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Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meetings.


The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.


The meetings will be held on December 17-18, 2003. The Council will convene on Wednesday, December 17, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Administrative Committee will meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The Council will reconvene on Thursday, December Start Printed Page 6588818, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., approximately.


The meetings will be held at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Morning Star Beach Resort, #5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI 00802.

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Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-1920, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

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The Council will hold its 114th regular public meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:

December 17th, 2003

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Call to Order

Adoption of Agenda

Consideration of 113th Council Meeting Verbatim Minutes

Executive Director's Report

USA/UK Virgin Islands Fishery Issues

Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA) Draft Document

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Administrative Committee Meeting

Advisory Panel (AP)/Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)/Habitat Advisory Panel (HAP) Membership

Budget: 2002, 2003, 2004-5

Pending Travel and Contracts

Other Business

December 18, 2003

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Continuation of Discussion SFA Draft Document

Administrative Committee Recommendations

December 17th, 2003

Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff

Other Business

Next Council Meeting

The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 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.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: November 20, 2003.

Richard W. Surdi,

Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. E3-00390 Filed 11-21-03; 8:45 am]