Scoping Meeting Schedule for Three Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Actions

May 23, 2019

NOAA Fisheries announces a schedule for scoping meetings and webinars for three actions.

NOAA Fisheries announces a schedule for scoping meetings and webinars for three actions evaluating possible revisions to measures implemented under the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries Management Plan.

The public process for these actions begins with scoping to determine the range of issues for each action. Notices announcing our intent to prepare an environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act and the availability of an issues and options paper for each action were announced separately.  

 

About the Actions

Amendment 13

This amendment considers refining the Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota (IBQ) Program, reassessing allocation of bluefin tuna quotas, including the discontinuing or phasing out of the Purse Seine category, and other regulatory provisions regarding bluefin tuna directed fisheries and incidental pelagic longline fisheries. Potential changes to the IBQ program are based on the recently released Draft Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program

For additional information, contact Tom Warren or Sarah McLaughlin at 978-281-9260. 

Amendment 14

This amendment explores options to implement the newly revised National Standard 1 guidelines in the context of shark annual catch limits, including how to account for uncertainty stemming from either stock assessments or the management process. 

For additional information, contact Guý DuBeck or Ian Miller at 301-427-8503. 

Spatial Management Research

This action considers ways to perform research and collect data in closed areas to assess the effectiveness of spatial HMS management. 

For additional information, contact Steve Durkee at 202-670-6637 or Tobey Curtis at 978-281-9260.

 

Meeting Schedule

Scoping Meetings

Action

Date

Time

Location and Street Address

Amendment 13

June 3, 2019

5–8 p.m.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101

Amendment 13

Spatial Management Research

June 4, 2019

5–8 p.m.

National Marine Fisheries Service
Greater Atlantic Regional Office
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930

Amendment 13

June 18, 2019

5–8 p.m.

Chatham Community Center
702 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

Amendment 13

June 19, 2018

5–8 p.m.

Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA  02360

Amendment 14

June 24, 2019

5–8 p.m.

National Marine Fisheries Service
Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701

All

June 25, 2019

5–8 p.m.

Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library
101 Melody Lane
Fort Pierce, FL  34950

Amendment 13

July 9, 2019

5–8 p.m.

NC Division of Marine Fisheries
5285 Highway 70
Morehead City, NC  28557

All

July 10, 2019

5–8 p.m.

Dare County Administration Building
954 Marshall Collins Drive
Commissioners Meeting Room
Manteo, NC  27954

All

July 25, 2019

5–8 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Library (Main Branch)
151 Library Drive
Houma, LA  70360

Amendment 13* July 30, 2019 5–8 p.m. Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

*The July 30, 2019 meeting in Toms River, NJ may be scheduled along with a public hearing for a proposed rule to modify pelagic longline bluefin tuna area-based and weak hook management measures. For further information, watch for an upcoming Federal Register notice announcing the proposed rule public hearing schedule.

Webinars

Action Date Time Login Information

Amendment 13

June 10, 2019

2–4 p.m.

Link: https://noaanmfs-events1.webex.com/noaanmfs-events1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e25072f282e22bc58188f278a9328285e

Dial In:  800-369-1177
Passcode:  2046577

Amendment 14

May 28, 2019

1–3 p.m.

Link: https://noaanmfs-events1.webex.com/noaanmfs-events1/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed71080c2cb6d03424331aaa808865f0f

Dial In: 888-282-0428
Passcode:4913538

Spatial Management Research

June 19, 2019

2–4 p.m.

Link: https://noaanmfs-events1.webex.com/noaanmfs-events1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e90547c85b1c1d30c8adedba286178d7d

Dial In: 888-324-8014
Passcode:  5920937

 

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on May 28, 2019

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