[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 45 (Thursday, March 8, 2007)]
[Pages 10501-10502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-4090]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 022807B]

Pre-assessment Workshop and Public Meeting for West Coast 
Sablefish and Longnose Skate

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: NOAA Fisheries will hold a workshop to discuss the data and 
models that will be used in the upcoming stock assessments for 
sablefish and longnose skate.

DATES: The Pre-assessment Workshop for West Coast Sablefish and 
Longnose Skate will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2007, beginning at 8:30 
a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. The stock assessment authors will be 
available on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon 
p.m. for additional discussion if needed.

ADDRESSES: The Pre-Assessment Workshop for West Coast Sablefish and 
Longnose Skate will be will be held at the Hatfield Marine Science 
Center, Guin Library Seminar Room, 2030 S.E. Marine Science Drive, 
Newport, OR 97365.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Stacey Miller, Northwest Fisheries 
Science Center (NWFSC); telephone: (206) 437-5670; or Dr. Jim Hastie, 
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC); telephone: (206)860-3412.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This workshop is intended to initiate dialog 
between members of the fishing community, stock assessment authors, 
data managers, and interested members of the public. The specific 
objectives of the workshop are to: (1) Discuss the data used in the 
sablefish and longnose skate stock assessments including details on 
collections methods, current observed trends, and how the data will be 
incorporated into the assessment models; (2) discuss the rationale for 
making assumptions in the models, especially when data are missing or 
insufficient; (3) identify anomalies in the data and provide possible 
explanations; and (4) identify data gaps and future research 
    All participants are encouraged to pre-register for the workshop by 
contacting Ms. Stacey Miller, Northwest Fisheries Science Center 
(NWFSC) by phone at (206)437-5670 or by email at 
[email protected].
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the workshop participants for discussion, those issues 
may not be the subject of formal workshop action during this meeting. 
Workshop action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 
in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 
that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public 
has been notified of the workshop participants' intent to take final 
action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Ms.

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Stacey Miller at (206) 437-5670 at least five days prior to the meeting 

    Dated: March 1, 2007.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
[FR Doc. E7-4090 Filed 3-8-07; 8:45 am]