National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of a public meeting.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Non-Target Species Committee will hold a public meeting.
The meeting will be held on October 9, 2003, at 6 p.m., Ballroom C.
The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Yukon Room, Anchorage, AK.
Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271-2809.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Non-Target Species Committee will hold an organizational meeting to review technical recommendations on management of non-target groundfish species by the ad hoc working group and to identify appropriate alternative management approaches. The proposed terms of reference for this committee include identification of efficient methods for monitoring non-target catch, improving abundance estimates of non-target species, and development of harvest recommendations that build sustainable populations of non-target species. Another meeting of the committee will be scheduled before the end of 2003.
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come Start Printed Page 53140before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at 907-271-2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: September 3, 2003.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 03-22917 Filed 9-8-03; 8:45 am]
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