[Federal Register: December 28, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 248)]
[Page 76853-76854]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Change in Regional Partners for Southeast Alaska and the Kodiak 
Archipelago for the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing a 
change in two regional partners, one representing Southeast Alaska and 
the other one representing the Kodiak Archipelago, both on the Alaska 
Migratory Bird Co-management Council (Co-management Council). For 
Southeast Alaska, the Central Council, Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes 
of Alaska (Central Council), has elected to step down, and the Co-
management Council has voted to replace that partner with the Southeast 
Alaska Inter-Tribal Fish and Wildlife Commission. For Kodiak, the 
Kodiak Area Native Association has elected to step down, and the Co-
Management Council has voted to replace that partner with the Shoonaq' 
Tribe of Kodiak.

DATES: The decision described in this notice became effective December 
2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Regional Director, Alaska Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 

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1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, or fax to (907) 786-3306 or e-
mail to ambcc@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Armstrong, (907) 786-3887, or 
Donna Dewhurst, (907) 786-3499, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. 
Tudor Road, Mail Stop 201, Anchorage, AK 99503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fish and Wildlife Service regulates the 
subsistence take of migratory birds in Alaska through regulations in 50 
CFR part 92. The Service published a notice of decision in the Federal 
Register on March 28, 2000, (65 FR 16405) that established regional 
management bodies in Alaska to develop recommendations related to 
subsistence harvest. The notice of decision also established a single 
statewide management body consisting of representatives from each of 
the regions and one representative each from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Membership on the 
11 regional bodies comprises subsistence users from each of the active 
regions. The Service contracted with 11 partner organizations to 
organize and support the regional bodies.
    Since 2000, the Co-management Council partner organization 
representing Southeast Alaska has been the Central Council. However, 
the Central Council notified the Service, by letter dated September 16, 
2005, of its request to cease the present regional partnership with the 
Co-management Council, and recommended that the Southeast Alaska Inter-
Tribal Fish and Wildlife Commission could potentially be a good 
replacement. The Co-management Council met in Anchorage on September 
29, 2005, and unanimously selected the Southeast Alaska Inter-Tribal 
Fish and Wildlife Commission as the new regional partner to represent 
Southeast Alaska.
    Since 2000, the Co-management Council partner organization 
representing the Kodiak Archipelago has been the Kodiak Area Native 
Association. However, the Kodiak Area Native Association notified the 
Service, by letter dated November 3, 2005, of its request to cease the 
present regional partnership with the Co-management Council, and 
recommended that the Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak could potentially be a 
good replacement. The Co-management Council voted by polling on 
November 21, 2005, and selected the Shoonaq' Tribe of Alaska as the new 
regional partner to represent Kodiak, Alaska.
    These two new Co-management Council partner organizations will 
ensure continuity of communication with the subsistence users of their 
regions to establish and maintain local representation on their 
regional management bodies. Partners are also responsible for 
coordinating meetings within their regions, soliciting proposals and 
keeping the villages informed.

    Dated: December 2, 2005.
Rowan Gould,
Regional Director, Anchorage, Alaska.
[FR Doc. E5-7969 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]