[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 169 (Wednesday, September 2, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 45423]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21184]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR31


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); First Fall 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), NationalOceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2009 International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee 
to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will convene the first of two fall 
meetings.

DATES: The meeting will be held September 17-18, 2009. There will be an 
open session on Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 9 a.m. thru 12:45 
p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public. Written 
comments can be presented during the open session. There will be no 
opportunity for oral public comments during the meeting. Written 
comments on issues being considered at the meeting should be received 
no later than September 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 8727 
Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be 
sent to Melanie King at NOAA Fisheries, Office of International 
Affairs, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 
Written comments can also be provided via fax (301-713-2313) or email 
(melanie.king@noaa.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie King, 301-713-9090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive updates on domestic 
highly migratory fisheries management matters, issues related to the 
March 2010 meeting of the Convention on the International Trade of 
Endangered Species, and stock status and other scientific information 
regarding Atlantic highly migratory species, particularly, albacore, 
swordfish, sailfish, sharks, tropical tunas, and other species such as 
seabirds. There will be no opportunity for oral public comment during 
the open session, although written comments are welcome and may be 
submitted in person during the open session or in advance by mail, fax, 
or email. Written comments submitted in advance should be received by 
September 14, 2009 (see ADDRESSES).
    During its first fall meeting, the Advisory Committee will also 
meet in two executive sessions to discuss sensitive information 
relating to upcoming international negotiations regarding the 
conservation and management of Atlantic highly migratory species, 
including compliance matters and issues related to recreational fishing 
and strengthening ICCAT. These sessions are closed to the public. The 
first executive session will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 
17, 2009, and a second executive session will be held from 8:30 pm to 
12:30 p.m. on September 18, 2009.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting locations are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Melanie King at (301) 713-9090 by 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 27, 2009.
Christopher Rogers,
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-21184 Filed 9-1-09; 8:45 am]
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