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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of a public meeting.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel.


The Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 and end by 12 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062.

Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

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The Shrimp Advisory Panel will receive a presentation of the Biological Review of the 2009 Texas Closure and a change in yield report. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will then consider recommendations for a 2010 closure. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will also receive presentations of the Status and Health of Shrimp Stocks in 2008 a Stock Assessment Report for 2008. Finally, the Shrimp Advisory Panel will review preliminary effort estimates for 2009 and possibly make recommendations for the Council.

Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Shrimp Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take action to address the emergency.

Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O'Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

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Dated: December 23, 2009.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-30764 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]