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Notice of a public meeting.
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
The SSC meeting will be held on March 24-26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The SSC will meet at the Caribbean Fishery Management Council headquarters, located at 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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The SSC will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:
March 24-26, 2015
○ Call to Order
○ Selection Criteria for Exclusion/Inclusion of Species in the Island-Based FMPs
A. Brief Review of criteria selection—Status to date
B. Continuation of determining selection criteria
1. Data available
a. Commercial Landings Data—SEFSC Update
i. Overview of Landings Data: Species List Ranked by Poundage and Value—Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John, St. Croix
ii. Monthly landings
iii. Spatial distribution of landings (EEZ-State)
iv. Landings by Coast for Puerto Rico as a Proxy to Differentiate Species that Might be Restricted to the State Waters
v. Landings by Fishing Center-Town: Puerto Rico
b. SEFSC/DNER revision of the 2005 East Coast Correction Factor Update
c. Recreational Landings Data—MRIP Update
i. Overview of Landings Data: Species List Ranked by Poundage.
ii. Spatial distribution of recreational landings
iii. Recommendation to CFMC
2. District Advisory Panels Reports
○ New ABC control rule dealing with data poor stocks.
○ FMUs ACL Overages—SERO Update
○ Red Hind Data Review to develop a separate ACL for red hind
1. Data review SEFSC
2. Recommendation to CFMC
○ National SSC V (February 23-25, 2015): Report
○ Discussion of 5-year Research Plan
○ Federal Permits Options Paper
○ Other Business
The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English.
Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolón, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
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Dated: February 26, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-04414 Filed 3-3-15; 8:45 am]
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