Pacific Halibut Fishery; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Guided Recreational Halibut Fishery, 22646 [05-8696]

Download as PDF 22646 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices issuance of the order in this proceeding, we will not issue a new cash deposit rate for them, pursuant to this Section 129 Determination. The Section 129 Determination ‘‘all others’’ rate will be the new cash deposit rate for all exporters of subject merchandise which did not participate in the first administrative review, with respect to entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 27, 2005, the date on which the U.S. Trade Representative directed the Department to implement this determination. These instructions will remain in effect until further notice. This Section 129 Determination is issued and published in accordance with section 129(c)(2)(A) of the URAA. Dated: April 27, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–8745 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 011206293–3182–02; I.D. 042605F] Pacific Halibut Fishery; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Guided Recreational Halibut Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of guideline harvest level. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS provides notice of the guideline harvest level (GHL) for the guided sport halibut fishery (charter fishery) in the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulatory area 2C of 1,432,000 pounds (649.5 mt), and a GHL in the IPHC regulatory area 3A of 3,650,000 pounds (1,655.6 mt). The GHLs are intended to serve as a benchmark for participants in the charter fishery. DATES: The GHLs are effective beginning 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 1, 2005, and will close at 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2005. This period is specified by the IPHC as the sport fishing season in all waters of Alaska. NMFS implemented a final rule to establish GHLs in IPHC regulatory areas 2C and 3A for the harvest of Pacific halibut (Hippoglosses stenolepis) by the charter fishery on August 8, 2003 (68 FR 47256). The GHLs are intended to serve as a benchmark for participants in the charter fishery. This announcement is consistent with 50 CFR 300.65(i)(2), which requires that GHLs for IPHC regulatory areas 2C and 3A be specified by NMFS and announced by publication in the Federal Register no later than 30 days after receiving information from the IPHC which establishes the constant exploitation yield (CEY) for halibut in IPHC regulatory areas 2C and 3A for that year. Based on the regulations at § 300.65(i)(1), the CEY established by the IPHC in 2005 in regulatory area 2C results in a GHL of 1,432,000 pounds (649.5 mt), and, in regulatory area 3A, results in a GHL of 3,650,000 pounds (1,655.6 mt). This notice is intended to serve as an announcement of the GHL’s in Areas 2C and 3A for 2005. If a GHL is exceeded in 2005, based on information received from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, NMFS will notify the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) in writing within 30 days pursuant to regulations at § 300.65(i)(3). The Council is not required to take action, but may recommend additional management measures after receiving notification that a GHL has been exceeded. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification This notice does not require any additional regulatory action by NMFS and does not impose any additional restrictions on harvests by the charter fishery. This process of notification is intended to provide the Council an indication of the level of harvests by the charter fishery in a given year and could be used to prompt future action. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 26, 2005. Anne M. Lange Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–8696 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Merrill, 907 586 7228, or email at glenn.merrill@noaa.gov. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:05 Apr 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 042605C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling public meetings of its Recreational Fishing; Herring; Scallop; Joint Groundfish/Monkfish and Joint Red Crab, Skates and Whiting Advisory Panels in May 2005, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from these groups will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. The meetings will be held on May 16; May 19; May 23; May 25 and May 26, 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. DATES: The meetings will be held in Peabody, MA; Mansfield, MA; Portsmouth, NH and Fairhaven, MA. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council (978) 465–0492. Requests for special accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.—Recreational Fishing Advisory Panel Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600. Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.— Joint Red Crab, Skates and Whiting Fishing Advisory Panel Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339–2200. Monday, May 23, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.— Herring Fishing Advisory Panel Meeting. Location: Best Western Wynwood Hotel, 580 U.S. Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 436–7600. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 011206293-3182-02; I.D. 042605F]


Pacific Halibut Fishery; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Guided 
Recreational Halibut Fishery

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

ACTION: Notice of guideline harvest level.

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SUMMARY: NMFS provides notice of the guideline harvest level (GHL) for 
the guided sport halibut fishery (charter fishery) in the International 
Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulatory area 2C of 1,432,000 
pounds (649.5 mt), and a GHL in the IPHC regulatory area 3A of 
3,650,000 pounds (1,655.6 mt). The GHLs are intended to serve as a 
benchmark for participants in the charter fishery.

DATES: The GHLs are effective beginning 1200 hrs, Alaska local time 
(A.l.t.), February 1, 2005, and will close at 2400 hours, A.l.t., 
December 31, 2005. This period is specified by the IPHC as the sport 
fishing season in all waters of Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Merrill, 907 586 7228, or email 
at glenn.merrill@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS implemented a final rule to establish 
GHLs in IPHC regulatory areas 2C and 3A for the harvest of Pacific 
halibut (Hippoglosses stenolepis) by the charter fishery on August 8, 
2003 (68 FR 47256). The GHLs are intended to serve as a benchmark for 
participants in the charter fishery.
    This announcement is consistent with 50 CFR 300.65(i)(2), which 
requires that GHLs for IPHC regulatory areas 2C and 3A be specified by 
NMFS and announced by publication in the Federal Register no later than 
30 days after receiving information from the IPHC which establishes the 
constant exploitation yield (CEY) for halibut in IPHC regulatory areas 
2C and 3A for that year. Based on the regulations at Sec.  
300.65(i)(1), the CEY established by the IPHC in 2005 in regulatory 
area 2C results in a GHL of 1,432,000 pounds (649.5 mt), and, in 
regulatory area 3A, results in a GHL of 3,650,000 pounds (1,655.6 mt).
    This notice is intended to serve as an announcement of the GHL's in 
Areas 2C and 3A for 2005. If a GHL is exceeded in 2005, based on 
information received from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, NMFS 
will notify the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) in 
writing within 30 days pursuant to regulations at Sec.  300.65(i)(3). 
The Council is not required to take action, but may recommend 
additional management measures after receiving notification that a GHL 
has been exceeded.

Classification

    This notice does not require any additional regulatory action by 
NMFS and does not impose any additional restrictions on harvests by the 
charter fishery. This process of notification is intended to provide 
the Council an indication of the level of harvests by the charter 
fishery in a given year and could be used to prompt future action.

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

    Dated: April 26, 2005.
Anne M. Lange
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-8696 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]
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