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Stock Assessment Panels to Meet

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public MeetingThe Stock Assessment Review Panels (STAR Panels) will hold work sessions to review stock assessments using data-moderate methods, as well as tier 1 benchmark stock assessments for petrale sole and darkblotched rockfish, rougheye rockfish and aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyheads, and cowcod and Pacific sanddabs, all of which are open to the public.

The meetings will be held April 22-26, 2013; May 13-17, 2013; July 8-12, 2013; July 22-26, 2013; and August 5-9, 2013. For specific dates and times click below.

 

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in Santa Cruz, CA and Seattle, WA. 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Stacey Miller, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center; telephone: (541) 961-8475; or Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings will be held in April, May, 

July and August. The meeting dates and times are listed below.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for data moderate assessments 

will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 and end at 

5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The Panel 

will reconvene on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 and will continue through 

Friday, April 26, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. 

each day, or as necessary to complete business. The Panel will adjourn 

on Friday, April 26.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for Petrale sole and darkblotched 

rockfish stock assessments will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, 

May 13, 2013 and end at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business 

for the day. The Panel will reconvene on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 and will 

continue through Friday, May 17, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending 

at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business. The Panel 

will adjourn on Friday, May 17.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the rougheye rockfish and 

aurora rockfish stock assessments will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., 

Monday, July 8, 2013 and end at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete 

business for the day. The Panel will reconvene on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 

and will continue through Friday, July 12, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business. 

The Panel will adjourn on Friday, July 12.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the shortspine thornyhead and 

longspine thornyhead stock assessments will be held beginning at 8:30 

a.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 and end at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to 

complete

 

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business for the day. The Panel will reconvene on Tuesday, July 23, 

2013 and will continue through Friday, July 26, 2013 beginning at 8:30 

a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete 

business. The Panel will adjourn on Friday, July 26.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the cowcod and Pacific 

sanddabs stock assessments will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, 

August 5, 2013 and end at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete 

business for the day. The Panel will reconvene on Tuesday, August 6, 

2013 and will continue through Friday, August 9, 2013 beginning at 8:30 

a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete 

business. The Panel will adjourn on Friday, August 9.

    The meetings will be held in Santa Cruz, CA and Seattle, WA. The 

specific meetings and their locations are listed below.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the data moderate stock 

assessments will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, 

Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz Laboratory, 110 Shaffer 

Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: (831) 420-3900.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the Petrale sole and 

darkblotched rockfish stock assessments will be held at the Silver 

Cloud University Inn, 5036 25th Avenue NE., Seattle, WA 98105; 

telephone: (206) 526-5200.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the rougheye rockfish and 

aurora rockfish stock assessments will be held at the National Marine 

Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science, The Auditorium, 2725 

Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112-2097; telephone: (206) 860-3200.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the shortspine thornyhead and 

longspine thornyhead stock assessments will be held at the National 

Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science, The Auditorium, 

2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112-2097; telephone: (206) 860-

3200.

    The Stock Assessment Review Panel for the cowcod and Pacific 

sanddabs stock assessments will be held at the National Marine 

Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz 

Laboratory, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: (831) 

420-3900.

    The purpose of the Stock Assessment Review Panels is to review 

draft 2013 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent 

information for stock assessments using data-moderate methods as well 

as category 1 benchmark stock assessments for petrale sole, 

darkblotched rockfish, rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine 

thornyhead, longspine thornyhead, cowcod and Pacific sanddabs, work 

with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions; and 

produce Stock Assessment Review Panel reports for use by the Pacific 

Council family and other interested persons for developing management 

recommendations for 2015-16 fisheries. No management actions will be 

decided by the STAR Panels. The Panel's role will be development of 

recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at 

its June meeting in Garden Grove, CA and its September meeting in 

Boise, ID.

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 

may come before the STAR Panels participants for discussion, those 

issues may not be the subject of formal Stock Assessment Review Panel 

action during these meetings. Panel 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, 

provided the public has been notified of the Panel participants' intent 

to take final action to address the emergency.

    All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service science 

centers should bring photo identification to the meeting location. 

Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a 

citizen or national of the United States) will require additional 

security clearance to access the NOAA facilities. Foreign national 

visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at (541) 961-8475 at least 2 

weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance 

process.

    Special Accommodations

    The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 

should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 at least 5 

days prior to the meeting date.

 

    Dated: March 26, 2013.

Tracey L. Thompson,

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 

Marine Fisheries Service.

[FR Doc. 2013-07364 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]

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