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Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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


Notice of public meeting.


The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its Precious Corals Plan Team (PCPT) meeting in Honolulu, HI. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda items).


The PCPT meeting will be held at the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.


The meeting of the PCPT will be held January 5, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

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The PCPT will meet on January 5, 2006 to discuss the following agenda items:

Thursday, January 5, 2006

1. Introductions

2. Review of last plan team meeting and recommendations

3. Report on the Third International Deep Sea Coral Conference

4. New coral aging data

5. Update on black coral management

6. Black coral workshop

7. Update on State of Hawaii Black Coral Regulations

8. Report on upcoming Carijoa research

The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. The Plan Team will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Plan Team for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Plan Team action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issue arising after publication of this document that requires 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. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: December 1, 2005.

Emily Menashes,

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

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[FR Doc. E5-6868 Filed 12-5-05; 8:45 am]