Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 8842-8843 [2019-04485]

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[FR Doc. 2019–04486 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG864 Fisheries of 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 60 Data/ Assessment Scoping webinar. AGENCY: The SEDAR 60 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Red Porgy will consist of a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: A SEDAR 60 Data/Assessment Scoping webinar will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. SUMMARY: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@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 determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. The product of the SEDAR webinar series will be a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices 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, Highly Migratory Species 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 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Data/ Assessment Scoping webinar are as follows: Participants will discuss data issues, as necessary, including the potential use of otolith count versus calendar ages in the assessment and discuss initial modeling issues, as needed. 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 This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 7, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04485 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG790 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Acting Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt seven commercial fishing vessels from limited access sea scallop regulations in support of a study on the feasibility of transplanting and monitoring scallops transplanted from one offshore area to another. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘DA19–005 CFF Reseeding EFP.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘DA19–005 CFF Reseeding EFP.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–282–8456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamesset Farm Foundation (CFF) submitted an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application in support of a project titled ‘‘Dispersal and Growth of Recently Transplanted Sea Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) in an Offshore Grow-Out Area.’’ The project would look primarily at the feasibility of transplanting/seeding scallops from one offshore area to another. The project would also demonstrate the feasibility of tracking the scallops once they have SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8843 been transplanted/seeded over a ninemonth period. Researchers propose that information gained from this project on scallop growth and survival could be broadly applicable to future stock dynamic studies as well as a possible mitigation technique to help deal with global climate change. To enable this research, CFF is requesting exemptions for seven commercial fishing vessels from the Atlantic sea scallop crew size restrictions at § 648.60(c); observer program requirements at § 648.11(g); Nantucket Lightship South and North Rotational Areas at § 648.60(e) and 648.60(g); and access area program requirements at § 648.59(a)(1)–(3), (b)(2), (b)(4). This project would be conducted in three phases. An initial trip would harvest approximately 60 scallops to conduct a health assessment to ensure that disease transmission between areas will not occur. The second phase would have 1 vessel conducting dredging operations to harvest between 100,000– 500,000 scallops on a single trip from Nantucket Lightship South and transplant them in Nantucket Lightship North. This trip would also include camera surveys when the scallops are transplanted and then at 12-, 24-, and 48-hour intervals. The third phase of the project would consist of five trips to the transplant area. The first four would only consist of camera surveys of the transplant area. The fifth and final trip would consist of a camera survey of the area and harvest activities of both natural set and transplant scallops for final size composition comparisons. All tows to harvest scallops for transplanting would be conducted with one 15-foot (4.57 m) dredge for a duration of 10 minutes using an average tow speed of 4.5 knots. All dredge gear would conform to scallop gear regulations. A subset of approximately 10,000 scallops would be tagged with a unique identifier to both the top and bottom of the shell. An additional 25 scallops would be tagged with acoustic telemetry tags to help relocate transplanted scallop piles. All scallops, both tagged and untagged, would be lowered to the ocean bottom in covered baskets. Following transplant operations, CFF would use a stationary camera array tied on to the vessel to photographically document the drift of the transplanted scallops. No catch sampling beyond tagging scallops would occur, therefore any non-scallop catch would not be retained for longer than needed to sort catch, and no catch would be landed for sale. All catch estimates for the project are listed in the table below. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG864


Fisheries of 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 60 Data/Assessment Scoping webinar.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 60 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Red 
Porgy will consist of a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

DATES: A SEDAR 60 Data/Assessment Scoping webinar will be held on 
Monday, March 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to 
members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact 
Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an 
invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar 
invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar.
    SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; 
www.sedarweb.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 
571-4366; email: julia.byrd@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 determining the status of fish 
stocks in the Southeast Region. The product of the SEDAR webinar series 
will be a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and 
recommends which datasets are appropriate for

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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, Highly Migratory Species 
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 non-
governmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of 
Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.
    The items of discussion in the Data/Assessment Scoping webinar are 
as follows: Participants will discuss data issues, as necessary, 
including the potential use of otolith count versus calendar ages in 
the assessment and discuss initial modeling issues, as needed.
    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

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

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

    Dated: March 7, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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