Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Sports, Cultural, and Youth Visitor Program
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks an organization to assist the Office of Citizen Exchanges in the implementation of several short- term, high-visibility cultural, sports, and youth exchanges taking place during calendar year 2009 and 2010. Approximately 170 visitors (96 for sports, 32-48 for culture, and 30 for youth) from countries around the world will participate in approximately 13 separate exchange initiatives/projects (eight for sports, three for culture with multiple visitors for each initiative, and two for youth) in the United States designed to promote interaction between the foreign participants and their American peers.
New and Revised Conservation and Management Measures and Resolutions for Antarctic Marine Living Resources Under the Auspices of CCAMLR
At its Twenty-Seventh Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, from October 27 to November 7, 2008, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), of which the United States is a member, adopted conservation and management measures and resolutions, pending countries' approval, pertaining to fishing in the CCAMLR Convention Area. All the measures were agreed upon in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention). Measures adopted restrict overall catches of certain species of finfish, squid, krill and crabs, restrict fishing in certain areas, restrict use of certain fishing gear, specify implementation and inspection obligations supporting the Catch Documentation Scheme of Contracting Parties, promote compliance with CCAMLR measures by non-Contracting Party vessels, and require vessels engaged in bottom fishing to report data on benthic organisms recovered by their gear. This notice includes the full text of the new and revised conservation measures adopted at the Twenty-Seventh meeting of CCAMLR. This notice also includes a listing of conservation measures that carry over from last year without change. The full text of these measures was published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2007, except for Conservation Measures 10-04, 23-06, and 31-02 for which full text was published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2007. NMFS suggests that the public view these measures along with the measures contained in this Federal Register notice for a complete listing of all the measures adopted by CCAMLR at its recent meeting. The full text of all measures adopted by CCAMLR can be found on CCAMLR's Web site https://www.ccamlr.org. This notice, therefore, together with the U.S. regulations referenced under the Supplementary Information, provides a comprehensive register of all current U.S. obligations under CCAMLR.