Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 48598-48599 [2019-19964]

Download as PDF 48598 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19962 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV072 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). SUMMARY: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, October 16, 2019; starting 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 5 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530; telephone (228) 535–5400. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. ADDRESSES: Dr. Ava Lasseter, Anthropologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ava.lasseter@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630, and Mr. Steve Vanderkooy, Inter-jurisdictional Fisheries (IJF) Coordinator, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; svanderkooy@gsmfc.org, telephone: (228) 875–5912. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Joint Gulf Council’s Law Enforcement Technical Committee and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. Introductions and Adoption of Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes (Joint Meeting March 20, 2019) Gulf Council LETC Items 3. IUU Fishing—Coordinating Reponses to Federal Determination Regarding Mexico’s Certification 4. Possession Limits on For-Hire Trips Over 24 Hours 5. Recreational Greater Amberjack— Fractional Bag Limits 6. Commercial IFQ Program Modifications—Estimated Weights in Advance Landing Notifications 7. SEFHEIR—Onboard Electronic Monitoring and Reporting (EM/ER) Systems in the Gulf Region For-Hire (Charter and Guide) Vessels 8. Maximum Crew Size on DualPermitted (Commercial and ForHire) Vessels Fishing in Federal Waters 9. EFPs/State Management— Enforcement of Red Snapper Seasons 10. Officer/Team of the Year Award Update 11. LETC Other Business GSMFC LEC Items Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19963 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 12. Future of Joint Enforcement Agencies (JEAs) and JEA Funding Discussion 13. Status of State Waters FADs 14. IJF Program Activity a. Red Drum Profile Status b. Mangrove Snapper Profile LE Membership c. Annual License and Fees d. Law Summary (red book) 15. State Report Highlights a. Florida b. Alabama c. Mississippi d. Louisiana e. Texas f. USCG g. NOAA OLE h. USFWS 16. Other Business —Meeting Adjourns The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. The Law Enforcement Technical Committee consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the NOAA Law PO 00000 Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel for Law Enforcement. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV073 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a twoday meeting, Release Mortality Science Workshop. DATES: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 7 and conclude at 12 p.m., EDT on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tradewinds Island Resort, located at 5600 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg Beach, FL; telephone: (727) 363–2215. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Muehlstein, Public Information Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. The Council’s website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Monday, October 7, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The meeting will begin with Welcome and Introductions of members; followed by a number of presentations on Magnitude of Discard Mortality of Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico; Eastern Gulf: A Synopsis of Research on Recreational Fishing Practices and Discard Mortality; Northern Gulf: A Synopsis of Research on Discard Mortality; Western Gulf: A Synopsis of Research on Recreational Fishing Practices and Discard Mortality; and, a presentation on West Coast Success story: Yelloweye Rockfish Barotrauma Mitigation and Incorporation into Management and Stock Assessment Process. After lunch, we will hold a facilitated discussion on Barotrauma Mitigation by Fleet and Reef Fish Species; build a barotrauma risk matrix, discuss best practices and devices for each fleet, and the rationale and barriers for methods. Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. We will receive a presentation on Overview of stock assessment inputs affected by release and release mortality rates; followed by a facilitated discussion to define necessary stock assessment inputs; suggest barotrauma mitigation research that could benefit stock assessments using existing monitoring frameworks and through novel research efforts; and, prioritize data gaps by species, fleets, and region. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the listenin access by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19964 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH002 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops; correction. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the date for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop originally scheduled for September 4, 2019, in Warwick, RI, has been changed to September 23, 2019. The date is being changed because inclement weather resulting from Hurricane Dorian prevented the instructors from traveling safely to the original workshop. The workshop time and location remains unchanged: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Warwick, RI. The remaining September 2019, workshop in Panama City, FL, also remains unchanged. Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48599 are mandatory for shark and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2019. DATES: The date for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop to be held in Warwick, RI, is changed to September 23, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The address for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop to be held in Warwick, RI, remains at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantichighly-migratory-species/safe-handlingrelease-and-identification-workshops. Correction In the Federal Register (Doc. 2019– 12407) of June 12, 2019, on page 27288, in the first column, correct the date of the fifth Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop listed under the heading Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations to read: ‘‘5. September 23, 2019, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886.’’ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19931 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV070 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting of its Outreach & Education Technical Committee. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV073


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two-
day meeting, Release Mortality Science Workshop.

DATES: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 7 and 
conclude at 12 p.m., EDT on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. For agenda 
details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tradewinds Island Resort, 
located at 5600 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg Beach, FL; telephone: 
(727) 363-2215.

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    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Muehlstein, Public Information 
Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630. The 
Council's website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting 
location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other 
materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's website when possible.)

Monday, October 7, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The meeting will begin with Welcome and Introductions of members; 
followed by a number of presentations on Magnitude of Discard Mortality 
of Reef Fish in the Gulf of Mexico; Eastern Gulf: A Synopsis of 
Research on Recreational Fishing Practices and Discard Mortality; 
Northern Gulf: A Synopsis of Research on Discard Mortality; Western 
Gulf: A Synopsis of Research on Recreational Fishing Practices and 
Discard Mortality; and, a presentation on West Coast Success story: 
Yelloweye Rockfish Barotrauma Mitigation and Incorporation into 
Management and Stock Assessment Process.
    After lunch, we will hold a facilitated discussion on Barotrauma 
Mitigation by Fleet and Reef Fish Species; build a barotrauma risk 
matrix, discuss best practices and devices for each fleet, and the 
rationale and barriers for methods.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    We will receive a presentation on Overview of stock assessment 
inputs affected by release and release mortality rates; followed by a 
facilitated discussion to define necessary stock assessment inputs; 
suggest barotrauma mitigation research that could benefit stock 
assessments using existing monitoring frameworks and through novel 
research efforts; and, prioritize data gaps by species, fleets, and 
region.

--Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
listen-in access by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the 
meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the 
latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on 
www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this 
meeting. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

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

    Dated: September 11, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19964 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]
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