[Federal Register: November 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 211)]
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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: In accordance with 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 consideration.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2005, and 
Friday, November 11, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and 
Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101; 
telephone (619) 291-2900.
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-3101-AEA, 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: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, at 
(703) 358-2336.

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 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 plan 
for its Fisheries Program; (2) The Council's work on the National Fish 
Habitat Initiative as both a lead partner

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and its role as lead in building a Fish Habitat Partners Coalition; (3) 
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; and (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 Strategic Plan in February 1999, as well as the five-year, 
$36-million federally funded outreach campaign authorized by the 1998 
Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act that is now being implemented by 
the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, a private, nonprofit 

    Dated: October 20, 2005.
Matt Hogan,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 05-21788 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]