Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 24759-24762 [2019-11149]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES research, fishing, whale watching, diving and other recreational activities, boating and shipping, tourism, harbors and ports, maritime business, agriculture, maritime heritage, and citizen-at-large. For each of the 14 advisory councils, applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lakes resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the site. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three-year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council. More information on advisory council membership and processes, and materials related to the purpose, policies, and operational requirements for advisory councils can be found in the charter for a particular advisory council (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/ac/council_charters.html) and the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Implementation Handbook (http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/ac/acref.html). Contact Information for Each Site • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155, Santa Barbara, CA 93106; 805–893–6437; http:// channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/ councilnews.html. • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950; 415–464– 5260; http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/ council/applicants.html. • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040; 305–809–4700; http:// floridakeys.noaa.gov/sac/apps.html. • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 4700 Avenue U, Building 216, Galveston, TX 77551; 409–621– 5151; http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/ advisorycouncil/recruitment.html. • Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 31411; 912–598–2345; http:// graysreef.noaa.gov/management/sac/ council_news.html. • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129; 415–561–6622; http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/ sacrecruitment.html. • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ ONMS/HIHWNMS, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808–879–2818; http://hawaii humpbackwhale.noaa.gov/council/ councilappaccepting.html. • Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606; 757–599– 3122; http://monitor.noaa.gov/advisory/ news.html. • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 99 Pacific Street, Building 455A, Monterey, CA 93940; 831–647–4201; http:// montereybay.noaa.gov/sac/recruit.html. • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council: NOAA Inouye Regional Center, NOS/ONMS/PMNM, 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 808–725–5800; http:// www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/newabout/council/apply/. • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Avenue, Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362; 360–457–6622; http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/ sac/recruitment.html. • Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066; 781–545–8026; http:// stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/sac/ recruitment.html. • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707; 989–356–8805; http:// thunderbay.noaa.gov/management/ advisory_council_recruitment.html. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24759 Dated: May 21, 2019. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–11080 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH047 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and a partially closed meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 132nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), 178th Council meeting and associated meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the Council’s Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee meeting will be closed to the public for a briefing on litigation by counsel. DATES: The meetings will be held between June 18 and June 27, 2019. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 132nd SSC, FDCRC, the Council’s Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee and Pelagic and International Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220. The 178th Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA, Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu HI 96813, phone: (808) 538– 7061. The Fishers Forum will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, phone: (808) 955– 4811. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 132nd SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 18–20, 2019. The FDCRC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon on June 24, 2019. The Executive, Budget and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 24760 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices Legislative Standing Committee meeting will be held on June 24, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The portion of the Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 302(i)(3)(A)(ii) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) for a briefing on litigation by counsel. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held on June 24, 2019, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The 178th Council meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 25–27, 2019. On June 25, 2019, the Council will host a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Agenda items noted as ‘‘Final Action Items’’ refer to actions that result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. Agenda for 132nd SSC Meeting khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 131st SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director A. Status of Council Research Priorities for the FY 2019 Annual Guidance Memo 5. Program Planning and Research A. Shifting Distributions and Changing Productivity B. Best Scientific Information Available Policy Directive C. SSC Workgroup Report 1. Modern Fish Act Process Paper 2. Road Map for Effective Spatial Management VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 D. 2018 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report and Recommendations 1. Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights 2. Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Island Fisheries A. Setting the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Kona Crab 1. Risk of Overfishing (P*) Working Group Report 2. Setting the ABC for the MHI Kona Crabs (Action Item) 3. Social Ecological Economic Management Uncertainty (SEEM*) Working Group Report B. Status of Opening MHI Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas and Revisions to Reporting Requirements C. Public Comment D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 7. Protected Species A. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Recovery Planning Meeting B. Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Blue-Dyed Bait on Target Species Catch Rates C. Developing Tori Lines Minimum Standards for the Hawaii Longline Fishery D. Status of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline, American Samoa Longline, and Bottomfish Fisheries E. Updates on ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8. SSC Working Group Session A. Potential Spatial Management Approaches from the Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Biological Opinion B. Pacific Insular Fisheries— Monitoring and Assessment Planning Summit 9. Pelagic Fisheries A. American Samoa Longline Fishery Report B. Hawaii Longline Report Fishery Report C. Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch and/ or Allocation Limits (Action Item) D. Pacific Community (SPC) Tuna Tissue Bank E. Pelagic Fisheries Research Plan PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Updates 1. Update on Ancillary Pelagic Indicators 2. Analysis on Oceanic Whitetip Shark Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE) F. Hawaii Longline Fisheries 1. Shallow-Set Longline Biological Opinion 2. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures Under the Shallow-Set Longline Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Measures 3. Update on Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii Longline Fisheries G. International Fisheries Meetings 1. 2019 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting 2. Outcomes of United Nations Boundaries Beyond National Jurisdiction (UN–BBNJ) Meeting H. Public Comment I. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10. Other Business A. 133rd SSC Meetings Dates 11. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Agenda for the FDCRC Meeting Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon 1. Welcome Remarks and Introductions 2. Update on Previous FDCRC Recommendations 3. Regulations for Mandatory License and Reporting A. Guam B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 4. Data Collection Improvement Updates A. American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) B. Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) C. CNMI Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)— Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) D. Hawaii DLNR—Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) E. Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP) F. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council G. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)—Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) 5. Pacific Insular Fisheries—Monitoring and Assessment Planning Summit (PIF–MAPS) 6. Interview of FDCRC members for the PIF–MAPS 7. FDCRC Strategic Plan and Marine Recreational Information Program E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices (MRIP) Regional Implementation Plan Updates 8. Report on FDCRC-Technical Committee 9. Public Comment 10. Discussions and Recommendations Agenda for the Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee Monday, June 24, 2019, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1. Financial Reports 2. Administrative Reports 3. CLOSED SESSION (MSA § 302(i)(3)(A)(ii))—Status of Litigation (9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.) 4. Council Standard Operating Policies and Procedures (SOPP) 5. Report on May Council Coordination Committee Meeting 6. Council Family Changes 7. Council staff coordination workshop with NMFS 8. Sustainable Fisheries Fund Marine Conservation Fund 9. Meetings and Workshops 10. Other Issues 11. Public Comment 12. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee Monday, June 24, 2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery A. Biological Opinion B. Managing Loggerhead and Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii-based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Final Action) C. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures under the Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Measures 2. Update on Electronic Reporting in Hawaii Longline Fisheries 3. US Territory Longline Bigeye Catch/ Allocation Limits (Initial Action) 4. International Fisheries A. 2019 IATTC–SAC Meeting B. Outcomes of UN–BBNJ Meeting 5. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations A. Advisory Panel B. Scientific & Statistical Committee 6. Public Comment 7. Standing Committee Recommendations khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Agenda for 178th Council Meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of the 178th Agenda 3. Approval of the 176th and 177th Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Agency Reports VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section C. U.S. State Department D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service E. Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard a. Search and Rescue Presentation 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 6. Hawaii Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Area A. Moku Pepa B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Main Hawaiian Islands Kona Crab Annual Catch Limits (ACL) 1. P* Working Group Report 2. SEEM* Working Group Report 3. Options for Specifying ACLs for the Main Hawaiian Islands Kona Crab (Final Action) E. Report on MHI Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas F. Education and Outreach Initiatives G. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Amendment to Precious Coral Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) (Final Action) H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Archipelagic Plan Team 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 7. Protected Species A. French Frigate Shoals Green Turtle Research Plans B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Recovery Planning Meeting C. Developing Tori Line Minimum Standards for the Hawaii Longline Fishery D. Status of ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline, American Samoa Longline, and Bottomfish Fisheries E. Updates on ESA and MMPA Actions F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Protected Species Advisory Committee 3. Pelagic Plan Team 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4 p.m. 8. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24761 Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Fishers Forum—Fishing in the Future: Emerging Technologies in Fisheries Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 9. Program Planning and Research A. National Legislative Report B. Best Scientific Information Available Policy Directive C. SSC Working Group Reports 1. Next Steps for Addressing Blue Ocean Marine Protected Areas (MPA) 2. Process for Addressing the Modern Fish Act D. Summary of 2018 Annual SAFE Report Updates 1. Archipelagic Annual SAFE Report 2. Pelagic Annual SAFE Report E. Regional, National, & International Outreach & Education F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Archipelagic Plan Team 3. Pelagic Plan Team 4. Protected Species Advisory Committee 5. Social Science Planning Committee 6. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee 7. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 10. Pelagic & International Fisheries A. American Samoa Longline Annual Fishery Report B. Hawaii Longline Annual Fishery Report C. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery 1. Biological Opinion 2. Managing Loggerhead and Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Final Action) 3. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures Under the BiOp Reasonable and Prudent Measures D. Update on Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii Longline Fishery E. U.S. Territory Longline Bigeye Catch/Allocation Limits (Final Action) F. Overview of the Global Fishing Watch G. International Fisheries 1. IATTC a. Report on IATTC 2019 Stock Assessments b. IATTC SAC Meeting 2019 2. Outcomes of UN BBNJ Meeting 3. Report on 33rd Biannual Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 24762 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices 1. Advisory Panel 2. Protected Species Advisory Committee 3. Pelagic Plan Team Meeting 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee I. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations J. Public Comment K. Council Discussion and Action 11. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues 1. Tuna Industry 2. Aunu’u Alia Development Project 3. Island Fisheries Inc. Fagatogo Fish Market 4. U.S. Coast Guard Awareness Training for American Samoa Longline Crews 5. 20th Steinlager I’a Lapo’a Game Fishing Tournament 6. American Samoa Government Development Projects E. Education and Outreach Initiatives 1. U.S. Pacific Territories CapacityBuilding Scholarship Program F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives B. CNMI 1. Arongol Falu´ 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues 5. Education and Outreach Initiatives C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations 1. Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee D. Public Comment E. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Council SOPP D. Report of the May Council Coordination Committee Meeting E. Council Family Changes 1. Advisory Panel 2. FDCRC-Technical Committee F. Meetings and Workshops G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 14. Other Business Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 178th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Governance, PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Policy, and Governance, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at pracomments@doc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Commerce wishes to inform the public it is withdrawing a 60-day public notice in the Federal Register entitled, ‘‘Survey to Develop Estimates of Marine-Related Economic Activity in the United States’’ (84 FR 23525) published on May 22, 2019. This notice was published in error and is being withdrawn immediately for public comment. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–11187 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 23, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2019–11149 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XH039 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Survey To Develop Estimates of Marine-Related Economic Activity in the United States; Withdrawal of Notice for Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 68 Stock ID scoping webinar for Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp. AGENCY: The SEDAR 68 assessment of Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. SUMMARY: This notice withdraws the Department of Commerce’s May 22, 2019, notice for the Survey to Develop Estimates of Marine-Related Economic Activity in the United States. The Department of Commerce is withdrawing this notice requesting comments published in the May 22, 2019 issue of the Federal Register entitled ‘‘Survey to Develop Estimates of Marine-Related Economic Activity in the United States’’. DATES: Applicable May 23, 2019, the document published at 84 FR 23525 on May 22, 2019, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Jessup, Director of Policy and SUMMARY: Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting The SEDAR 68 Stock Identification (ID) scoping webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XH047


