U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on North Pacific Albacore Management Strategy Evaluation; Meeting Announcement, 65639 [2018-27644]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG670 U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on North Pacific Albacore Management Strategy Evaluation; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS is holding a meeting to present and solicit public input on preliminary results of the North Pacific albacore Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) conducted by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held February 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, and February 7, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held concurrently in two locations: (1) In the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037; and (2) Room 3400 at the Long Beach Federal Building, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, California 90802. Please notify Celia Barroso (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by January 30, 2019, if you plan to attend and whether you will be attending in person or remotely. The meetings will also be accessible by webinar—instructions and background materials will be emailed to meeting participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Barroso, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov, or at (562) 432–1850. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 65639 The International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) is hosting the 4th North Pacific Albacore MSE Workshop on March 5–7, 2019, in Yokohama, Japan. MSE is a simulation that allows stakeholders (e.g., industry, managers, scientists) to assess how well different management strategies, such as harvest control rules, meet the objectives of a fishery. The ISC will present the results of the initial North Pacific albacore MSE at the upcoming Workshop. NMFS is hosting a meeting in advance of the Workshop to present the preliminary results of the MSE to U.S. stakeholders. Because ISC meetings are often held abroad, NMFS seeks to engage in discussions on the MSE results with more stakeholders than could possibly travel to the ISC Workshop. NMFS is soliciting participants’ input on the preliminary results of the MSE and NMFS representatives attending the ISC workshop can then convey information gathered at the U.S. stakeholder meeting to participants at the ISC Workshop. The manner of public comment during the NMFS-hosted meeting will be at the discretion of the presenters and NMFS staff. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: North Pacific Albacore U.S. Stakeholder Meeting Topics The North Pacific albacore MSE topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) An overview of the North Pacific albacore MSE; and (2) Discussion of the results of testing the initial management strategies. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Celia Barroso (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by January 20, 2019. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. Dated: December 17, 2018. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27644 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG670


U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on North Pacific Albacore Management 
Strategy Evaluation; Meeting Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is holding a meeting to present and solicit public input 
on preliminary results of the North Pacific albacore Management 
Strategy Evaluation (MSE) conducted by the International Scientific 
Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific. The 
meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

DATES: The meeting will be held February 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. PST, and February 7, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held concurrently in two locations: (1) 
In the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries 
Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037; 
and (2) Room 3400 at the Long Beach Federal Building, 501 W. Ocean 
Blvd., Long Beach, California 90802. Please notify Celia Barroso (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by January 30, 2019, if you plan to 
attend and whether you will be attending in person or remotely. The 
meetings will also be accessible by webinar--instructions and 
background materials will be emailed to meeting participants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Barroso, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, at Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov, or at (562) 432-1850.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Scientific Committee for 
Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) is hosting 
the 4th North Pacific Albacore MSE Workshop on March 5-7, 2019, in 
Yokohama, Japan. MSE is a simulation that allows stakeholders (e.g., 
industry, managers, scientists) to assess how well different management 
strategies, such as harvest control rules, meet the objectives of a 
fishery. The ISC will present the results of the initial North Pacific 
albacore MSE at the upcoming Workshop. NMFS is hosting a meeting in 
advance of the Workshop to present the preliminary results of the MSE 
to U.S. stakeholders. Because ISC meetings are often held abroad, NMFS 
seeks to engage in discussions on the MSE results with more 
stakeholders than could possibly travel to the ISC Workshop. NMFS is 
soliciting participants' input on the preliminary results of the MSE 
and NMFS representatives attending the ISC workshop can then convey 
information gathered at the U.S. stakeholder meeting to participants at 
the ISC Workshop. The manner of public comment during the NMFS-hosted 
meeting will be at the discretion of the presenters and NMFS staff.

North Pacific Albacore U.S. Stakeholder Meeting Topics

    The North Pacific albacore MSE topics will include, but are not 
limited to, the following:
    (1) An overview of the North Pacific albacore MSE; and
    (2) Discussion of the results of testing the initial management 
strategies.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Celia Barroso (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT) by January 20, 2019.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.

    Dated: December 17, 2018.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-27644 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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