New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel and Oversight Committee will hold meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Extension of Commercial Trip Limits for Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery
An emergency rule of February 17, 2005, that established trip limits for the commercial shallow-water and deep-water grouper fisheries in the exclusive economic zone of the Gulf of Mexico is in effect from March 3, 2005, through August 16, 2005. NMFS extends that emergency rule for an additional 180 days through February 12, 2006. The intended effects of that emergency rule are to moderate the rate of harvest of the available quotas, reduce the adverse social and economic effects of derby fishing, enable more effective quota monitoring, and reduce the probability of overfishing.
Financial Assistance To Establish a New Cooperative Science Center Under NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) With Minority Serving Institutions for Scientific Environmental Technology
The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA's Educational Partnership Program is soliciting proposals to establish a new Cooperative Science Center at an accredited postsecondary minority serving institution (MSI). This Center will be established as a partnership between the institution and NOAA, with the goal of expanding the institution's training and research capabilities and supporting the development of programs compatible with NOAA's mission. The Cooperative Science Center will be established in support of NOAA core science areas and will enhance NOAA's ability to conduct its mission with enhanced scientific environmental technologies. The Center will support activities that strengthen the research capabilities at the selected MSI with accredited programs and graduate degrees in physical sciences, including applied physics, applied mathematics, computer science applications, and atmospheric, oceanic and environmental related sciences. The Center's principal academic institution must be an accredited MSI with a Ph.D. program in one of the key sciences identified in this announcement. Proposals will not be accepted from non-profit organizations, foundations, auxiliary services or any other entity submitted on behalf of MSIs.