North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

Summary:

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.

Dates:

The meeting will take place on May 7-10, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 will focus on proposal work;May 9-10 will focus on new scientific information.

Addresses:

The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4, Room 2076, Seattle, WA.

Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

For further information contact:

Bill Wilson, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

Supplementary information:

The Committee will review information requested from proposers, receive and discuss new scientific information, review Proposal Ranking Tool in light of new information, and continue proposal review.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271-2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.

Dated: April 9, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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