[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29332-29333]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11966]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC691


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's 
(Council) will convene meetings of its Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and 
Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands (CNMI) Archipelagic Advisory Panels 
(APs) and the Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) (see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and agenda items).

DATES: The Guam AP will be held on June 3, 2013, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 
The American Samoa AP will be held on June 5, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 
p.m. The CNMI AP will be held on June 5, 2013 from 10 p.m.-5 p.m. The 
Hawaii AP will be held on June 13, 2013 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hawaii 
REAC will be held on June 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Guam AP meeting will be held at the Guam Fishermen's 
Cooperative, Greg D. Perez Marina, Hagatna Boat Basin, Guam, phone: 
(671) 472-6323. The American Samoa AP will be held at Toa's Bar and 
Grill Conference Room, Lions Park Road Nu'uuli Village, American Samoa, 
phone: (684) 699-2901. The CNMI AP will be held at the Conference Room, 
Department of Lands and Natural Resources Lower Base Drive, Saipan, 
CNMI, phone: (670) 664-6000. The Hawaii AP and the Hawaii REAC meetings 
will be held at the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 
office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI, phone (808) 522-
8220.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda for Guam AP, June 3, 2013, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
3. Review of Council Issues
A. Pelagic and International fisheries
B. Insular Fisheries
C. Protected Species
D. Annual Catch Limits
E. Fishery Community Engagement
4. Guam AP issues
5. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Agenda for American Samoa AP, June 5, 2013, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
4. Annual Catch Limits
5. Update on AS Fishermen Database
6. Revision of American Samoa longline swordfish catch limit
7. Review of minimum 100 m hook depth for American Samoa longline 
fishery
8. Dock issues in Pago Pago Harbor
9. Incentive program for local fishermen to promote fishing and 
provision of catch data
10. Equipment store at the Fagatogo Marketplace
11. Fishing issues at Aunu'u with new Sanctuary regulations
12. Potential training opportunities for AP Members
13. Potential funding sources to assist local small fishing boat owners
14. AP outreach out to Manu'a fishermen
15. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Agenda for CNMI AP, June 7, 2013, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Election of Chairman
3. Advisory Panel Duties
4. Department of Defense Training Proposals
5. Proposed Fisheries Legislations
6. Update on CNMI Fisheries Review Committee
7. Update on CNMI Bio-sampling Program
8. Status of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Listings
9. Marine Conservation Plan Updates
10. Fisheries Development Projects
11. Upcoming Council Actions and Annual Catch Limits
12. Other Business
13. Public Comment
14. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Hawaii AP Agenda, June 13, 2013, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
3. Review of Council Issues
A. Pelagic and International fisheries
B. Insular Fisheries
C. Protected Species
D. Annual Catch Limits
E. Fishery Community Engagement
4. Hawaii AP issues
5. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Hawaii REAC agenda, June 12, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Update on REAC 2012 Recommendations and activities
4. Assessing Ecosystem Effects in Climate Change
A. Effects of sea-level rise on Hawaii Coastal Communities
B. Ocean acidification
C. Climate change impacts on marine ecosystems
D. Understanding potential impacts to Hawaii Fisheries
i. Offshore fisheries
ii. Coastal fisheries
5. Break
6. Agency Perspectives on climate change and cultural resource 
adaptation
7. Management planning for Climate Change Impact
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Public Comment
10. Other Business
11. Recommendations

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. 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: May 15, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-11966 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]
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