[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 146 (Wednesday, July 30, 1997)]
[Page 40801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-20043]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 072297F]

Magnuson Act Provisions; Essential Fish Habitat; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The NMFS Alaska Region will hold an essential fish habitat 
(EFH) team meeting to discuss the following items: development of FY 98 
funding proposals; review of salmon, crab, scallop, and groundfish 
habitat assessment reports; discussion of a process for public 
involvement and incorporation of traditional knowledge; Geographical 
Information Systems needs, research needs.

DATES: The Alaska Region core EFH team will meet August 4-5, 1997, in 
Juneau, AK. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The team will meet in room 445 B and 445 C in the Federal 
Building located at 709 W. 9th Street, Juneau, AK.
    Questions be addressed to Protected Resources Management Division, 
709 W. 9th Street, Suite 461, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; 
telephone: (907) 586-7235.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Hartmann, NMFS, (907) 586-7585; 
e-mail: [email protected]



    The NMFS Alaska Region core EFH team was formally established in 
April 1997 to implement the EFH provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act. EFH provisions include the 
description and identification of essential fish habitat and threats to 
that habitat.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Cindy Hartmann, (907) 586-7235, at least 5 
working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: July 24, 1997.
Bruce C. Morehead,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 97-20043 Filed 7-29-97; 8:45 am]