[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 25, 2023)]
[Pages 24975-24976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-08678]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC945]

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public online meeting.


SUMMARY: The Economics Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management 
Council's (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
will convene an online meeting to review a comparative cost study for 
the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. The SSC Economics 
Subcommittee meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The SSC Economics Subcommittee meeting will be held Thursday, 
May 11, 2023, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or 
until business for the day has been completed.

ADDRESSES: The SSC Economics Subcommittee meeting will be conducted as 
an online meeting. Specific meeting information, including the agenda 
and directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements, will 
be provided in the workshop announcement on the Pacific Council's 
website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris 
Kleinschmidt ([email protected]) or contact him at (503) 820-
2412 for technical assistance.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene A. Bellman, Staff Officer, 
Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2414, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the SSC Economics 
Subcommittee meeting is to review a comparative cost study for the West 
Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. In 2022, NMFS provided the 
Pacific Council with funds for a contract to look more closely at catch 
share fishery costs that are borne by industry and NMFS. Pacific 
Council staff engaged Mr. Darrell Brannan to conduct the work. The cost 
project covers three broad objectives: (a) documentation of industry 
concerns and identifying costs related to specific program elements, 
(b) comparison of those costs to similar catch share programs, and (c) 
organization and presentation of the information to inform future 
    No management actions will be decided by the meeting participants. 
The participants' role will be the development of recommendations and 
reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council. The 
Pacific Council and SSC are scheduled to consider the comparative cost 
study for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program at their 
September 2023 meeting in Spokane, Washington.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed 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,

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provided the public has been notified of the intent of the workshop 
participants to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 
([email protected]; (503) 820-2412) at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 20, 2023.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2023-08678 Filed 4-24-23; 8:45 am]