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Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of Navassa Island Workshop.


The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will hold a Navassa Island Workshop.


The Navassa Island Workshop will be held on March 24-25, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., approximately, both days.


The Workshop will be held at the Hilton Ponce Gulf and Casino, 1150 Caribe Avenue, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716.

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Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

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The Navassa Island Workshop agenda is as follows:Start Printed Page 9774

Monday, March 24, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • all to Order
  • elcome - Eugenio Pineiro
  • ntroduction - Miguel Rolon
  • doption of Agenda
  • OS - Legal Status of Navassa Island
  • anagement Aspects of Navassa Island - DOI Perspective
  • agnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act (MSRA) and Navassa Island - NMFS/CFMC
  • ishery Management Plan (FMP) Outline/Appointment of Navassa Island Plan Development Team (NIPDT)

-Scoping Meetings

-Literature Review

-Fishery/Biology Habitat (EFH)

-Fishery Socio-Economy

Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • MP Outline/Appointment NIPDT (Cont.)

-Management Alternatives

-Enforcement Considerations

-Other Applicable Laws, e.g., ESA/EIS

-International Considerations Re: TAC and Foreign Allocations

-Consideration of Candidates for NIPDT

-Data and Research Needs

-Comments from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and General Public

  • ther Business

Special Accommodations

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone: (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: February 19, 2008.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-3299 Filed 2-21-08; 8:45 am]