Availability of Seats for National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils
ONMS is seeking applications for vacant seats for five of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils (advisory councils). Vacant seats, including positions (i.e., primary member and alternate), for each of the advisory councils are listed in this notice under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2016 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The meeting is open to the public.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council), Sea Scallop Committee, Advisory Panel and PDT are scheduling an inshore Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing Industry workshop to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Marine Mammals; File No. 15510
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 15510 has been issued to Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., University of Alaska Anchorage, CPISB 202C, 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508.