Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 16193-16194 [2021-06278]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices before the Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is being conducted entirely by webinar. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 23, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06314 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA931] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings 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 four-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The webinar will convene Monday, April 12, 2021 through Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EDT. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the meeting will convene at 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. EDT. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda Monday, April 12, 2021; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin in a Full Council—Closed Session to discuss the selection of Reef Fish Advisory Panel Members; selection of Shrimp Advisory Panel Members; and selection of the 2020 Law Enforcement Officer/Team of the Year. Committee sessions, open to the public will begin approximately 10:15 a.m. with Shrimp Committee reviewing the Biological Review of the Texas Closure, Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings, 2019 Royal Red Shrimp Index, an update on Effort Data Collection; and, discuss any remaining Summary items from the Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting. Following lunch, the Mackerel Committee will receive an update on Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings; review Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure and South Atlantic Recommendations, the remaining Coastal Migratory Pelagics AP Recommendations; and, discuss individual fishing quota for the Gulf King Mackerel Commercial Southern Gillnet Zone. The Data Collection Committee will review the AP Recommendations for Proposed Commercial e-logbook Requirements; receive an update on Southeast For-hire Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) Program; and, a presentation on Methodology Used for Red Snapper Recreational and Commercial Discards Used in Stock Assessments and Annual Catch Level Monitoring. Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Reef Fish Committee will receive a presentation on 2020 Recreational Landings Imputation; review Reef Fish Landings and the Great Red Snapper Count (GRSC) Project and SSC Recommendations. The Committee will review Final Action items: Framework Action: Modify Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Catch Limits and SSC review of the Red Snapper Catch analysis and Framework Action: Modify Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Data Calibration and Recreational Catch Limits. The Committee will review the revised Public Hearing Draft Amendment 53: Red Grouper PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16193 Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets; and, review and discuss remaining items from January 2021 Statistical and Scientific Committee (SSC); February 2021 Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP) Summary Reports; and the implementation of the DESCEND Act of 2020. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) will hold an informal Question and Answer session immediately following the Reef Fish Committee. Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee will receive a presentation and outline on Generic Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment; receive an overview of E.O. 14008 Sec 216c: Conserving Our Nations Lands and Waters. The Full Council will reconvene approximately 11:15 a.m. with a Call to Order, Announcements and Introductions; and Announcement of the 2020 Officer of the Year/Team of the Year Award. The Council will continue with Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes; and receive a presentation on Exploring Unexplained Variability in Stock-Recruitment Relationship Estimates for the Gulf of Mexico’s Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili). Following lunch, the Council will receive a presentation on recommendations to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council: Coordinating data and approaches to conduct a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle stock assessment. The Council will hold public testimony 2 p.m.–5:30 p.m., EDT for comments on Final Action items: Framework Action: Modify Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Catch Limits and Framework Action: Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Data Calibration and Recreational Catch Limits; comments on E.O. 14008 Sec 216c: Conserving Our Nations Lands and Waters; and, open testimony on other fishery issues or concerns. Public comment may begin earlier than 2 p.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 2 p.m. EDT. Thursday, April 15, 2021; 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. The Council will receive committee reports from Shrimp, Mackerel, Data E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16194 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices Collection, Habitat Protection and Restoration, and Reef Fish Committees. The Council will receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE); Mississippi Law Enforcement Efforts; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Department of State. Finally, the Council will discuss Other Business items; USDA Dietary Guidelines from Department of Health and Human Services and Background Information on Other Executive Orders from NMFS headquarters. —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 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: March 23, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06278 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA970] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC). DATES: The SSPC meeting will be held on April 8, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the agenda. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held by web conference. Audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/ wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=edb1473 e4ec204f07e79460e1ec8db3bd. Event number (if prompted): 133 266 1276. Event password (if prompted): SSPC2021mtg. Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral public comments will also be posted on the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522– 8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A public comment period will be provided in the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meeting will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 23, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06315 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P ADDRESSES: Agenda Thursday, April 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. SSPC Working Group on Integrating Socioeconomic Considerations for Council Actions 4. Socioeconomic Modules for the 2020 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports A. COVID Impacts Narrative B. Publication and Data Collection Updates 5. Baseline Demographic Data Collection for Regional Surveys 6. National Economics/Human Dimensions Research Strategy 7. Review of SSPC Research Plan and Priorities 8. Project Updates 9. Public Comment 10. Discussion and Recommendations 11. Other Business Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Public Meeting Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Committee is announcing a public meeting to be held April 8, 2021. SUMMARY: Registration is due no later than: April 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Angela Phifer, Telephone: (703) 798–5873 or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to register to attend a public meeting. Summary: This notice provides information to access and participate in the April 8, 2021 regular quarterly public meeting of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, operating as the U.S. AbilityOne Commission (Commission), via webinar. The AbilityOne Program employs people who are blind or have significant disabilities through federal contracts. The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (41 U.S.C. Chapter 85) authorizes the contracts and established 15 Presidential appointees, including private citizens conversant with the employment interests and concerns of people who are blind or significantly disabled. Presidential appointees also include representatives of federal agencies. The public meetings include updates from the Commission and staff. Date and Time: April 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EDT. DATES: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 57 (Friday, March 26, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16193-16194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06278]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA931]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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 four-day webinar meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf 
of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The webinar will convene Monday, April 12, 2021 through 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EDT. On 
Thursday, April 15, 2021, the meeting will convene at 9 a.m. until 4:30 
p.m. EDT.

