New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 49315-49316 [2021-18979]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 8 webinar III will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. EDT, September 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 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 multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report that 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 that 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, HMS 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 NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 The items of discussion in the webinar are as follows: Participants will discuss data analysis for the SEDAR Procedural Workshop 8. 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. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 30, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18976 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB382] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop Joint Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49315 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/4238623239871509515. ADDRESSES: Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team will discuss Framework 34, specifically a review of results of 2021 scallop surveys, and preliminary projections. The primary focus of this meeting will be to develop input on the range of potential specification alternatives for FY 2022 and FY 2023. Framework 34 will implement measures approved through Amendment 21 to the FMP. The action will set ABC/ACLs, days-at-sea, access area allocations, total allowable landings for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, targets for General Category incidental catch, General Category access area trips and trip accounting, and set-asides for the observer and research programs for fishing year 2022 and default specifications for fishing year 2023. They will also discuss the 2021 Work Priorities with a focus on Amendment 21 timelines, including final decision and implementation. Receive updates on the progress of the Scallop Survey Working Group and the evaluation of rotational management. Develop input, if needed. Separately the Advisory Panel will provide input on the range of possible 2022 scallop work priorities. Other business will be discussed, if necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this 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 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 49316 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 168 / Thursday, September 2, 2021 / Notices 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 meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 30, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18979 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 0648–XB387] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of web conference. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet September 20, 2021 through September 24, 2021. DATES: The meetings will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 through Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska time. If necessary, the meetings will continue into Friday, September 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a web conference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/2427. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. SUMMARY: Sara Cleaver, Council staff; phone: (907) 271– 2809; email: sara.cleaver@noaa.gov or Steve MacLean, Council staff; email steve.maclean@noaa.gov. For technical support, please contact our administrative staff; email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda Monday, September 20, 2021 Through Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 jointly to review and discuss issues of importance to both Plan Teams, including but not limited to: Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan, observer updates, Economic and Socioeconomic Profile update, Climate Fisheries Initiative, Ecosystem Status Report Climate update, Ecosystem surveys, Essential Fish Habitat, Economic Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE), Bottom Trawl Surveys (BTS), Age Composition estimation, Random effects models, Assessment Risk Tables, Longline survey, and Sablefish assessment. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Through Thursday September 23, 2021 The BSAI Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates and reports on Arctic Regional Action Plan, Easter Bering Sea (EBS) Regional Action Plan, Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling (ACLIM), EBS Pacific cod, Aleutian Island (AI) Pacific cod, Survey sample design, BSAI Greenland turbot, Acoustic vessels of opportunity, EBS pollock, BSAI Atka mackerel, Blackspotted and Rougheye rockfish genetics and spatial management issues, and proposed specifications. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Through Thursday, September 23, 2021 The GOA Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates and reports on GOA Regional Action Plan, GOA ACLIM, GOA BTS, GOA BTS Design, Shelikof survey, Shelikof time series, GOA pollock, GOA Pacific ocean perch, GOA Other rockfish, Rockfish genetics, GOA rock sole, GOA Pacific cod, Pacific cod Economic and Socioeconomic Profile, and proposed specifications. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/2427 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Friday, September 24, 2021 The BSAI and GOA Groundfish Plan Teams will meet jointly or individually as necessary to complete discussion of the agenda items previously listed, and/ or work on minutes. Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/2427. Public Comment Public comment letters should be submitted electronically via the PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronic agenda at https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 2427. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 30, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18994 Filed 9–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB370] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 74 Data Scoping Webinar II for Gulf of Mexico red snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 74 assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 74 Data Scoping Webinar II will be held on September 20, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 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 multistep process including: (1) Data SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 168 (Thursday, September 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49315-49316]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18979]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB382]


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) is 
scheduling a joint public meeting of its Scallop Joint Advisory Panel 
and Plan Development Team via webinar to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations 
from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal 
consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 9 
a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4238623239871509515.

ADDRESSES: Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 
Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team will discuss Framework 
34, specifically a review of results of 2021 scallop surveys, and 
preliminary projections. The primary focus of this meeting will be to 
develop input on the range of potential specification alternatives for 
FY 2022 and FY 2023. Framework 34 will implement measures approved 
through Amendment 21 to the FMP. The action will set ABC/ACLs, days-at-
sea, access area allocations, total allowable landings for the Northern 
Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, targets for General Category 
incidental catch, General Category access area trips and trip 
accounting, and set-asides for the observer and research programs for 
fishing year 2022 and default specifications for fishing year 2023. 
They will also discuss the 2021 Work Priorities with a focus on 
Amendment 21 timelines, including final decision and implementation. 
Receive updates on the progress of the Scallop Survey Working Group and 
the evaluation of rotational management. Develop input, if needed. 
Separately the Advisory Panel will provide input on the range of 
possible 2022 scallop work priorities. Other business will be 
discussed, if necessary.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come 
before this 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 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for

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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 meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 30, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-18979 Filed 9-1-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P