National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
The Council's Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting to develop a preliminary draft environmental impact statement for harvest specifications and management measures for 2005-2006 West Coast groundfish fisheries. This meeting is open to the public.
The GMT working meeting will convene on Monday, May 3, 2004, at 1 p.m. and may go into the evening until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will reconvene from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 through Friday, May 7 until business for the day is completed.
The GMT working meeting will be held at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, West Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220, telephone: 503-820-2280.
Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384, telephone: 503-820-2280.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council Staff Officer for Groundfish, telephone: 503-820-2280.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The primary purpose of the GMT working meeting is to develop a preliminary draft environmental impact statement for harvest specifications and management measures for 2005-2006 West Coast groundfish fisheries and address other assignments relating to groundfish management.
Although nonemergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the GMT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GMT action during this meeting. GMT action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice requiring emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GMT's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503-820-2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: April 14, 2004.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E4-871 Filed 4-16-04; 8:45 am]
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