[Federal Register: August 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 162)]
[Page 43898-43899]
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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: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 10 a.m. to 
4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Broadview Hotel, 400 West 
Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202, (316) 262-5000.
    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

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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; (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 Interior 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: August 6, 2001.
Marshall P. Jones, Jr.,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 01-21006 Filed 8-20-01; 8:45 am]