Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 50173-50175 [E9-23512]

Download as PDF CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 30, 2009 / Notices Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East–West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular modification request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713–0376, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e–mail. The mailbox address for providing e–mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e–mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 10022–01. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Amy Hapeman, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 10022, issued on April 29, 2008 (73 FR 23195) is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). Permit No. 10022 authorizes the permit holder to conduct research off the northwest coast of Florida for 5 years. Researchers may capture up to 40 loggerhead (Caretta caretta), 600 green (Chelonia mydas), and 110 Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles using strike–net or set–net capture techniques. Animals may be weighed, measured, photographed, skin biopsied, flipper and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagged, and released. The permit holder requests authorization to use satellite telemetry to assess habitat use of sea turtles and study whether relocation distances for sea turtles captured in relocation trawlers are appropriate. The permit holder would attach transmitters to up to 12 green sea turtles captured by their project by research nets in St. Joseph Bay, Apalachicola Bay, and St. Andrews Bay. The permit holder would also attach transmitters to up to 25 green, hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles (any combination) already legally captured by relocation trawlers in the St. Andrews Bay area. These animals would also be flipper and PIT tagged, measured, photographed, tissue VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 sampled and weighed before release. The activities authorized by the modification would occur over the course of the permit through April 30, 2013. Dated: September 24, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–23605 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR89 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 102nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and 146th Council meetings to take recommendations and action on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The 102nd SSC Meeting will be held October 14–16, 2009, and the 146th Council meeting will be held October 20–23, 2009. All meetings will be held in Honolulu, HI. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The SSC meetings will be held at the Council Office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522–8220. The Council Meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 538–7061. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50173 Schedule and Agenda for 102nd SSC Meeting 8:30 a.m., Wednesday October 14, 2009 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 101st SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning A. Update on Catch Shares Task Force B. Habitat 1. Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan 2. Report on Deep-Slope Habitat Workshop 3. Review of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) C. Public Hearing D. Discussion and Recommendations 6. Insular Fisheries A. Hawaii Archipelago 1. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) of Hawaii bottomfish 2. Haleiwa Shark Viewing Tour Research 3. Larval Dispersal Model B. Recommendations on Acceptable Biological Catches for Insular Stocks (Action) C. Public Hearing D. Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m., Thursday October 15, 2009 7. Pelagic Fisheries A. Longline Management 1. Recommendations on Tuna Quota Management (Action) 2. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Longline Quotas (Action) B. Non-Longline Management 1. Social and economic aspects of Hawaii’s small boat fisheries 2. Cross Seamount Total Allowable Catch 3. Main Hawaiian Islands shortline management C. Update on Blue Shark Stock Assessment D. Hawaii Longline Shark Bycatch Information E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports F. International Fisheries/Meetings 1. Stock Assessments a. Western & Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) Bigeye Tuna b. WCPO Yellowfin Tuna c. South Pacific Albacore Tuna d. North Pacific Swordfish Tuna 1. Report of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee 2. Report of the WCPFC Northern Committee 3. Report of the WCPFC Technical & Compliance Committee E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 50174 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 30, 2009 / Notices 4. Report on North Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization’s Science Plan - Bob Humphreys G. Pelagic Plan Team Report - Keith Bigelow H. Public Hearing I. Discussion and Recommendations 8. Protected Species A. Loggerhead Status Review B. Public Hearing C. Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m., Friday October 16, 2009 9. Other Business A. 103rd SSC Meeting 10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Schedule for 146th Council Meeting Standing Committees 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Tuesday October 20, 2009 Executive and Budget Standing Committee Meeting Schedule and Agenda for 146th Council Meeting 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Approval of 145th Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA General Counsel C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service D. Law Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA NMFS Office for Law Enforcement 3. NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation E. Public Comments F. Council Discussion and Action 6. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Guest Speaker: Effects of El Nino in the Western Pacific Region 7. Mariana Archipelago Fisheries A. Island Reports - Council Members 1. Arongol Faleey 2. Isla Informe B. Enforcement Report - Council Members 1. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 2. Guam C. Community Issues 1. CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife Effectiveness Model for Meeting the Conservation Goals of the Micronesian Challenge VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 2. Update on Military Buildup 3. Report on Guam Bio-sampling Workshop 4. Guam Marine Conservation Plan (Action) D. Education and Outreach Reports 1. CNMI 2. Guam E. Legislative Reports F. SSC Recommendations G. Public Hearing H. Council Discussion and Action 8. American Samoa Archipelago Fisheries A. Motu Lipoti B. Enforcement Report C. Community Issues 1. Update on Proposed National Marine Sanctuaries 2. Cannery Closure & Fisheries Development D. Education and Outreach Report E. Fono Report F. SSC Recommendations G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 9. Hawaii Archipelago and Pacific Remote Islands Area Fisheries A. Moku Pepa B. Enforcement Report C. Community Issues 1. Small Boat Fisheries in Hawaii 2. Hawaii Community Coordinator Projects 3. Fish Labeling Issues 4. Haleiwa Shark Viewing D. Hawaii Precious Coral Fisheries 1. Report on CITES Corallium Workshops E. Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fisheries 1. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of Hawaii bottomfish 2. Report on Catch Shares Task Force F. FMP Amendment for Managements of Hancock Seamount G. Hawaii Education Report H. Legislative Report I. SSC Recommendations J. Public Comment K. Council Discussion and Action Fishers Forum: Fishermen as Scientists 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 11 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009 10. Program Planning and Research A. Recommendations for Annual Catch Limits for Known-MSY Species in the Western Pacific B. Data Collection 1. Update on Marine Recreational Improvement Program 2. Recommendations on Recreational Fishery Permitting and Reporting in the Western Pacific Region PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C.3. Report on the Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting D. Recommendations for Aquaculture Management in the Western Pacific 1. Proposed Changes to the Council’s Aquaculture Policy (Action) 2. Options for Aquaculture Management in the Western Pacific E. Recommendations for Framework Process for Council Actions F. Research 1. Information and Data Needs for Archipelago FEPs G. Habitat 1. Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan 2. Report on Deep-slope Habitat Workshop H. Compensation for Fishermen Excluded from Pacific Monuments I. National and International Education and Outreach Reports J. SSC Recommendations K. Public Hearing L. Council Discussion and Action Sean Martin 11. Pelagic and International Fisheries Committee Chair A. Action Items 1. Recommendations for Management of Hawaii Longline Tuna Quota (Action) 2. Recommendations for Territorial Longline Quotas (Action) 3. Recommendations for Options for Shortline Management in the Main Hawaiian Islands Longline Exclusion Zone 4. Options for Management of Tuna and Seamount Monchong at the Cross Seamount B. Longline Fishery Quarterly Reports 1. American Samoa Longline Fishery 2. Hawaii Limited-entry Longline Fishery C. Hawaii Longline Shark Bycatch Information D. Report on U.S. Purse Seine Fishing in the Western Pacific E. International Fisheries/Meetings 1. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission a. Science Committee b. Northern Committee c. Technical Compliance Committee 2. North Pacific Seamount Regional Fisheries Management Organization F. Sea Turtle Advisory Committee Recommendations G. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations H. SSC Recommendations I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action 9 a.m. - noon, Friday, October 23, 2009 12. Administrative Matters and Budgets A. Financial Report 1. Five Year Budget and Program 2010–14 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 30, 2009 / Notices B. Administrative Report C. Meetings and Workshops (Calendar) D. Council Family Changes E. Recommendations on Changes to Standard Operation Proceedings & Practices (Action) 1. NMFS Operational Guidelines 2. GAO Recommendations F. Update on General Accounting Office Recommendations G. Executive and Budget Standing Committee Recommendations H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 13. Other Business A. Ethics Guidance B. Closed Session 1. Personnel Matters 2. General Counsel Report to Council on Litigation B. Election of Officers C. 147th Council Meeting Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 146th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 25, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–23512 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2 p.m. PLACE: Room 714, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance Weekly Report—Commission Briefing; 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: September 23, 2009. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–23464 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–M 2. CPSC Staff Presentation on Actions Being Taken to Implement the Recommendations in the GAO Report. 3. CPSA 15j—Status of Substantial Hazard Listing on Drawstrings and Hair Dryers. 4. Status Product Registration Cards. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–23466 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] Sunshine Act Meetings BILLING CODE 6355–01–M TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 2 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance Weekly Report— Commission Briefing DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Meeting of the Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice of Open Meeting. The staff will brief the Commission on various compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 504–7923. SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University (BOV MCU) will meet to review, develop and provide recommendations on communication aspects of the University in order to further the growth and internal communication practices of the Marine Corps University. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–23465 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BILLING CODE 6355–01–M ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Alexandria—Old Town. The address is: 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, telephone number (703) 684–5900. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION VerDate Nov<24>2008 the staff will brief the Commission on various compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 504–7923. 50175 TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 9 a.m.–12 noon. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Open to the Public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. GAO Presentation on Their Report, Better Information and Planning Would Strengthen CPSC ’s Oversight of Imported Products. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Davi Michelle Richardson, Faculty Development Coordinator, Marine Corps University Board of Visitors, 2076 South Street, Quantico, Virginia 22134, telephone number (703) 784–2884. Dated: September 23, 2009. A.M. Vallandingham, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23537 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR89


