Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 37631-37632 [2020-13483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices expenses and catch distribution (the share of fish that is sold, retained for home consumption, directed to customary exchange, etc.) for the Mariana Archipelago small boat-based reef fish, bottomfish, and pelagics fisheries with which to conduct economic analyses that will improve fishery management in those fisheries; satisfy NMFS’ legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act; and quantify achievement of the performances measures in the NMFS Strategic Operating Plans. Respondents will include small boat fishers across the Mariana Archipelago (Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and their participation in the economic data collection will be voluntary. These data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted by and respond to regulations likely to be considered by fishery managers. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0755. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–13421 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S.—Canada Albacore Treaty Reporting System The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 24, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: U.S.—Canada Albacore Treaty Reporting System. OMB Control Number: 0648–0492. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 118. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes for the request to be placed on the eligible list per year; 3 hours for required vessel markings; 5 minutes for logbook entries; 10 minutes for each set of two hail reports for border crossings per year. Burden Hours: 43 hours. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR), manages the United States (U.S.)-Canada Albacore Tuna Treaty of 1981 (Treaty). Owners of vessels that fish from U.S. West Coast ports for albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) are required to notify the NMFS WCR of their desire to be on the list of vessels provided to Canada each year indicating vessels eligible to fish for albacore tuna in waters under the jurisdiction of Canada. Additionally, vessel operators are required to report in advance their intention to fish in Canadian waters prior to crossing the maritime border as well as to mark their fishing vessels to facilitate enforcement of the effort limits under the Treaty. Vessel operators are also required to maintain and submit a logbook of all PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37631 catch and fishing effort. The regulations implementing the reporting and vessel marking requirements under the Treaty are at 50 CFR part 300.172–300.176. The estimated burden above includes hours to complete the logbook requirement, although it is assumed that most if not all of the respondents already complete the required logbook under the mandatory West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP), OMB Control No. 0648–0223. Duplicate reporting under the Treaty and HMS FMP is not required. Most years, there will be much less fishing (and thus less reporting) under the Treaty than the level on which the estimate is based. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0492. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–13424 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA234] 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 workshop via webinar of its SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 37632 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) reviewing the Marine Recreational Information Program—Fishing Effort Survey (MRIP–FES). DATES: The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EDT daily. ADDRESSES: The workshop will take place via webinar; you may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. 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: Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The workshop will begin with Introductions, Adoption of Agenda and Scope of Work. The Committees will receive presentations and questions on the FES from the National Marine Fisheries Science Center (NMFS). Presentations will include a Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) versus FES Primer—differences in effort survey designs, MRIP catch and effort estimation, characterization of CHTS biases, characterization of FES biases, QA/QC Process; Calibration Process— FES Calibration Model and Methods, comparison of effort calibrations to historical regional population estimates, fishing license numbers, and/or other quantifiable censoring datasets, impacts of calibrations on regional estimates of fishing effort; Post-processing of MRIP estimates—weight estimation procedures, description of MRIP weight estimation method, description of Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) weight estimation method and MRIP vs. SEFSC plots of Gulf king mackerel and gray snapper weight estimates, CHTS to For-Hire Survey (FHS) calibration method and CHTS vs FHS plots for charter estimates of specified Gulf species (Gulf king mackerel and gray snapper). The Committees will also review Operationalizing FES Data—FES estimates as used for quota monitoring and management, data availability and certification, effects of calibration on fishing season duration projections, calibration of historical landings data VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 and effects on sector allocations, and the effects on IFQ programs. Thursday, July 9, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Committees will review case studies on Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group King Mackerel and Gray Snapper; comparison of landings, effort, and discards, pre- and post-FES, treatment of shore mode landings, effort and discards, treatment of outlier/abnormal data points, shifts in projected catch recommendations, pre- and post-FES and the effects of FES calibration of estimated discards. The Committees will make recommendations to the Council based on the information presented during the workshop, as appropriate. Lastly, the Committees will discuss any other business items. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. Time will be afforded following each major Agenda item for a brief question and answer session, during which members of the public may ask questions of the presenters and the Committees. 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 Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 of the Scientific and Statistical Committee 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 18, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13483 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 6, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Greater Atlantic Region, Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 0648–0491. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 802. Average Hours per Response: Trip exchange request (full & part-time)—15 minutes; Quote transfer application (temporary & permanent)—5 minutes; Cost Recovery—2 hours; Sector Proposals & Operation Plans—125 hours. Burden Hours: 980. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). NMFS manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery through a set of regulations that limit catch of scallops and fishing vessel activity. In addition, regulations limit catch of certain other species of fish in order to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality (bycatch is the catch and discard of species that E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA234]


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 workshop via webinar of its

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Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific 
and Statistical Committees (SSC) reviewing the Marine Recreational 
Information Program--Fishing Effort Survey (MRIP-FES).

DATES: The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and 
Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EDT daily.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will take place via webinar; you may register 
by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the 
calendar.
    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: Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The workshop will begin with Introductions, Adoption of Agenda and 
Scope of Work. The Committees will receive presentations and questions 
on the FES from the National Marine Fisheries Science Center (NMFS). 
Presentations will include a Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) 
versus FES Primer--differences in effort survey designs, MRIP catch and 
effort estimation, characterization of CHTS biases, characterization of 
FES biases, QA/QC Process; Calibration Process--FES Calibration Model 
and Methods, comparison of effort calibrations to historical regional 
population estimates, fishing license numbers, and/or other 
quantifiable censoring datasets, impacts of calibrations on regional 
estimates of fishing effort; Post-processing of MRIP estimates--weight 
estimation procedures, description of MRIP weight estimation method, 
description of Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) weight 
estimation method and MRIP vs. SEFSC plots of Gulf king mackerel and 
gray snapper weight estimates, CHTS to For-Hire Survey (FHS) 
calibration method and CHTS vs FHS plots for charter estimates of 
specified Gulf species (Gulf king mackerel and gray snapper). The 
Committees will also review Operationalizing FES Data--FES estimates as 
used for quota monitoring and management, data availability and 
certification, effects of calibration on fishing season duration 
projections, calibration of historical landings data and effects on 
sector allocations, and the effects on IFQ programs.

Thursday, July 9, 2020; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Committees will review case studies on Gulf of Mexico Migratory 
Group King Mackerel and Gray Snapper; comparison of landings, effort, 
and discards, pre- and post-FES, treatment of shore mode landings, 
effort and discards, treatment of outlier/abnormal data points, shifts 
in projected catch recommendations, pre- and post-FES and the effects 
of FES calibration of estimated discards.
    The Committees will make recommendations to the Council based on 
the information presented during the workshop, as appropriate.
    Lastly, the Committees will discuss any other business items.
--Meeting Adjourns
    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting 
on the calendar.
    Time will be afforded following each major Agenda item for a brief 
question and answer session, during which members of the public may ask 
questions of the presenters and the Committees.
    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 Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee 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.

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

    Dated: June 18, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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