New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 16717-16718 [2022-06256]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2022 / Notices webinar registration will be posted on the Council’s website at: https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/othermeetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8439 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Council will host a presentation from NOAA Fisheries on research conducted in the Deepwater Marine Protected Areas in the South Atlantic Region. The presentation will describe the impact of the protected areas based on data collected from remotely operated vehicles over the past 17 years by NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center. During their research scientists were able to document fish abundances before and after implementation of fishing restrictions, comparing protected and unprotected areas. They were also able to examine the effect of lionfish on reef fish community structure along the south Atlantic shelf break and compare natural and artificial habitats to illuminate deep-water grouper hotspots. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Members of the public will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion. The presentation is for informational purposes only and no management actions will be taken. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: March 21, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–06258 Filed 3–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Mar 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Stephen M. Volz, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. 2022–05875 Filed 3–23–22; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. ACCRES was last renewed on March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Robinson, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, NOAA Satellite and Information Services, 1335 East West Highway, Room G101, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (240) 997–2475, email crsra@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was first established in May 2002, to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote-sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the National and Commercial Space Programs Act of 2010 (the Act), Title 51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq (formerly the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992, 15 U.S.C. 5621– 5625). ACCRES will have a fairly balanced membership consisting of approximately 10 to 20 members serving in a representative capacity. All members should represent the views of a stakeholder organization in the remote sensing area, and should have expertise in remote sensing, space commerce or a related field. Each candidate member shall be recommended by the Assistant Administrator and shall be appointed by the Under Secretary for a term of two years at the discretion of the Under Secretary. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the Committee’s revised Charter have been PO 00000 filed with the appropriate committees of the Congress and with the Library of Congress. BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of renewal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 16717 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB908] 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, NEFMC) will hold a three-day hybrid meeting with both in-person and remote participation to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Council continues to follow all public safety measures related to COVID–19 and intends to do so for this meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355; telephone: (860) 572–0731; online at https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ mysmhhf-hilton-mystic/. Join the webinar at https:// register.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2725063024732767759. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492; www.nefmc.org. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492, ext. 113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Tuesday, April 12, 2022 After brief announcements, Council members and staff will each introduce themselves. Next, the Council will E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 16718 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES receive reports on recent activities from its Chair and Executive Director, the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Regional Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Director, the NOAA Office of General Counsel, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaison, staff from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel. Next, the Council will receive the Monkfish Committee report and initiate Framework Adjustment 13 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action will include 2023–25 specifications for the fishery and other management measures. The Council then will go into the Habitat Committee report. First, the Council will discuss and take final action on a framework to designate one or more Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) in Southern New England. The Council also will receive an update on offshore energy, aquaculture, cables, and other habitatrelated work and approve a comment letter on the Coast Guard’s Port Access Route Study (PARS) for approaches to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The Council then will adjourn for the day. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 The Council will begin the second day of its meeting with the Scallop Committee report, which will cover three issues: (1) An update on work being conducted by the Scallop Survey Working Group; (2) next steps for the Evaluation of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Rotational Management Program final report, which the Council received during the February 2022 meeting; and (3) potential approval of a scoping document for limited access leasing. Next, GARFO staff will provide an overview of the agency’s efforts to develop bycatch reduction measures to reduce takes of sea turtles in trawl fisheries. The Council will provide comments on this action. The Council then will receive a report on outcomes from the March 2022 meeting of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP). Following this report, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center will present the peer review results for recent research track assessments for Gulf of Maine haddock, Illex squid, and butterfish. After the lunch break, the Council will receive a presentation from the Gulf VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Mar 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 of Maine Research Institute on its Maximized Retention Electronic Monitoring Program for Groundfish Monitoring Amendment 23. This presentation will be followed by the Groundfish Committee report. First, the Council will initiate Framework Adjustment 65 to the Groundfish FMP, which will include: (1) 2023 total allowable catches (TACs) for U.S./ Canada shared resources on Georges Bank; (2) 2023–24 specifications for Georges Bank cod and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder; (3) 2023–25 specifications for 14 additional groundfish stocks; (4) revised rebuilding plans for Gulf of Maine cod and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder; (6) additional measures to promote stock rebuilding; and (7) acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rule revisions. Next, the Council will discuss potential modifications to its 2022 groundfish priorities to address possible changes to Atlantic cod management units. The Council then will adjourn for the day. Following the lunch break, the Council will receive an update from GARFO on the status of the IndustryFunded Monitoring (IFM) Program for the Atlantic herring fishery, which will be followed by Council discussion. Then, the Council will close out the meeting with other business. 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. Thursday, April 14, 2022 The Council will lead off the third day of its meeting with an update on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s work to rebuild Atlantic mackerel. The Council will have the opportunity to provide comments and feedback on the mackerel rebuilding program. Next, members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during an open comment period on issues that relate to Council business but are not included on the published agenda for this meeting. The Council asks the public to limit remarks to 3–5 minutes. These comments will be received both in person and through the webinar. A guide for how to publicly comment through the webinar is available on the Council website at https://s3.amazonaws.com/nefmc.org/ NEFMC-meeting-remote-participation_ generic.pdf. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center then will present the State of the Ecosystem 2022 report for New England. The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee will provide recommendations on this report prior to the Council’s discussion. Next, the Council will take up the EcosystemBased Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee report. This will include: (1) An update on planning for EBFM informational outreach workshops and an introduction to the workshop facilitator; and (2) committee recommendations on a plan to conduct a Prototype Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) for EBFM and the Georges Bank example Fishery Ecosystem Plan (eFEP). Special Accommodations PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 21, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–06256 Filed 3–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB901] Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a two-day public hybrid meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The public hybrid meeting will be held on April 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2022)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06256]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB908]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) 
will hold a three-day hybrid meeting with both in-person and remote 
participation to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in 
the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Council continues to follow all 
public safety measures related to COVID-19 and intends to do so for 
this meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 
13 and Thursday, April 14, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 
a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 20 
Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355; telephone: (860) 572-0731; online 
at https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mysmhhf-hilton-mystic/. Join the 
webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2725063024732767759.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492; 
www.nefmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492, ext. 
