Federal Register: January 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 12)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-1154
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DOCUMENT ID: [I.D. 011303C]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
DATES: The GMT working meeting will convene on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 1 p.m. and may go into the evening until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will reconvene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 through Friday, February 7 until business for the day is completed.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting to plan the annual management cycle and strategize 2003 Council initiatives. This meeting is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council,
The primary purpose of the GMT working meeting is to plan the GMT's annual schedule and strategies to effectively aid the Council in managing 2003 West Coast groundfish fisheries and Council initiatives expected to arise in 2003. Additionally, the GMT will discuss groundfish management measures in place for the winter and spring months, respond to assignments relating to implementation of the Council's groundfish strategic plan, consider technical aspects of draft stock rebuilding plans and analyses, and address other assignments relating to groundfish management.
Although nonemergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the GMT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GMT action during this meeting. GMT action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice requiring emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GMT's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids
should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at 5038202280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
Dated: January 13, 2003.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 031154 Filed 11603; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council Staff Officer for Groundfish; 5038202280. [[Page 2531]]