Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement, 42800 [2017-19242]

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[FR Doc. 2017–19321 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF548 Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 24–October 25, 2017. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 24, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded) and October 25, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815—in the Diamond Head Terrace Meeting Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725– 5036; facsimile: 808–725–5215; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), a Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been convened to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC, certain members of which have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides administrative and technical support to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the PAC in cooperation with the Department of State. The next regular annual session of the WCPFC (WCPFC 14) is scheduled to be held December 3–December 8, 2017, in the Philippines. More information on this meeting and the WCPFC, established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/. Meeting Topics The PAC meeting topics may include the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2016 Annual Meeting and 2017 sessions of the WCPFC Scientific Committee, Northern Committee, and Technical and Compliance Committee; (2) conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and other species for 2017 and beyond; (3) potential U.S. proposals to WCPFC14; (4) input and advice from the PAC on issues that may arise at WCPFC14; (5) potential proposals from other WCPFC members; and (6) other issues. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Crigler at (808) 725–5036 by October 6, 2017. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902. Dated: September 1, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF548


Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to 
the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting 
Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee 
(PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central 
Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 24-October 25, 2017. 
Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice.

DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 24, 2017, from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded) and October 25, 
2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach 
Resort, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815--in the Diamond Head 
Terrace Meeting Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office; telephone: 808-725-5036; facsimile: 808-725-5215; 
email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central 
Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et 
seq.), a Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been convened to 
advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC, certain members of which 
have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with 
the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the 
U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. 
National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the 
Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides 
administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the 
Department of State. The next regular annual session of the WCPFC 
(WCPFC 14) is scheduled to be held December 3-December 8, 2017, in the 
Philippines. More information on this meeting and the WCPFC, 
established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of 
Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, 
can be found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/.

Meeting Topics

    The PAC meeting topics may include the following: (1) Outcomes of 
the 2016 Annual Meeting and 2017 sessions of the WCPFC Scientific 
Committee, Northern Committee, and Technical and Compliance Committee; 
(2) conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin 
tuna, skipjack tuna and other species for 2017 and beyond; (3) 
potential U.S. proposals to WCPFC14; (4) input and advice from the PAC 
on issues that may arise at WCPFC14; (5) potential proposals from other 
WCPFC members; and (6) other issues.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Crigler at (808) 725-5036 by 
October 6, 2017.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 6902.

    Dated: September 1, 2017.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-19242 Filed 9-11-17; 8:45 am]
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