Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction

Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)

Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2014-04754

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD143

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of amendment to a public meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 115th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 159th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Marianas Plan Team (PT), Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) REAC, the Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and the Council's Program Planning Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee.

DATES: The meetings will be held from March 11 through March 21, 2014. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES:

Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

Guam Hilton Hotel, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam GU 96913; telephone: (671) 646-1835.

Fiesta Hotel, Saipan Beach, Garapan, MP CNMI 96950; telephone: (670) 234-6412.

Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Arnold Palacios, Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is being re-published in its entirety due to a few changes. The original notice published February 21, 2014 (79 FR 9890). The 115th SSC meeting will be held in Honolulu on March 11-13, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the Marianas PT on March 14, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the CNMI REAC will meet on March 14,

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2014 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; The Joint Marianas PT and AP on March 14, 2014 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and March 15, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and the Guam REAC will meet on March 19, 2014 between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Council's Executive and Budget Standing Committee will meet on Saipan on March 16, 2014 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and its Program Planning Standing Committee will meet on Saipan on March 17, 2014 between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; and the 159th Council Meeting will be held on Saipan between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 17, 2014 and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 18, 2014; and in Guam between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 20, 2014, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 21, 2014. In addition, the Council will host Fishers Forums on Saipan on March 17, 2014 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on Guam on March 20, 2014 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The 115th SSC will be held at the Council's Office in Honolulu; the Guam REAC, Marianas PT and AP will be held at the Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon Bay, Guam; the Council's Standing Committees, the CNMI REAC, the 159th Council Meeting on March 17 and 18 and Fishers Forum on March 17 will be held at the Fiesta Hotel, Garapan, Saipan, CNMI. The Council Meeting on March 20 and 21 and the Fishers Forum on March 20 will be held at the Guam Hilton Hotel.

In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Schedule and Agenda for 115th SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  1. Introductions

  2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs

  3. Status of the 115th SSC Meeting Recommendations

  4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director

  5. Remarks from the New NMFS Senior Scientist for Ecosystem Research

  6. Insular Fisheries

    1. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Area (BRFA) Management Plan

    2. Report from MHI Bottomfish Working Group Research Priorities

    3. Report on the CNMI Bottomfish Scoping (Action Item)

    4. Informing Creel Survey Adjustment Factors Using Village-based Fisheries Profiles

    5. Estimation of Catch Weight of Reef Fish from Hawaii Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistical Survey (HMRFSS)

    6. Hawaii Kumu (White-saddle Goatfish) Stock Assessment

    7. Public Comment

    8. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

  7. Program Planning

    1. Report from P-star Working Group (Action Item)

    2. Specifying Acceptable Biological Catches for the Coral Reef Species in the Western Pacific Region (Action Item)

    3. Social Science Program Plan

    4. Public Comment

    5. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  8. Pelagic Fisheries

    1. Longline Fisheries Quarterly Reports

  9. Hawaii

  10. American Samoa

    1. Economic Collapse of American Samoa Longline Fishery (Action Item)

    2. Experimental Fishing Permit--American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Action Item)

    3. Modifying Hawaii Longline Fishery Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit (Action Item)

    4. Bigeye Tuna Movement Workshop

    5. Disproportionate Burden Workshop

    6. Workshop on Ecosystem Approaches to Pelagic Fisheries Management

    7. International Fisheries

  11. 10th Regular Session of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC 10)

