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Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings of the Annual Catch Limit Plan Development Group (ACLG) and Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).

SUMMARY:

The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of its ACLG and SSC.

DATES:

The ACLG will meet on February 23-25, 2009, and the SSC will meet on February 26-27, 2009. Both meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 8080 Tartak St., Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The ACLG will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:

February 23, 2009

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

  • all to Order
  • elcome (Mr. E. Pineiro-Soler, CFMC Chair)
  • ntroduction and Overview (Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, CFMC Executive Director)
  • inal Guidelines Update (Dr. Andy Strelcheck)
  • verview of ACLG (Annual Catch Limit Plan Development Group) Terms of Reference (TOR)
  • eport from the SEDAR Caribbean Data Evaluation Workshop (Dr. Todd Gedamke)

Data Availability on Fisheries Overfished and Undergoing Overfishing and Other Fisheries

Data Availability for (1) USVI (St. Thomas) (W. Tobias); (2) USVI (St. Croix) (W. Tobias); and (3) Puerto Rico (Daniel Matos)

SEDAR Summary Table on benchmarks and/or Overfishing Limit Advice

  • ational SSC Meeting Report (Dr. J. Berkson)
  • resentation on USVI Approach to ACLs (Dr. D. Olsen)

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • eview Ault and Appeldoorn Papers (Presentation)
  • ther Business

Recreational Fishing (G. Garcia-Moliner)

Monitoring of Regulations in Place (G. Garcia-Moliner)

February 24, 2009

9 a.m. - 12 noon; 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own

  • uestions to Answer:
  • SVI Group - (Leader: Todd Gedamke)

St. Thomas/St. John

St. Croix

  • R Group - (Leader: Noemi Pena)

February 25, 2009

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own

  • eport from USVI (Dr. Todd Gedamke)
  • eport from Puerto Rico (Ms. Noemi Pena)
  • etermination of ACLs and AMs

By Fishery (SFA Units: Groupers Unit 4, Parrotfishes, Queen Conch, etc.)

By Species

By Area

By Gear

  • ecommendations to the SSC (TORs)
  • ther Business
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The SSC will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:

February 26-27, 2009

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • all to Order
  • nnual Catch Limits(ACL)/Accountability Measures(AM)Final Guidelines - Andy Strelcheck
  • CLG Report
  • ational SSC Report
  • ecommendations to the CFMC
  • EDAR Report
  • ther Business
  • ext Meeting

Special Accommodations

The meetings are 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 9, 2009.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-3011 Filed 2-11-09; 8:45 am]

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