[Federal Register: October 4, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 193)]
[Page 59197]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Initial Meeting of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council has scheduled 
its first meeting to begin the process of recommending regulations for 
the spring/summer migratory bird subsistence harvest for the period 
beginning March 10, 2002. At this meeting the Co-management Council 
will approve its by-laws, finalize an operations manual for Council 
members, elect officers, review resource information presented by staff 
of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and establish regulations frameworks for seven 
geographic regions.

DATES: The Co-management Council will meet October 30-November 1, 2000.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted at the Hawthorn Suites Hotel 
at 1110 W. 8th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information call Mimi 
Hogan at 907/786-3673 or Bob Stevens at 907/786-3499. Individuals with 
a disability who may need special accommodations in order to 
participate in the public comment portion of the meeting should call 
one of the above numbers.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formed 
the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, which includes Native, 
State, and Federal representatives as equals, by means of a Notice of 
Decision published in the Federal Register, 65 FR 16405-16409, March 
28, 2000. Amended migratory bird treaties with Canada and Mexico 
required the formation of such a management body. The Co-management 
Council will make recommendations for, among other things, regulations 
for spring/summer harvesting of migratory birds in Alaska. In addition 
to creation of the Co-managment Council, the Notice of Decision 
identified seven geographic regions. Each region will submit to the Co-
management Council requests for specific regulations for its area. The 
Co-management Council will then develop recommendations for statewide 
regulations and submit them to the Fish and Wildlife Service for 
    The initial meeting of the Co-management Council will begin on 
Monday, October 30 at 1 p.m. Sessions on October 31 and November 1 will 
begin at 8:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The Co-management 
Council will provide opportunities for public comment on agenda items. 
Agendas will be available at the door.

    Dated: September 20, 2000.
David B. Allen,
Regional Director, Anchorage, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 00-25402 Filed 10-3-00; 8:45 am]