Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 21835 [2020-08265]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 76 / Monday, April 20, 2020 / Notices • Mail to: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘black sea bass commercial allocation amendment.’’ • Fax to: (302) 674–5399. Authority Citation: 15 CFR 930.128(a). Adam Dilts, Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–07862 Filed 4–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA130] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of initiation of scoping process; notice of public scoping meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two public scoping meetings via webinar and a written comment period to solicit public comments on a developing management action to consider potential changes to the allocation of the black sea bass commercial quota among the states of Maine through North Carolina. DATES: The webinar scoping hearings will be held on Monday May 11, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT and on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EDT. Written comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 31, 2020. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more details. ADDRESSES: Both webinar hearings may be accessed at: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/bsb-comallocation-scoping/. Webinar audio will also be accessible by phone by dialing 1–800–832–0736 and entering room number 5068871. A scoping document is available at: http://www.mafmc.org/ actions/bsb-commercial-allocation. Copies of the scoping document are also available by request from Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. Public comments: Written comments may be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to: jbeaty@mafmc.org; Include ‘‘black sea bass commercial allocation amendment’’ in the subject line. • Via webform at: http:// www.mafmc.org/comments/bsb-comallocation-amendment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Apr 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are developing a joint action to consider adjusting the allocations of the black sea bass commercial quota among states. These allocations were loosely based on landings data from 1980–2001. They were first implemented in 2003 and have not been modified since that time. They are currently included only in the Commission’s fishery management plan and are not jointly managed with the Council. This joint action will consider whether modifications to these allocations should be made to account for changes in black sea bass distribution and abundance over time, as well as other considerations. It will also consider whether the allocations should be added to the Council’s Fishery Management Plan and managed jointly by the Council and Commission. Additional information on this action is available at: http://www.mafmc.org/ actions/bsb-commercial-allocation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 15, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–08265 Filed 4–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21835 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XW024] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; California Wetfish Producers Association National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit warrants further consideration. The application, submitted by the California Wetfish Producers Association, requests an exemption from the prohibition on directed fishing for Pacific sardine during the remainder of the 2019–2020 fishing year and the upcoming 2020–2021 fishing year. The goal of this research is to collect fisherydependent data for potential use in the 2021 and 2022 Pacific sardine stock assessments. NMFS requests public comment on the application. DATES: Comments must be received by May 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2020–0060, by the following method: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20200060, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. The Exempted Fishing Permit application will be available under Relevant Documents through the same link. • Instructions: Comments must be submitted by the above method to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. Comments received after the end of the comment period may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 76 (Monday, April 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-08265]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA130]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of initiation of scoping process; notice of public 
scoping meetings; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold two public scoping meetings via webinar and a written comment 
period to solicit public comments on a developing management action to 
consider potential changes to the allocation of the black sea bass 
commercial quota among the states of Maine through North Carolina.

DATES: The webinar scoping hearings will be held on Monday May 11, 
2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT and on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EDT. Written comments must be received on or 
before 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 31, 2020. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
more details.

ADDRESSES: Both webinar hearings may be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/bsb-com-allocation-scoping/. Webinar audio will 
also be accessible by phone by dialing 1-800-832-0736 and entering room 
number 5068871. A scoping document is available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/bsb-commercial-allocation. Copies of the scoping 
document are also available by request from Dr. Chris Moore, Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, 
Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
    Public comments: Written comments may be sent by any of the 
following methods:
     Email to: [email protected]; Include ``black sea bass 
commercial allocation amendment'' in the subject line.
     Via webform at: http://www.mafmc.org/comments/bsb-com-allocation-amendment.
     Mail to: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 
201, Dover, DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ``black sea bass 
commercial allocation amendment.''
     Fax to: (302) 674-5399.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are 
developing a joint action to consider adjusting the allocations of the 
black sea bass commercial quota among states. These allocations were 
loosely based on landings data from 1980-2001. They were first 
implemented in 2003 and have not been modified since that time. They 
are currently included only in the Commission's fishery management plan 
and are not jointly managed with the Council. This joint action will 
consider whether modifications to these allocations should be made to 
account for changes in black sea bass distribution and abundance over 
time, as well as other considerations. It will also consider whether 
the allocations should be added to the Council's Fishery Management 
Plan and managed jointly by the Council and Commission.
    Additional information on this action is available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/bsb-commercial-allocation.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-
Atlantic Council office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

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

    Dated: April 15, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-08265 Filed 4-17-20; 8:45 am]
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