Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 37072 [2020-13214]

Download as PDF 37072 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XX060] Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from the University of Connecticut contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow participating vessels to collect undersized and egg-bearing lobsters to conduct an endocrine disruption study. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on UConn Lobster Study.’’ If you are unable to submit your comment through NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov, please contact Laura Hansen, Fishery Mangagement Specialist, Laura.Hansen@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9225, Laura.Hansen@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The University of Connecticut submitted a complete exempted fishing permit (EFP) application on April 21, 2020. This project would collect egg bearing lobsters to examine the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on larvae development. If the EFP is approved, this study would take place from June through September 2020. The EFP would authorize participating vessels to collect khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 up to 18 undersized and 20 egg-bearing lobsters from Lobster Conservation Management Areas 2 and 3. The lobsters collected for this study would range in weight from 1.5–4.5 lb (0.68–2.41 kg). Fishermen would send the lobsters to a researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The researcher would transfer the lobsters to a holding tank to conduct further analysis of blood samples for the presence of endocrine disruptors and monitor larval development. The researcher will return surviving lobsters to the ocean following the experiments. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purposes of the meeting are to gather Advisory Panel input related to MSB quotas and specifications, and to create Fishery Performance Reports for Atlantic mackerel, longfin squid, and butterfish. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 16, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13250 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] Dated: June 15, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2020–13214 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [RTID 0648–XX059] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA239] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only audio connection. See the Council’s website calendar at www.mafmc.org, for details. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The NMFS Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow six commercial lobster vessels to participate in a lobster growth and abundance study, under the direction of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XX060]


Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; 
General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted 
Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary 
determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from the 
University of Connecticut contains all of the required information and 
warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would 
allow participating vessels to collect undersized and egg-bearing 
lobsters to conduct an endocrine disruption study. Regulations under 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the 
Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require 
publication of this notice to provide interested parties the 
opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing 
Permits.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include in the subject line 
``Comments on UConn Lobster Study.'' If you are unable to submit your 
comment through [email protected], please contact Laura Hansen, 
Fishery Mangagement Specialist, [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9225, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The University of Connecticut submitted a 
complete exempted fishing permit (EFP) application on April 21, 2020. 
This project would collect egg bearing lobsters to examine the impact 
of endocrine disrupting chemicals on larvae development.
    If the EFP is approved, this study would take place from June 
through September 2020. The EFP would authorize participating vessels 
to collect up to 18 undersized and 20 egg-bearing lobsters from Lobster 
Conservation Management Areas 2 and 3. The lobsters collected for this 
study would range in weight from 1.5-4.5 lb (0.68-2.41 kg). Fishermen 
would send the lobsters to a researcher at the Marine Biological 
Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The researcher would transfer the 
lobsters to a holding tank to conduct further analysis of blood samples 
for the presence of endocrine disruptors and monitor larval 
development. The researcher will return surviving lobsters to the ocean 
following the experiments.
    If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and 
extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications 
and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed 
essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have 
minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially 
approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope 
of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited.

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

    Dated: June 15, 2020.
H[eacute]l[egrave]ne M.N. Scalliet,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-13214 Filed 6-18-20; 8:45 am]
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