ICCAT Advisory Meeting

NACO’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SERVES ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND NACO'S PRESIDENT SERVES AS A TECHNICAL ADVISOR

The upcoming meeting will be held May 1-2 in Silver Spring Maryland

The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) announces its annual spring meeting on May 1-2, 2012. The Committee will meet with its Technical Advisors to discuss matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2011 Commission meeting results; research and
management activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-required report on any identification of countries that are diminishing the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of meetings of the Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species.

DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on May 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and May 2, 2012, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Closed sessions will be held on May 1, 2012, 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on May 2, 2012, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 8727
Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910. The phone number is (301) 589-
5200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley at (301) 427-8373.