Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 51516-51517 [2019-21162]

Download as PDF 51516 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS 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 NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the data and assessment scoping webinar are as follows: Panelists will review the data sets being considered for the assessment and discuss initial modeling efforts. 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 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21158 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV084 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 (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at The Tremont House, 2300 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX 77550; telephone: (409) 763–0300. 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: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Monday, October 21, 2019; 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin in Full Council with induction of new council member; and, review and adoption of Council Committee Assignments for October 2019 through October 2020. Committee sessions will begin with the Administrative/Budget Committee reviewing the 2015–19 Projected Expenditures and Budget Carryover to 2020; and, review and discuss Potential Contractual Projects for 2020. The Coral Committee will receive updates on the Coral Reef Conservation Program and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion; review the status of Coral Amendment 9 and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Review and Recommendations from Joint Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Coral Advisory Panel (AP), and Shrimp AP Meeting and Reef Fish AP. The Coral Committee will receive any remaining items from the Joint Coral SSC, Coral AP, and Shrimp AP meeting. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee will discuss final draft Framework Action to Modify Federal PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For-Hire Trip Limits and draft Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum. The committee will also discuss Council Research and Monitoring Priorities for 2020–24; receive a presentation on Eye on the Gulf: An Electronic Monitoring Presentation on the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery; presentation on Allocation Review Criteria; receive remaining items from the SSC Summary Report; and, hold a committee discussion on Allocation Issues. Immediately following Sustainable Fisheries Committee, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will have an information Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Outreach Session for Fishermen and Dealers. Tuesday, October 22, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Committee sessions will continue with Outreach and Education receiving a presentation on Communication Analytics; review of ‘‘Fishing for Our Future’’ web page; and, receive a meeting summary from the Release Mortality Symposium. The Reef Fish Committee will review the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings, draft Amendment 36B: Modifications to Commercial IFQ Programs and Presentations; and, draft Framework Action to Modify Greater Amberjack Recreational Management Measures. Following lunch, the Reef Fish Committee will review stock assessments for SEDAR 61—Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper and Itarget Model Update and Projections for Gulf Lane Snapper; and receive a summary report of the remaining items from the Reef Fish Advisory Panel meeting. Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Law Enforcement Committee will receive a summary from the Law Enforcement Technical Committee Meeting; and, review of Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Report. The Gulf SEDAR Committee will review of Gulf Stocks suitable for interim analyses, receive a summary from the August 2019 SEDAR Steering Committee meeting (webinar) on NOAA’s Recommended Use of the Current Gulf of Mexico Surveys of Marine Recreational Fishing in Stock Assessments; review a Report to Congress Regarding Section 201 of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018; and receive a summary from the September 2019 SEDAR Steering Committee meeting (webinar). The Data Collection E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices Committee will discuss draft Procedural Directive for Electronic Monitoring Programs; and, receive an update on Southeast For-Hire Reporting. Full Council will reconvene late morning with Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes. Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications and public comments on EFP Applications (if any); and, receive a presentation on Texas Law Enforcement Efforts. After lunch, the Council will hold public comment testimony 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the following items: Final Action: Framework Action to Modify Federal For-Hire Trip Limits; and open testimony on Other Fishery Issues or Concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment testimony should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance of the meeting room. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Thursday, October 24, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m. The Council will receive reports from the following management committees: Administrative/Budget, Coral, Outreach and Education, Sustainable Fisheries, Gulf SEDAR, Data Collection, Law Enforcement and Reef Fish. The Council will vote on EFP applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of State. Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items; and receive an update on the South Atlantic Council’s Control Date for Spanish Mackerel. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this 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 these meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348–1630, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21162 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV082 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 scheduled SEDAR 59 Assessment Webinar 1. AGENCY: The SEDAR 59 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Greater Amberjack will consist of a series of assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 59 Greater Amberjack-Assessment Webinar 1 has been scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration is available online at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 1787856885916483597. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571–4366; email: Kathleen.Howington@safmc.net. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51517 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. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report, which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report, which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. 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 at the SEDAR 59 Greater Amberjack Assessment webinar 1 are as follows: • Review of data • Discussion of model structure 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV084


