Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 50330-50331 [2021-19487]

Download as PDF 50330 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come 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. Dated: September 3, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19485 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB397] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 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 in-person and virtual (hybrid) meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). SUMMARY: The meeting will take place Monday, September 27 to Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT daily. ADDRESSES: The in-person meeting will take place at the Gulf Council office. If you are unable to travel, you may attend via webinar. Registration information will be available on the Council’s website by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Mr. Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, September 27, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT The meeting will begin with Introductions and Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary from the August 9–11, 2021 webinar meeting, and review of Scope of Work. The Committees will select an SSC Representative for the October 25–28, 2021 Gulf Council Meeting, and then briefly discuss the Final Draft of the Scientific and Statistic Committee’s Best Practices and Voting Procedures. Next, the Committees will review and discuss a Decision Tree for Making Informed Decisions on Parameters for Yield Projections, along with an Evaluation of a Novel Projection Method to Streamline Allocationinformed Yields. The Committees will review and discuss SEDAR 70: Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment, including presentations, discussion of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) proxies, and projections using the updated method. The Committees will then review and discuss the Terms of Reference for Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Spanish Mackerel Operational Assessment, followed by the Scope of Work for Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Operational Assessment. Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT The Committees will review a presentation and supporting documentation for Red Tide Ecosystem Modeling. Next, the Committees will review and discuss SEDAR 72: Gulf of Mexico Gag Stock Assessment Report, including presentations on the data, analyses, and projections used in the assessment. The Committees will then review a presentation on Using Field Experiments to Assess Alternative Mechanisms for Distributing Fish to the Recreational Sector. Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT The Committees will spend the day reviewing the LGL Ecological Associates absolute abundance study of Red Snapper off Louisiana, beginning with the Introduction: Estimating Absolute Abundance of Red Snapper off PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Louisiana. The Committees will review presentations on Study Area and Habitats, Habitat Areas and Discrete Structures, and Sampling Sites. Next, the Committees will review Field Surveys and Sample Processing, with presentations on: Hydroacoustic Field Surveys and Initial Data Processing; Hydroacoustic Data Processing Methods; and Other Survey Methods, including Camera Surveys, Hook and Line Surveys, Mark/Recapture Surveys, and Age Determinations. The Committees will then review Statistical Analyses and Modeling, with presentations on Mean Site Abundance of Red Snapper, Modeled Abundance of Red Snapper, Mark/Recapture Population Estimates, and Growth and Condition. The Committees will then review the project Results, with presentations on Mean Site Abundance Results; Modeled Site Abundance; and Age, Growth, and Condition. Finally, the Committees will have Discussion, with presentations on Overall Abundance, Impact on Stock Status, and Summary and Conclusions. Thursday, September 30, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT The Committees will review the Finalized Great Red Snapper Count Report, including a presentation on the Response to Reviewer Comments and Final Project Outcomes. Next the Committees will receive a presentation on the Essential Fish Habitat Consultation Process, followed by reviews of the SEDAR Schedule and the Council’s Interim Analysis Schedule. The Committees will then review the Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology. Lastly, the Committees will receive public comment before addressing any items under Other Business. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be also be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices issues specifically identified in the agenda 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-action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348–1630, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 3, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19487 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] Dated: September 3, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Shelley Spedden, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 3, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19484 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Webinar connection information will be available at: https:// www.mafmc.org/council-events. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel will meet to provide input on a SUMMARY: Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–19493 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB330] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021; from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Webinar connection information will be available at: https:// www.mafmc.org/council-events. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the Spiny Dogfish Committee to provide recommendations regarding future specifications, including potential federal trip limit modifications. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Halibut Abundance-Based Management of Amendment 80 Prohibited Species Catch Limit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); request for comments. AGENCY: AGENCY: [RTID: 0648–XB359] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Shelley Spedden at (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [RTID: 0648–XB411] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Sep<11>2014 draft document being prepared for the Council to address issues related to the species separation requirements in the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 50331 Sfmt 4703 This DEIS is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the environmental impacts from alternatives associated with a proposed management measure to link the Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) prohibited species catch (PSC) limit for the Amendment 80 commercial groundfish trawl fleet in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish fisheries to halibut abundance. The objectives of linking the PSC limit are to minimize halibut PSC to the extent practicable under National Standard 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and to achieve optimum yield in the BSAI groundfish fisheries on a continuing basis under National Standard 1. The action would also be expected to provide incentives for the Amendment 80 fleet to minimize halibut mortality at all times. Achievement of these objectives could result in additional harvest opportunities in the commercial halibut fishery. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2021–0074, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19487]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB397]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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 in-person and virtual (hybrid) meeting of its Standing, 
Reef Fish, Socioeconomic, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical 
Committees (SSC).

