North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 63525-63526 [2020-22302]

Download as PDF 63525 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS AND PERMIT MODIFICATIONS—Continued RTID Applicant 23850 ................ 0648–XA264 ..... 23851 ................ 0648–XA237 ..... 23932 ................ 0648–XA287 and 0648– XA321. Shigetomo Hirama, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 1105 S.W. Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32601. Michael Arendt, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. New York Genome Center, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10013 (Responsible Party: Catherine Reeves). In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the MMPA of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the ESA of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), as applicable. Dated: October 5, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–22333 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA537] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Previous Federal Register notice Permit No. Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 85 FR 40971; July 8, 2020. September 25, 2020. 85 FR 37433; June 22, 2020. September 25, 2020. 85 FR 43818; July 20, 2020 and 85 FR 47187; August 4, 2020 (Correction). September 2, 2020. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the South Atlantic Selectivity Workgroup via webinar to address gear selectivity for fishery stock assessments for species managed by the Council. DATES: The South Atlantic Selectivity Workgroup meeting will be held via webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Information, including a link to webinar registration and meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s website at: https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/othermeetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chip Collier, Deputy Director for Science, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302– 8444 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: chip.collier@ safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic Selectivity Workgroup consists of scientists with expertise in selectivity or gears used in fisheries in the South Atlantic region including members of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee chosen to participate. The Workgroup will provide recommendations on selectivity for species managed by the Council for consideration in upcoming stock assessments. Agenda items include: 1. Review working papers developed by the South Atlantic Selectivity Workgroup on selectivity; 2. Provide recommendations on selectivity for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper; and Black Sea Bass; 3. Review and address the Terms of Reference for the Workgroup; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issuance date 4. Review sections of the Workgroup report; and 5. Assign sections to Workgroup members. Special Accommodations The meeting is 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: October 5, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–22301 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA547] 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 (NPFMC) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet via webconference on October 27, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1568. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 63526 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. Jim Armstrong, Council staff; phone: (907) 271–2809 and email: james.armstrong@ noaa.gov. For technical support please contact administrative Council staff, email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 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/1568. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA524] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 71 South Atlantic Gag Grouper Data and Assessment Webinar. AGENCY: The purpose of the Charter Halibut Management Committee meeting is to identify a range of potential management measures for the Area 2C and Area 3A charter halibut fisheries in 2021 using the management measures in place for 2020 as a baseline. For Area 2C, the baseline management measure includes regulations applicable to charter halibut fishing in all areas, and a daily limit of one fish less than or equal to 45 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches. For Area 3A, the baseline management measure includes regulations applicable to charter halibut fishing in all areas, no annual limit, a daily limit of two fish, one fish of any size, and a second fish which must be 32 inches or less in length. No days are closed to charter halibut fishing. Committee recommendations will be incorporated into an analysis for Council review in December 2020. The Council will recommend preferred management measures for consideration by the International Pacific Halibut commission at its January 2021 meeting, for implementation in 2021. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1568 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1568. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 [FR Doc. 2020–22302 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: October 5, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Jkt 253001 The SEDAR 71 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Gag Grouper will consist of a data webinar and a series assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 71 Gag Grouper Data and Assessment Webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday October 28, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration is available online at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2390775194701123084. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4371; email: Kathleen.Howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the SEDAR 71 Gag Grouper Data and Assessment Webinar are as follows: • Discuss and make final recommendations on any ongoing data issues as needed • Discuss modeling issues as needed 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 this meeting. 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business 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. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA547]


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 (NPFMC) Charter 
Halibut Management Committee will meet via webconference on October 27, 
2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 9 
a.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the 
link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1568.

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    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 
3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809. 
Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION, below.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    The purpose of the Charter Halibut Management Committee meeting is 
to identify a range of potential management measures for the Area 2C 
and Area 3A charter halibut fisheries in 2021 using the management 
measures in place for 2020 as a baseline. For Area 2C, the baseline 
management measure includes regulations applicable to charter halibut 
fishing in all areas, and a daily limit of one fish less than or equal 
to 45 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches. For Area 3A, the 
baseline management measure includes regulations applicable to charter 
halibut fishing in all areas, no annual limit, a daily limit of two 
fish, one fish of any size, and a second fish which must be 32 inches 
or less in length. No days are closed to charter halibut fishing. 
Committee recommendations will be incorporated into an analysis for 
Council review in December 2020. The Council will recommend preferred 
management measures for consideration by the International Pacific 
Halibut commission at its January 2021 meeting, for implementation in 
2021. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1568 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/1568.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
electronically to https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1568.

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

    Dated: October 5, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-22302 Filed 10-7-20; 8:45 am]
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