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 (Council) will 
hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, October 21 through Thursday, 
October 24, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at The Tremont House, 2300 Ships 
Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX 77550; telephone: (409) 763-0300.
    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: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, October 21, 2019; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will begin in Full Council with induction of new 
council member; and, review and adoption of Council Committee 
Assignments for October 2019 through October 2020.
    Committee sessions will begin with the Administrative/Budget 
Committee reviewing the 2015-19 Projected Expenditures and Budget 
Carryover to 2020; and, review and discuss Potential Contractual 
Projects for 2020. The Coral Committee will receive updates on the 
Coral Reef Conservation Program and Flower Garden Banks National Marine 
Sanctuary Expansion; review the status of Coral Amendment 9 and Florida 
Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Review and Recommendations 
from Joint Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Coral 
Advisory Panel (AP), and Shrimp AP Meeting and Reef Fish AP. The Coral 
Committee will receive any remaining items from the Joint Coral SSC, 
Coral AP, and Shrimp AP meeting. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee 
will discuss final draft Framework Action to Modify Federal For-Hire 
Trip Limits and draft Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status 
Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum. 
The committee will also discuss Council Research and Monitoring 
Priorities for 2020-24; receive a presentation on Eye on the Gulf: An 
Electronic Monitoring Presentation on the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish 
Fishery; presentation on Allocation Review Criteria; receive remaining 
items from the SSC Summary Report; and, hold a committee discussion on 
Allocation Issues.
    Immediately following Sustainable Fisheries Committee, National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will have an information Individual 
Fishing Quota (IFQ) Outreach Session for Fishermen and Dealers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Committee sessions will continue with Outreach and Education 
receiving a presentation on Communication Analytics; review of 
``Fishing for Our Future'' web page; and, receive a meeting summary 
from the Release Mortality Symposium. The Reef Fish Committee will 
review the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings, draft 
Amendment 36B: Modifications to Commercial IFQ Programs and 
Presentations; and, draft Framework Action to Modify Greater Amberjack 
Recreational Management Measures. Following lunch, the Reef Fish 
Committee will review stock assessments for SEDAR 61--Gulf of Mexico 
Red Grouper and Itarget Model Update and Projections for Gulf Lane 
Snapper; and receive a summary report of the remaining items from the 
Reef Fish Advisory Panel meeting.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Law Enforcement Committee will receive a summary from the Law 
Enforcement Technical Committee Meeting; and, review of Illegal 
Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Report. The Gulf SEDAR 
Committee will review of Gulf Stocks suitable for interim analyses, 
receive a summary from the August 2019 SEDAR Steering Committee meeting 
(webinar) on NOAA's Recommended Use of the Current Gulf of Mexico 
Surveys of Marine Recreational Fishing in Stock Assessments; review a 
Report to Congress Regarding Section 201 of the Modernizing 
Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018; and receive a summary 
from the September 2019 SEDAR Steering Committee meeting (webinar). The 
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Committee will discuss draft Procedural Directive for Electronic 
Monitoring Programs; and, receive an update on Southeast For-Hire 
Reporting.
    Full Council will reconvene late morning with Call to Order, 
Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of 
Minutes. Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications 
and public comments on EFP Applications (if any); and, receive a 
presentation on Texas Law Enforcement Efforts. After lunch, the Council 
will hold public comment testimony 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on the 
following items: Final Action: Framework Action to Modify Federal For-
Hire Trip Limits; and open testimony on Other Fishery Issues or 
Concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment testimony 
should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance of 
the meeting room.

Thursday, October 24, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    The Council will receive reports from the following management 
committees: Administrative/Budget, Coral, Outreach and Education, 
Sustainable Fisheries, Gulf SEDAR, Data Collection, Law Enforcement and 
Reef Fish. The Council will vote on EFP applications, if any; and 
receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf 
States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; Department of State.
    Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items; and 
receive an update on the South Atlantic Council's Control Date for 
Spanish Mackerel.
--Meeting Adjourns
    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council 
meeting on the calendar.
    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version 
along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as 
they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this 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 these meeting. Actions 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 Act, provided that the public has been 
notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the 
emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348-1630, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: September 25, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-21162 Filed 9-27-19; 8:45 am]
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