Skip to Content

Notice

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 48261

AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings.

SUMMARY:

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES:

The Council and its advisory entities will meet September 9-14, 2007. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, September 10, at 2 p.m., reconvening each day through Friday, September 14. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, September 10 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES:

The meetings will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Portland Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232; telephone: (503) 281-6111.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The following items are on the Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order:

A. Call to Order

1. Opening Remarks and Introductions

2. Swearing in of New Member

3. Roll Call

4. Executive Director's Report

5. Approve Agenda

B. Administrative Matters

1. Future Council Meeting Agenda Planning

2. West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health

3. Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation

4. Legislative Matters

5. Fiscal Matters

6. Appointments to Advisory Bodies, Standing Committees, and Other Forums, and Changes to Council Operating Procedures as Needed

7. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

8. Council Three-Meeting Outlook, November 2007 Council Meeting Agenda, and Workload Priorities

C. Open Public Comment

Comments on Non-Agenda Items

D. Enforcement

State Enforcement Activity Report

E. Habitat

Current Habitat Issues

F. Highly Migratory Species Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report

2. High Seas Limited Entry Longline Fishery

3. Yellowfin Tuna Overfishing

4. North Pacific Albacore Tuna Stock Assessment

G. Groundfish Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report

2. Off-Year Science Improvements

3. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments

4. Stock Assessments for 2009-2010 Groundfish Fisheries

5. Amendment 15: Participation Limitation in the Pacific Whiting Fishery

6. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (if Needed)

H. Pacific Halibut Management

1. Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2008 Annual Regulations

2. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for International Pacific Halibut Commission Adoption

3. Pacific Halibut Stock Assessment

I. Salmon Management

1. Salmon Methodology Review

2. Klamath River Fall Chinook Overfishing Assessment Progress Report

SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS

Sunday, September 9, 2007
Scientific and Statistical Committee
Economic Subcommittee1 p.m.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Council Secretariat8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 a.m.
Budget Committee8:30 a.m.
Habitat Committee8:30 a.m.
Legislative Committee10 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants4:30 p.m.
Groundfish Stock Assessment Question
and Answer Session7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Council Secretariat7 a.m.
California State Delegation7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 a.m.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Council Secretariat7 a.m.
California State Delegation7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m.
Start Printed Page 48262
Washington State Delegation7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 a.m.
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Marine Habitat Research Report7 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Council Secretariat7 a.m.
California State Delegation7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m.
Enforcement ConsultantsAs needed.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Council Secretariat7 a.m.
California State Delegation7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation7 a.m.
Enforcement ConsultantsAs needed.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

Start Signature

Dated: August 17, 2007.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. E7-16625 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 3510-22-S