[Federal Register: May 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 92)]
[Page 30427-30428]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

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: June 6, 2000, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 
N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314, telephone (703) 683-6000, 
FAX (703) 683-7597.
    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

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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 Fish and Wildlife Service Director about 
sportfishing 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 resources conservation, 
aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. On June 6, 20000, 
the Council will convene to discuss: (1) Progress on a report 
containing recommendations for improving the National Fish Hatchery 
System. The report was requested by the Director of the Fish and 
Wildlife Service and is being written by the Hatchery Project Steering 
Committee, a subgroup of the Council's Technical Working Group. (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 5-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 3, 2000.
John G. Rogers,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 00-11517 Filed 5-10-00; 8:45 am]