Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 2172-2173 [2019-01285]

Download as PDF 2172 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Pacific Council at their April meeting in Rohnert Park, CA. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent of the Pacific Council meeting participants 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 Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (503) 820–2411 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01291 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF215 Endangered Species; File No. 20315 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of an application for a permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Kristen Hart, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 has requested a permit modification to Permit No. 20315. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before March 8, 2019. 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. 20315–04 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 the 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 the application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Markin or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit modification is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 20315 issued on August 11, 2017 (82 FR 11181) authorizes Dr. Hart to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for research in in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, and Virgin Islands National Park. Researchers may conduct vessel surveys for sea turtle counts, captures (by hand or dip, tangle, and cast nets), examination, observation, marking, biological sampling, tagging, and morphometrics. The objectives of the research are to identify inter-nesting habitats, foraging zones, and movement corridors and characterize fine- and broad-scale spatial and temporal patterns of sea turtle habitat use. The permit holder requests authorization to add a new research project that requires the following changes to the permit: (1) Add new objectives to assess the population structure and describe fine scale dive profiles for turtle species; (2) expand the research area to include the Dry Tortugas to Appalachicola Florida, Florida Keys, Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, and the Atlantic coast up to the North Carolina/Virginia border; (3) increase the annual number of sea turtles that may be taken (an additional 240 green, 140 hawksbill, PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and 190 loggerhead), and add takes of another species (60 Kemp’s ridley [Lepidochelys kempii] sea turtles) for study; (4) add methods to include strike nets as a capture method and to obtain animals for study that were captured by another legal authority in lieu of directed capture efforts; and (5) extend the duration of the permit until September 30, 2026. Dated: February 1, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01203 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG742 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 64 Data Workshop for Southeastern U.S. Yellowtail Snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 64 Data Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on February 25, 2019, until 5 p.m. on February 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 64 Data Workshop will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 1–800–445–8667. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop, and (2) a series of webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. 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. The items of discussion in the Data/ Assessment Workshop are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the workshop. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 the workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01285 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG755 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 Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will hold a public meeting via webinar. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday February 25, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: https://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/feb20 19msbcom/. Participants may also connect via telephone by calling 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. 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 Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Committee will meet on Monday February 25, 2019 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). The purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review public comments, staff recommendations, and Advisory Panel recommendations and to develop their own recommendations for preferred alternatives for the Chub Mackerel Amendment. This amendment considers adding Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment includes alternatives regarding catch limits, accountability measures, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2173 other conservation and management measures required for stocks ‘‘in the fishery.’’ Background documents can be found on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org). Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01288 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG753 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 Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting via webinar. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday February 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: https://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/ feb2019msbap/. Participants may also connect via telephone by calling 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. 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 Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will meet on Friday February 22, 2019 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). The purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Panel to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG742


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast 
Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 64 Data Workshop for Southeastern U.S. 
Yellowtail Snapper.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a 
series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR 64 Data Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on February 
25, 2019, until 5 p.m. on February 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 64 Data Workshop will be held at 
the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street S, St. Petersburg, 
FL 33701; 1-800-445-8667.
    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

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determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is 
a multi-step process including: (1) Data/Assessment Workshop, and (2) a 
series of webinars. The product of the Data/Assessment Workshop is a 
report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends 
which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes 
the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological 
benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends 
research and monitoring needs. 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.
    The items of discussion in the Data/Assessment Workshop are as 
follows:
    1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed during the workshop.
    2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select appropriate 
sources for providing information on life history characteristics, 
catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and 
fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance.
    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 the workshop.

    Note:  The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: February 1, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01285 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P