Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, 19708 [05-7513]

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[FR Doc. 05–7336 Filed 4–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 041126332–5039–02; I.D. 041105A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Reallocation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot or hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These actions are necessary to allow the 2005 A season total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:15 Apr 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 EPA approval date * 04/14/05 [Insert FR page where document begins]. Effective April 13, 2005, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Furuness, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2005 A season allowance of the Pacific cod TAC specified for vessels using jig gear in the BSAI is 1,524 metric tons (mt) as established by the 2005 and 2006 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 2005), for the period 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 1, 2005, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 30, 2005. See §§ 679.20(a)(7)(i)(C)(1), (c)(3)(iii), and (c)(5). As of April 1, 2005, the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that jig vessels will not be able to harvest 1,150 mt of the A season apportionment of Pacific cod allocated to those vessels under §§ 679.20(a)(7)(i)(A) and (a)(7)(iii)(A). Therefore, in accordance with § 679.20(a)(7)(ii)(C)(1), NMFS apportions 1,150 mt of Pacific cod from the A season apportionment of jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear. The harvest specifications for Pacific cod included in the harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 2005) are revised as follows: 374 mt to the A season apportionment for vessels using jig gear and 2,504 mt to catcher vessels DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Explanation * * less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the reallocation of Pacific cod specified for jig vessels to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear and therefore would cause disruption to the industry by requiring unnecessary closures, disruption within the fishing industry and the potential for regulatory discards when the current allocation is projected to be reached on April 2, 2005. This reallocation will relieve a restriction on the industry and allow for the orderly conduct and efficient operation of this fishery. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 11, 2005. Galen R. Tromble Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–7513 Filed 4–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM 14APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 71 (Thursday, April 14, 2005)]
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[Page 19708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 041126332-5039-02; I.D. 041105A]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation 
of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Reallocation.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific 
cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet 
(18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot or hook-and-line gear 
in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These 
actions are necessary to allow the 2005 A season total allowable catch 
(TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.

DATES: Effective April 13, 2005, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time 
(A.l.t.), December 31, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Furuness, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the 
North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations 
governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at 
subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679.
    The 2005 A season allowance of the Pacific cod TAC specified for 
vessels using jig gear in the BSAI is 1,524 metric tons (mt) as 
established by the 2005 and 2006 final harvest specifications for 
groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 2005), for the period 
1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 1, 2005, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 30, 
2005. See Sec. Sec.  679.20(a)(7)(i)(C)(1), (c)(3)(iii), and (c)(5).
    As of April 1, 2005, the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has 
determined that jig vessels will not be able to harvest 1,150 mt of the 
A season apportionment of Pacific cod allocated to those vessels under 
Sec. Sec.  679.20(a)(7)(i)(A) and (a)(7)(iii)(A). Therefore, in 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(7)(ii)(C)(1), NMFS apportions 1,150 mt 
of Pacific cod from the A season apportionment of jig gear to catcher 
vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear.
    The harvest specifications for Pacific cod included in the harvest 
specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 
2005) are revised as follows: 374 mt to the A season apportionment for 
vessels using jig gear and 2,504 mt to catcher vessels less than 60 
feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set 
forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from 
responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and 
would delay the reallocation of Pacific cod specified for jig vessels 
to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-
and-line gear and therefore would cause disruption to the industry by 
requiring unnecessary closures, disruption within the fishing industry 
and the potential for regulatory discards when the current allocation 
is projected to be reached on April 2, 2005. This reallocation will 
relieve a restriction on the industry and allow for the orderly conduct 
and efficient operation of this fishery.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is 
based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 11, 2005.
Galen R. Tromble
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-7513 Filed 4-13-05; 8:45 am]
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