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Pacific 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.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

The Council and its advisory entities will meet March 7-13, 2009. The Council meeting will begin on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Friday. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES:

Meetings of the Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Marriott Hotel Seattle Airport, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188; telephone: (206) 241-2000.

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280 or (866) 806-7204 toll free.Start Printed Page 7399

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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. Roll Call

3. Executive Director's Report

4. Approve Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

Comments on Non-Agenda Items

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

1. Stock Assessment Review Panel Terms of Reference for 2009

2. Experimental Fishing Permit for Sardine Research

3. Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act

D. Salmon Management

1. Review of 2008 Fisheries and Summary of 2009 Stock Abundance Estimates

2. Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives

3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2009 Salmon Management Options

4. Council Recommendations for 2009 Management Option Analysis

5. (Further) Council Direction for 2009 Management Options (if necessary)

6. Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act

7. Adoption of 2009 Management Options for Public Review

8. Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers

E. Enforcement Issues

U.S. Coast Guard Annual West Coast Fishery Enforcement Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

1. Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting

2. Incidental Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries

G. Groundfish Management

1. Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2009

2. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments

3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization (Scoping of Ownership Trailing Action and Miscellaneous Clarifications)

4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization (Final Accumulation Limits)

5. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation

6. National Marine Fisheries Service Report

7. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (if needed)

8. Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee Terms of Reference

H. Habitat

Current Habitat Issues

I. Administrative Matters

1. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

3. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS

Saturday, March 7, 2009.
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 a.m
Groundfish Management Team9 a.m
Sunday, March 8, 2009.
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
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Salmon Technical Team8 a.m
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 a.m
Enforcement Consultants4:30 p.m
Monday, March 9, 2009.
Council Secretariat7 a.m
California State Delegation7 a.m
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m
Enforcement Consultants8 a.m
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Salmon Technical Team8 a.m
Tribal Policy GroupAs necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
Washington State DelegationAs necessary
Tuesday, March 10, 2009.
Council Secretariat7 a.m
California State Delegation7 a.m
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Salmon Technical Team8 a.m
Enforcement ConsultantsAs necessary
Tribal Policy GroupAs necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
Washington State DelegationAs necessary
Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Council Secretariat7 a.m
California State Delegation7 a.m
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Oregon State Delegation7 a.m
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Salmon Technical Team8 a.m
Habitat Committee8:30 a.m
Enforcement ConsultantsAs necessary
Tribal Policy GroupAs necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
Washington State DelegationAs necessary
Thursday, March 12, 2009.
Council Secretariat7 a.m
California State Delegation7 a.m
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Groundfish Management Team8 a.m
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 a.m
Salmon Technical Team8 a.m
Habitat Committee8:30 a.m
Enforcement ConsultantsAs necessary
Tribal Policy GroupAs necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
Washington State DelegationAs necessary
Friday, March 13, 2009.
Council Secretariat7 a.m
California State Delegation7 a.m
Oregon State Delegation7 a.m
Groundfish Advisory SubpanelAs necessary
Groundfish Management TeamAs necessary
Enforcement ConsultantsAs necessary
Tribal Policy GroupAs necessary
Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
Washington State DelegationAs necessary

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.

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Dated: February 11, 2009.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-3302 Filed 2-13-09; 8:45 am]

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