South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 53331-53333 [2020-18964]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices Point Blue’s activities would have a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks and that the authorized take numbers of each species or stock were small relative to the relevant stocks (e.g., less than 13 percent for all stocks). The numbers of California sea lions, harbor seals, and northern elephant seals proposed to be taken are identical to those authorized in the 2018–2019 IHA, while the numbers of Steller sea lions proposed to be taken have increased slightly. However, the increased numbers of Steller sea lions result in only minor increased percentage of stock proposed to be taken (e.g., from 0.10 to 0.14 percent of the Eastern U.S. stock of Steller sea lions) and NMFS has preliminarily determined that the proposed take is still considered small relative to the relevant stock abundances. The mitigation measures and monitoring and reporting requirements as described above are identical to the initial IHA. NMFS has preliminarily concluded that there is no new information suggesting that our analysis or findings should change from those reached for the initial IHA. This includes consideration of the estimated abundance of the California sea lion stock decreasing slightly and the increased estimated take of Steller sea lions. Based on the information contained here and in the referenced documents, NMFS has preliminarily determined the following: (1) The required mitigation measures will effect the least practicable impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat; (2) the proposed authorized takes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks; (3) the proposed authorized takes represent small numbers of marine mammals relative to the affected stock abundances; and (4) Point Blue’s activities will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on taking for subsistence purposes as no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals are implicated by this action, and (5) appropriate monitoring and reporting requirements are included. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. No incidental take of ESA-listed species is authorized or expected to result from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 this activity. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to Point Blue for conducting seabird research and monitoring activities in central California for a period of one year from the date of issuance, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. A draft of the proposed IHA can be found at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses (included in both this document and the referenced documents supporting the 2018–2019 IHA), the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this notice of proposed IHA for the proposed seabird research and monitoring activities. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. Dated: August 21, 2020. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18970 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] 53331 The meeting will be held via webinar; the webinar link is: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/spinydogmc2020/. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the proposed agenda, webinar access, and any briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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 the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 25, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18965 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [RTID 0648–XA403] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA405] 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 Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting to review annual specifications and management measures, and make any appropriate recommendations. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Monday, September 14, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; and Executive Committee (partially Closed Session). The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council (with a partially Closed Session). Due to public health concerns associated with COVID–19 and current travel restrictions, the meeting originally planned for Charleston, SC will be held via webinar. DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, September SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 53332 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices 14, 2020 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. Webinar registration is required. Details are included in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8440 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting information, including agendas, overviews, and briefing book materials will be posted on the Council’s website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/ council-meetings/. Webinar registration links for each meeting day will also be available from the Council’s website. Public comment: Written comments may be directed to John Carmichael, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (see ADDRESSES) or electronically via the Council’s website at http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. Comments received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (9/7/20) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; please use the Council’s online form available from the website. For written comments received after the Monday before the meeting must use the Council’s online form available from the website. Comments will automatically be posted to the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: Full Council Sessions Council Session I—Monday, September 14, 2020, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (Closed Session); Council Session II— Monday, September 14, 2020, 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.; and Council Session III—Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Council Session II, Monday, September 14, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 15, 2020 From 9 a.m. Until 11 a.m. 1. Newly appointed Council members will be sworn in. 2. The Council will develop a response to the President’s Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth. 3. Council members will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries on recent emergency action requests to increase the bag limit for King Mackerel and the commercial trip limit for Vermilion Snapper and consider requesting additional emergency actions. 4. The Council will receive a report from NOAA Fisheries on the Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology. 5. The Council will review sector allocation alternatives and recommend how to proceed. Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11 a.m. Until 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Until 4:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries on the status of amendments under review 2. The Committee will review the 2020 South Atlantic Red Snapper Season. 3. The Committee will review an options paper for modernizing the Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program and consider approval for public scoping. 4. The Committee will review potential management measures to end overfishing and revise the rebuilding plan for Red Porgy and provide direction to staff. 