Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 15185-15186 [2019-07450]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices Dated: April 10, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07448 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG968 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Protected Species Advisory Committee (PSAC), Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Team (APT), Pelagics FEP Plan Team (PPT), and the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee— Data Technical Sub-Committee (FDCRC–DTC) to discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future management of archipelagic, pelagic and protected species. DATES: The PSAC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 1 and May 2, 2019. The APT meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 6 and May 7, 2019. The FDCRC– DTC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 8, 2019. The PPT meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 9 and May 10, 2019. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220; fax: (808) 522–8226; online at wpcouncil.org. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, telephone: (808) 522–8220; fax: (808) 522–8226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Agenda for the PSAC Meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Status of the Fifth and Sixth PSAC Meeting Recommendations 4. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Updates 5. Pelagic Longline Fisheries Issues A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data: 2018 Hawaii and American Samoa Logbook Reports ii. 2018 Protected Species Section iii. Standardized Metric for Protected Species Interactions iv. Discussion and Synthesis B. Council Fishery Actions on Pelagic Longline Fisheries i. Framework for Managing Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii ShallowSet Longline Fishery ii. Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Longline Fishery a. 2018 Albatross Workshop Report b. Strategies for Improving Seabird Mitigation Measures iii. Other Pelagic Actions C. Outcomes for the Olive Ridley Turtle Project and Next Steps for the Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Turtle Project D. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs 6. Pelagic Non-Longline Fisheries Issues A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual SAFE Report for Pelagic Non-Longline Fisheries i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data ii. Protected Species B. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs 7. Public Comment Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8. Insular Fisheries Issues A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual SAFE Report for Insular Fisheries i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data ii. Protected Species iii. Discussion and Synthesis B. Council Fishery Actions on Insular Fisheries C. French Frigate Shoals Green Turtle Research Plans D. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs 9. Council’s Research Priorities A. Five-year Research Priorities B. Cooperative Research Priorities C. Discussion 10. Public Comment PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15185 11. Committee Discussion and Recommendations 12. Other Business and Next Meeting Agenda for Archipelagic FEP Team Meeting Monday, May 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda, 2018 Report, and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Report on Previous Plan Team recommendations and Council Actions 4. 2018 Archipelagic Annual SAFE Report A. Fishery Performance 1. Archipelagic Fisheries Modules a. American Samoa 1. Bottomfish Fishery 2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries b. Guam 1. Bottomfish Fishery 2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries c. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 1. Bottomfish Fishery 2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries d. Hawaii 1. Bottomfish Fishery 2. Crustacean Fishery 3. Precious Coral Fishery 4. Ecosystem Component Fisheries 5. Non-Commercial Fisheries 2. Discussions 3. Public Comment B. Ecosystem Considerations 1. Protected Species Section 2. Climate, Ecosystems, and Biological Section a. Environmental and Climate Variables b. Life History and Length-Derived Variables c. Biomass estimates for Coral Reef Ecosystem Components 3. Habitat Section 4. Socioeconomics Section 5. Marine Planning Section 6. Discussions 7. Public Comment C. Administrative Reports 1. Number of Federal Permits 2. Regulatory Actions in 2018 3. Discussions 4. Public Comment D. Data Integration Section 1. Draft Data Integration Chapter 2. The Impact of Climate Change and Variability on Octopus Gleaning in American Samoa 3. Public Comment Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5. Ecosystem Components and Changes to the Annual SAFE Report E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 15186 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices 6. Finalizing Species Table for the Annual SAFE Report 7. Calculations of Effort and Participation in the Annual SAFE Report 8. Machine Learning Software to Support Fishery Data Collection 9. Habitat Indicators for Coral Reef Ecosystem Components 10. Western Pacific Insular Fisheries Monitoring Workshop 11. Action Agenda Items A. Evaluation of 2018 Catch to Council Recommended ACLs B. Precious Coral Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment C. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Kona Crab Fishery 1. Stock assessment for the MHI Kona Crab 2. P* Working Group Report on the MHI Kona Crab Fishery 3. M* Working Group Report on the MHI Kona Crab Fishery D. Discussions E. Public Comment 12. Monitoring and Updating Priorities A. Council’s Five-year Research Priorities B. Cooperative Research Priorities 13. General Discussions 14. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team Recommendations 15. Other Business amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Agenda for FDCRC–DTC Meeting Wednesday, May 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda, 2018 Report & Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Report on Previous FDCRC–DTC Recommendations and Council Actions 4. Status of the Fishery Dependent Data Collection Improvement Efforts A. American Samoa B. Guam C. CNMI D. Hawaii E. Territory Science Initiative Projects F. Western Pacific Fishery Information Network Database Transition and Online Interface G. Discussions H. Public Comment 5. Status of the MRIP Regional Implementation Plan 6. Application of electronic reporting for the bottomfish fishery 7. Machine Learning Software to support fishery data collection 8. Report on the Hawaii Bio-Sampling Program 9. Western Pacific Insular Fisheries Monitoring Workshop 10. Work Session in collating information needed for the Workshop VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 11. General Discussions 12. FDCRC–DTC Recommendations 13. Other Business Agenda for the Pelagics FEP Team Meeting Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Review 2018 Annual SAFE Report Modules A. Fishery Data Modules i. American Samoa ii. CNMI iii. Guam iv. Hawaii v. International vi. Recreational Fisheries B. Ecosystem Considerations i. Environmental & Climate Variables Section ii. Habitat Section iii. Marine Planning Section iv. Human Dimensions Section v. Protected Species Section C. Data Integration Section D. Web-interface of the Annual SAFE Report E. 2018 Annual Report Region-Wide Improvements 3. Public Comment Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4. Pelagics FEP Council Actions for 2018 A. Electronic Reporting in Hawaii Longline Fishery B. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Modification for FEP C. Amendment 8 Striped Marlin Updates 5. Developing Draft Minimum Standards for Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery 6. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Turtle Project 7. Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Fisher Reporting System (FRS) Database for Pelagic Indicators 8. Updates to Ancillary Pelagic Management Unit Specie (PMUS) Indicators Project 9. Other Business 10. Public Comment 11. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, telephone: (808) 522–8220; fax: (808) 522–8226, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 10, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07450 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG952 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of telephonic meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Community Engagement Committee (CEC) will hold a teleconference on April 29, 2019. DATES: The teleconference will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held telephonically. Teleconference number is (907) 245–3900, Pin is 2809. 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: Steve MacLean, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Monday, April 29, 2019 The purpose of the meeting is to review the list of engagement protocols currently employed by the Council. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https://www.npfmc.org prior to the meeting. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either via email at: Steve.MacLean@noaa.gov or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG968