  12. International Scientific Committee (ISC)

    I. Public Comment

    1. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

  13. Protected Species

    1. Leatherback Turtle Bycatch Analysis and Revised TurtleWatch

    2. SSC Subcommittee Review of the Insular False Killer Whale Photo-

      ID Data Analysis

    3. Update on the Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports

    4. Analysis of Impacts under the Deep-set Longline Biological Opinion

    5. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions

  14. Results of an Update of the Corals of the World Information Base

  15. Proposed Rule to List 66 Species of Coral as Endangered or Threatened under the ESA

  16. Green Turtle Status Review

  17. North Pacific Humpback Whale Petition

  18. Proposed 2014 List of Fisheries

  19. Other Relevant Actions

    1. Report of the Protected Species Advisory Committee Meeting

    2. Public Comment

    3. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014

  20. Other Business

    1. Electronic Monitoring Workshop

    2. Fishery Ecosystem Plans (FEP) and Program Review

    3. 116th SSC Meeting

  21. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

    Schedule and Agenda for Marianas PT Meeting

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday March 14, 2014

  22. Welcome and Introductions

  23. Approval of the Agenda

  24. Assignment of Rapporteurs

  25. Report on Previous Plan Team Recommendations and Council Actions

  26. Review of the Status of the Western Pacific Insular Fisheries

    1. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

      i. Update of fishery dependent and independent studies

      ii. Coral Reef Fisheries

      iii. Incorporating BioSampling Data in the Annual Report

      iv. Bottomfish Fisheries

      v. Discussions

    2. Guam

      i. Update of Fishery Dependent and Independent Studies

      ii. Coral Reef Fisheries

      iii. Report on Data Summaries for the Guam BioSampling Program

      iv. Bottomfish Fisheries

      v. Discussions

  27. Discussion on the Non-Commercial Module for the Annual Report

  28. Planning for the Joint Archipelagic Plan Team Meeting

  29. Pre-Workshop Activities for the Technical Committee of the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee

  30. General Discussions

  31. Other Business

  32. Public Comment

    Schedule and Agenda for CNMI REAC Meeting

    9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014

  33. Welcome and Introductions

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  34. Status Report on 158th Council Meeting Recommendations regarding CNMI

  35. Council Action Items for 159th meeting

    1. CNMI Bottomfish Management--Removing the 50 Nautical Mile Area Closure for Large Vessels Fishing Around the CNMI Southern Islands

    2. Coral Reef Annual Catch Limits

    3. Discussion and Recommendations

  36. Local CNMI Issues

    1. President Proclamation on Territorial Waters

    2. Status of Local Activities to Address Conflicting Shark Regulations

      i. Legislative

      ii. Administration

    3. Military Activities

      i. Prepositioning Ships

      ii. Tinian, Farallon de Medinilla (FDM) and Pagan

      iii. Discussion and Recommendations

  37. Other Business

  38. Public Comment

  39. Discussion and Recommendations

    Schedule and Agenda for Joint Marianas PT and AP Meeting

    6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014

  40. Welcome and Introductions

  41. Status of the Marianas Fisheries

  42. Status of the Council

    a. New at the Council

    i. Advisory Group Changes (Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee, Protected Species Advisory Committee, Education, Climate Change and Marine Spatial Planning)

    ii. AP Solicitation this Year (New 4-year Term Starting 2015)

    iii. Outreach-Web site, E-newsletter, etc.

    b. Status of 2013 AP Recommendations

    c. Council Action Items

    i. Annual Catch Limits for Coral Reef Species

    ii. CNMI Bottomfish Management--Removing the 50 Nautical Mile Area Closure for Large Vessels Fishing Around the CNMI Southern Islands

    d. Updates on Projects and Issues

    i. Data Collection Efforts

  43. Guam Military Data Collection Project

  44. CNMI Data Collection Efforts

    ii. Fishery Development

  45. Guam Projects

  46. CNMI Projects

    iii. Community Projects

  47. Malesso Community-based Marine Resource Plan

  48. Advisory Panel Reports

    a. Guam

    b. CNMI

  49. Public Comment

  50. Day 1 Recommendations and Wrap up

  51. Day 2 Workshop Introduction and Expectations

    8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014

  52. Marianas Fishery Ecosystem Plan Review and Priorities Workshop

    a. Plenary-Overview and Purpose, Setting the Process Stage

    i. Current/Traditional Approaches to Management

    ii. Current Policies, Regulations and Factors

    iii. Review of Available Information

    iv. Review of Regulatory Regime

    v. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat of Particular Concern (HAPC)

    vi. Instructions for Plenary and Breakout

    b. Breakout Session 1: Data Gathering

    c. Breakout Session 2: Defining Needs and Priorities

    d. Plenary-Report Back from Groups

    e. Breakout Session 3: Developing Management Strategies and Measures

    f. Breakout Session 4: Crafting an Effective Plan

    g. Plenary-Report Back from Groups

    h. Plenary-Wrap-up and Discussion

    Schedule and Agenda for Guam REAC Meeting

    1:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  53. Welcome and Introductions

