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Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Process Webinars for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Sharks; Webinars; Correction

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of addendum to a meeting notice for SEDAR 21 HMS of sandbar, dusky, and blacknose sharks assessment webinars.

SUMMARY:

This notice updates information relative to the SEDAR 21 assessments of the HMS stocks of sandbar, dusky, and blacknose sharks will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES:

The SEDAR 21 Assessment Process I webinars will be held between September 14th and December 8th, 2010. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for exact dates and times. Note: The schedule has been modified to add a webinar on October 22nd.

The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice.

WebinarDateDayTime (Eastern)
1September 14, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
2September 16, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
3September 30, 2010Thursday1pm-5 pm
4October 5, 2010Tuesday9:30 am-12:30 pm
5October 8, 2010Friday10 am-2 pm
6October 22, 2010Friday11 am-3 pm
7October 26, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
8October 28, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
9November 2, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
10November 4, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
11November 8, 2010Monday10 am-2 pm
12November 10, 2010Wednesday10 am-2 pm
13December 8, 2010Wednesday10 am-2 pm

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (See Contact Information Below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Julie A Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571-4366; e-mail: Julie.neer@safmc.net.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The original document published on August 26, 2010 (75 FR 52510). A meeting has been added to the agenda, therefore, we are publishing the document in its entirety.

The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three-step process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.

SEDAR 21 Assessment Process I webinar series:

Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, participants will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters.

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WebinarDateDayTime (Eastern)
1September 14, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
2September 16, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
3September 30, 2010Thursday1pm-5 pm
4October 5, 2010Tuesday9:30 am-12:30 pm
5October 8, 2010Friday10 am-2 pm
6October 22, 2010Friday11am-3 pm
7October 26, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
8October 28, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
9November 2, 2010Tuesday10 am-2 pm
10November 4, 2010Thursday10 am-2 pm
11November 8, 2010Monday10 am-2 pm
12November 10, 2010Wednesday10 am-2 pm
13December 8, 2010Wednesday10 am-2 pm

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 2 business days prior to the meeting.

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Dated: October 5, 2010.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-25493 Filed 10-8-10; 8:45 am]

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