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its Protected Species Advisory Committee (PSAC), 
Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Team (APT), Pelagics FEP Plan 
Team (PPT), and the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee--
Data Technical Sub-Committee (FDCRC-DTC) to discuss fishery issues and 
develop recommendations for future management of archipelagic, pelagic 
and protected species.

DATES: The PSAC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 1 
and May 2, 2019. The APT meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 
p.m. on May 6 and May 7, 2019. The FDCRC-DTC meeting will be held 
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 8, 2019. The PPT meeting will be 
held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 9 and May 10, 2019. For 
specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Western Pacific Regional 
Fishery Management Council Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 
1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220; fax: (808) 522-
8226; online at wpcouncil.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, telephone: (808) 
522-8220; fax: (808) 522-8226.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided 
throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed 
may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete 
scheduled business.

Agenda for the PSAC Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Status of the Fifth and Sixth PSAC Meeting Recommendations
4. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) 
Updates
5. Pelagic Longline Fisheries Issues
    A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery 
Evaluation (SAFE) Report
    i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data: 2018 Hawaii and American Samoa 
Logbook Reports
    ii. 2018 Protected Species Section
    iii. Standardized Metric for Protected Species Interactions
    iv. Discussion and Synthesis
    B. Council Fishery Actions on Pelagic Longline Fisheries
    i. Framework for Managing Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii 
Shallow-Set Longline Fishery
    ii. Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Longline 
Fishery
    a. 2018 Albatross Workshop Report
    b. Strategies for Improving Seabird Mitigation Measures
    iii. Other Pelagic Actions
    C. Outcomes for the Olive Ridley Turtle Project and Next Steps for 
the Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Turtle Project
    D. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs
6. Pelagic Non-Longline Fisheries Issues
    A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual SAFE Report for Pelagic Non-
Longline Fisheries
    i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data
    ii. Protected Species
    B. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs
7. Public Comment

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Insular Fisheries Issues
    A. Review of the Draft 2018 FEP Annual SAFE Report for Insular 
Fisheries
    i. Summary of Relevant Fishery Data
    ii. Protected Species
    iii. Discussion and Synthesis
    B. Council Fishery Actions on Insular Fisheries
    C. French Frigate Shoals Green Turtle Research Plans
    D. Discussion on Emerging Issues, Data Gaps, and Research Needs
9. Council's Research Priorities
    A. Five-year Research Priorities
    B. Cooperative Research Priorities
    C. Discussion
10. Public Comment
11. Committee Discussion and Recommendations
12. Other Business and Next Meeting

