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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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


Notice of public meetings and hearings.


The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.


The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet on June 1, 2015, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All times listed are local island times. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.


The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Toa Conference Room at the Toa Bar & Grill in Nu'uli, Tutuila, American Samoa.

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Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

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Public comment periods will be provided in the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Review and Approval of the Agenda

3. Issues to be discussed at 163rd Council Meeting

A. Upcoming Council Action Items

i. Cooperative Research Priorities

ii. Five-year Research Priorities

B. American Samoa FEP Community Activities

4. American Samoa Archipelago FEP Issues

A. Report of the Subpanels

i. Island Fisheries Subpanel

ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel

iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel

iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel

B. Other Issues

5. Public Comment

6. Discussion and Recommendations

7. Other Business

Special Accommodations

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

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Dated: May 12, 2015.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-11866 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]