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 102nd Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and 146th 
Council meetings to take recommendations and action on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The 102nd SSC Meeting will be held October 14-16, 2009, and the 
146th Council meeting will be held October 20-23, 2009. All meetings 
will be held in Honolulu, HI. For specific times and agendas, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The SSC meetings will be held at the Council Office, 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 522-
8220. The Council Meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller 
Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone: (808) 538-
7061.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the agenda items listed here, 
the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory 
groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. 
The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings 
will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Schedule and Agenda for 102nd SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m., Wednesday October 14, 2009

    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
    3. Status of the 101st SSC Meeting Recommendations
    4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 
Director
    5. Program Planning
    A. Update on Catch Shares Task Force
    B. Habitat
    1. Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan
    2. Report on Deep-Slope Habitat Workshop
    3. Review of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Habitat Areas of 
Particular Concern (HAPC)
    C. Public Hearing
    D. Discussion and Recommendations
    6. Insular Fisheries
    A. Hawaii Archipelago
    1. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) of Hawaii 
bottomfish
    2. Haleiwa Shark Viewing Tour Research
    3. Larval Dispersal Model
    B. Recommendations on Acceptable Biological Catches for Insular 
Stocks (Action)
    C. Public Hearing
    D. Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m., Thursday October 15, 2009

    7. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Longline Management
    1. Recommendations on Tuna Quota Management (Action)
    2. Recommendations on Territory Bigeye Longline Quotas (Action)
    B. Non-Longline Management
    1. Social and economic aspects of Hawaii's small boat fisheries
    2. Cross Seamount Total Allowable Catch
    3. Main Hawaiian Islands shortline management
    C. Update on Blue Shark Stock Assessment
    D. Hawaii Longline Shark Bycatch Information
    E. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
    F. International Fisheries/Meetings
    1. Stock Assessments
    a. Western & Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) Bigeye Tuna
    b. WCPO Yellowfin Tuna
    c. South Pacific Albacore Tuna
    d. North Pacific Swordfish Tuna
    1. Report of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 
(WCPFC) Science Committee
    2. Report of the WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. Report of the WCPFC Technical & Compliance Committee

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    4. Report on North Pacific Regional Fishery Management 
Organization's Science Plan - Bob Humphreys
    G. Pelagic Plan Team Report - Keith Bigelow
    H. Public Hearing
    I. Discussion and Recommendations
    8. Protected Species
    A. Loggerhead Status Review
    B. Public Hearing
    C. Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m., Friday October 16, 2009

    9. Other Business
    A. 103rd SSC Meeting
    10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Schedule for 146th Council Meeting Standing Committees

10 a.m. - 12 noon, Tuesday October 20, 2009

Executive and Budget Standing Committee Meeting Schedule and Agenda for 
146th Council Meeting