5. The Committee will provide topics for consideration during the November 2020 meeting of the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel. Council Session I, Monday September 14, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Closed Session) SEDAR Committee, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. The Committee will review the SEDAR Statement of Works for assessments that will begin in 2023 and approve for Council consideration. 2. The Committee will receive an update from the SEDAR Steering Committee on the Research Track and Operational Assessment Process and consider recommendations. 1. The Council will recommend applicants for open advisory panel seats. 2. The Council will recommend appointees for SEDAR stock assessment projects. 3. A legal briefing on litigation will also be held if needed. Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 3:45 p.m. 1. The Committee will review draft Amendment 10 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (FMP) with actions that currently address: Revisions to recreational data and catch level VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations, redefining Optimum Yield in the dolphin fishery, modifications to accountability measures, and other management revisions to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries. The Committee will review the draft Amendment and provide direction to staff. 2. The Committee will review draft Amendment 12 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP with measures to add bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel as Ecosystem Component species to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP and consider final approval of the amendment for Secretarial review. 3. The Committee will receive a presentation on recent tagging studies conducted through the Dolphinfish Research Program. 4. The Committee will provide recommendations for management topics to be considered at the October meeting of the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 4 p.m.—Public comment will be accepted via webinar on items on the Council meeting agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Amendment 12 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (Bullet and Frigate Mackerel as Ecosystem Component Species). Public comment will also be accepted on all other agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Executive Committee, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed Session) Closed Session 1. The Committee will review the compositions of its Scientific and Statistical Committee and its Outreach and Communications Advisory Panel and provide recommendations for Council consideration. 2. The Committee will also review the Council’s Sexual Harassment identification and prevention efforts. Open Session 1. The Committee will review new travel forms and the Council’s Priorities Work Schedule and provide recommendations as needed. Council Session III, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. The Full Council Session III will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, approval of minutes, and Council elections. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices The Council will receive a staff report from the Executive Director, and updates on Outreach and Communications efforts, the Council’s Citizen Science Program, and Atlantic coast climate change scenario planning. NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center staff will provide reports on the status of commercial electronic logbooks and pandemic response impacts on surveys and fishery monitoring. NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office staff will provide an update on the status of the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment and a report on Protected Resources. The Council will receive reports from the following committees: Snapper Grouper; SEDAR; Dolphin Wahoo; and Executive. The Council will also address advisory panel and SEDAR appointments. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports, discuss other business and upcoming meetings, and take action as necessary. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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 these meetings. 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 25, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18964 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA373] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of Renewal incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a Renewal incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) to harass marine mammals incidental to Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. DATES: This Renewal IHA is valid from September 10, 2020 through September 9, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Fowler, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the original application, Renewal request, and supporting documents (including NMFS Federal Register notices of the original proposed and final authorizations, and the previous IHA), as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 250001 The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization is provided to the public for review. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53333 Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses (referred to here as ‘‘mitigation measures’’). Monitoring and reporting of such takings are also required. The meaning of key terms such as ‘‘take,’’ ‘‘harassment,’’ and ‘‘negligible impact’’ can be found in section 3 of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1362) and the agency’s regulations at 50 CFR 216.103. NMFS’ regulations implementing the MMPA at 50 CFR 216.107(e) indicate that IHAs may be renewed for additional periods of time not to exceed one year for each reauthorization. In the notice of proposed IHA for the initial authorization, NMFS described the circumstances under which we would consider issuing a Renewal for this activity, and requested public comment on a potential Renewal under those circumstances. Specifically, on a caseby-case basis, NMFS may issue a onetime one-year Renewal IHA following notice to the public providing an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) up to another year of identical, or nearly identical, activities as described in the Description of the Specified Activities and Anticipated Impacts section of this notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the Specified Activities section of this notice would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section of the notice of proposed IHA for the initial authorization, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to the needed Renewal IHA effective date (recognizing that the Renewal IHA expiration date cannot extend beyond one year from expiration of the initial IHA). • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal IHA are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of the following: Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast 
Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; 
and Executive Committee (partially Closed Session). The meeting week 
will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the 
Full Council (with a partially Closed Session). Due to public health 
concerns associated with COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, the 
meeting originally planned for Charleston, SC will be held via webinar.

DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 9 a.m. on Monday, 
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14, 2020 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES:  The meetings will be held via webinar. Webinar registration 
is required. Details are included in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302-8440 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting information, including agendas, 
overviews, and briefing book materials will be posted on the Council's 
website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. Webinar 
registration links for each meeting day will also be available from the 
Council's website.
    Public comment: Written comments may be directed to John 
Carmichael, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council (see ADDRESSES) or electronically via the Council's website at 
http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. Comments received by 
close of business the Monday before the meeting (9/7/20) will be 
compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and 
included in the administrative record; please use the Council's online 
form available from the website. For written comments received after 
the Monday before the meeting must use the Council's online form 
available from the website. Comments will automatically be posted to 
the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received 
prior to 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 will be a part of the 
meeting administrative record.
    The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as 
follows:

Full Council Sessions

    Council Session I--Monday, September 14, 2020, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. 
(Closed Session); Council Session II--Monday, September 14, 2020, 1:30 
p.m. until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 9 a.m. until 11 
a.m.; and Council Session III--Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 1:30 
p.m. until 5 p.m.

Council Session I, Monday September 14, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 
(Closed Session)

    1. The Council will recommend applicants for open advisory panel 
seats.
    2. The Council will recommend appointees for SEDAR stock assessment 
projects.
    3. A legal briefing on litigation will also be held if needed.

Council Session II, Monday, September 14, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. 
and Tuesday, September 15, 2020 From 9 a.m. Until 11 a.m.

    1. Newly appointed Council members will be sworn in.
    2. The Council will develop a response to the President's Executive 
Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic 
Growth.
    3. Council members will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries on 
recent emergency action requests to increase the bag limit for King 
Mackerel and the commercial trip limit for Vermilion Snapper and 
consider requesting additional emergency actions.
    4. The Council will receive a report from NOAA Fisheries on the 
Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology.
    5. The Council will review sector allocation alternatives and 
recommend how to proceed.

Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11 a.m. Until 
12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Until 4:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update from NOAA Fisheries on the 
status of amendments under review
    2. The Committee will review the 2020 South Atlantic Red Snapper 
Season.
    3. The Committee will review an options paper for modernizing the 
Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program and consider 
approval for public scoping.
    4. The Committee will review potential management measures to end 
overfishing and revise the rebuilding plan for Red Porgy and provide 
direction to staff.
    5. The Committee will provide topics for consideration during the 
November 2020 meeting of the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel.

SEDAR Committee, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review the SEDAR Statement of Works for 
assessments that will begin in 2023 and approve for Council 
consideration.
    2. The Committee will receive an update from the SEDAR Steering 
Committee on the Research Track and Operational Assessment Process and 
consider recommendations.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 
3:45 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review draft Amendment 10 to the Dolphin 
Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (FMP) with actions that currently 
address: Revisions to recreational data and catch level 
recommendations, redefining Optimum Yield in the dolphin fishery, 
modifications to accountability measures, and other management 
revisions to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries. The Committee will review 
the draft Amendment and provide direction to staff.
    2. The Committee will review draft Amendment 12 to the Dolphin 
Wahoo FMP with measures to add bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel as 
Ecosystem Component species to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP and consider final 
approval of the amendment for Secretarial review.
    3. The Committee will receive a presentation on recent tagging 
studies conducted through the Dolphinfish Research Program.
    4. The Committee will provide recommendations for management topics 
to be considered at the October meeting of the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory 
Panel.
    Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 4 p.m.--
Public comment will be accepted via webinar on items on the Council 
meeting agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: 
Amendment 12 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (Bullet and 
Frigate Mackerel as Ecosystem Component Species). Public comment will 
also be accepted on all other agenda items. The Council Chair, based on 
the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount 
of time provided to each commenter.

Executive Committee, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 
(Partially Closed Session)

Closed Session
    1. The Committee will review the compositions of its Scientific and 
Statistical Committee and its Outreach and Communications Advisory 
Panel and provide recommendations for Council consideration.
    2. The Committee will also review the Council's Sexual Harassment 
identification and prevention efforts.
Open Session
    1. The Committee will review new travel forms and the Council's 
Priorities Work Schedule and provide recommendations as needed.

Council Session III, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 5 
p.m.

    The Full Council Session III will begin with the Call to Order, 
adoption of the agenda, approval of minutes, and Council elections.

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    The Council will receive a staff report from the Executive 
Director, and updates on Outreach and Communications efforts, the 
Council's Citizen Science Program, and Atlantic coast climate change 
scenario planning.
    NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center staff will 
provide reports on the status of commercial electronic logbooks and 
pandemic response impacts on surveys and fishery monitoring.
    NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office staff will provide an 
update on the status of the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment and 
a report on Protected Resources.
    The Council will receive reports from the following committees: 
Snapper Grouper; SEDAR; Dolphin Wahoo; and Executive. The Council will 
also address advisory panel and SEDAR appointments.
    The Council will receive agency and liaison reports, discuss other 
business and upcoming meetings, and take action as necessary.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    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 these meetings. 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 Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


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

    Dated: August 25, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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