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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meetings.


The Pacific Management Council (Council) and NMFS will hold a Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review survey results and the current full assessment of Pacific sardine stock status.


The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2009 through Friday September 25, 2009. Monday through Thursday sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday's session is scheduled from 8 a.m. until business for the day is completed.


The STAR Panel will be held at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Green Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, telephone: (858) 334-2800.

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

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Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

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The purpose of the CPS STAR Panel meeting is to review draft stock assessment and survey documents and any other pertinent information for Pacific sardine and work with the Pacific sardine Stock Assessment Team to make necessary revisions and produce STAR Panel reports. The STAR Panel reports will be for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for the 2010 Pacific sardine fishery.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this notice may arise during the STAR Panel meeting, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Formal 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 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.

Entry to the SWFSC requires visitors to register with the front office each morning. A visitor's badge, which must be worn while at the SWFSC, will be issued to all meeting participants. Since parking is at a premium at the SWFSC, car pooling, and mass transit are encouraged.

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Dated: August 27, 2009.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-21013 Filed 8-31-09; 8:45 am]