[Federal Register: May 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 98)]
[Page 27994]
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Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: As provided in Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, the Fish and Wildlife Service announces a meeting 
designed to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the 
importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of 
recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This meeting, 
sponsored by the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council 
(Council), is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral 
statements to the Council or may file written statements for 

DATES: Wednesday, June 6, 2001, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and 
Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria, VA; (703) 548-6300.
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at 4040 N. Fairfax Dr., Room 132A, Arlington, VA 22203, and 
will be available for public inspection during regular business hours 
within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased 
for the cost of duplication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laury Parramore, Council Coordinator, 
at (703) 358-1711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership 
Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of the 
Interior through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, about 
sport fishing and boating issues. The Council represents the interests 
of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing and boating 
communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, 
constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council includes the 
director of the Service and the president of the International 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio 
capacities. Other Council members are directors from state agencies 
responsible for managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and 
individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater 
recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing 
and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, 
aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. The Sport Fishing 
and Boating Partnership Council (Council) will convene to discuss: (1) 
The Council's continuing role in providing input to the Fish and 
Wildlife Service on the Service's strategic planning for its Fisheries 
Program and the National Fish Hatchery System. (2) The Council's work 
in its role as a facilitator of discussions with Federal and State 
agencies and other sportfishing and boating interests concerning a 
variety of national boating and fisheries management issues. (3) The 
Council's role in providing the Interior Secretary with information 
about the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the National 
Outreach and Communications Program. The Secretary approved the plan in 
February 1999, and the five-year, $36-million federally funded outreach 
campaign authorized by the 1998 Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act is 
now being implemented by the Recreational Boating and Fishing 
Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization.

    Dated: May 12, 2001.
Marshall P. Jones, Jr.,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 01-12668 Filed 5-18-01; 8:45 am]