Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Temporary Removal of 2,000-lb (907.2 kg) Herring Trip Limit in Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A
NMFS announces a temporary removal of the 2,000-lb (907.2 kg) trip limit for the Atlantic herring fishery in Management Area 1A (Area 1A). The trip limit removal is because catch data indicate that 95 percent of the total allowable catch (TAC) threshold in Area 1A has not been fully attained. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest Atlantic herring may resume fishing for and landing herring, in amounts greater than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg), consistent with their respective Atlantic herring permit categories, effective 0001 hrs, November 15, 2010, through 0001 hrs, November 17, 2010. At 0001 hrs, November 17, 2010, vessels will again be prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring, or landing more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring per trip or calendar day.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Texas Habitat Protection Advisory Panel (AP).
(NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB)
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 483 6000. Please check the SAB Web site http://www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue and for directions. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on November 30 at 5:15 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by November 19, 2010 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after November 19, 2010, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first- served basis. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NOAA Overview, Background and Introduction to the Climate Service, including Responses to the Reviews and Reports from the SAB Climate Working Group; (2) Strategic Framework for the Climate Service; (3) Report on the Climate Service Study by the National Academy of Public Administration; (4) The Plan for NOAA Reorganization to Form the Climate Service and Strengthen Science; (5) The Future of NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; (6) NOAA Response to the Ecosystem Science and Management Working Group Recommendations on the Ocean Color Satellite Continuity Mitigation Study; (8) NOAA Response to the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group Recommendations on the NOAA Coastal Strategy Initiative; (9) Report on the Review of the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER); (10) NOAA Cooperative Institutes: New CIs and New Models for CIs; (11) NOAA Education Programs: Results of the National Academy of Sciences Report; (12) NOAA Educational Partnership Program Cooperative Science Centers; (13) Update of the SAB Working Group Subcommittee and (14) Updates from SAB Working Groups.
New NOAA Cooperative Institutes (CIs): (1) A Cooperative Institute To Improve Mesoscale and Stormscale High Impact Weather Forecasts, Watches, and Warnings Through the Use of, and Enhancement of, Weather Radar and (2) A Cooperative Institute To Support NOAA Northwest Research Facilities in the Area of Marine Resources
The NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) invite applications for: (1) A cooperative institute (CI) to improve mesoscale and stormscale high impact weather forecasts, watches, and warnings through the use of, and enhancement of, weather radar and (2) a CI to support NOAA research facilities in the northwest U.S. in the area of marine resources. Applicants should review the CI Interim Handbook prior to preparing a proposal for this announcement (http://www.nrc.noaa.gov/ ci).