Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
NMFS solicits nominations for the Advisory Panel (AP) for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops (this AP is also called the ``SEDAR Pool''). The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group from which individuals will be selected to review and/or provide the data and analyses and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to data, analyses, and models, used in stock assessments for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are being sought for a three-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool.
False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team Meeting
NMFS is establishing a Take Reduction Team (TRT) and convening
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2009 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2010 and Request for Comments on Proposed Implementation Guidelines for the Coral Reef Conservation Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this noticeto provide the general public with a consolidated source of program and application information related to its competitive grant and cooperative agreement (CA) award offerings for fiscal year (FY) 2010. This Omnibus notice is designed to replace the multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. It should be noted that additional program initiatives unanticipated at the time of the publication of this notice may be announced through subsequent Federal Register notices. All announcements will also be available through the Grants.gov Web site. In addition, this notice solicits comments on Proposed Implementation Guidelines for the Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Availability of Seats for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
The ONMS is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Conservation Primary (1 seat) and Alternate (2 seats); Education Primary and Alternate; Community-at-Large San Francisco/San Mateo Primary and Alternate; Community-at-Large Marin/ Sonoma Primary; Research Primary and Alternate; Maritime Activities Commercial Primary and Alternate; ad Maritime Activities Recreation Primary and Alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-3 year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.