Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 52557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18766]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[RTID 0648-XA390]
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and
Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 70 Assessment Webinar IV for Gulf of Mexico
greater amberjack.
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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 70 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico
greater amberjack will consist of a series of data and assessment
webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
DATES: The SEDAR 70 Assessment Webinar III will be held September 11,
2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to
members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact
Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request
an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request
webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar.
 SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston,
SC 29405.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator;
(843) 571-4366; email: [email protected]
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR)
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multi-step process including: (1)
Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review
Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles
and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are
appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a
report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock,
estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions,
and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review
Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding
the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data.
Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico,
South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA
Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and
Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data
collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists,
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including
fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International experts; and
staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.
 The items of discussion during the Assessment Webinar are as
follows:
 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from
the data webinars, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate
stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria,
and project future conditions.
 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and
configurations for determining stock status and estimating population
parameters.
 Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to
those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to
take final action to address the emergency.
Special Accommodations
 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids
should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5
business days prior to each workshop.
 Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are
subject to change.
 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
 Dated: August 21, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-18766 Filed 8-25-20; 8:45 am]
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