Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings, 28513 [05-9927]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 18, 2005 / Notices based on the best scientific and commercial data available. NMFS is soliciting the names of recognized experts in the field that could take part in the peer review process for this status review. Independent peer reviewers will be selected from the academic and scientific community, tribal and other Native American groups, Federal and state agencies, the private sector, and public interest groups. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: May 13, 2005. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–9918 Filed 5–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1972, to advise the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. This Committee advises and reviews the adequacy of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, consumer, academic, tribal, and other national interests. Matters to be Considered June 7, 2005 General overview and full committee discussion regarding status of the U.S. Ocean Action Plan initiative and offshore aquaculture legislation. The Committee will also spend time on strategic planning and committee organization. June 8, 2005 [I.D. 051005B] Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the second of two meetings held in fiscal year 2005 to review and advise on management policies for living marine resources. Agenda topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meetings will be held June 7–9, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 10, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel 520 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to MAFAC, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway #9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive Director; telephone: (301) 713–2379 x171. As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby given of meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:03 May 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Committee will receive briefings on status of ecosystem approach to managing fisheries, strengthening science in management, offshore aquaculture, and status updates on reauthorization of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Committee will then adjourn into breakout groups to take up these issues in more depth. June 9, 2005 The full Committee will reconvene to receive and discuss breakout group reports. June 10, 2005 The full committee will meet to continue any necessary discussions and actions on the issue reports, and complete any unfinished administrative issues. Committee will adjourn sine day on completion of business. Time will be set aside for public comment on agenda items. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to MAFAC (see ADDRESSES). Dated: May 12, 2005. Gordon J. Helm Acting Director, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–9927 Filed 5–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28513 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051305A] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP, which would enable researchers to investigate the feasibility of using low profile gillnets to catch flounders while limiting cod bycatch, would allow for exemptions from the FMP as follows: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Areas III, IV, and V. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on the GOM Low Profile Gillnet Study.’’ Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281– 9135, or submitted via e-mail to the following address: da5–21@noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051005B]


Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the Marine Fisheries 
Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the second of two meetings 
held in fiscal year 2005 to review and advise on management policies 
for living marine resources. Agenda topics are provided under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meetings will be held June 7-9, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
and June 10, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel 520 
North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
    Requests for special accommodations may be directed to MAFAC, 
Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 
East-West Highway 9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive 
Director; telephone: (301) 713-2379 x171.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby 
given of meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1972, to advise the Secretary on 
all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. This Committee advises and reviews the adequacy 
of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of 
commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, 
consumer, academic, tribal, and other national interests.

Matters to be Considered

June 7, 2005

    General overview and full committee discussion regarding status of 
the U.S. Ocean Action Plan initiative and offshore aquaculture 
legislation. The Committee will also spend time on strategic planning 
and committee organization.

June 8, 2005

    The Committee will receive briefings on status of ecosystem 
approach to managing fisheries, strengthening science in management, 
offshore aquaculture, and status updates on reauthorization of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Committee 
will then adjourn into breakout groups to take up these issues in more 
depth.

June 9, 2005

    The full Committee will reconvene to receive and discuss breakout 
group reports.

June 10, 2005

    The full committee will meet to continue any necessary discussions 
and actions on the issue reports, and complete any unfinished 
administrative issues. Committee will adjourn sine day on completion of 
business.
    Time will be set aside for public comment on agenda items.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to MAFAC (see ADDRESSES).

    Dated: May 12, 2005.
Gordon J. Helm
Acting Director, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-9927 Filed 5-17-05; 8:45 am]
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