Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 2171-2172 [2019-01291]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices and on March 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the CFMC Headquarters, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Miguel A. Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 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. 2019–01290 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P March 14, 2019, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Æ Call to Order Æ Adoption of Agenda Æ OEAP Chairperson’s Report • Status of: Æ OEAP members meeting attendance Æ O & E activities/projects proposed for 2019–20 D Posters D Short videos D Book ‘‘Know the marine ecosystems of the Caribbean Sea fishery’’ Æ Island-Based Fisheries Management Plans (IBFMPs) D Orientation meetings D Participation of OEAP members Æ Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) D Outreach & Education initiatives for stakeholders (fishers and consumers) Æ Responsible Seafood Consumption Campaign Æ USVI activities amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 March 15, 2019, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Æ St Croix Fishers video by GeoAmbiente Æ 2020 Calendar Æ Caribbean Fishery App Æ CFMC Facebook communications with stakeholders Æ PEPCO Æ MREP Caribbean • Other Business The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on March 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. and will end on March 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG764 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a methodology review meeting to evaluate and review fishery independent visual survey methodologies, using remotely operate vehicles (ROVs), for nearshore groundfish species off the states of Oregon and California. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will end at 5 p.m. or when business for the day has been completed. This meeting will also occur via a ‘‘listen only’’ webinar. ADDRESSES: The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will be held at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz Laboratory, 110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: (831) 420–3900. The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will also be held by webinar. To attend the ‘‘listen-only’’ webinar, visit this link: https:// www.gotomeeting.com/webinar. Enter the Webinar ID: 951–132–995, and your email address (required). This is a ‘‘listen only’’ broadcast, you may use your computer speakers or headset to listen. If you do not have a headset or computer speakers, you may use your telephone to listen to the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1–213–929–4232 (not a toll-free SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2171 number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 733–934–828. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). There will be no technical assistance available for the ‘‘listen only’’ webinar. If there are technical difficulties, the broadcast may end and may not be restarted. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Pacific Council methodology review meeting is to evaluate and review fishery independent visual survey methodologies, using ROVs, for nearshore groundfish species off the states of Oregon and California. West coast nearshore groundfish stock assessments have identified the current lack of fishery-independent data sources as a research and data need. Both Oregon and California have conducted ROV surveys of rockfish in nearshore areas, focusing on rocky reef habitat, and, in California, on areas inside and outside of Marine Protected Areas. The goals and objectives specific to the review of the new ROV survey methodologies are to: (1) Evaluate the sampling design used in recent (2010– 17) ROV surveys conducted by the states of Oregon and California; (2) evaluate proposed methods to develop indices or estimates of abundance for these ROV surveys, including using habitat/substrate type and Marine Protected Area designation as covariates; (3) evaluate proposed methods to estimate size and age compositions of observed species; and (4) identify potential impediments to developing independent indices or estimates of abundance using these ROV surveys and incorporating them into stock assessments. This methodology review will likely provide the basis for future ROV surveys and the development of indices or estimates of abundance for those areas surveyed in Oregon and California, as well as the expansion of such methods to other areas within those states and/or within Washington State. No management actions will be decided by the Pacific Council methodology review meeting participants. The Pacific Council methodology review meeting participants’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council’s E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-01291]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG764


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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will 
hold a methodology review meeting to evaluate and review fishery 
independent visual survey methodologies, using remotely operate 
vehicles (ROVs), for nearshore groundfish species off the states of 
Oregon and California. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will be held 
Tuesday, February 12 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. The meeting 
will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will end at 
5 p.m. or when business for the day has been completed. This meeting 
will also occur via a ``listen only'' webinar.

ADDRESSES: The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will be held 
at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz Laboratory, 
110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: (831) 420-3900.
    The Pacific Council methodology review meeting will also be held by 
webinar. To attend the ``listen-only'' webinar, visit this link: 
https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar. Enter the Webinar ID: 951-132-995, 
and your email address (required).
    This is a ``listen only'' broadcast, you may use your computer 
speakers or headset to listen. If you do not have a headset or computer 
speakers, you may use your telephone to listen to the meeting by 
dialing this TOLL number +1-213-929-4232 (not a toll-free number); 
enter the phone attendee audio access code: 733-934-828. Enter your 
audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). There will be no 
technical assistance available for the ``listen only'' webinar. If 
there are technical difficulties, the broadcast may end and may not be 
restarted.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Staff Officer, 
Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2413.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Pacific Council 
methodology review meeting is to evaluate and review fishery 
independent visual survey methodologies, using ROVs, for nearshore 
groundfish species off the states of Oregon and California. West coast 
nearshore groundfish stock assessments have identified the current lack 
of fishery-independent data sources as a research and data need. Both 
Oregon and California have conducted ROV surveys of rockfish in 
nearshore areas, focusing on rocky reef habitat, and, in California, on 
areas inside and outside of Marine Protected Areas.
    The goals and objectives specific to the review of the new ROV 
survey methodologies are to: (1) Evaluate the sampling design used in 
recent (2010-17) ROV surveys conducted by the states of Oregon and 
California; (2) evaluate proposed methods to develop indices or 
estimates of abundance for these ROV surveys, including using habitat/
substrate type and Marine Protected Area designation as covariates; (3) 
evaluate proposed methods to estimate size and age compositions of 
observed species; and (4) identify potential impediments to developing 
independent indices or estimates of abundance using these ROV surveys 
and incorporating them into stock assessments. This methodology review 
will likely provide the basis for future ROV surveys and the 
development of indices or estimates of abundance for those areas 
surveyed in Oregon and California, as well as the expansion of such 
methods to other areas within those states and/or within Washington 
State.
    No management actions will be decided by the Pacific Council 
methodology review meeting participants. The Pacific Council 
methodology review meeting participants' role will be development of 
recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council's

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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]
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