Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 3509 [2022-01193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 15 / Monday, January 24, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB727] [RTID 0648–XB644] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The Law Enforcement AP meeting will be held February 10, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to members of the public and will be broadcast via webinar as it occurs. Information, including a link to webinar registration, public comment form, and meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/current-advisory-panelmeetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Law Enforcement AP will discuss and provide recommendations on fishery management plan amendments under development by the Council and receive updates pertaining to law enforcement of fishery resources in the region. SUMMARY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: January 18, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–01193 Filed 1–21–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jan 21, 2022 Jkt 256001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of standard prices and fee percentage. AGENCY: NMFS publishes the standard ex-vessel prices and fee percentage for cost recovery under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program (Rockfish Program). This action is intended to provide participants in a rockfish cooperative with the standard prices and fee percentage for the 2021 fishing year, which was authorized from April 1 through November 15. The fee percentage is 2.77 percent. The fee payments are due from each rockfish cooperative on or before February 15, 2022. SUMMARY: DATES: Valid on: January 24, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charmaine Weeks, 907–586–7105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The rockfish fisheries are conducted in Federal waters near Kodiak, Alaska by trawl and longline vessels. Regulations implementing the Rockfish Program are set forth at 50 CFR part 679. Exclusive harvesting privileges are allocated as quota share under the Rockfish Program for rockfish primary and secondary species. Each year, NMFS issues rockfish primary and secondary species cooperative quota (CQ) to rockfish quota shareholders to authorize harvest of these species. The rockfish primary species are northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and dusky rockfish. The rockfish secondary species include Pacific cod, rougheye rockfish, shortraker rockfish, sablefish, and thornyhead rockfish. Rockfish cooperatives began fishing under the Rockfish Program in 2012. The Rockfish Program is a limited access privilege program established under the provisions of section 303A of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Sections 303A and 304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act require NMFS to collect fees to recover the actual costs directly related to the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3509 management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of any limited access privilege program. Therefore, NMFS is required to collect fees for the Rockfish Program under sections 303A and 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Section 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act also limits the cost recovery fee so that it may not exceed 3 percent of the exvessel value of the fish harvested under the Rockfish Program. Standard Prices NMFS calculates cost recovery fees based on standard ex-vessel value prices, rather than actual price data provided by each rockfish CQ holder. Use of standard ex-vessel prices is allowed under sections 303A and 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. NMFS generates a standard ex-vessel price for each rockfish primary and secondary species on a monthly basis to determine the average price paid per pound for all shoreside processors receiving rockfish primary and secondary species CQ. An emergency rule authorized the fishing season start on April 1, 2021 instead of May 1, 2021 (86 FR 14851, March 19, 2021). Rockfish processors that receive and purchase landings of rockfish CQ groundfish must submit, on an annual basis, a volume and value report for the period May 1 to November 15 (50 CFR 679.5(r)(10)(ii)). To calculate fees for landings occurring in the month of April, NMFS applied the annual average standard price. Regulations at 50 CFR 679.85(b)(2) require the Regional Administrator to publish rockfish standard ex-vessel values during the first quarter of each calendar year. The standard prices are described in U.S. dollars per pound for rockfish primary and secondary species CQ landings made during the previous year. Fee Percentage NMFS assesses a fee on the standard ex-vessel value of rockfish primary species and rockfish secondary species CQ harvested by rockfish cooperatives in the Central GOA and waters adjacent to the Central GOA when rockfish primary species caught by a cooperative are deducted from the Federal total allowable catch. The rockfish entry level longline fishery and trawl vessels that opt out of joining a cooperative are not subject to cost recovery fees because those participants do not receive rockfish CQ. Specific details on the Rockfish Program’s cost recovery provision may be found in the implementing regulations set forth at 50 CFR 679.85. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 15 (Monday, January 24, 2022)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB727]


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meetings

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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a meeting of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (AP).

DATES: The Law Enforcement AP meeting will be held February 10, 2022, 
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country 
Inn, 2008 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to members 
of the public and will be broadcast via webinar as it occurs. 
Information, including a link to webinar registration, public comment 
form, and meeting materials will be posted on the Council's website at: 
https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/current-advisory-panel-meetings/ as it 
becomes available.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Law Enforcement AP will discuss and 
provide recommendations on fishery management plan amendments under 
development by the Council and receive updates pertaining to law 
enforcement of fishery resources in the region.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office 
(see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.

(Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)

    Dated: January 18, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-01193 Filed 1-21-22; 8:45 am]
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