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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal

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


Notice of renewed charter.


Notice is hereby given of the two year renewed charter for the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC), signed on February 3, 2006.

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Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive Director; telephone: (301) 713-2379 x171.

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As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby given of the renewed charter for MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1972, to advise the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. This Committee advises and reviews the adequacy of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, consumer, academic, tribal, and other national interests. The Committee's charter must be renewed every two years from the date of the last renewal. The charter can be accessed on line at​ocs/​mafac.

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Dated: March 9, 2006.

Gordon J. Helm,

Acting Director, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-3751 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]