North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 1709 [2019-01051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / Notices risk of extinction due to threats from demographic variation, local environmental variation, and genetic diversity changes over a 100-year time frame’’ based on the status of the MPGs, DIPs, and supporting ecosystems (McElhany et al. 2000). A self-sustaining viable population has a negligible risk of extinction due to reasonably foreseeable changes in circumstances affecting its abundance, productivity, spatial structure, and diversity characteristics and achieves these characteristics without dependence upon artificial propagation. The proposed viability criteria for Puget Sound steelhead require that all three MPGs be viable because the three MPGs differ substantially in key biological and habitat characteristics that contribute in distinct ways to the overall viability, diversity and spatial structure of the DPS. The proposed listing factor criteria are based on the five listing factors found in the ESA section 4(a)(1). Before NMFS can remove the DPS from protection under the ESA, the factors that led to ESA listing need to have been reduced or eliminated to the point where federal protection under the ESA is no longer needed, and there is reasonable certainty that the relevant regulatory mechanisms are adequate to protect Puget Sound steelhead viability. NMFS’ listing factor criteria for Puget Sound steelhead address pressures from freshwater habitat degradation, hatcheries, and other factors that led to the species’ listing and continue to affect their viability. The Proposed Plan also describes specific information on the following: Current status of Puget Sound steelhead; pressures (limiting factors) and threats throughout the life cycle that have contributed to the species’ decline; recovery strategies to address the threats based on the best available science; sitespecific actions with timelines; and a proposed adaptive management framework for focusing needed research and evaluations, and revising our recovery strategies and actions. The Proposed Plan also summarizes time and costs required to implement recovery actions. NMFS is particularly interested in comments on the proposed strategies and actions for steelhead recovery, and in gaining additional information regarding scale, scope, and costs of these actions. We are also interested in comments on establishing appropriate forums to coordinate implementation of the recovery plan. Public Comments Solicited We are soliciting written comments on the Proposed Plan. All substantive VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 comments received by the date specified above will be considered and incorporated, as appropriate, prior to our decision whether to approve the plan. While we invite comments on all aspects of the Proposed Plan, we are particularly interested in comments on developing specific scenarios to address the placeholder recovery scenario, comments on the cost of recovery actions for which we have not yet determined implementation costs, and comments on establishing an appropriate implementation forum for the plan. We will issue a news release announcing the adoption and availability of the final plan. We will post on the NMFS West Coast Region website (www.wcr.noaa.gov) a summary of, and responses to, the comments received, along with electronic copies of the final plan and its appendices. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: January 30, 2019. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–00941 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG746 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) Scallop Plan Team will meet on February 20, 2019 in Kodiak, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Office, 351 Research Ct, Kodiak, AK 99615. 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: Jim Armstrong, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1709 Agenda Wednesday, February 20, 2019 The Council’s Scallop Plan Team will update the status of the Statewide Scallop Stocks and Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) report, including catch specification recommendations for the 2019 fishing year. Additionally, there will be discussion of survey results and the scallop assessment program, survey plans for 2019, and a review and update of scallop research priorities. The agenda is subject to change and will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically via the eCommenting portal at: meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/449 or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. Oral public testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair. Special Accommodations The meeting is 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. Dated: January 31, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01051 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG673 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of standard prices and fee percentage. AGENCY: NMFS publishes the standard ex-vessel prices and fee percentage for cost recovery under the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program. This action is intended to provide participants in a rockfish cooperative with the standard SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG746


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) Scallop 
Plan Team will meet on February 20, 2019 in Kodiak, AK.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Department of Fish 
and Game Office, 351 Research Ct, Kodiak, AK 99615.
    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: Jim Armstrong, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    The Council's Scallop Plan Team will update the status of the 
Statewide Scallop Stocks and Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 
(SAFE) report, including catch specification recommendations for the 
2019 fishing year. Additionally, there will be discussion of survey 
results and the scallop assessment program, survey plans for 2019, and 
a review and update of scallop research priorities. The agenda is 
subject to change and will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
either electronically via the eCommenting portal at: 
meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/449 or through the mail: North 
Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, 
Anchorage, AK 99501-2252. Oral public testimony will be accepted at the 
discretion of the chair.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is 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.

    Dated: January 31, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01051 Filed 2-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P