Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel; Recreational Roundtable and Large Pelagics Survey Workshop, 21282 [2021-08308]

Download as PDF 21282 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices 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 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the date. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08406 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB019] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel; Recreational Roundtable and Large Pelagics Survey Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public webinars/ conference calls. AGENCY: NMFS will hold a 3-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting and a 1-day Recreational Roundtable/Large Pelagics Survey (LPS) Workshop via webinar in May 2021. The intent of the HMS AP meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The intent of the Recreational Roundtable/LPS Workshop is to discuss HMS recreational fishing issues and to inform the public about, and field questions regarding, the LPS relative to HMS. The meetings are open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25; from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26; and from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. The Recreational Roundtable/LPS Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meetings will be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ may-2021-hms-advisory-panel-meeting. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503 or Peter.Cooper@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires the establishment of an AP for each Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic HMS, i.e., tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. 16 U.S.C. 1854(g)(1)(A)–(B). Since the inception of the AP in 1998, NMFS has consulted with and considered the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing Atlantic HMS FMPs or FMP amendments. The intent of these meetings is to consider potential alternatives for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries, and discuss HMS recreational fishing and LPS issues. We anticipate discussing: • Bluefin tuna fisheries management, including Draft Amendment 13, restricted-fishing days for the General category fishery and Charter/Headboatpermitted vessels when fishing commercially, application of Federal regulations within state waters under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act, particularly with regard to a request by the State of Maine, and language in the 2021 Appropriations Act Joint Explanatory Statement directing NMFS to reconsider the decision to open the former Gulf of Mexico Gear Restricted Area to pelagic longline fishing (Spring Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Area); • Review of the Atlantic shark fishery and shark depredation issues; • Introduction to HMS best scientific information available (BSIA) framework draft document development; • Electronic Technologies and Electronic Monitoring updates; • Upcoming workshop to review LPS methods and design; and • HMS recreational fishing listening session. Additional information on the meetings and a copy of the draft agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ may-2021-hms-advisory-panel-meeting. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 16, 2021. Kelly Denit, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08308 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB008] Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for Southern Resident Killer Whales National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: We, NMFS, announce our intent to conduct a 5-year review of Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The purpose of 5-year reviews is to ensure that the listing classification of a species remains accurate. This 5-year review will be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we request submission of any such information on Southern Resident killer whales that has become available since our previous 5-year review was completed in 2016. Based on the results of this 5-year review, we will make the requisite determination under the ESA. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than June 21, 2021. While we continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time, information received after the date stated above may not be considered for purposes of this 5-year review. ADDRESSES: You may submit information, identified by docket number NOAA–NMFS–2021–0029, by any of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter the above docket number for this notice. Then, click on the Search icon. On the resulting web page, click the ‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail or hand-delivery: Submit written information to Lynne Barre, NMFS West Coast Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB019]


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species Advisory Panel; Recreational Roundtable and Large 
Pelagics Survey Workshop

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public webinars/conference calls.

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SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a 3-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) 
Advisory Panel (AP) meeting and a 1-day Recreational Roundtable/Large 
Pelagics Survey (LPS) Workshop via webinar in May 2021. The intent of 
the HMS AP meeting is to consider options for the conservation and 
management of Atlantic HMS. The intent of the Recreational Roundtable/
LPS Workshop is to discuss HMS recreational fishing issues and to 
inform the public about, and field questions regarding, the LPS 
relative to HMS. The meetings are open to the public.

DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 
p.m. on Tuesday, May 25; from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 
26; and from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. The 
Recreational Roundtable/LPS Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 
p.m. on Friday, May 28.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be accessible via conference call and 
webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available 
at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/may-2021-hms-advisory-panel-meeting.
    Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes 
prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and 
allow public comment during identified times on the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427-8503 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act requires the establishment of an AP for each Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic HMS, i.e., tunas, swordfish, 
billfish, and sharks. 16 U.S.C. 1854(g)(1)(A)-(B). Since the inception 
of the AP in 1998, NMFS has consulted with and considered the comments 
and views of AP members when preparing and implementing Atlantic HMS 
FMPs or FMP amendments.
    The intent of these meetings is to consider potential alternatives 
for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas, swordfish, 
billfish, and shark fisheries, and discuss HMS recreational fishing and 
LPS issues. We anticipate discussing:
     Bluefin tuna fisheries management, including Draft 
Amendment 13, restricted-fishing days for the General category fishery 
and Charter/Headboat-permitted vessels when fishing commercially, 
application of Federal regulations within state waters under the 
Atlantic Tunas Convention Act, particularly with regard to a request by 
the State of Maine, and language in the 2021 Appropriations Act Joint 
Explanatory Statement directing NMFS to reconsider the decision to open 
the former Gulf of Mexico Gear Restricted Area to pelagic longline 
fishing (Spring Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Area);
     Review of the Atlantic shark fishery and shark depredation 
issues;
     Introduction to HMS best scientific information available 
(BSIA) framework draft document development;
     Electronic Technologies and Electronic Monitoring updates;
     Upcoming workshop to review LPS methods and design; and
     HMS recreational fishing listening session.
    Additional information on the meetings and a copy of the draft 
agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/may-2021-hms-advisory-panel-meeting.

    Dated: April 16, 2021.
Kelly Denit,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-08308 Filed 4-21-21; 8:45 am]
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