DATES: The meeting will take place Monday, September 27 to Thursday, 
September 30, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT daily.

ADDRESSES: The in-person meeting will take place at the Gulf Council 
office. If you are unable to travel, you may attend via webinar. 
Registration information will be available on the Council's website by 
visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the 
calendar.
    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: Mr. Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery 
Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Monday, September 27, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The meeting will begin with Introductions and Adoption of Agenda, 
Approval of Verbatim Minutes and Meeting Summary from the August 9-11, 
2021 webinar meeting, and review of Scope of Work. The Committees will 
select an SSC Representative for the October 25-28, 2021 Gulf Council 
Meeting, and then briefly discuss the Final Draft of the Scientific and 
Statistic Committee's Best Practices and Voting Procedures. Next, the 
Committees will review and discuss a Decision Tree for Making Informed 
Decisions on Parameters for Yield Projections, along with an Evaluation 
of a Novel Projection Method to Streamline Allocation-informed Yields.
    The Committees will review and discuss SEDAR 70: Gulf of Mexico 
Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment, including presentations, discussion 
of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) proxies, and projections using the 
updated method. The Committees will then review and discuss the Terms 
of Reference for Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Spanish Mackerel 
Operational Assessment, followed by the Scope of Work for Gulf of 
Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Operational Assessment.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The Committees will review a presentation and supporting 
documentation for Red Tide Ecosystem Modeling. Next, the Committees 
will review and discuss SEDAR 72: Gulf of Mexico Gag Stock Assessment 
Report, including presentations on the data, analyses, and projections 
used in the assessment. The Committees will then review a presentation 
on Using Field Experiments to Assess Alternative Mechanisms for 
Distributing Fish to the Recreational Sector.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The Committees will spend the day reviewing the LGL Ecological 
Associates absolute abundance study of Red Snapper off Louisiana, 
beginning with the Introduction: Estimating Absolute Abundance of Red 
Snapper off Louisiana. The Committees will review presentations on 
Study Area and Habitats, Habitat Areas and Discrete Structures, and 
Sampling Sites. Next, the Committees will review Field Surveys and 
Sample Processing, with presentations on: Hydroacoustic Field Surveys 
and Initial Data Processing; Hydroacoustic Data Processing Methods; and 
Other Survey Methods, including Camera Surveys, Hook and Line Surveys, 
Mark/Recapture Surveys, and Age Determinations. The Committees will 
then review Statistical Analyses and Modeling, with presentations on 
Mean Site Abundance of Red Snapper, Modeled Abundance of Red Snapper, 
Mark/Recapture Population Estimates, and Growth and Condition. The 
Committees will then review the project Results, with presentations on 
Mean Site Abundance Results; Modeled Site Abundance; and Age, Growth, 
and Condition. Finally, the Committees will have Discussion, with 
presentations on Overall Abundance, Impact on Stock Status, and Summary 
and Conclusions.

Thursday, September 30, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

    The Committees will review the Finalized Great Red Snapper Count 
Report, including a presentation on the Response to Reviewer Comments 
and Final Project Outcomes. Next the Committees will receive a 
presentation on the Essential Fish Habitat Consultation Process, 
followed by reviews of the SEDAR Schedule and the Council's Interim 
Analysis Schedule. The Committees will then review the Standardized 
Bycatch Reporting Methodology. Lastly, the Committees will receive 
public comment before addressing any items under Other Business.

--Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be also be broadcast via webinar. You may register 
for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC 
meeting on the calendar.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they 
become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in 
accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee will be restricted to those

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issues specifically identified in the agenda 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-action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348-1630, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 3, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-19487 Filed 9-7-21; 8:45 am]
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