Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Luz Torres DeRosa From an Objection by the Puerto Rico Planning Board
This announcement provides notice that the decision record has been closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Luz Torres DeRosa.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Fernando E. Otero Rodriguez From an Objection by the Puerto Rico Planning Board
This announcement provides notice that the decision record has been closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Fernando E. Otero Rodriguez.
External Review of NOAA's Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere has requested the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to conduct an external review of NOAA's ecosystem research and science enterprise. The SAB is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB is forming an external panel to review and draft recommendations on the appropriateness of the mix of scientific activities conducted and/or sponsored by NOAA to its mission and on the organization of NOAA's ecosystem research and science enterprise. Nominations to the panel are being solicited herein. The intent is to select from the nominees. However, the SAB retains the prerogative to name people to the review team that were not nominated if it deems it necessary to achieve the desired balance. Once selected, the SAB will post the review panel, with abridged resumes, at: http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Doc/Documents.html.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 first seasonal allowance of the pollock interim total allowable catch (TAC) for Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Pelagics Plan Team; Public Meeting
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council(Council) will hold a meeting of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT) to discuss overfishing of Pacific bigeye tuna and to develop recommendations for future management. The agenda for the meeting can be found under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Workshops
The SEDAR process for the Gulf of Mexico red snapper consists of a series of three workshops: a data workshop, an assessment workshop, and a review workshop. The data and assessment workshops are completed. This document announces the schedule for the review workshop.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coral Reef Conservation Program Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.