North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 885-886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00099]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and
its advisory committees.
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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its
advisory committees will meet January 27, 2020 to February 2, 2020.
DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the
South Room on Wednesday, January 29 continuing through Sunday, February
2, 2020. The Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will
begin at 8 a.m. in the East Room on Monday, January 27 and continue
through Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The Council's Advisory Panel (AP)
will begin at 8 a.m. in the North/West Room on Tuesday, January 28 and
continue through Friday, January 31, 2020. The Ecosystem Committee will
meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (room TBD).
The Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee will meet
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (room TBD).
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 515
Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007
West 3rd, Suite 400; telephone: (907) 271-2809.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone:
(907) 271-2809.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Agenda
Monday, January 27, 2020 Through Sunday, February 2, 2020
    Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council's plenary
session will include the following issues. The Council may take
appropriate action on any of the issues identified.
(1) Executive Director's Report
(2) NMFS Management Report
(3) NOAA General Counsel Report
(4) Alaska Fisheries Science Center Report
(5) ADF&G Report
(6) USCG Report
(7) USFWS Report
(8) Charter Halibut Annual Management Measures for Area 3A
(9) Norton Sound Red King Crab--Specifications, BSAI Crab Plan Team
Report
(10) Central GOA Rockfish Reauthorization
(11) Economic Data Report regulatory changes
(12) Sculpin/Squid Product Types
(13) Partial Coverage Cost Efficiencies
(14) Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology in FMPs
(15) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Action Modules
(16) BSAI Halibut ABM
(17) Crab e-logbooks Cost Analysis
(18) Social Science Planning Team
(19) Staff Tasking
    The Advisory Panel will address the same agenda issues as the
Council with the exception of the B reports (issues 1-7).
    The SSC's agenda will include:
(1) Sculpin/Squid Product Types
(2) Alaska Fisheries Science Center Report
(3) Norton Sound Red King Crab--Specifications, BSAI Crab Plan Team
Report
(4) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Action Modules
(5) Social Science Planning Team
(6) Economic Data Report regulatory changes
(7) Economic SAFE report--Review
(8) Multi Regional Social Accounting Matrix tool--Review
(9) Marine Mammal Conservation Status--Annual Update
    Additionally, the SSC will be holding a Research Priorities
Planning Workshop at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in the East
Room. In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery
management decisions, the SSC functions as the Council's primary peer
review panel for scientific information, as described by the Magnuson-
Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2
guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to
satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the
OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines.
    The agenda for the Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory
Committee includes the opportunity to review, give staff feedback, and
make recommendations to the Council on a draft workplan that
establishes different elements and options for a cost efficient
monitoring program that can be supported by industry fees. The agenda
for the Ecosystem Committee includes fur seal updates from NOAA and St.
Paul, skate nursery research update, deep sea coral research update,
and FEP action module updates.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be
posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1243.
Public Comment
    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted
either electronically at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1243 or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council,
1007 West 3rd Ave., Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501. Deadline for
comments is January 24, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Special Accommodations
    These meetings are physically accessible to people with
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other
auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809
at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.
    Dated: January 3, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-00099 Filed 1-7-20; 8:45 am]
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