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, April 12, 2021; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will begin in a Full Council--Closed Session to discuss 
the selection of Reef Fish Advisory Panel Members; selection of Shrimp 
Advisory Panel Members; and selection of the 2020 Law Enforcement 
Officer/Team of the Year.
    Committee sessions, open to the public will begin approximately 
10:15 a.m. with Shrimp Committee reviewing the Biological Review of the 
Texas Closure, Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings, 2019 Royal Red 
Shrimp Index, an update on Effort Data Collection; and, discuss any 
remaining Summary items from the Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting.
    Following lunch, the Mackerel Committee will receive an update on 
Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings; review Amendment 32: Modifications 
to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession 
Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure and South Atlantic 
Recommendations, the remaining Coastal Migratory Pelagics AP 
Recommendations; and, discuss individual fishing quota for the Gulf 
King Mackerel Commercial Southern Gillnet Zone.
    The Data Collection Committee will review the AP Recommendations 
for Proposed Commercial e-logbook Requirements; receive an update on 
Southeast For-hire Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) Program; and, a 
presentation on Methodology Used for Red Snapper Recreational and 
Commercial Discards Used in Stock Assessments and Annual Catch Level 
Monitoring.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Reef Fish Committee will receive a presentation on 2020 
Recreational Landings Imputation; review Reef Fish Landings and the 
Great Red Snapper Count (GRSC) Project and SSC Recommendations. The 
Committee will review Final Action items: Framework Action: Modify Gulf 
of Mexico Red Snapper Catch Limits and SSC review of the Red Snapper 
Catch analysis and Framework Action: Modify Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper 
Recreational Data Calibration and Recreational Catch Limits. The 
Committee will review the revised Public Hearing Draft Amendment 53: 
Red Grouper Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets; and, 
review and discuss remaining items from January 2021 Statistical and 
Scientific Committee (SSC); February 2021 Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP) 
Summary Reports; and the implementation of the DESCEND Act of 2020.
    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/
NMFS) will hold an informal Question and Answer session immediately 
following the Reef Fish Committee.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee will receive a 
presentation and outline on Generic Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 
Amendment; receive an overview of E.O. 14008 Sec 216c: Conserving Our 
Nations Lands and Waters.
    The Full Council will reconvene approximately 11:15 a.m. with a 
Call to Order, Announcements and Introductions; and Announcement of the 
2020 Officer of the Year/Team of the Year Award. The Council will 
continue with Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes; and receive a 
presentation on Exploring Unexplained Variability in Stock-Recruitment 
Relationship Estimates for the Gulf of Mexico's Greater Amberjack 
(Seriola dumerili).
    Following lunch, the Council will receive a presentation on 
recommendations to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council: 
Coordinating data and approaches to conduct a Kemp's ridley sea turtle 
stock assessment.
    The Council will hold public testimony 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m., EDT for 
comments on Final Action items: Framework Action: Modify Gulf of Mexico 
Red Snapper Catch Limits and Framework Action: Gulf of Mexico Red 
Snapper Recreational Data Calibration and Recreational Catch Limits; 
comments on E.O. 14008 Sec 216c: Conserving Our Nations Lands and 
Waters; and, open testimony on other fishery issues or concerns. Public 
comment may begin earlier than 2 p.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 2 p.m. EDT.

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    The Council will receive committee reports from Shrimp, Mackerel, 
Data

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Collection, Habitat Protection and Restoration, and Reef Fish 
Committees.
    The Council will receive updates from the following supporting 
agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law 
Enforcement (OLE); Mississippi Law Enforcement Efforts; Gulf States 
Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; and Department of State.
    Finally, the Council will discuss Other Business items; USDA 
Dietary Guidelines from Department of Health and Human Services and 
Background Information on Other Executive Orders from NMFS 
headquarters.
--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: March 23, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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