Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 72632 [2020-25126]

Download as PDF 72632 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 220 / Friday, November 13, 2020 / Notices Dated: November 9, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25148 Filed 11–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA621] 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 (Council) will hold a two-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The webinar will convene Monday, November 30 through Tuesday, December 1, 2020; 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via webinar; you may access the log-on information at www.gulfcouncil.org. 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: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agenda Monday, November 30, 2020; 9 a.m.— 5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin with Migratory Species Committee reviewing Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Amendment 14 to establish a new framework for the establishment of acceptable biological catch and annual catch limits for Atlantic Shark fisheries. Sustainable Fisheries Committee will receive an update on Aquaculture Opportunity areas; review Final Action Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum and discuss the treatment of dead discards by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) in stock assessments. The Shrimp Committee will discuss pilot program to evaluate use of vessel navigation system to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 measure shrimping efforts and receive a Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting report. Following lunch, the Reef Fish Committee will convene to review Reef Fish Landings, Draft Framework Action: Modification of the Gulf of Mexico Lane Snapper Annual Catch Limit, and, Draft Framework Action: Modification of the Vermilion Snapper and Gray Triggerfish Catch Levels. The Committee will receive a presentation on the Great Red Snapper Count; and, review the revised draft framework action to adjust State Recreational Red Snapper Catch Limits. Tuesday, December 1, 2020; 9 a.m.— 5:30 p.m. The Ecosystem Committee will receive an update on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Southeast Regional efforts to build a foundation for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan. Full Council will convene midmorning (10:15 a.m.) with a Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes. The Council will hold public comment testimony beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for Final Action Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum, and open testimony on other fishery issues or concerns. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Public comment may begin earlier than 10:30 a.m. EDT but will not conclude before that time. Persons wishing to give public testimony must follow the instructions on the Council website before the start of the public comment period at 10:30 a.m. EST. Following public comment, the Council will receive committee reports from Sustainable Fisheries, Shrimp, Migratory Species, Reef Fish and Ecosystem Committees. The Council will then 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 Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 9, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25126 Filed 11–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA587] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 71 South Atlantic Gag Grouper Assessment Webinar II. AGENCY: 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 Assessment Webinar II has been scheduled for Monday, November 30, 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/ 7780769211057330703. 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 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA621]


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 (Council) will 
hold a two-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf 
of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The webinar will convene Monday, November 30 through Tuesday, 
December 1, 2020; 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via webinar; you may access the 
log-on information at www.gulfcouncil.org.
    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: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, November 30, 2020; 9 a.m.--5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will begin with Migratory Species Committee reviewing 
Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Amendment 14 to establish a new 
framework for the establishment of acceptable biological catch and 
annual catch limits for Atlantic Shark fisheries. Sustainable Fisheries 
Committee will receive an update on Aquaculture Opportunity areas; 
review Final Action Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status 
Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum and 
discuss the treatment of dead discards by the Southeast Fisheries 
Science Center (SEFSC) in stock assessments. The Shrimp Committee will 
discuss pilot program to evaluate use of vessel navigation system to 
measure shrimping efforts and receive a Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting 
report.
    Following lunch, the Reef Fish Committee will convene to review 
Reef Fish Landings, Draft Framework Action: Modification of the Gulf of 
Mexico Lane Snapper Annual Catch Limit, and, Draft Framework Action: 
Modification of the Vermilion Snapper and Gray Triggerfish Catch 
Levels. The Committee will receive a presentation on the Great Red 
Snapper Count; and, review the revised draft framework action to adjust 
State Recreational Red Snapper Catch Limits.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020; 9 a.m.--5:30 p.m.

    The Ecosystem Committee will receive an update on Gulf of Mexico 
Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Southeast Regional efforts to build a 
foundation for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan.
    Full Council will convene mid-morning (10:15 a.m.) with a Call to 
Order, Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and 
Approval of Minutes. The Council will hold public comment testimony 
beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for Final Action 
Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and 
Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum, and open testimony on other 
fishery issues or concerns. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Public comment may begin earlier than 10:30 
a.m. EDT but will not conclude before that time. Persons wishing to 
give public testimony must follow the instructions on the Council 
website before the start of the public comment period at 10:30 a.m. 
EST.
    Following public comment, the Council will receive committee 
reports from Sustainable Fisheries, Shrimp, Migratory Species, Reef 
Fish and Ecosystem Committees. The Council will then 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 Council 
meeting on the calendar.
    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version 
along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as 
they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after 
publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 
305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided that the public has been 
notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the 
emergency.

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

    Dated: November 9, 2020.
Diane M. DeJames-Daly,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-25126 Filed 11-12-20; 8:45 am]
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