Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 47061-47063 [2021-18021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices entry of subject merchandise equal to the rates noted below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Korea: Exporter/producer Subsidy rate (ad valorem) ILJIN Steel Corporation ........ All Others .............................. 1.78 1.78 Russia: section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of CVD orders currently in effect at https:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These CVD orders are issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: August 18, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. 47061 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–18188 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Exporter/producer PAO TMK/Volzhsky Pipe Plant Joint Stock Company 4 ................................ All Others .............................. Subsidy rate (ad valorem) 48.38 48.38 Provisional Measures Section 703(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. In the underlying investigations, Commerce published the preliminary determinations on December 11, 2020. As such, the fourmonth period beginning on the date of the publication of the preliminary determinations ended on April 9, 2021. Furthermore, section 707(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we have instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated entries of seamless pipe from Korea and Russia, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after April 10, 2021, the day after provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the CVD orders with respect to seamless pipe from Korea and Russia, pursuant to 4 Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with PAO TMK and Volzhsky Pipe Plant Joint Stock Company: Sinarsky Pipe Plant; Taganrog Metallurgical Plant Joint Stock Company; Sinarsky Pipe Plant Joint Stock Company; Seversky Pipe Plant Joint Stock Company; TMK CHERMET LLC; TMK CHERMET LLC Volzhsky; TMK CHERMET LLC Ekaterinburg; TMK CHERMET LLC Rostov; TMK CHERMET LLC Saratov; and TMK CHERMET LLC Service. See Russia Preliminary Determination PDM at 2–3 and 9–10. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Appendix—Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the scope of these orders is seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), of surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or ‘‘hollow profiles’’ suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A– 333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–589, ASTM A– 795, ASTM A–1024, and API 51 specification, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. Specifically excluded from the scope of the orders are: (1) All pipes meeting aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications, including pipe produced to the ASTM A–822 standard; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A–335, whether finished or unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope of the orders are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness, or ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106 or API 51 specification. Also excluded from the scope of the orders are: (1) Oil country tubular goods consisting of drill pipe, casing, tubing and coupling stock; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106 or API 5L; and (3) the exclusion for ASTM A–335 applies to pipes meeting the comparable specifications GOST 550–75. Subject seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe are normally entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB278] Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. AGENCY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in October, November, and December of 2021. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2022 and will be announced in a future notice. In addition, NMFS anticipates the implementation of online recertification workshops beginning in the fall of 2021 for persons who have already taken inperson training. Affected permit holders will be notified of this option when it becomes available. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on October 7, November 18, and December 9, 2021. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on October 13, October 26, November 2, November 9, December 2, and December 30, 2021. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 47062 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Harvey, LA; Mount Pleasant, SC; and Largo, FL. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Ocean City, MD; Largo, FL; Revere, MA; Kitty Hawk, NC; Kenner, LA; and Key Largo, FL. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by email at rick.a.pearson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) fisheries are managed under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). The 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan and its amendments are implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.8 describes the requirements for the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops. The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Atlantic Shark Identification and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops are posted online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highlymigratory-species/atlantic-sharkidentification-workshops and https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highlymigratory-species/safe-handling-releaseand-identification-workshops. that first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. Additionally, a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate must be in any trucks or other conveyances that are extensions of a dealer’s place of business. Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items to the workshop: • Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. • Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and proof of identification. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit that first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Thus, certificates that were initially issued in 2018 will expire in 2021. Approximately 186 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since October 2008. Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 7, 2021, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1651 5th Street, Harvey, LA 70058. 2. November 18, 2021, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1104 Isle of Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. 3. December 9, 2021, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770. Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander at ericssharkguide@ yahoo.com or at (386) 852–8588. Preregistration is highly recommended, but not required. Workshop Objectives The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accuracy of species-specific dealerreported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limitedaccess and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been required to submit a copy of their Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Certificates issued in 2018 will expire in 2021. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 382 free Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. In addition to vessel owners, at least one operator on board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits on which longline or gillnet gear is used. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 13, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Residence Inn, 300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City, MD 21842. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 160 / Monday, August 23, 2021 / Notices 2. October 26, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 210 Seminole Boulevard, Largo, FL 33770. 3. November 2, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, MA, 02151. 4. November 9, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 5. December 2, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. 6. December 30, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. Registration Dated: August 18, 2021. Kelly Denit, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items with them to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification; • Representatives of a businessowned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/or shark permit(s), and proof of identification; and • Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/ or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, smalltooth sawfish, Atlantic sturgeon, and prohibited sharks. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species and prohibited sharks will also be taught at these workshops. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species and prohibited sharks, which may prevent 18:11 Aug 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 overviews, and briefing book materials will be posted on the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/ council-meetings/. Webinar registration links for the meeting will also be available from the Council’s website. Public comment: Public comment on items on this agenda may be submitted through the Council’s online comment form available from the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/safmcmeetings/council-meetings/. Comments will be accepted from August 30, 2021, until September 17, 2021. These comments are accessible to the public, part of the Administrative Record of the meeting, and immediately available for Council consideration. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Council Session I, Monday, September 13, 2021, 1 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. The Council will receive reports from state agencies, Council liaisons, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Council will receive updates on the Council’s Citizen Science Program, outreach and communications efforts, development of the Allocations Decision Tool, the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule, the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, and additional topics as needed. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Snapper Grouper Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; and Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council. DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 1 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, until 12 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (884) 201– 3033. The meeting will also be available via webinar. Registration is required. Details are included in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8440 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting information, including agendas, Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m. Until 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. The Committee will receive an overview of the current two-for-one permit requirement for the South Atlantic Unlimited Snapper Grouper Commercial Fishing Permit and review comments from the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP). The committee will also receive an overview proposed modifications to greater amberjack management through Amendment 49 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and review recommendations from the Snapper Grouper AP. The Committee will review recommendations from the Snapper Grouper AP on proposed management measures for snowy grouper through Snapper Grouper Amendment 51 and consider approving the amendment for public scoping. Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 addressing yellowtail snapper management measures will also be reviewed and considered for scoping approval. The Committee will review recommendations from its Scientific and Statistical Committee regarding red snapper management and review an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Registration Materials jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Online Recertification Workshops NMFS anticipates the implementation of online recertification workshops beginning in the fall of 2021 for persons who have already taken in-person training. Affected permit holders will be notified of this option when it becomes available. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [FR Doc. 2021–18021 Filed 8–20–21; 8:45 am] To register for a scheduled Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682– 0158. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not required. VerDate Sep<11>2014 additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. 47063 [RTID 0648–XB343] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB278]


Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshops.

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SUMMARY: Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe 
Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in 
October, November, and December of 2021. Certain fishermen and shark 
dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory 
requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic 
Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted 
Atlantic shark dealers. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom 
longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been 
issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free 
workshops will be conducted during 2022 and will be announced in a 
future notice. In addition, NMFS anticipates the implementation of 
online recertification workshops beginning in the fall of 2021 for 
persons who have already taken in-person training. Affected permit 
holders will be notified of this option when it becomes available.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held on 
October 7, November 18, and December 9, 2021. The Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshops will be held on October 13, 
October 26, November 2, November 9, December 2, and December 30, 2021. 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

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ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Harvey, LA; Mount Pleasant, SC; and Largo, FL. The Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Ocean City, MD; 
Largo, FL; Revere, MA; Kitty Hawk, NC; Kenner, LA; and Key Largo, FL. 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop 
locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 824-5399, 
or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) 
fisheries are managed under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas 
Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). The 2006 
Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan and its amendments 
are implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.8 
describes the requirements for the Atlantic Shark Identification 
Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops. The 
workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently 
asked questions regarding the Atlantic Shark Identification and Safe 
Handling, Release, and Identification workshops are posted online at: 
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/atlantic-shark-identification-workshops and https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/safe-handling-release-and-identification-workshops.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2008, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited 
from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks 
unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on 
the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit that 
first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers 
who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a 
certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive 
sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Thus, certificates 
that were initially issued in 2018 will expire in 2021. Approximately 
186 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted 
since October 2008.
    Currently, permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the 
dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the 
dealer's permit that first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one 
certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who 
is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer's 
permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/
or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and who 
fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from 
renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop certificate for each business location that 
first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit 
renewal application. Additionally, a copy of a valid dealer or proxy 
Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate must be in any 
trucks or other conveyances that are extensions of a dealer's place of 
business.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 7, 2021, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1651 5th Street, 
Harvey, LA 70058.
    2. November 18, 2021, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1104 Isle of 
Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
    3. December 9, 2021, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Hampton Inn, 100 East Bay 
Drive, Largo, FL 33770.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander at [email protected] or at (386) 
852-8588. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not required.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
to the workshop:
     Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that 
the attendee is an owner or agent of the business (such as articles of 
incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of 
identification.
     Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation 
from the permitted dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the 
workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a 
specific business location, a copy of the appropriate valid permit, and 
proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops are designed to reduce 
the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the 
dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific 
dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and 
improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data 
used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer 
permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark 
carcasses.

Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2007, shark limited-access and swordfish limited-
access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been 
required to submit a copy of their Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 
FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. 
Certificates issued in 2018 will expire in 2021. As such, vessel owners 
who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS 
certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to 
the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, 
their swordfish and shark limited-access permits. Additionally, new 
shark and swordfish limited-access permit applicants who intend to fish 
with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate 
before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 382 free 
Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been 
conducted since 2006.
    In addition to vessel owners, at least one operator on board 
vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses 
longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels 
that have been issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit and 
that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel 
owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all 
times. Vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and 
received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) 
will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to 
operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits on 
which longline or gillnet gear is used.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. October 13, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Residence Inn, 300 Seabay Lane, 
Ocean City, MD 21842.

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    2. October 26, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 210 
Seminole Boulevard, Largo, FL 33770.
    3. November 2, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank 
Highway, Revere, MA, 02151.
    4. November 9, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North 
Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
    5. December 2, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 901 Airline 
Drive, Kenner, LA 70062.
    6. December 30, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas 
Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education 
at (386) 682-0158. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not 
required.

Registration Materials

    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items 
with them to the workshop:
     Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the 
appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel 
registration or documentation, and proof of identification;
     Representatives of a business-owned or co-owned vessel 
must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such 
as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/
or shark permit(s), and proof of identification; and
     Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are 
designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required 
techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked 
protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, smalltooth 
sawfish, Atlantic sturgeon, and prohibited sharks. In an effort to 
improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species and 
prohibited sharks will also be taught at these workshops. Additionally, 
individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding 
of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall 
goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills 
needed to reduce the mortality of protected species and prohibited 
sharks, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in 
the future.

Online Recertification Workshops

    NMFS anticipates the implementation of online recertification 
workshops beginning in the fall of 2021 for persons who have already 
taken in-person training. Affected permit holders will be notified of 
this option when it becomes available.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 18, 2021.
Kelly Denit,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-18021 Filed 8-20-21; 8:45 am]
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