New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 16192-16193 [2021-06314]

Download as PDF 16192 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 18, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–06299 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID XA971] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to COVID–19, this meeting will be conducted entirely by webinar. SUMMARY: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 13–15, 2021, beginning at 12 p.m. on April 13 and 9 a.m. on April 14 and April 15. DATES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register to join the webinar at https:// register.gotowebinar.com/register/ 1904697600653229067. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone (978) 465–0492; www.nefmc.org. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492, ext. 113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Agenda Tuesday, April 13, 2021 After introductions and brief announcements, the Council will receive reports on recent activities from its Chairman and Executive Director, NMFS’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Director, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaison, staff from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and representatives from NOAA General Counsel, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the South Atlantic Council’s Dolphin/Wahoo Committee. Next, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center will provide an overview of its efforts to address climate change impacts on fisheries. This briefing will be followed by a progress report on the Northeast Region Coordinating Council’s scenario planning initiative to address climate change impacts and implications. At 3:00 p.m., NMFS will hold a listening session on Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, focusing on Section 216(c), which is specific to making fisheries and protected resources more resilient to climate change. The Council and public will have the opportunity to provide recommendations and comments directly to NMFS, which is also known as NOAA Fisheries. As the final order of business for the day, the Council will receive an update on congressional activities. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 The Council will begin the day with a progress report from its Atlantic Herring Committee. The Council will discuss next steps on actions to: (1) Develop a rebuilding plan to address the overfished status of the Atlantic herring resource; (2) potentially adjust herring accountability measures; and (3) consider spawning closures on Georges Bank under Framework Adjustment 7. Next, the Council will hear from its Skate Committee, which first will provide a summary of comments received during the recent supplemental scoping period for Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The amendment considers establishing limited access in the skate wing and/or bait fisheries and other measures to address several issues in the fishery. The Council will discuss next steps for this action and also receive an update on other 2021 skate priorities. Following the lunch break, the Council will hear from its Habitat PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee on three items. First, the Council will receive a progress report on work being done to assess possible revisions to the Habitat Management Area on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank. Second, the Council will discuss and provide feedback to the Habitat Committee on a strategy for ongoing engagement and coordination with NOAA Fisheries on aquaculture issues. Third, the Council will receive an update on offshore wind developments in the Greater Atlantic Region. Following the habitat discussion, the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office will provide a short progress report on the status of the 2021 Atlantic Sea Scallop Biological Opinion to address turtle interactions in the scallop fishery. Also related to scallops, the Council will receive updates on: (1) The formation of the new Scallop Survey Working Group and its recent activities; and (2) other 2021 Council scallop priorities. The Council will close out the day with a report on and discussion of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel’s March 19, 2021 meeting. Thursday, April 15, 2021 The Council will begin the third day of its meeting with a presentation on the NEFSC’s State of the Ecosystem 2021 Report for New England. Next, the Council will hear the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s recommendations on the State of the Ecosystem 2021 Report and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the report’s contents. After that, the Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Steering Committee will provide an update on its EBFM public information workshop planning efforts. Following this update, members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during an open comment period on issues that relate to Council business but are not included on the published agenda for this meeting. The Council asks the public to limit remarks to 3–5 minutes. These comments will be received through the webinar. A guide for how to publicly comment through the webinar is available on the Council website at https://s3.amazonaws.com/nefmc.org/ NEFMC-meeting-remote-participation_ generic.pdf. Next, the Council will go into its Groundfish Report, which will focus on next steps in response to public feedback received on a recreational groundfish party/charter fishery limited entry strawman. The Council then will close out the meeting with other business. Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID XA971]


New England 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 New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) 
will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Due to federal and 
state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention related to COVID-19, this meeting will 
be conducted entirely by webinar.

DATES: The webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and 
Thursday, April 13-15, 2021, beginning at 12 p.m. on April 13 and 9 
a.m. on April 14 and April 15.

ADDRESSES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register 
to join the webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1904697600653229067.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone (978) 465-0492; 
www.nefmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492, ext. 
113.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    After introductions and brief announcements, the Council will 
receive reports on recent activities from its Chairman and Executive 
Director, NMFS's Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) 
Regional Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) 
Director, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaison, staff 
from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and 
representatives from NOAA General Counsel, NOAA's Office of Law 
Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the South Atlantic Council's 
Dolphin/Wahoo Committee. Next, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center 
will provide an overview of its efforts to address climate change 
impacts on fisheries. This briefing will be followed by a progress 
report on the Northeast Region Coordinating Council's scenario planning 
initiative to address climate change impacts and implications. At 3:00 
p.m., NMFS will hold a listening session on Executive Order 14008, 
Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, focusing on Section 
216(c), which is specific to making fisheries and protected resources 
more resilient to climate change. The Council and public will have the 
opportunity to provide recommendations and comments directly to NMFS, 
which is also known as NOAA Fisheries. As the final order of business 
for the day, the Council will receive an update on congressional 
activities.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    The Council will begin the day with a progress report from its 
Atlantic Herring Committee. The Council will discuss next steps on 
actions to: (1) Develop a rebuilding plan to address the overfished 
status of the Atlantic herring resource; (2) potentially adjust herring 
accountability measures; and (3) consider spawning closures on Georges 
Bank under Framework Adjustment 7. Next, the Council will hear from its 
Skate Committee, which first will provide a summary of comments 
received during the recent supplemental scoping period for Amendment 5 
to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The amendment 
considers establishing limited access in the skate wing and/or bait 
fisheries and other measures to address several issues in the fishery. 
The Council will discuss next steps for this action and also receive an 
update on other 2021 skate priorities.
    Following the lunch break, the Council will hear from its Habitat 
Committee on three items. First, the Council will receive a progress 
report on work being done to assess possible revisions to the Habitat 
Management Area on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank. Second, the 
Council will discuss and provide feedback to the Habitat Committee on a 
strategy for ongoing engagement and coordination with NOAA Fisheries on 
aquaculture issues. Third, the Council will receive an update on 
offshore wind developments in the Greater Atlantic Region.
    Following the habitat discussion, the Greater Atlantic Regional 
Fisheries Office will provide a short progress report on the status of 
the 2021 Atlantic Sea Scallop Biological Opinion to address turtle 
interactions in the scallop fishery. Also related to scallops, the 
Council will receive updates on: (1) The formation of the new Scallop 
Survey Working Group and its recent activities; and (2) other 2021 
Council scallop priorities. The Council will close out the day with a 
report on and discussion of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel's March 
19, 2021 meeting.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

    The Council will begin the third day of its meeting with a 
presentation on the NEFSC's State of the Ecosystem 2021 Report for New 
England. Next, the Council will hear the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee's recommendations on the State of the Ecosystem 2021 Report 
and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the report's 
contents. After that, the Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) 
Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Steering Committee will provide an 
update on its EBFM public information workshop planning efforts. 
Following this update, members of the public will have the opportunity 
to speak during an open comment period on issues that relate to Council 
business but are not included on the published agenda for this meeting. 
The Council asks the public to limit remarks to 3-5 minutes. These 
comments will be received through the webinar. A guide for how to 
publicly comment through the webinar is available on the Council 
website at https://s3.amazonaws.com/nefmc.org/NEFMC-meeting-remote-participation_generic.pdf. Next, the Council will go into its 
Groundfish Report, which will focus on next steps in response to public 
feedback received on a recreational groundfish party/charter fishery 
limited entry strawman. The Council then will close out the meeting 
with other business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come

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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 Magnuson-Stevens 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]
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