North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 53338 [2020-18968]

Download as PDF 53338 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Notices those reached for the initial IHA. Based on the information and analysis contained here and in the referenced documents, NMFS has 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 authorized takes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks; (3) the authorized takes represent small numbers of marine mammals relative to the affected stock abundances; (4) ONR’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 Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 (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. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the NMFS Alaska Regional Office (AKR), whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. The effects of this Federal action were adequately analyzed in NMFS’ Biological Opinion for the ONR Arctic Research Activities 2018–2021, dated August 27, 2019, which concluded that the take NMFS proposes to authorize through this IHA would not jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or destroy or adversely modify any designated critical habitat. Renewal NMFS has issued a Renewal IHA to ONR for the take of marine mammals incidental to conducting Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas from September 10, 2020 through September 9, 2021. Dated: August 21, 2020. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18971 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 1623 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Connection Information [RTID 0648–XA425] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet September 14, 2020 through September 17, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 through Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 Alaska Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a web conference. Join online through the link at https://npfmc.adobeconnect.com/ cptsept2020/. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting via video conference are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Armstrong, Council staff; phone: (907) 271–2809; email: james.armstrong@ noaa.gov. For technical support please contact our admin Council staff, email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Monday, September 14, 2020 through Thursday, September 17, 2020 The agenda will include: (a) Final 2020 stock assessments for Eastern Bering Sea snow crab, Bristol Bay red king crab, Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab, Pribilof Islands red king crab, and Saint Matthew Island blue king crab; (b) stock assessment modeling scenarios for Norton Sound red king crab; (c) other discussions including survey contingency plans for 2021, catch and bycatch updates, a discussion about crab stock boundaries, the crab ecosystem status report, the ecosystem and socioeconomic profiles for Bristol Bay red king crab and Saint Matthew blue king crab, prohibited species catch of crab in groundfish fisheries, and (d) planning for future meetings. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1623. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1623. Special Accommodations The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 903–3107 at least 7 working 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. 2020–18968 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA379] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to National Wildlife Refuge Complex Research, Monitoring, and Maintenance Activities in Massachusetts 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. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to incidentally harass marine mammals incidental to conducting biological research, monitoring, and maintenance at the Eastern Massachusetts (MA) National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA425]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab 
Plan Team will meet September 14, 2020 through September 17, 2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 through 
Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 
11 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 Alaska Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a web conference. Join online through 
the link at https://npfmc.adobeconnect.com/cptsept2020/.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 
3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809. 
Instructions for attending the meeting via video conference are given 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Armstrong, Council staff; phone: 
(907) 271-2809; email: [email protected]. For technical support 
please contact our admin Council staff, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, September 14, 2020 through Thursday, September 17, 2020

    The agenda will include: (a) Final 2020 stock assessments for 
Eastern Bering Sea snow crab, Bristol Bay red king crab, Eastern Bering 
Sea Tanner crab, Pribilof Islands red king crab, and Saint Matthew 
Island blue king crab; (b) stock assessment modeling scenarios for 
Norton Sound red king crab; (c) other discussions including survey 
contingency plans for 2021, catch and bycatch updates, a discussion 
about crab stock boundaries, the crab ecosystem status report, the 
ecosystem and socioeconomic profiles for Bristol Bay red king crab and 
Saint Matthew blue king crab, prohibited species catch of crab in 
groundfish fisheries, and (d) planning for future meetings. The agenda 
is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1623 prior to the meeting, along 
with meeting materials.

Connection Information

    You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or 
smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted 
online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1623.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
electronically to https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1623.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for 
sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed 
to Shannon Gleason at (907) 903-3107 at least 7 working 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. 2020-18968 Filed 8-27-20; 8:45 am]
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