North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 57835-57836 [2020-20429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Notices to 10 total individuals per tow, to determine pre-construction prey composition. Each individual would be measured and weighed to assess relative condition before the stomach is removed. All prey items in the stomach would be identified to the lowest possible identification level, counted, and weighed. Otoliths would be collected from all fish that are sacrificed for biological sampling. Researchers would take photographs of all species encountered in each tow for verification purposes. Estimated catch of federally regulated species under this EFP is shown in Table 1. Catch estimates were derived based on survey data from a previous beam trawl survey to evaluate demersal fish and invertebrate communities in and around the South Fork Wind Farm. Researchers do not anticipate catching 57835 any Atlantic cod under this EFP. However, if cod is caught, each individual would be assessed for reproductive stage and spawning condition, and all cod would be sacrificed for biological sampling. No catch would be landed for sale under this EFP, and all individuals (except those sacrificed for biological sampling) would be returned to the water after being processed. TABLE 1—ESTIMATED CATCH OF FEDERALLY REGULATED SPECIES PER SURVEY TRIP, AND TOTAL ESTIMATED CATCH Common name Scientific name Estimated catch per trip Little skate ...................................... Sea scallop .................................... Winter skate ................................... Leucoraja spp. skates (immature) Winter flounder .............................. Monkfish ......................................... Spiny dogfish ................................. Clearnose skate ............................. Ocean quahog ............................... Yellowtail flounder .......................... Barndoor skate .............................. Summer flounder ........................... Windowpane .................................. Silver hake ..................................... Red hake ....................................... American lobster ............................ Witch flounder ................................ Ocean pout .................................... Longfin inshore squid .................... Scup ............................................... Butterfish ........................................ Surf clam ........................................ Black sea bass .............................. Haddock ......................................... Nudibranch ..................................... Leucoraja erinacea ....................... Placopectin magellanicus ............. Leucoraja ocellata ........................ Leucoraja spp. .............................. Pseudopleuronectes americanus Lophius americanus ..................... Squalus acanthias ........................ Raja eglanteria ............................. Arctica islandica ............................ Pleuronectes ferruginea ............... Raja laevis .................................... Paralichthys dentatus ................... Scophthalmus aquosus ................ Merluccius bilinearis ..................... Urophycis chuss ........................... Homarus americanus ................... Glyptocephalus cynoglossus ........ Macrozdarces americanus ........... Doryteuthis pealeii ........................ Stenotomus chrysops ................... Peprilus triacanthus ...................... Spisula solidissima ....................... Centropristis striata ....................... Melanogrammus aeglefinus ......... Nudibrachia spp. ........................... 976.9 lb (49.2 kg) ......................... 754.0 lb (38 kg) ............................ 484.4 lb (25.5 kg) ......................... 132.5 lb (6.7 kg) ........................... 108.9 lb (5.5 kg) ........................... 96.1 lb (4.8 kg) ............................. 54.0 lb (2.7 kg) ............................. 53.1 lb (2.7 kg) ............................. 34.0 lb (1.7 kg) ............................. 29.3 lb (1.5 kg) ............................. 29.1 lb (1.5 kg) ............................. 29.1 lb (1.5 kg) ............................. 23.8 lb (1.2 kg) ............................. 15.9 lb (0.8 kg) ............................. 12.1 lb (0.6 kg) ............................. 11.5 lb (0.6 kg) ............................. 10.6 lb (0.5 kg) ............................. 9.5 lb (0.5 kg) ............................... 5.3 lb (0.3 kg) ............................... 5.3 lb (0.3 kg) ............................... 1.5 lb (0.1 kg) ............................... 1.5 lb (0.1 kg) ............................... 0.4 lb (0 kg) .................................. 0.4 lb (0 kg) .................................. 0.4 lb (0 kg) .................................. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. 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: September 10, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–20389 Filed 9–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA474] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Advisory Panel will meet via webconference October 2, 2020 through October 16, 2020. DATES: The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020 and continue through Friday, October 9, 2020. The Council will meet on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 a.m. on Monday, October 12, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated total survey catch 23,444.8 lb (443.1 kg). 18,095.5 lb (342.0 kg). 11,624.5 lb (219.7 kg). 3,179.9 lb (60.1 kg). 2,613.8 lb (49.4 kg). 2,306.9 lb (43.6 kg). 1,296.3 lb (24.5 kg). 1,275.2 lb (24.1 kg). 814.8 lb (15.4 kg). 703.7 lb (13.3 kg). 698.4 lb (13.2 kg). 698.4 lb (13.2 kg). 571.4 lb (10.8 kg). 381.0 lb (7.2 kg). 291.0 lb (5.5 kg). 275.1 lb (5.2 kg). 254.0 lb (4.8 kg). 227.5 lb (4.3 kg). 127.0 lb (2.4 kg). 127.0 lb (2.4 kg). 37.0 lb (0.7 kg). 37.0 lb (0.7 kg). 10.6 lb (0.2 kg). 10.6 lb (0.2 kg). 10.6 lb (0.2 kg). 2020 through Friday, October 16, 2020, Alaska Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1565. 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 webconference are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Connection Information, below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; email: diana.evans@noaa.gov; telephone: (907) 271–2809. For technical support please contact our administrative staff, email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Monday, October 5, 2020 Through Friday, October 9, 2020 The Advisory Panel agenda will include the following issues: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 57836 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Notices Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Harvest—Proposed Specifications, Plan Team (PT) Reports Sculpin/Squid Product Types—Final Action Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP)—Intial Review Observer 2021 Annual Deployment Plan (ADP) Plan—Review, Partial Coverage Fishery Monitory Advisory Committee (PCFMAC) Report, Trawl Electronic Monitoring (EM) Report BSAI Halibut Abundance Based Management (ABM)—Initial Review and Discussion Paper Survey Planning—Alaska Fishery Science Center (AFSC) Report Staff Tasking Friday, October 2, 2020 The Council agenda will include the following issue. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. BSAI Crab 4 Stocks—Final Specifications, Crab Plan Team Report phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1565. For technical support please contact our administrative staff, email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to: https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1565. The Council strongly encourages written public comment for this meeting, to avoid any potential for technical difficulties to compromise oral testimony. The deadline for written comments is September 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. Alaska Time. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2020. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20429 Filed 9–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Friday, October 9, 2020 The Council agenda will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. All B Reports (Executive Director), NMFS Management, NOAA General Counsel (GC), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report in Full AP Report on BSAI and GOA Groundfish Harvest and Sculpin/ Squid Types BSAI and GOA Groundfish Harvest— Proposed Specifications, PT Reports Sculpin/Squid Product Types—Final Action jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Monday, October 12, 2020 Through Friday, October 16, 2020 The Council agenda will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. AP Report in Full Cook Inlet Salmon FMP—Intial Review Observer 2021 ADP Plan—Review, PCFMAC Report, Trawl EM Report BSAI Halibut ABM—Initial Review and Discussion Paper Survey Planning—AFSC Report Seafood Production Executive Order Committees, New Business, Tasking— Review Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Sep 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA475] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Construction of the Alaska LNG Project in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reopening the public comment period on the notice of a proposed incidental harassment authorization (IHA) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to authorize the taking of marine mammals, by Level A harassment and Level B harassment, incidental to construction of the Alaska LNG Project in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The comment period for the notice of proposed IHA that published on July 16, 2020 closed on August 17, 2020. NMFS is reopening the public comment period to provide the public with additional time to submit information and to comment on this proposed IHA. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than November 16, 2020. Comments received between the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 close of the first comment period on August 17, 2020 and the reopening of the comment period on September 16, 2020 will be considered timely received. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Written comments should be sent to ITP.Davis@ noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/ incidental-take-authorization-alaskagasline-development-corporationliquefied-natural-gas-0 without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leah Davis, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 16, 2020, we published a notice of proposed incidental harassment authorization to authorize the taking of marine mammals incidental to construction of the Alaska LNG Project in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (85 FR 43382). The proposed IHA allowed for a 30-day public comment period, which ended on August 17, 2020. On August 14, 2020, we received a request from the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) requesting a 60day extension of the comment period. The request indicated that the AEWC required more time to conduct their review and provide comments. The AEWC reiterates that (1) the Whaling Captains, community members, and the thousands of Alaska Natives who depend on the success of their harvests for their food security will be directly affected by any adverse effects from this project, and that (2) they have a direct stake in ensuring that this project is properly and thoroughly reviewed. Specifically, they note that in addition to other challenges to E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57835-57836]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20429]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA474]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and the 
Advisory Panel will meet via webconference October 2, 2020 through 
October 16, 2020.

