[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 247 (Monday, December 27, 2004)]
[Page 77230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-28131]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the Marine Fisheries 
Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the first of two annual 
meetings to be held in fiscal year (FY) 2005 to review and advise on 
management policies for living marine resources. Agenda topics can 
found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meetings will be held in January 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village 
Beach Resort & Spa, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815.
    Requests for special accommodations may be directed to MAFAC, 
Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West 
Highway 9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Director; telephone: (301) 713-2379 x171.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby 
given of meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1972, to advise the Secretary on 
all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. This Committee advises and reviews the adequacy 
of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of 
commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, 
consumer, academic, tribal, and other national interests.

Meeting Dates and Times

    1. January 11, 2005, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
    2. January 12, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    3. January 13, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    4. January 14, 2005, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Matters to be Considered

January 11, 2005

    General overview and full committee discussion regarding NOAA's 
ecosystem management initiatives and how they relate to fisheries 
management, and review and status of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act reauthorization.

January 12, 2005

    Overview and full committee discussion of cold water coral 
management initiatives, FY 2005 budget review, recreational fisheries 
strategic plan and program initiative, and review of newly revised 
Office of Constituent Services and programs.

January 13, 2005

    The MAFAC will meet for a morning overview and discussion of 
aquaculture legislative initiatives and status of regional research 

January 14, 2005

    The full committee of MAFAC will meet in the afternoon to receive 
reports and take final action. Committee will adjourn sine day on 
completion of business.
    Time will be set aside for public comment on agenda items.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to MAFAC (see ADDRESSES).

    Dated: December 17, 2004.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. 04-28131 Filed 12-23-04; 8:45 am]