Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 58892-58893 [2021-23117]

Download as PDF 58892 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices the SHARE process, NMFS is exploring different aspects of the Atlantic shark fisheries to improve stability and resiliency within the fisheries and has identified the following objectives: • Review the current state of the Atlantic shark fishery; • Identify areas of success in the fishery; • Identify areas of concern in the fishery; and • Identify ways to improve the fishery and potential future shark management actions. As part of SHARE, NMFS reviewed commercial shark fishery vessel permits, trips targeting or retaining sharks, shark landings, dealer permits, and markets. These data indicate that catch of available quota and participation in the commercial shark fishery has dramatically declined from historical levels. In the recreational shark fishery, NMFS reviewed the recent permits with shark endorsements, fishing effort, survey data, and tournament landings. Shark depredation, which occurs when a shark eats or preys upon fish that are caught on fishing gear, has been a growing concern in a wide variety of commercial and recreational fisheries. While the number of reports of depredation have increased, the underlying cause of the increase is uncertain—it could be due to an increase in the number of sharks as stocks rebuild; a learned behavior by sharks as they recognize motors, fishing techniques, or shark feeding locations as a source of food (this learned behavior is found in other animals such as marine mammals); an increase in the number of people using social media to report the depredation; or any combination of the above. Lastly, in the SHARE document, NMFS analyzed additional factors beyond the Federal shark fishery including other fisheries, state shark fin sale prohibitions, and binding international recommendations. The SHARE document as a whole provides a comprehensive review of the current state of the Atlantic shark fishery, identifies areas of success and concern, and identifies regulations and management measures for potential future revision. Overall, this review has found that NMFS is sustainably managing shark stocks; however, catch and participation in the commercial shark fishery is in decline. This decline is happening despite fishermen having available quotas for many species, and, in most regions, an open season yearround. The review has also identified a need in the recreational fishery to improve species identification that could improve shark fishery data, thus improving management overall. Additionally, it is likely that other fisheries, state shark fin sale prohibitions, and binding international recommendations have directly and indirectly affected fishing effort and landings from 2014 through 2019. Possible changes that could increase the productivity of the commercial shark fishery while remaining consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan and its amendments could include modifications to: • Vessel permit structure, including shifting incidental permits to openaccess permits; • Commercial vessel retention limits for large coastal shark, blacknose, and other shark management groups; • Regional and sub-regional quotas to better match regional expectations and opportunities; • Recreational size and bag limits; and, • Reporting mechanisms to enhance data collection of recreational shark species and shark depredation events. NMFS anticipates that revisions to the above management measures would occur via future rulemaking to modify HMS regulations, with appropriate opportunity for public comment. Regardless of timing, NMFS believes changes to the shark fishery are warranted to improve the overall health of the fishery and shark stocks. Public Webinar NMFS will consider public comments before finalizing SHARE. Comments on the draft SHARE document may be submitted via www.regulations.gov, and comments may also be submitted at the public hearings. NMFS solicits comments on this draft document by January 3, 2022. During this period, NMFS will hold one public webinar on December 8, 2021 (Table 1). Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Guy DuBeck at guy.dubeck@noaa.gov or 301–427–8503, at least 7 days prior to the meeting. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 TABLE 1—DATE AND TIME OF UPCOMING WEBINAR Venue Date Time Webinar ........ December 21, 2021 ................ 2–4 p.m ................................... The public is reminded that NMFS expects participants at the public webinar to conduct themselves appropriately. At the beginning of the webinar, the moderator will explain how the webinar will be conducted and how and when participants can provide comments. NMFS representative(s) will structure the webinar so that all members of the public will be able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the controversial nature of the subject(s). Participants are expected to respect the ground rules, and those that do not may be asked to leave the webinar. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 Instructions Link: https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/ j.php?MTID=m62c9fc645e02237b23d3a83349d8c1b8. Meeting number: 27634061994. Password: A26xykq3q3a. Join by phone: 1–415–527–5035. Access code: 27634061994. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 20, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–23215 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB530] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM Notice; public meeting. 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Connection information will be posted prior to the meeting on the to the MAFMC’s online calendar 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to develop recommendations for 2022 federal waters recreational management measures (i.e., possession limits, fish size limits, and open and closed seasons) for all three species. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 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: October 19, 2021. Tracey L. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 203 (Monday, October 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58892-58893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB530]


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 (MAFMC's) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a 
public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 9 
a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Connection information 
will be posted prior to the meeting on the to the MAFMC's online 
calendar 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 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea 
Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to develop recommendations for 2022 
federal waters recreational management measures (i.e., possession 
limits, fish size limits, and open and closed seasons) for all three 
species.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
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: October 19, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-23117 Filed 10-22-21; 8:45 am]
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