Agenda for Archipelagic FEP Team Meeting

Monday, May 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda, 2018 Report, and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Report on Previous Plan Team recommendations and Council Actions
4. 2018 Archipelagic Annual SAFE Report
    A. Fishery Performance
    1. Archipelagic Fisheries Modules
    a. American Samoa
    1. Bottomfish Fishery
    2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries
    b. Guam
    1. Bottomfish Fishery
    2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries
    c. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    1. Bottomfish Fishery
    2. Ecosystem Component Fisheries
    d. Hawaii
    1. Bottomfish Fishery
    2. Crustacean Fishery
    3. Precious Coral Fishery
    4. Ecosystem Component Fisheries
    5. Non-Commercial Fisheries
    2. Discussions
    3. Public Comment
    B. Ecosystem Considerations
    1. Protected Species Section
    2. Climate, Ecosystems, and Biological Section
    a. Environmental and Climate Variables
    b. Life History and Length-Derived Variables
    c. Biomass estimates for Coral Reef Ecosystem Components
    3. Habitat Section
    4. Socioeconomics Section
    5. Marine Planning Section
    6. Discussions
    7. Public Comment
    C. Administrative Reports
    1. Number of Federal Permits
    2. Regulatory Actions in 2018
    3. Discussions
    4. Public Comment
    D. Data Integration Section
    1. Draft Data Integration Chapter
    2. The Impact of Climate Change and Variability on Octopus Gleaning 
in American Samoa
    3. Public Comment

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5. Ecosystem Components and Changes to the Annual SAFE Report

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6. Finalizing Species Table for the Annual SAFE Report
7. Calculations of Effort and Participation in the Annual SAFE Report
8. Machine Learning Software to Support Fishery Data Collection
9. Habitat Indicators for Coral Reef Ecosystem Components
10. Western Pacific Insular Fisheries Monitoring Workshop
11. Action Agenda Items
    A. Evaluation of 2018 Catch to Council Recommended ACLs
    B. Precious Coral Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment
    C. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Kona Crab Fishery
    1. Stock assessment for the MHI Kona Crab
    2. P* Working Group Report on the MHI Kona Crab Fishery
    3. M* Working Group Report on the MHI Kona Crab Fishery
    D. Discussions
    E. Public Comment
12. Monitoring and Updating Priorities
    A. Council's Five-year Research Priorities
    B. Cooperative Research Priorities
13. General Discussions
14. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team Recommendations
15. Other Business

Agenda for FDCRC-DTC Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda, 2018 Report & Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Report on Previous FDCRC-DTC Recommendations and Council Actions
4. Status of the Fishery Dependent Data Collection Improvement Efforts
    A. American Samoa
    B. Guam
    C. CNMI
    D. Hawaii
    E. Territory Science Initiative Projects
    F. Western Pacific Fishery Information Network Database Transition 
and Online Interface
    G. Discussions
    H. Public Comment
5. Status of the MRIP Regional Implementation Plan
6. Application of electronic reporting for the bottomfish fishery
7. Machine Learning Software to support fishery data collection
8. Report on the Hawaii Bio-Sampling Program
9. Western Pacific Insular Fisheries Monitoring Workshop
10. Work Session in collating information needed for the Workshop
11. General Discussions
12. FDCRC-DTC Recommendations
13. Other Business

Agenda for the Pelagics FEP Team Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Review 2018 Annual SAFE Report Modules
    A. Fishery Data Modules
    i. American Samoa
    ii. CNMI
    iii. Guam
    iv. Hawaii
    v. International
    vi. Recreational Fisheries
    B. Ecosystem Considerations
    i. Environmental & Climate Variables Section
    ii. Habitat Section
    iii. Marine Planning Section
    iv. Human Dimensions Section
    v. Protected Species Section
    C. Data Integration Section
    D. Web-interface of the Annual SAFE Report
    E. 2018 Annual Report Region-Wide Improvements
3. Public Comment

Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Pelagics FEP Council Actions for 2018
    A. Electronic Reporting in Hawaii Longline Fishery
    B. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Modification for FEP
    C. Amendment 8 Striped Marlin Updates
5. Developing Draft Minimum Standards for Tori Lines in the Hawaii 
Longline Fishery
6. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Turtle Project
7. Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Fisher Reporting System 
(FRS) Database for Pelagic Indicators
8. Updates to Ancillary Pelagic Management Unit Specie (PMUS) 
Indicators Project
9. Other Business
10. Public Comment
11. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, telephone: (808) 
522-8220; fax: (808) 522-8226, at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: April 10, 2019.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-07450 Filed 4-12-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P