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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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a conference call of its ad hoc Ecosystem Work Group (EWG). A listening station will be available at the Pacific Council offices for interested members of the public.


The conference call will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The meeting will be held via conference call, with a public listening station available at the Pacific Council office: 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

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Jennifer Gilden, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

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The primary purpose of the conference call is to consider next steps in protecting unmanaged forage fish, finalize recommendations to the Pacific Council on the Federal list of authorized West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone fisheries, and other items related to the September 2013 Council 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 EWG's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, at (503) 820-2280, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: August 8, 2013.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-19566 Filed 8-12-13; 8:45 am]