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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 a public meeting.


The Stock Assessment Review Panel (STAR Panel) for the Pacific ocean perch and petrale sole stock assessments will hold a work session that is open to the public.


The STAR Panel for Pacific ocean perch and petrale sole stock assessments will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2011 and end at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The STAR panel will reconvene on Tuesday, June 21 and will continue through Friday, June 24, 2011 beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.


The Stock Assessment Review Panel for Pacific ocean perch and petrale sole stock assessments will be held at the Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue, NE., Seattle, WA 98105; telephone: (1-800) 899-0251.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council), 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

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Ms. Stacey Miller, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center; telephone: (541) 961-8475; or Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

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The purpose of the STAR Panel for Pacific ocean perch and petrale sole is to review draft 2011 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for Pacific ocean perch and petrale sole, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a STAR Panel report for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for 2013-14 fisheries. No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panel. The STAR Panel's role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in San Mateo, CA.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may Start Printed Page 30309come before the STAR Panel participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal STAR Panel action during this meeting. STAR Panel 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 STAR Panel participants' intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This meeting is 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: May 20, 2011.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-12927 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]