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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meeting.


The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Allocation Committee (Committee) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.


The Committee meeting will be held Monday, November 14, 2005, from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The Committee meeting will reconvene Tuesday, November 15, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed.


The Committee meeting will be held at a location to be determined and announced in the near future. For more information, contact the Council office at (503) 820-2280 or look on the Council Web site at

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

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Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management Coordinator; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

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The purpose of the Committee meeting is to develop options for allocations and other management measures for the 2007-08 Pacific Coast groundfish fishery and to consider intersector allocation issues in support of various Council initiatives. The Committee will discuss the types of provisions that may be necessary to prevent further overfishing, to reduce bycatch of depleted species in the various groundfish fisheries, and to reduce bycatch in non-groundfish fisheries. No management actions will be decided by the Committee. The Committee's role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the Council at its March and April 2006 meetings in Seattle, WA and Sacramento, CA, respectively.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the Committee for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Committee action during this meeting. Committee action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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 Committee's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is 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.

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Dated: October 25, 2005.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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[FR Doc. E5-5982 Filed 10-27-05; 8:45 am]