First Meeting of Marianas Trench Monument Council June 5-6 on Saipan

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Guam – The Marianas Trench Monument Advisory Council (MTMAC) is holding its inaugural meeting for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (Monument) on June 5 and June 6, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Fiesta Resort and Spa in Saipan.

The public is invited to attend the meeting. There will be opportunities for members of the public to provide comments from 4 pm to 5 pm on
both days.

The intergovernmental advisory council objectives for the 2‐day meeting are for the MTMAC members to adopt procedures to govern its activities, hear operational reports from Monument managers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and provide initial advice and recommendations to the Service and NMFS for Monument management planning.

Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the public meetings are invited to contact Angela Butsch at  1-888-812-5759 (voice) or 503-231-6263 (TTY), or angela_butsch@fws.gov. Reasonable accommodation requests should be received at least 7 business days prior to the meeting to help ensure availability; 2 weeks’ notice is requested for ASL/ESL interpreter needs.

For updates on this meeting or additional information about the Monument and its two refuges, visit:

http://www.fws.gov/marianastrenchmarinemonument and http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/MNM/mnm_index.html

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