Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1A, 72082 [05-23534]

Download as PDF 72082 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 230 / Thursday, December 1, 2005 / Rules and Regulations fishing activities. NMFS presumes that the remaining states that have not yet responded concur with the determination. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 28, 2005. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–23532 Filed 11–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 050112008–5102–02; I.D. 112505B] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1A National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that 95 percent of the Atlantic herring total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to Management Area 1A (Area 1A) for 2005 is projected to be harvested by December 2, 2005. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 2, 2005, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer or land more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from Area 1A per trip or calendar day until January 1, 2006, when the 2006 TAC becomes available, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:18 Nov 30, 2005 Jkt 208001 except for transiting purposes as described in this document. Regulations governing the Atlantic herring fishery require publication of this notification to advise vessel and dealer permit holders that no TAC is available for the directed fishery for Atlantic herring harvested from Area 1A. DATES: Effective 0001 hrs local time, December 2, 2005, through 2400 hrs local time, December 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fisheries Management Specialist, at (978) 281–9221. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic herring fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of optimum yield, domestic and foreign fishing, domestic and joint venture processing, and management area TACs. The 2005 TAC allocated to Area 1A (70 FR 21971, April 28, 2005) is 60,000 mt (132,277,621 lb). The regulations at 50 CFR 648.202 require the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) to monitor the Atlantic herring fishery in each of the four management areas designated in the Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Herring Fishery and, based upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information, to determine when the harvest of Atlantic herring is projected to reach 95 percent of the TAC allocated. When such a determination is made, NMFS is required to publish notification in the Federal Register of this determination. Effective upon a specific date, NMFS must notify vessel and dealer permit holders that, vessels are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring per trip or PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 calendar day in or from the specified management area for the remainder of the closure period. Transiting of Area 1A is allowed under the conditions specified below. The Regional Administrator has determined, based upon dealer reports and other available information, that 95 percent of the total Atlantic herring TAC allocated to Area 1A for the 2005 fishing year is projected to be harvested by December 2, 2005. Therefore, effective 0001 hrs local time, December 2, 2005, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer or land more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from Area 1A per trip or calendar day through December 31, 2005; except a vessel may transit, or land herring in Area 1A with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on board, provided such herring were not caught in Area 1A, and provided all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use as required by § 648.23(b). Effective December 2, 2005, federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase Atlantic herring from federally permitted Atlantic herring vessels that harvest more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring from Area 1A through December 31, 2005, 2400 hrs local time. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 25, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–23534 Filed 11–28–05; 1:55 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 050112008-5102-02; I.D. 112505B]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring 
Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1A

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that 95 percent of the Atlantic herring total 
allowable catch (TAC) allocated to Management Area 1A (Area 1A) for 
2005 is projected to be harvested by December 2, 2005. Therefore, 
effective 0001 hours, December 2, 2005, federally permitted vessels may 
not fish for, catch, possess, transfer or land more than 2,000 lb 
(907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from Area 1A per trip or calendar 
day until January 1, 2006, when the 2006 TAC becomes available, except 
for transiting purposes as described in this document. Regulations 
governing the Atlantic herring fishery require publication of this 
notification to advise vessel and dealer permit holders that no TAC is 
available for the directed fishery for Atlantic herring harvested from 
Area 1A.

DATES: Effective 0001 hrs local time, December 2, 2005, through 2400 
hrs local time, December 31, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fisheries Management 
Specialist, at (978) 281-9221.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic herring 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of optimum yield, domestic and foreign fishing, domestic 
and joint venture processing, and management area TACs. The 2005 TAC 
allocated to Area 1A (70 FR 21971, April 28, 2005) is 60,000 mt 
(132,277,621 lb).
    The regulations at 50 CFR 648.202 require the Administrator, 
Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) to monitor the Atlantic 
herring fishery in each of the four management areas designated in the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Herring Fishery and, based 
upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information, to 
determine when the harvest of Atlantic herring is projected to reach 95 
percent of the TAC allocated. When such a determination is made, NMFS 
is required to publish notification in the Federal Register of this 
determination. Effective upon a specific date, NMFS must notify vessel 
and dealer permit holders that, vessels are prohibited from fishing 
for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 2,000 lb 
(907.2 kg) of herring per trip or calendar day in or from the specified 
management area for the remainder of the closure period. Transiting of 
Area 1A is allowed under the conditions specified below.
    The Regional Administrator has determined, based upon dealer 
reports and other available information, that 95 percent of the total 
Atlantic herring TAC allocated to Area 1A for the 2005 fishing year is 
projected to be harvested by December 2, 2005. Therefore, effective 
0001 hrs local time, December 2, 2005, federally permitted vessels may 
not fish for, catch, possess, transfer or land more than 2,000 lb 
(907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from Area 1A per trip or calendar 
day through December 31, 2005; except a vessel may transit, or land 
herring in Area 1A with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on 
board, provided such herring were not caught in Area 1A, and provided 
all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use as 
required by Sec.  648.23(b). Effective December 2, 2005, federally 
permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase Atlantic 
herring from federally permitted Atlantic herring vessels that harvest 
more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring from Area 1A through 
December 31, 2005, 2400 hrs local time.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: November 25, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-23534 Filed 11-28-05; 1:55 pm]
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