[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 204 (Monday, October 24, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-26334]

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[Federal Register: October 24, 1994]


[I.D. 101794B]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 
(Council) and its Committees will hold meetings from November 7-9, 
1994, in the Hawaiian Ballroom of the Hawaiian Regent at Waikiki Beach, 
2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI. Standing Committees will meet on 
November 7, beginning at 7:00 am, and the full Council will meet on 
November 8-9, beginning at 8:00 am. The Council may discuss and take 
action on the following:

1. Reports from the Islands

2. Reports from Fishery Agencies and Organizations

3. Enforcement Reports

4. Scientific Review of Fishery Management Plan Overfishing 

5. Ecosystems and Protected Resources

    A. Longline observer program
    B. Biological opinion implementation workshop
    C. Marine Mammal Protection Act amendments
    D. Status of monk seals relocated to main Hawaiian Islands
    E. Status of Midway Reuse Committee
    F. U.S. Coral Reef Initiative

6. Pelagics

    A. Status of fisheries
    B. Status of request for single-council designation
    C. Pelagic Fisheries Research Program
    D. Small Boat Working Group--report and recommendations

7. Bottomfish

    A. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) permit actions
    B. Hawaii Bottomfish Task Force--report and recommendations
    C. Status of revised NWHI catch reporting
    D. Bottomfish Committee recommendations

8. Crustaceans

    A. Status of NWHI lobster fishery
    B. Status of Amendment 8
    C. NWHI lobster management quota review
    i. Background and issues
    ii. NMFS perspective
    iii. Report and recommendations of Crustaceans Plan Team and 
Advisory Panel

9. Native Rights

10. Program Planning

    A. Status of joint Interior-Commerce working group to review 
Federal fishery policy in the Pacific
    B. Status of the Magnuson Act reauthorization
    C. Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network funding and data 
procedures manual
    D. Social science research priorities
    E. Cooperative project to correlate El Nino-Southern Oscillation 
and island fishery data
    F. Public Education Outreach Program
    G. Definitions of commercial and recreational fishing

11. Administrative Matters

    A. Recommendations of Executive and Budget & Program Committees
    B. 1995-96 Advisory Panel solicitation
    C. Scheduling of 86th Council meeting
    D. Reports on meetings and workshops

12. Election of Officers for 1995

13. Other Business

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., 
Suite 1405, Honolulu, HI, 96813; telephone 808-522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 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 meeting 

    Dated: October 18, 1994.
David S. Crestin,
Acting Director, Office of Fisheries Conservation and Management, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 94-26334 Filed 10-21-94; 8:45 am]