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North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of telephonic meeting.


The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Implementation Committee will meet by teleconference October 21, 2015.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held telephonically at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252. Teleconference line is (907) 271-2896.

Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

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Steve MacLean, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The agenda is to identify a range of potential management measures for the Area 2C and Area 3A charter halibut fisheries in 2016, using the management measures in place for 2015 as a baseline. For Area 2C, the baseline management measure is a daily limit of one fish less than or equal to 42 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches in length. For Area 3A, the baseline management measure is a daily limit of two fish, one fish of any size, and a second fish which must be 29 inches or less in length. Committee recommendations will be incorporated into an analysis for Council review in December 2015. The Council will recommend preferred management measures for consideration by the International Pacific Halibut Commission at its January 2016 meeting, for implementation in 2016.

The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at​.

Special Accommodations

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: September 30, 2015.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-25238 Filed 10-2-15; 8:45 am]