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 and a partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 132nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, 
Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), 178th Council 
meeting and associated meetings to take actions on fishery management 
issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the Council's 
Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee meeting will be 
closed to the public for a briefing on litigation by counsel.

DATES: The meetings will be held between June 18 and June 27, 2019. For 
specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The 132nd SSC, FDCRC, the Council's Executive, Budget and 
Legislative Standing Committee and Pelagic and International Standing 
Committee meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop 
Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220. The 
178th Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA, Fuller Hall, 
1040 Richards Street, Honolulu HI 96813, phone: (808) 538-7061. The 
Fishers Forum will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr, 
Honolulu, HI 96814, phone: (808) 955-4811.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 132nd SSC meeting will be held between 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 18-20, 2019. The FDCRC meeting will be 
held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon on June 24, 2019. The Executive, 
Budget and

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Legislative Standing Committee meeting will be held on June 24, 2019, 
between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The portion of the Executive, Budget and 
Legislative Standing Committee meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. will 
be closed to the public in accordance with Section 302(i)(3)(A)(ii) of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) for 
a briefing on litigation by counsel. The Pelagic and International 
Standing Committee will be held on June 24, 2019, between 1 p.m. and 3 
p.m. The 178th Council meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 
p.m. on June 25-27, 2019. On June 25, 2019, the Council will host a 
Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    Agenda items noted as ``Final Action Items'' refer to actions that 
result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, 
proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary 
of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the 
agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear 
recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public 
comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance 
at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to 
complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available 
from, and written comments should be sent to, Kitty M. Simonds, 
Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522-8220 or 
fax: (808) 522-8226.