113.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    After brief announcements, Council members and staff will each 
introduce themselves. Next, the Council will

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receive reports on recent activities from its Chair and Executive 
Director, the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) 
Regional Administrator, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) 
Director, the NOAA Office of General Counsel, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council liaison, staff from the Atlantic States Marine 
Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and representatives from the U.S. Coast 
Guard, NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement, the Advisory Committee to the 
U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of 
Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory 
Panel. Next, the Council will receive the Monkfish Committee report and 
initiate Framework Adjustment 13 to the Monkfish Fishery Management 
Plan (FMP). This action will include 2023-25 specifications for the 
fishery and other management measures. The Council then will go into 
the Habitat Committee report. First, the Council will discuss and take 
final action on a framework to designate one or more Habitat Areas of 
Particular Concern (HAPCs) in Southern New England. The Council also 
will receive an update on offshore energy, aquaculture, cables, and 
other habitat-related work and approve a comment letter on the Coast 
Guard's Port Access Route Study (PARS) for approaches to Maine, New 
Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The Council then will adjourn for the 
day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    The Council will begin the second day of its meeting with the 
Scallop Committee report, which will cover three issues: (1) An update 
on work being conducted by the Scallop Survey Working Group; (2) next 
steps for the Evaluation of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Rotational 
Management Program final report, which the Council received during the 
February 2022 meeting; and (3) potential approval of a scoping document 
for limited access leasing. Next, GARFO staff will provide an overview 
of the agency's efforts to develop bycatch reduction measures to reduce 
takes of sea turtles in trawl fisheries. The Council will provide 
comments on this action. The Council then will receive a report on 
outcomes from the March 2022 meeting of the Northeast Trawl Advisory 
Panel (NTAP). Following this report, the Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center will present the peer review results for recent research track 
assessments for Gulf of Maine haddock, Illex squid, and butterfish.
    After the lunch break, the Council will receive a presentation from 
the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on its Maximized Retention 
Electronic Monitoring Program for Groundfish Monitoring Amendment 23. 
This presentation will be followed by the Groundfish Committee report. 
First, the Council will initiate Framework Adjustment 65 to the 
Groundfish FMP, which will include: (1) 2023 total allowable catches 
(TACs) for U.S./Canada shared resources on Georges Bank; (2) 2023-24 
specifications for Georges Bank cod and Georges Bank yellowtail 
flounder; (3) 2023-25 specifications for 14 additional groundfish 
stocks; (4) revised rebuilding plans for Gulf of Maine cod and Southern 
New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder; (6) additional measures to 
promote stock rebuilding; and (7) acceptable biological catch (ABC) 
control rule revisions. Next, the Council will discuss potential 
modifications to its 2022 groundfish priorities to address possible 
changes to Atlantic cod management units. The Council then will adjourn 
for the day.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

    The Council will lead off the third day of its meeting with an 
update on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's work to rebuild 
Atlantic mackerel. The Council will have the opportunity to provide 
comments and feedback on the mackerel rebuilding program. Next, members 
of the public will have the opportunity to speak during an open comment 
period on issues that relate to Council business but are not included 
on the published agenda for this meeting. The Council asks the public 
to limit remarks to 3-5 minutes. These comments will be received both 
in person and through the webinar. A guide for how to publicly comment 
through the webinar is available on the Council website at https://s3.amazonaws.com/nefmc.org/NEFMC-meeting-remote-participation_generic.pdf. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center then 
will present the State of the Ecosystem 2022 report for New England. 
The Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee will provide 
recommendations on this report prior to the Council's discussion. Next, 
the Council will take up the Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) 
Committee report. This will include: (1) An update on planning for EBFM 
informational outreach workshops and an introduction to the workshop 
facilitator; and (2) committee recommendations on a plan to conduct a 
Prototype Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) for EBFM and the Georges 
Bank example Fishery Ecosystem Plan (eFEP).
    Following the lunch break, the Council will receive an update from 
GARFO on the status of the Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Program for 
the Atlantic herring fishery, which will be followed by Council 
discussion. Then, the Council will close out the meeting with other 
business.
    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 Magnuson-Stevens 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 21, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-06256 Filed 3-23-22; 8:45 am]
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