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NMFS Announces IWC Working Group Meeting
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a public meeting to discuss International Whaling Commission issues. The issues to be discussed include the outcome of the Revised Management Scheme Working Group meeting held at the end of February, 2006.

The public meeting will be held on March 31, 2006, at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held in the NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland.

While the meeting is public, NOAA/NMFS reserve the right to expel individuals. The NOAA/NMFS Federal Register notice of the meeting explains:
    "Any U.S. citizen with an identifiable interest in U.S. whale conservation policy may participate, but NOAA reserves the authority to inquire about the interests of any person who appears at a meeting and to determine the appropriateness of that person's participation. Persons who represent foreign interests may not attend. These stringent measures are necessary to protect the confidentiality of U.S. negotiating positions."
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