National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on May 30, 2007.
The meeting of the General Advisory Committee will be held on May 30, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until business is concluded), Pacific Time.ADDRESS: The meeting will be held at NMFS, Southwest Regional Start Printed Page 9517Office, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 3400, Long Beach, CA 90803-4213.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Allison Routt at (562)980-4019 or (562) 980-4030.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act, as amended, the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and the representative of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The Advisory Committee supports the work of the U.S. Section in a solely advisory capacity with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, with particular reference to the development of policies and negotiating positions pursued at meetings of the IATTC. NMFS, Southwest Region, administers the Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Department of State.
The General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC will meet to receive and discuss information on: (1) 2006 and 2007 IATTC activities; (2) status of the stocks and status of the fishery in 2006; (3) recent and upcoming meetings of the IATTC and its working groups; (4) possible conservation and management measures for yellowfin and bigeye tuna for 2007 and beyond; (5) measures to be taken in cases of non-compliance with the IATTC's conservation and management measures; (6) management of fishing capacity; (7) measures to address bycatch (such as juvenile tunas, sea turtles, seabirds, and sharks); (8) financial issues pertinent to the financial solvency of the IATTC; (9) IATTC cooperation with other regional fishery management organizations; (10) Advisory Committee operational issues; and other issues.
The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Allison Routt at (562) 980-4019 or (562) 980-4030 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: February 26, 2007.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-3704 Filed 3-1-07; 8:45 am]
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