[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 26, 2005)]
[Pages 21397-21398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-1969]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 042105A]

General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-
American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC); Meeting Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.


SUMMARY: NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee 
to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on May 12, 2005.

DATES: The open session of the General Advisory Committee meeting will 
be held on May 12, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If necessary, a closed 
session will be held May 12, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at NMFS, Southwest Regional Office, 
501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 3300, Long Beach, California, 90803-4213.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Allison Routt at (562) 980-4019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act, 
as amended, the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory 
Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The U.S. section consists 
of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and the representative of 
the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The 
Advisory Committee supports the work of the U.S. Section in a solely 
advisory capacity with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the 
IATTC, with particular reference to the development of policies and 
negotiating positions pursued at meetings of the IATTC. NMFS, Southwest 
Region, administers the Advisory Committee in cooperation with the 
Department of State.
    The General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC 
will meet to receive and discuss information on: (1) the results of the 
June 2004 Annual Meeting of the IATTC, (2) 2004 IATTC activities, (3) 
recent and upcoming meetings of IATTC working groups, and (4) Advisory 
Committee operational issues. The public will have access to the open 
session of the meeting, but there will be no opportunity for public 
    If necessary, the General Advisory Committee will convene an 
executive session during the afternoon of May 12,

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2005, to discuss sensitive information relating to the U.S. negotiating 
positions on issues on the agenda for the upcoming IATTC meeting and 
working groups, including conservation and management measures for 
yellowfin and bigeye tuna for 2005 and 2006, measures to be taken in 
cases of non-compliance with the IATTC's conservation and management 
measures, management of fishing capacity, measures to address bycatch 
and other issues.

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 Allison Routt at (562) 980-4019 at 
least 10 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: April 21, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-1969 Filed 4-25-05; 8:45 am]