DATES: The Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on 
Monday, October 5, 2020 and continue through Friday, October 9, 2020. 
The Council will meet on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m., on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8 
a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020 through Friday, October 16, 2020, 
Alaska Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the 
link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1565.
    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 webconference are given 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Connection Information, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; email: 
[email protected]; telephone: (907) 271-2809. For technical support 
please contact our administrative staff, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, October 5, 2020 Through Friday, October 9, 2020

    The Advisory Panel agenda will include the following issues:


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Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish 
Harvest--Proposed Specifications, Plan Team (PT) Reports
Sculpin/Squid Product Types--Final Action
Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP)--Intial Review
Observer 2021 Annual Deployment Plan (ADP) Plan--Review, Partial 
Coverage Fishery Monitory Advisory Committee (PCFMAC) Report, Trawl 
Electronic Monitoring (EM) Report
BSAI Halibut Abundance Based Management (ABM)--Initial Review and 
Discussion Paper
Survey Planning--Alaska Fishery Science Center (AFSC) Report
Staff Tasking

Friday, October 2, 2020

    The Council agenda will include the following issue. The Council 
may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified.

BSAI Crab 4 Stocks--Final Specifications, Crab Plan Team Report

Friday, October 9, 2020

    The Council agenda will include the following issues. The Council 
may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified.

All B Reports (Executive Director), NMFS Management, NOAA General 
Counsel (GC), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), U.S. Coast 
Guard, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Report in Full
AP Report on BSAI and GOA Groundfish Harvest and Sculpin/Squid Types
BSAI and GOA Groundfish Harvest--Proposed Specifications, PT Reports
Sculpin/Squid Product Types--Final Action

Monday, October 12, 2020 Through Friday, October 16, 2020

    The Council agenda will include the following issues. The Council 
may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified.

AP Report in Full
Cook Inlet Salmon FMP--Intial Review
Observer 2021 ADP Plan--Review, PCFMAC Report, Trawl EM Report
BSAI Halibut ABM--Initial Review and Discussion Paper
Survey Planning--AFSC Report
Seafood Production Executive Order
Committees, New Business, Tasking--Review

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/1565. For 
technical support please contact our administrative staff, email: 
[email protected].

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
electronically to: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1565. The 
Council strongly encourages written public comment for this meeting, to 
avoid any potential for technical difficulties to compromise oral 
testimony. The deadline for written comments is September 30, 2020, at 
5 p.m. Alaska Time.

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

    Dated: September 11, 2020.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-20429 Filed 9-15-20; 8:45 am]
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