2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of Agenda
    3. Approval of 145th Meeting Minutes
    4. Executive Director's Report
    5. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA General Counsel
    C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    D. Law Enforcement
    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA NMFS Office for Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation
    E. Public Comments
    F. Council Discussion and Action
    6. Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Guest Speaker: Effects of El Nino in the Western Pacific Region
    7. Mariana Archipelago Fisheries
    A. Island Reports - Council Members
    1. Arongol Faleey
    2. Isla Informe
    B. Enforcement Report - Council Members
    1. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
    2. Guam
    C. Community Issues
    1. CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife Effectiveness Model for Meeting 
the Conservation Goals of the Micronesian Challenge
    2. Update on Military Buildup
    3. Report on Guam Bio-sampling Workshop
    4. Guam Marine Conservation Plan (Action)
    D. Education and Outreach Reports
    1. CNMI
    2. Guam
    E. Legislative Reports
    F. SSC Recommendations
    G. Public Hearing
    H. Council Discussion and Action
    8. American Samoa Archipelago Fisheries
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Enforcement Report
    C. Community Issues
    1. Update on Proposed National Marine Sanctuaries
    2. Cannery Closure & Fisheries Development
    D. Education and Outreach Report
    E. Fono Report
    F. SSC Recommendations
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
    9. Hawaii Archipelago and Pacific Remote Islands Area Fisheries
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Enforcement Report
    C. Community Issues
    1. Small Boat Fisheries in Hawaii
    2. Hawaii Community Coordinator Projects
    3. Fish Labeling Issues
    4. Haleiwa Shark Viewing
    D. Hawaii Precious Coral Fisheries
    1. Report on CITES Corallium Workshops
    E. Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fisheries
    1. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of Hawaii bottomfish
    2. Report on Catch Shares Task Force
    F. FMP Amendment for Managements of Hancock Seamount
    G. Hawaii Education Report
    H. Legislative Report
    I. SSC Recommendations
    J. Public Comment
    K. Council Discussion and Action

Fishers Forum: Fishermen as Scientists

6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 11

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009

    10. Program Planning and Research
    A. Recommendations for Annual Catch Limits for Known-MSY Species in 
the Western Pacific
    B. Data Collection
    1. Update on Marine Recreational Improvement Program
    2. Recommendations on Recreational Fishery Permitting and Reporting 
in the Western Pacific Region
    C.3. Report on the Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee 
Meeting
    D. Recommendations for Aquaculture Management in the Western 
Pacific
    1. Proposed Changes to the Council's Aquaculture Policy (Action)
    2. Options for Aquaculture Management in the Western Pacific
    E. Recommendations for Framework Process for Council Actions
    F. Research
    1. Information and Data Needs for Archipelago FEPs
    G. Habitat
    1. Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan
    2. Report on Deep-slope Habitat Workshop
    H. Compensation for Fishermen Excluded from Pacific Monuments
    I. National and International Education and Outreach Reports
    J. SSC Recommendations
    K. Public Hearing
    L. Council Discussion and Action - Sean Martin
    11. Pelagic and International Fisheries Committee Chair
    A. Action Items
    1. Recommendations for Management of Hawaii Longline Tuna Quota 
(Action)
    2. Recommendations for Territorial Longline Quotas (Action)
    3. Recommendations for Options for Shortline Management in the Main 
Hawaiian Islands Longline Exclusion Zone
    4. Options for Management of Tuna and Seamount Monchong at the 
Cross Seamount
    B. Longline Fishery Quarterly Reports
    1. American Samoa Longline Fishery
    2. Hawaii Limited-entry Longline Fishery
    C. Hawaii Longline Shark Bycatch Information
    D. Report on U.S. Purse Seine Fishing in the Western Pacific
    E. International Fisheries/Meetings
    1. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    a. Science Committee
    b. Northern Committee
    c. Technical Compliance Committee
    2. North Pacific Seamount Regional Fisheries Management 
Organization
    F. Sea Turtle Advisory Committee Recommendations
    G. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations
    H. SSC Recommendations
    I. Public Hearing
    J. Council Discussion and Action

9 a.m. - noon, Friday, October 23, 2009

    12. Administrative Matters and Budgets
    A. Financial Report
    1. Five Year Budget and Program 2010-14

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    B. Administrative Report
    C. Meetings and Workshops (Calendar)
    D. Council Family Changes
    E. Recommendations on Changes to Standard Operation Proceedings & 
Practices (Action)
    1. NMFS Operational Guidelines
    2. GAO Recommendations
    F. Update on General Accounting Office Recommendations
    G. Executive and Budget Standing Committee Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
    13. Other Business
    A. Ethics Guidance
    B. Closed Session
    1. Personnel Matters
    2. General Counsel Report to Council on Litigation
    B. Election of Officers
    C. 147th Council Meeting
    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 146th 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: September 25, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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