Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 11716-11717 [E9-5938]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 11716 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices 3. Tentative Adoption of 2009 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis 4. Clarify Council Direction on 2009 Management Measures 5. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2009 6. Update on Mitchell Act Hatchery Environmental Impact Statement 7. Final Action on 2009 Management Measures I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Incidental 2009 Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries Advisory entities are scheduled to meet April 2–9, 2009 in conjunction with the Pacific Council as follows: Thursday, April 2, 2009 Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 1:00 p.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2009 Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 8:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee– 8:00 a.m. Habitat Committee–8:30 a.m. Legislative Committee–3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 8:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee– 8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–1:00 p.m. Groundfish Management Team–1:00 p.m. Enforcement Consultants–4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009 Pacific Council Secretariat–To be determined Washington State Delegation–To be determined Oregon State Delegation–To be determined California State Delegation–To be determined Enforcement Consultants–10:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–10:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–10:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–10:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–10:00 a.m. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Tribal Policy Group–10:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–10:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at503–820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 17, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–6090 Filed 3–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO18 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Marine Mammal Advisory Committee (MMAC). DATES: The MMAC meeting will be held on April 6–7, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMAC will review recent research and activities related to cetacean interactions and depredation in longline fisheries, and produce recommendations for future research and activities. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 11717 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least five days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 16, 2009 Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 52 (Thursday, March 19, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11716-11717]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5938]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO18


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Marine Mammal Advisory Committee (MMAC).

DATES: The MMAC meeting will be held on April 6-7, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference 
Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 
522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMAC will review recent research and 
activities related to cetacean interactions and depredation in longline 
fisheries, and produce recommendations for future research and 
activities.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids

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should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least five days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 16, 2009
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-5938 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]
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