Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 51873 [2021-20086]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 178 / Friday, September 17, 2021 / Notices 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. The items of discussion in the webinar are as follows: • Participants will discuss and make recommendations regarding what indices data may be included in the assessment of U.S. Caribbean queen triggerfish. 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 SEDAR office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 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: September 14, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–20173 Filed 9–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Sep 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB422] 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 (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. and continue through 12 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar using the Webex platform with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available at: https:// www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: 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 EOP Committee to review and provide feedback on an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application for an experimental purse seine fishery in federal waters for Atlantic thread herring. Thread herring are an ecosystem component species under the Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment and are subject to a 1,700 pound possession limit. The application requested the ability to catch up to 3,000 MT (6.6 million pounds) of thread herring in 2022 and would require an exemption to the Unmanaged Forage possession limit. The EOP Committee will consider input and recommendations developed by the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) at their September meeting regarding the EFP application and proposed data collection program. A summary of the SSC and EOP Committee meetings will be provided to the full Council at their October meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51873 A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations 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. Dated: September 13, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–20086 Filed 9–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB424] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of informational webinars. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will host informational webinars on behalf of NOAA Fisheries regarding the implementation of the Southeast ForHire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program. DATES: The Council will host two ForHire Vessel Monitoring System Requirements informational webinars on October 7, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT and on October 12, 2021, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Muehlstein, Public Information Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council, on behalf of NOAA Fisheries, will host informational webinars regarding the upcoming implementation of vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements for the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program. Requirements for Gulf of Mexico federal charter/headboat permit holders are anticipated to become effective December 13, 2021. The informational webinars will provide an SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB422]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, starting at 
10 a.m. and continue through 12 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
agenda details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar using the Webex 
platform with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to 
connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available 
at: https://www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
website: 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 EOP 
Committee to review and provide feedback on an exempted fishing permit 
(EFP) application for an experimental purse seine fishery in federal 
waters for Atlantic thread herring. Thread herring are an ecosystem 
component species under the Council's Unmanaged Forage Omnibus 
Amendment and are subject to a 1,700 pound possession limit. The 
application requested the ability to catch up to 3,000 MT (6.6 million 
pounds) of thread herring in 2022 and would require an exemption to the 
Unmanaged Forage possession limit. The EOP Committee will consider 
input and recommendations developed by the Council's Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC) at their September meeting regarding the 
EFP application and proposed data collection program. A summary of the 
SSC and EOP Committee meetings will be provided to the full Council at 
their October meeting.
    A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available 
on the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    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.

    Dated: September 13, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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