  54. Status Report on 158th Council Meeting Recommendations for Guam

  55. Community Resource Management Activities and Issues

    1. Malesso Community-based Management Plan for Coastal and Marine Resources

    2. Micronesia Compact Issues Related to Fisheries

      i. Community Issues and Concerns Regarding Fishing Activities

      ii. Report on GC Review of Compact Impact Issues Related to Fishing

    3. Community Concerns regarding Military Impact to Fishing Community

    4. Discussion

  56. NOAA Initiatives

    1. NOAA Research Cruise Plans for the Mariana Islands

    2. NOAA Habitat Blueprint designation of Manell-Geus, Guam

    3. Discussion

  57. Other Business

  58. Public Comment

  59. Discussion and Recommendations

    Schedule for Council Standing Committee Meetings

    3 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Executive and Budget Standing Committee

    7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Monday, March 17, 2014

    Program Planning Standing Committee

    Schedule and Agenda for 159th Council Meeting

    10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014

  60. Opening Ceremony and Introductions

  61. Opening Remarks

  62. Approval of the 159th Agenda

  63. Approval of the 158th Meeting Minutes

  64. Executive Director's Report

  65. Election of Officers

  66. Agency Reports

    1. National Marine Fisheries Service

  67. Pacific Islands Regional Office

  68. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)

    a. 2014 PIFSC Plan

    1. NOAA General Counsel, Pacific Islands Region

  69. Report on Compact Impact related to Fishing

    1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    2. Enforcement Section

  70. U.S. Coast Guard

  71. NMFS Office for Law Enforcement

  72. NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation

    1. Public Comment

    2. Council Discussion and Action

  73. Marianas Archipelago--Part 1: CNMI

    1. Arongol Falu

    2. Legislative Report

    3. Enforcement Issues

    4. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

  74. President's Proclamation regarding Northern Islands, Tinian and Farallon de Medinilla

    1. Bottomfish Area Closure Modification (Action Item)

    2. Report on CNMI Projects

  75. Data Collection Efforts

  76. CNMI Commercial Dock Report

  77. Marianas Skipjack Assessment Report

  78. Status of Fish Market Development at Fishing Base

    1. Community Activities and Issues

  79. Military Initiatives on Tinian

  80. Military Proposed Plans and Status

    1. Education and Outreach Initiatives

  81. Report of the Lunar Calendar

    I. Advisory Group Recommendations

  82. AP Recommendations

  83. PT recommendations

  84. REAC Recommendations

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    1. SSC Recommendations

    2. Public Hearing

    L. Council Discussion and Action

    6 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014

    Fishers Forum: Are Sharks the Frontier?

    9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  85. Program Planning and Research

    1. Report from P-star Working Group (Action Item)

    2. Report from the Social Economic Ecological Management Uncertainty (SEEM) Working Group (Action Item)

    3. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for the Coral Reef Species in the Western Pacific Region (Action Item)

    4. Social Science Program Plan

    5. Five-year Program Review

    6. Education and Outreach

    7. Advisory Group Recommendations

  86. AP Recommendations

  87. PT Recommendations

    1. SSC Recommendations

      I. Program Planning Standing Committee Recommendations

    2. Public Hearing

    3. Council Discussion and Action

  88. American Samoa Archipelago

    1. Motu Lipoti

    2. Fono Report

    3. Enforcement Issues

    4. Community Activities and Issues

  89. Update on Community Fisheries Development

  90. Seafood Market Training Workshop

    1. Education and Outreach Initiatives

    2. SSC Recommendations

    3. Public Comment

    4. Council Discussion and Action

  91. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Guam Opening Ceremony and Introductions

