U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Long-Term Management Framework; Meeting Announcement, 65638-65639 [2018-27645]

Download as PDF 65638 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices entities (marinas, bait and tackle shops, fishing clubs, state natural resource agencies, etc.,) within the community. The interviews will gather qualitative information on each respondent’s information sharing network, including how information sources are connected. Respondents will be asked to provide names of additional contacts from their network that could provide meaningful information for the study. These named contacts will then be contacted and interviewed in the same manner as the initial respondents. The in-person survey will conclude once interviews have been completed for 60 respondents within each community. Questions will explore demographics, fishing practices, specific names of individuals, key locations, media sources, and websites that anglers rely on for communication about fisheries data collection and management issues. The characteristics about the sources that make respondents perceive them as reliable or trustworthy sources will be determined by exploring attitudes toward Federal and state fishery management agencies (e.g., why agencies are/are not perceived as trustworthy; how agencies can improve communication, etc.). Questions will also explore the personal level of engagement in the fisheries data collection and management process as well as the level of engagement of information sharing partners. These data will be used to identify key information sources for recreational anglers, evaluate regional differences in information sources, and evaluate recreational angler confidence in management and data collection efforts. The information obtained will allow MRIP to more effectively communicate with recreational anglers on data collection issues by focusing communications efforts on important network channels. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected via inperson surveys. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 III. Data Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 18, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–27629 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG671 U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Long-Term Management Framework; 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 discuss the future of the U.S. West Coast Pacific bluefin tuna fishery, including objectives and a management framework. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held January 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST, or until business concludes. 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 December 27, 2018, if you plan to attend and whether DATES: OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 180. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. VerDate Sep<11>2014 IV. Request for Comments 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 you will be attending in person or remotely. The meetings will also be accessible by webinar. NMFS will email instructions and background materials for the webinar to meeting participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Barroso, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov, or at (562) 432–1850. Domestic and international stakeholders share interest in developing management objectives and a long-term management framework for Pacific bluefin tuna. In September 2018, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) recommended that its Highly Migratory Species Management Team develop a long-term management strategy for Pacific bluefin tuna (See the PFMC’s ‘‘September 2018 Summary Decision’’ at https://www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/ uploads/2018/09/0918_Decision_ Summary_DocumentV2.pdf). Additionally, the International Scientific Committee on Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) is considering whether to proceed with a management strategy evaluation (MSE) for Pacific bluefin tuna. The development of a domestic management strategy and objectives could apply to the ISC’s MSE. During this stakeholder meeting, NMFS will briefly review the current status of the stock and current management regime, and then intends to solicit input from participants on potential management objectives and strategies to achieve those objectives for the Pacific bluefin tuna fishery. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pacific Bluefin Tuna U.S. Stakeholder Meeting Topics The Pacific bluefin tuna U.S. stakeholder meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) An overview of international management Pacific bluefin tuna and management of the U.S. Pacific bluefin tuna fishery; (2) Potential management objectives; and, (3) Potential 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 December 23, 2018. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices Dated: December 17, 2018. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27645 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: December 18, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2018–27627 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Awareness and application of long-term monitoring data in the Pacific Islands. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 160. Average Hours per Response: Surveys, 30 minutes; focus groups, 90 minutes. Burden Hours: 170. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new collection of information. The objective of the study is to understand the types of available socioeconomic data, types of data used and data gaps identified, regarding coastal conservation management, fisheries and other marine conservation management, and efforts (including opportunities and barriers) in integrating biophysical and socioeconomic data. The voluntary survey and interviews will assess the degree to which the available socioeconomic data are being used and have met the needs of the different natural resource management and conservation programs in the U.S. jurisdictions and affiliations in the Pacific island region. Results of the survey and interviews are expected to assist in guiding any future modifications of socioeconomic and biophysical indicators, data collecting tools, approaches, and communications of results. Affected Public: Individuals or households; not for profit institutions; state, federal and tribal governments; Federal government. Frequency: One time in three years. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. 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-XG671


U.S. Stakeholder Meetings on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Long-Term 
Management Framework; 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 discuss the future of the U.S. 
West Coast Pacific bluefin tuna fishery, including objectives and a 
management framework.

DATES: The meeting will be held January 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 
p.m. PST, or until business concludes.

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 December 27, 2018, if you plan to 
attend and whether you will be attending in person or remotely. The 
meetings will also be accessible by webinar. NMFS will email 
instructions and background materials for the webinar 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: Domestic and international stakeholders 
share interest in developing management objectives and a long-term 
management framework for Pacific bluefin tuna. In September 2018, the 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) recommended that its Highly 
Migratory Species Management Team develop a long-term management 
strategy for Pacific bluefin tuna (See the PFMC's ``September 2018 
Summary Decision'' at https://www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/0918_Decision_Summary_DocumentV2.pdf). Additionally, the 
International Scientific Committee on Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the 
North Pacific Ocean (ISC) is considering whether to proceed with a 
management strategy evaluation (MSE) for Pacific bluefin tuna. The 
development of a domestic management strategy and objectives could 
apply to the ISC's MSE. During this stakeholder meeting, NMFS will 
briefly review the current status of the stock and current management 
regime, and then intends to solicit input from participants on 
potential management objectives and strategies to achieve those 
objectives for the Pacific bluefin tuna fishery.

Pacific Bluefin Tuna U.S. Stakeholder Meeting Topics

    The Pacific bluefin tuna U.S. stakeholder meeting topics will 
include, but are not limited to, the following:
    (1) An overview of international management Pacific bluefin tuna 
and management of the U.S. Pacific bluefin tuna fishery;
    (2) Potential management objectives; and,
    (3) Potential 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 December 23, 2018.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 
U.S.C. 6901 et seq.


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    Dated: December 17, 2018.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-27645 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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