[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Page 6520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03081]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG008

Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the United States Delegation 
to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
announces its annual spring meeting to be held March 5-6, 2018.

DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on March 
5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and March 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed sessions will be held on March 5, 2018, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on 
March 6, 2018, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring 
Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427-8360.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information 
on recreational fisheries in ICCAT; management strategy evaluation and 
harvest control rules; ICCAT stock assessment methods; the 2017 ICCAT 
meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT decisions; NMFS 
research and monitoring activities; global and domestic initiatives 
related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-required 
consultation on any identification of countries that are diminishing 
the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of the meetings of the 
Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the 
international management of ICCAT species. The public will have access 
to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no opportunity 
for public comment. The agenda is available from the Committee's 
Executive Secretary upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for part of 
the afternoon of March 5, 2018, and for one hour on the morning of 
March 6, 2018. These sessions are not open to the public, but the 
results of the Species Working Group discussions will be reported to 
the full Advisory Committee during the Committee's open session on 
March 6, 2018.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427-8360 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 9, 2018.
John Henderschedt,
Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-03081 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]