Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement
NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on October 10-11, 2019. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Central & Southwest Atlantic, Eastern Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Indo-West Pacific Distinct Population Segments
NMFS announces its intent to conduct a 5-year review for the four distinct population segments (DPSs) of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini): Eastern Atlantic DPS, Eastern Pacific DPS, Central & Southwest Atlantic DPS, and Indo-West Pacific DPS. NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5- year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We request submission of any such information on these scalloped hammerhead shark DPSs, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the DPSs that have become available since their listing on July 3, 2014 (79 FR 38214).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar on September 20, 2019.