    Welcoming remarks

  92. Marianas Archipelago--Part 2: Guam

    1. Isla Informe

    2. Legislative Report

    3. Enforcement Issues

    4. Report on Guam Projects and Programs

  93. Status Report on the Manahak (rabbitfish) Project

  94. Status Report on the Fishing Platform Project

  95. Status Report on Agat Dock A project

  96. Marianas Skipjack Assessment Report

  97. Guam Military Data Collection Project

    1. Community Development Activities and Issues

  98. Malesso Community-based Marine Resource Plan

  99. Report on the Piti Pride Tepungan Wide

  100. NOAA Habitat Blue Print

  101. Ritidian Point Firing Range Proposal

  102. Report on Compact Impact related to Fishing

    1. Education and Outreach Initiatives

  103. Report of the Lunar Calendar Festival

  104. Festival of the Pacific Arts 2016

  105. President's Proclamation on Climate Change

    1. Advisory Group Recommendations

  106. AP Recommendations

  107. PT Recommendations

  108. REAC Recommendations

    1. SSC Recommendations

      I. Public Comment

    2. Council Discussion and Action

  109. Protected Species

    1. Update on Marine Mammal Stock Assessments

    2. Deep-set Longline Fishery Biological Opinion

    3. Updates on Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Actions

  110. Results of an Update of the Corals of the World Information Base

  111. Proposed Rule to List 66 Species of Coral as Endangered or Threatened under the ESA

  112. Green Turtle Status Review

  113. North Pacific Humpback Whale Petition

  114. Proposed 2014 List of Fisheries

  115. Other Relevant Actions

    1. Report on the Insular Sea Turtle Programs

    2. Advisory Group Recommendations

  116. Protected Species Advisory Committee Recommendations

  117. AP Recommendations

  118. PT Recommendations

  119. REAC Recommendations

    1. SSC Recommendations

    2. Public Comment

    3. Council Discussion and Action

  120. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

    6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Fishers Forum: Malesso Community-based Marine Management Plan

    9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014

  121. Pelagic & International Fisheries

    1. Economic Collapse of American Samoa Longline Fishery (Action Item)

    2. Experimental Fishing Permit--American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (Action Item)

    3. Modifying Hawaii Longline Fishery EPO Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit (Action Item)

    4. Bigeye Tuna Movement Workshop

    5. Disproportionate Burden Workshop

    6. International Fisheries

  122. WCPFC 10

  123. ISC

  124. North Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization (NPRFMO)

  125. South Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization (SPRFMO)

    1. Longline Fisheries Quarterly Reports

    2. Advisory Group Recommendations

  126. AP Recommendations

  127. PT Recommendations

  128. REAC Recommendations

    I. SSC Recommendations

    1. Public Hearing

    2. Council Discussion and Recommendations

  129. Hawaii Archipelago

    1. Moku Pepa

    2. Legislative Report

    3. Enforcement

    4. Main Hawaiian Island Bottomfish

  130. State of Hawaii BRFA Management Plan

  131. Bottomfish Working Group

    1. Community Projects, Activities and Issues

  132. Supporting the Aha Moku System

  133. Outreach and Education Report

    1. SSC Recommendations

    2. Public Comment

    3. Council Discussion and Action

  134. Administrative Matters

    1. Financial Reports

    2. Administrative Reports

    3. Standard Operating Practices and Procedures (SOPP) Review and Changes

    4. Council Family Changes

    5. Meetings and Workshops

    6. Report on Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) Reauthorization

    7. Other Business

    8. Standing Committee Recommendations

      I. Public Comment

    9. Council Discussion and Action

  135. Other Business

    Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 159th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take action to address the emergency.

    Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.

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    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: February 27, 2014.

    Tracey L. Thompson,

    Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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