 8401. SUMMARY: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Research activities will take place between October 1 and March 31 for the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 five austral summer seasons. Each season will encompass two sampling periods: one during the lactation period (October to November) and one at the end of the molt (January to March). During the first period, up to 25 adult females will be given a health exam and dive recorders/transmitters will be recovered from females handled the previous molt period. At the end of the molt, up to 25 adult females will undergo a health and pregnancy status assessment and will be outfitted with a satellite-relay dive recorder. Unmanned aircraft system surveys will be used for photogrammetry of handled animals, as well as unhandled seals in larger area surveys. Up to 500 crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) may also be taken by incidental harassment. Research activities will conducted as part of a larger assessment of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, led by the New Zealand Antarctic Program. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: October 30, 2018. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–24038 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 55147 The meeting will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (or as necessary), Pacific Standard Time. DATES: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the International Pacific Halibut Coalition Offices, 2320 West Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199. Teleconference number: (877) 733– 2599, Conference ID: 282264. 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: Elizabeth Figus, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Monday, November 19, 2018 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The agenda will include: Updates since the last meeting in August 2018; staff presentations about the updated Alaska Regional Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan, biological sampling needs, electronic monitoring in other regions, and automation; reviewing a white paper on retention, a data streams draft document, and research plans for tender issues in the western Gulf of Alaska; discussing funding opportunities; finalizing a cooperative research plan document; and, scheduling and other issues. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at www.npfmc.org prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Public Comment DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG579 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet November 19, 2018 through November 20, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically to Elizabeth Figus, Council staff: Elizabeth.figus@noaa.gov or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair. 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. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 55148 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 30, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23979 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG576 Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 57 Assessment Webinar III for Caribbean spiny lobster. AGENCY: The SEDAR 57 stock assessment process for Caribbean spiny lobster will consist of a Data Workshop, a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 57 Assessment Webinar III will be held Monday, November 19, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the Data Webinar, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 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 this meeting. 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 intent to take final 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 the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 30, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23980 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG585 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting via webinar, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar, which can be accessed at http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/sfsbsb_ ap_nov2018/. Meeting audio can also be accessed via telephone by dialing 1– 800–832–0736 and entering room number 5068871. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: 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’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel, together with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel, will meet on Monday, November 19, 2018 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). The purpose of this meeting is to Provide comments and recommendations on recreational management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass in 2019. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG579


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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet November 19, 2018 through 
November 20, 2018.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 12 
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. (or as necessary), Pacific Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the International 
Pacific Halibut Coalition Offices, 2320 West Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 
98199. Teleconference number: (877) 733-2599, Conference ID: 282264.
    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: Elizabeth Figus, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Monday, November 19, 2018 to Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    The agenda will include: Updates since the last meeting in August 
2018; staff presentations about the updated Alaska Regional Electronic 
Technologies Implementation Plan, biological sampling needs, electronic 
monitoring in other regions, and automation; reviewing a white paper on 
retention, a data streams draft document, and research plans for tender 
issues in the western Gulf of Alaska; discussing funding opportunities; 
finalizing a cooperative research plan document; and, scheduling and 
other issues.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted at www.npfmc.org prior to the meeting, along with meeting 
materials.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
either electronically to Elizabeth Figus, Council staff: 
[email protected] or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-
2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the 
discretion of the chair.

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.


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    Dated: October 30, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-23979 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P