[Federal Register: August 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 161)]
[Page 50556-50557]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; 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: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2000, 
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, 
One South Capitol, Regency Ballroom D, Second Level, Indianapolis, IN 
46204, Telephone (317) 632-1234.
    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 of the 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 final draft of 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

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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 Secretary of the Interior 
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: August 11, 2000.
Jamie Rappaport Clark,
[FR Doc. 00-21051 Filed 8-17-00; 8:45 am]