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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 a public meeting.


The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (CFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English.


The SSC meeting will be held on March 2-4, 2010. The SSC will convene on March 2, 3, and 4, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

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Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-1920, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

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

March 2, 2010

  • all to order
  • doption of Agenda
  • roposed Revision of Commercial Data Collection Process

-Presentation by Steve Turner

-Puerto Rico's Data Collection - DNER

-USVI Data Collection - DPNR


  • roposed Revision of Marine Recreational Data Collection Process (Now MRIP)
  • roposed Revision of Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Data Collection Process

March 3. 2010

  • all to Order
  • roposed Fishery Independent Data Collection Project

-Presentation by Todd Gedamke


  • nformation on Density Ratio Control Rules Using Marine Reserves

-Presentation by Alec McCall


  • ther Proposed Research/Monitoring Projects

March 4, 2010

  • all to Order
  • evelopment of Projects to Recruit Talented Individuals into the Discipline of Stock Assessment in the U.S. Caribbean

-Presentation by Jim Berkson


  • rioritization of Proposed Research and Monitoring Projects


  • reation of Formal Report for CFMC
  • ext Meeting

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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

This 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 00918-1920, telephone: (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: February 3, 2010.

William D. Chappell,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-2639 Filed 2-5-10; 8:45 am]