West Coast Groundfish Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting; Meeting Announcement, 59994-59995 [2021-23609]

Download as PDF 59994 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS— Continued SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS— Continued Time khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Time California State Delegation .......... Oregon State Delegation ................. Washington State Delegation .......... Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel ............ Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team ......... Groundfish Advisory Subpanel .... Groundfish Management Team ... Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ............ Highly Migratory Species Management Team ......... Enforcement Consultants ............... Day 4—Thursday, November 18, 2021: Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel ............ Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team ......... Groundfish Advisory Subpanel .... Groundfish Management Team ... Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ............ Highly Migratory Species Management Team ......... 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ADDRESSES: Instructions for attending As Necessary the meeting will be provided on the web at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ species/west-coast-groundfish and 7 a.m. through a public notice to be emailed out to the West Coast Groundfish 7 a.m. Listserv. Sign up to receive West Coast Groundfish public notices at https:// 7 a.m. public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ USNOAAFISHERIES/subscriber/new. Although non-emergency issues not After entering your contact information, contained in the meeting agenda may be check the boxes for the ‘‘Groundfish’’ discussed, those issues may not be the and/or ‘‘Pacific Whiting’’ topics under subject of formal action during this ‘‘West Coast Updates’’. meeting. Action will be restricted to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: those issues specifically listed in this Keeley Kent, West Coast Region, at document and any issues arising after keeley.kent@noaa.gov or 206–247–8252. publication of this document that require emergency action under section SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seabirds 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery congregate around trawlers to feed on Conservation and Management Act, offal putting them at risk of colliding provided the public has been notified of with cables (trawl warps and data the intent to take final action to address cables) that run aft of trawlers. Cable the emergency. strikes are a known source of seabird mortality worldwide, particularly on atSpecial Accommodations sea factory trawlers (referred to as Requests for sign language catcher/processors). Research projects interpretation or other auxiliary aids observing seabird cable strikes and other should be directed to Mr. Kris interactions, as well as testing of Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ mitigation measures, have been noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 conducted in the West Coast at-sea business days prior to the meeting date. Pacific whiting fishery. NMFS will Authority:16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. present results from these studies to inform a discussion of their application Dated: October 25, 2021. to management. Tracey L. Thompson, DATES: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel .... Groundfish Management Team ... Enforcement Consultants ............... Day 7— Monday, November 22, 2021: California State Delegation .......... Oregon State Delegation ................. Washington State Delegation .......... Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–23527 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 7 a.m. 7 a.m. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 7 a.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 a.m. [RTID 0648–XB537] 8 a.m. As Necessary West Coast Groundfish Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting; Meeting Announcement 7 a.m. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. 7 a.m. SUMMARY: 7 a.m. Jkt 256001 the West Coast at-sea whiting fishery. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Trawl Seabird Bycatch Meeting Topics This meeting will have an agenda that will be distributed to participants in advance of the meeting. The meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following topics: (1) Presentation of research studies conducted on seabird interactions in atsea Pacific whiting fisheries, including cable strikes; (2) Discussion of seabird bycatch mitigation measure trials; and (3) Application of research results to management. AGENCY: Special Accommodations NMFS announces a meeting to present the results of research studies conducted on seabird cable strikes in Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Keeley Kent (see ADDRESSES) by November 5, 2021. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices Dated: October 25, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–23609 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB502] Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 80 workshop webinars for U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish Fishery Topical Working Group. AGENCY: The SEDAR 80 assessment process of U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish will consist of a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 80 U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish Fishery Topical Working Group workshop will be held via webinar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. eastern each day November 16–18, 2021. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from or completed prior to the time established by this notice. 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, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 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) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a 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 product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment 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, Highly Migratory Species (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 non-government organizational representatives (NGOs); International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the workshop are as follows: Working Group members will discuss factors that may impact the fishery for U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish. Potential assessment data may also be reviewed. 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 5 business days prior to each workshop. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59995 Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 25, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–23523 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB550] 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 public meeting of its Scallop Survey Working Group 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 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9 a.m. Webinar registration URL information https://attendee.goto training.com/r/1548650451610382849. 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: SUMMARY: Agenda The Scallop Survey Working Group (SSWG) will meet to review progress updates to address the Terms of Reference (TORs): Methods and analyses identified to address TORs, including timelines for completion, and SSWG sub-groups activities. Other business may be discussed, as necessary. 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 listed in this notice and any issues E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB537]


West Coast Groundfish Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting; Meeting 
Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting to present the results of research 
studies conducted on seabird cable strikes in the West Coast at-sea 
whiting fishery. The meeting topics are described under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on December 10, 2021, from 9 
a.m. to 2 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (or until business is concluded).

ADDRESSES: Instructions for attending the meeting will be provided on 
the web at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/west-coast-groundfish 
and through a public notice to be emailed out to the West Coast 
Groundfish Listserv. Sign up to receive West Coast Groundfish public 
notices at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNOAAFISHERIES/subscriber/new. After entering your contact information, check the 
boxes for the ``Groundfish'' and/or ``Pacific Whiting'' topics under 
``West Coast Updates''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keeley Kent, West Coast Region, at 
[email protected] or 206-247-8252.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seabirds congregate around trawlers to feed 
on offal putting them at risk of colliding with cables (trawl warps and 
data cables) that run aft of trawlers. Cable strikes are a known source 
of seabird mortality worldwide, particularly on at-sea factory trawlers 
(referred to as catcher/processors). Research projects observing 
seabird cable strikes and other interactions, as well as testing of 
mitigation measures, have been conducted in the West Coast at-sea 
Pacific whiting fishery. NMFS will present results from these studies 
to inform a discussion of their application to management.

Trawl Seabird Bycatch Meeting Topics

    This meeting will have an agenda that will be distributed to 
participants in advance of the meeting. The meeting agenda will 
include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
    (1) Presentation of research studies conducted on seabird 
interactions in at-sea Pacific whiting fisheries, including cable 
strikes;
    (2) Discussion of seabird bycatch mitigation measure trials; and
    (3) Application of research results to management.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Keeley Kent (see ADDRESSES) by November 5, 2021.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and 16 
U.S.C. 6901 et seq.


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    Dated: October 25, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-23609 Filed 10-28-21; 8:45 am]
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