Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 76029-76030 [2020-26142]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices Special Accommodations The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Monday, December 14, 2020 Executive Committee (CLOSED) (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: November 23, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26238 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] Ricks E Savage Award. Review and approve 2021 Implementation Plan. SSC Economic Work Group Report DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Review and select economic case study for development in 2021. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Council Recusal Process Update on Habitat Activities [RTID 0648–XA655] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 14, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and, Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Due to public health concerns related to the spread of COVID–19 (coronavirus), the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s December meeting will be conducted by webinar only. This webinar-based meeting replaces the in-person meeting previously scheduled to be held in Baltimore, MD. Please see the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) for log-in procedures. 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 meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 NMFS Habitat Conservation Division review of regional projects of interest, including offshore wind projects and aquaculture and an update on the Regional Offshore Science Alliance. Scup 2021 Recreation Specifications Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and adopt recommendations for 2021 federal waters recreational management measures. Black Sea Bass 2021 Recreational Specifications Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and recommend federal waters recreational management measures or Conservation Equivalency and associated measures for 2021. Summer Flounder 2021 Recreational Specifications Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and recommend Conservation Equivalency or coastwide management and associated measures for 2021. Bluefish 2021 Recreational Specifications Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and adopt recommendations for 2021 federal waters recreational management measures. Bluefish Board Only: Technical Committee Report on Biological Monitoring Program Review effectiveness of the Addendum 1 sampling design. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Recreational Reform Initiative Update and discuss next steps. Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment Review and approve joint draft public hearing document for public comment and (Board only) approve draft Commission amendment document for public comment. 2021 Implementation Plan Tuesday, December 15, 2020 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 76029 Black Sea Bass Commercial State Allocation Amendment and Draft Addendum XXXIII for Final Action Review public comment summary and AP input and consider for final action. Thursday, December 17, 2020 Update on Atlantic Right Whale Issues Preliminary 2019 population estimate; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement and proposed rule; and Draft Batched Biological Opinion. Business Session Committee Reports (SSC and Executive Committee); Executive Director’s Report; Organization Reports; and Liaison Reports. Continuing and New Business Although 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 meetings. Actions 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 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 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. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 76030 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices Dated: November 20, 2020. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26142 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA630] 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 73 post workshop webinar for South Atlantic Red Snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 73 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red snapper will consist of a data scoping webinar, a workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 73 post workshop webinar will be held via webinar December 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. EST. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from or completed prior to the time established by this notice. Additional SEDAR 73 workshops and webinar dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR 73 post workshop webinar will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration is available online at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 5228135319828971790. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4373; email: Kathleen.howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 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 post workshop webinar are as follows: • Review any data issues remaining. • Finalize any data decisions remaining. • Continue discussion on modelling issues and decisions. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 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.) Dated: November 23, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26240 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA619] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Exempted Fishing, Scientific Research, Display, and Shark Research Fishery Permits; Letters of Acknowledgment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces its intent to issue exempted fishing permits (EFPs), scientific research permits (SRPs), display permits, letters of acknowledgment (LOAs), and shark research fishery permits for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) in 2021. EFPs and related permits would authorize collection of a limited number of Atlantic HMS, including tunas, swordfish, billfishes, and sharks, from Federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico for the purposes of scientific research, data collection, the investigation of bycatch, and public display, among other things. LOAs acknowledge that scientific research activity aboard a scientific research vessel is being conducted. Generally, EFPs and related permits would be valid from the date of issuance through December 31, 2021, unless otherwise specified in the permit, subject to the terms and conditions of individual permits. DATES: Written comments received in response to this notice will be considered by NMFS when issuing EFPs and related permits, and must be received on or before December 28, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 229 (Friday, November 27, 2020)]
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[Pages 76029-76030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA655]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 14, 2020, from 1:30 
p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and, Thursday, 
December 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: Due to public health concerns related to the spread of 
COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's 
December meeting will be conducted by webinar only. This webinar-based 
meeting replaces the in-person meeting previously scheduled to be held 
in Baltimore, MD. Please see the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) for 
log-in procedures.
    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 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's website when possible.)

Monday, December 14, 2020

Executive Committee (CLOSED)

    Ricks E Savage Award.

2021 Implementation Plan

    Review and approve 2021 Implementation Plan.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

SSC Economic Work Group Report

    Review and select economic case study for development in 2021.

Council Recusal Process

Update on Habitat Activities

    NMFS Habitat Conservation Division review of regional projects of 
interest, including offshore wind projects and aquaculture and an 
update on the Regional Offshore Science Alliance.

Scup 2021 Recreation Specifications

    Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the 
Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and adopt recommendations for 
2021 federal waters recreational management measures.

Black Sea Bass 2021 Recreational Specifications

    Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the 
Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and recommend federal waters 
recreational management measures or Conservation Equivalency and 
associated measures for 2021.

Summer Flounder 2021 Recreational Specifications

    Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the 
Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and recommend Conservation 
Equivalency or coastwide management and associated measures for 2021.

Bluefish 2021 Recreational Specifications

    Review recent fishery performance and recommendations from the 
Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel and adopt recommendations for 
2021 federal waters recreational management measures.

Bluefish Board Only: Technical Committee Report on Biological 
Monitoring Program

    Review effectiveness of the Addendum 1 sampling design.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Recreational Reform Initiative

    Update and discuss next steps.

Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational 
Allocation Amendment

    Review and approve joint draft public hearing document for public 
comment and (Board only) approve draft Commission amendment document 
for public comment.

Black Sea Bass Commercial State Allocation Amendment and Draft Addendum 
XXXIII for Final Action

    Review public comment summary and AP input and consider for final 
action.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Update on Atlantic Right Whale Issues

    Preliminary 2019 population estimate; Atlantic Large Whale Take 
Reduction Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement and proposed rule; 
and Draft Batched Biological Opinion.

Business Session

    Committee Reports (SSC and Executive Committee); Executive 
Director's Report; Organization Reports; and Liaison Reports.

Continuing and New Business

    Although 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 
meetings. Actions 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 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 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.


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    Dated: November 20, 2020.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-26142 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]
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