Agenda for 132nd SSC Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 131st SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
    A. Status of Council Research Priorities for the FY 2019 Annual 
Guidance Memo
5. Program Planning and Research
    A. Shifting Distributions and Changing Productivity
    B. Best Scientific Information Available Policy Directive
    C. SSC Workgroup Report
    1. Modern Fish Act Process Paper
    2. Road Map for Effective Spatial Management
    D. 2018 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report and 
Recommendations
    1. Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights
    2. Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Island Fisheries
    A. Setting the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for the Main 
Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Kona Crab
    1. Risk of Overfishing (P*) Working Group Report
    2. Setting the ABC for the MHI Kona Crabs (Action Item)
    3. Social Ecological Economic Management Uncertainty (SEEM*) 
Working Group Report
    B. Status of Opening MHI Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas and 
Revisions to Reporting Requirements
    C. Public Comment
    D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
7. Protected Species
    A. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Recovery Planning Meeting
    B. Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Blue-Dyed Bait on Target 
Species Catch Rates
    C. Developing Tori Lines Minimum Standards for the Hawaii Longline 
Fishery
    D. Status of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for the 
Hawaii Deep-Set Longline, American Samoa Longline, and Bottomfish 
Fisheries
    E. Updates on ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. SSC Working Group Session
    A. Potential Spatial Management Approaches from the Hawaii Shallow-
Set Longline Biological Opinion
    B. Pacific Insular Fisheries--Monitoring and Assessment Planning 
Summit
9. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. American Samoa Longline Fishery Report
    B. Hawaii Longline Report Fishery Report
    C. Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch and/or Allocation Limits (Action 
Item)
    D. Pacific Community (SPC) Tuna Tissue Bank
    E. Pelagic Fisheries Research Plan Updates
    1. Update on Ancillary Pelagic Indicators
    2. Analysis on Oceanic Whitetip Shark Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE)
    F. Hawaii Longline Fisheries
    1. Shallow-Set Longline Biological Opinion
    2. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures Under the 
Shallow-Set Longline Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Measures
    3. Update on Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii Longline Fisheries
    G. International Fisheries Meetings
    1. 2019 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Scientific 
Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting
    2. Outcomes of United Nations Boundaries Beyond National 
Jurisdiction (UN-BBNJ) Meeting
    H. Public Comment
    I. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10. Other Business
    A. 133rd SSC Meetings Dates
11. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Agenda for the FDCRC Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

1. Welcome Remarks and Introductions
2. Update on Previous FDCRC Recommendations
3. Regulations for Mandatory License and Reporting
    A. Guam
    B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
4. Data Collection Improvement Updates
    A. American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources 
(DMWR)
    B. Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR)
    C. CNMI Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)--Division 
of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)
    D. Hawaii DLNR--Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)
    E. Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP)
    F. Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
    G. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)--Pacific Island 
Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
5. Pacific Insular Fisheries--Monitoring and Assessment Planning Summit 
(PIF-MAPS)
6. Interview of FDCRC members for the PIF-MAPS
7. FDCRC Strategic Plan and Marine Recreational Information Program

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(MRIP) Regional Implementation Plan Updates
8. Report on FDCRC-Technical Committee
9. Public Comment
10. Discussions and Recommendations

Agenda for the Executive, Budget and Legislative Standing Committee

Monday, June 24, 2019, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1. Financial Reports
2. Administrative Reports
3. CLOSED SESSION (MSA Sec.  302(i)(3)(A)(ii))--Status of Litigation 
(9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.)
4. Council Standard Operating Policies and Procedures (SOPP)
5. Report on May Council Coordination Committee Meeting
6. Council Family Changes
7. Council staff coordination workshop with NMFS
8. Sustainable Fisheries Fund Marine Conservation Fund
9. Meetings and Workshops
10. Other Issues
11. Public Comment
12. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee

Monday, June 24, 2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery
    A. Biological Opinion
    B. Managing Loggerhead and Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactions in 
the Hawaii-based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Final Action)
    C. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures under the 
Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Measures
2. Update on Electronic Reporting in Hawaii Longline Fisheries
3. US Territory Longline Bigeye Catch/Allocation Limits (Initial 
Action)
4. International Fisheries
    A. 2019 IATTC-SAC Meeting
    B. Outcomes of UN-BBNJ Meeting
5. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    A. Advisory Panel
    B. Scientific & Statistical Committee
6. Public Comment
7. Standing Committee Recommendations

Agenda for 178th Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of the 178th Agenda
3. Approval of the 176th and 177th Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section
    C. U.S. State Department
    D. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    E. Enforcement
    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    a. Search and Rescue Presentation
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
6. Hawaii Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Area
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Main Hawaiian Islands Kona Crab Annual Catch Limits (ACL)
    1. P* Working Group Report
    2. SEEM* Working Group Report
    3. Options for Specifying ACLs for the Main Hawaiian Islands Kona 
Crab (Final Action)
    E. Report on MHI Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas
    F. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    G. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Amendment to Precious Coral 
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) (Final Action)
    H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Archipelagic Plan Team
    3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    I. Public Comment
    J. Council Discussion and Action
7. Protected Species
    A. French Frigate Shoals Green Turtle Research Plans
    B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Recovery Planning Meeting
    C. Developing Tori Line Minimum Standards for the Hawaii Longline 
Fishery
    D. Status of ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline, 
American Samoa Longline, and Bottomfish Fisheries
    E. Updates on ESA and MMPA Actions
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Protected Species Advisory Committee
    3. Pelagic Plan Team
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4 p.m.

8. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Fishers Forum--Fishing in the Future: Emerging Technologies in 
Fisheries

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

9. Program Planning and Research
    A. National Legislative Report
    B. Best Scientific Information Available Policy Directive
    C. SSC Working Group Reports
    1. Next Steps for Addressing Blue Ocean Marine Protected Areas 
(MPA)
    2. Process for Addressing the Modern Fish Act
    D. Summary of 2018 Annual SAFE Report Updates
    1. Archipelagic Annual SAFE Report
    2. Pelagic Annual SAFE Report
    E. Regional, National, & International Outreach & Education
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Archipelagic Plan Team
    3. Pelagic Plan Team
    4. Protected Species Advisory Committee
    5. Social Science Planning Committee
    6. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee
    7. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
10. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. American Samoa Longline Annual Fishery Report
    B. Hawaii Longline Annual Fishery Report
    C. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery
    1. Biological Opinion
    2. Managing Loggerhead and Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactions in 
the Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery (Final Action)
    3. Consideration of Additional Mitigation Measures Under the BiOp 
Reasonable and Prudent Measures
    D. Update on Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii Longline Fishery
    E. U.S. Territory Longline Bigeye Catch/Allocation Limits (Final 
Action)
    F. Overview of the Global Fishing Watch
    G. International Fisheries
    1. IATTC
    a. Report on IATTC 2019 Stock Assessments
    b. IATTC SAC Meeting 2019
    2. Outcomes of UN BBNJ Meeting
    3. Report on 33rd Biannual Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries
    H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations

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    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Protected Species Advisory Committee
    3. Pelagic Plan Team Meeting
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    I. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
    J. Public Comment
    K. Council Discussion and Action
11. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
    1. Tuna Industry
    2. Aunu'u Alia Development Project
    3. Island Fisheries Inc. Fagatogo Fish Market
    4. U.S. Coast Guard Awareness Training for American Samoa Longline 
Crews
    5. 20th Steinlager I'a Lapo'a Game Fishing Tournament
    6. American Samoa Government Development Projects
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    1. U.S. Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship Program
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

12. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    B. CNMI
    1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    5. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
    1. Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel
    2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    D. Public Comment
    E. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Council SOPP
    D. Report of the May Council Coordination Committee Meeting
    E. Council Family Changes
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. FDCRC-Technical Committee
    F. Meetings and Workshops
    G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
14. Other Business

    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 178th 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

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

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

    Dated: May 23, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-11149 Filed 5-28-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P