Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program, 51804-51806 [06-7326]

Download as PDF 51804 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices Special Accommodations As listed below, NMFS will hold five public meetings to obtain recommendations from swordfish fishery participants and other members of the public regarding potential swordfish fishery management measures. These meetings will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Sari Kiraly at (301) 713–2347, at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Public Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations 1. September 14, 2006, from 6–8 p.m. at the Vietnamese Community Center of Houma, 1268 Highway 182 West, Houma, LA 70364. 2. September 18, 2006, from 7–9 p.m. at the Manahawkin Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. 3. September 19, 2006, from 7–9 p.m. at the Peabody Holiday Inn, 1 Newberry Street, Peabody, MA 01960. 4. September 20, 2006, from 7–9 p.m. at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954. 5. September 21, 2006, from 6–8 p.m. at the NMFS Panama City Laboratory, 3500 Delwood Beach Road, Panama City, FL 32408. Dated: August 25, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–7325 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 082106C] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. erjones on PROD1PC72 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to inform the public about the Community Development Quota (CDQ) percentage allocations among the six CDQ managing entities (CDQ groups) that are in effect as a result of recent amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Aug 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On July 11, 2006, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 amended the Magnuson-Stevens Act to establish percentage allocations for groundfish, crab, and halibut allocated among the CDQ groups at those percentage allocations in effect on March 1, 2006. In addition, this notice provides information about the percentage allocations for prohibited species quota (PSQ) allocated among the CDQ groups that were not affected by the MagnusonStevens Act amendments, but continue in effect under an administrative determination issued by NMFS on August 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Copies of section 416 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 and the August 8, 2005, initial administrative determination (IAD) extending the 2003–2005 groundfish, halibut, crab, and prohibited species CDQ percentage allocations may be obtained by mail from NMFS Alaska Region, Attn: inperson at Ellen Walsh, Records Officer, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802; NMFS Alaska Region, 709 W. 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK; or at the NMFS Alaska Region web site at http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/cdq. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7241 or obren.davis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–241) was signed by the President on July 11, 2006. Section 416 of this legislation amended section 305(i)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary statute governing management of the nation’s marine fisheries within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. Section 305(i)(1) establishes the Western Alaska CDQ Program, which provides western Alaska communities with allocations of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish, halibut, crab, and prohibited species. These allocations provide such communities with the opportunity to participate and invest in BSAI fisheries in support of economic development activities. Revised section 305(i)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act contains a broad range of changes to various aspects of the CDQ Program. These include elements associated with CDQ Program administration and oversight, percentage allocations of annual CDQ Program catch limits, permanent eligibility status for current CDQ communities, and CDQ fisheries management measures. Subparagraph PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (C) of section 305(i)(1), ‘‘Allocations to Entities’’ directs that: Each entity eligible to participate in the program shall be authorized under the program to harvest annually the same percentage of each species allocated to the program under subparagraph (B) that it was authorized by the Secretary to harvest of such species annually as of March 1, 2006, except to the extent that its allocation is adjusted under subparagraph (H). Subparagraph (H) addresses the decennial review and adjustment of entity allocations beginning in 2012. This notice does not address the process that will be used to make such adjustments; that process will be addressed in future rulemaking. Once such a decennial review is completed, the percentage allocations contained in this notice may be revised through the adjustment process described in subparagraph (H). Purpose Annual CDQ Program allocations for approximately 36 quota categories of BSAI groundfish, halibut, crab, and prohibited species are distributed among CDQ groups based on CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations. Historically, percentage allocations have been established through periodic CDQ application processes. Section 305(i)(1)(c) establishes the CDQ percentage allocations for BSAI groundfish, halibut, and crab at the same levels that were in effect on March 1, 2006. The CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations for all quota categories (except two) that were in effect on that date were originally approved by NMFS on January 17, 2003, as part of the 2003– 2005 CDQ allocation process. The expiration date for those CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations was December 31, 2005. On August 8, 2005, NMFS issued an IAD that removed the December 31, 2005, expiration date from these CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations. This administrative determination, which was effective on September 7, 2005, established the CDQ percentage allocations that were in effect on March 1, 2006, for all BSAI groundfish, halibut, and prohibited species, as well as for all crab species except Eastern Aleutian Islands (EAI) golden king crab and Adak red king crab. This IAD is available from NMFS (see ADDRESSES). EAI golden king crab and Adak red king crab were allocated to the CDQ Program on April 1, 2005, as part of the crab rationalization program (70 FR 10174; March 2, 2005). These two crab species had not previously been allocated to the CDQ Program, so they were not included in the CDQ E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 51805 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices percentage allocations that were originally approved by NMFS on January 17, 2003. On October 12, 2005, NMFS issued a final agency decision that established CDQ percentage allocations for these two crab species through June 30, 2006. These were the CDQ percentage allocations in effect for EAI golden king crab and Adak red king crab on March 1, 2006. The prohibited species allocated to the CDQ Program are not allocations for directed fisheries under sections 305(i)(1)(B) and (C) of the MagnusonStevens Act. Therefore, they are not included among the species allocated to the program under section 305(i)(1)(B). Existing PSQ percentage allocations will remain in effect under the administrative determination issued on August 8, 2005, unless revised through some future final agency action. Allocation Percentages The tables below identify the CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations in effect for each CDQ group. Table 1 lists the CDQ percentage allocations of BSAI groundfish, crab, and halibut. Table 2 lists the PSQ percentage allocations of BSAI prohibited species. TABLE 1—CDQ PERCENTAGE ALLOCATIONS OF BSAI GROUNDFISH, CRAB, AND HALIBUT AS OF MARCH 1, 2006 CDQ Group2 Area1 Species APICDA GROUNDFISH3 Pollock Pacific cod Sablefish (from trawl gear allocation) Sablefish, fixed gear Atka mackerel Yellowfin sole Rock sole Greenland turbot Arrowtooth flounder Flathead sole Other flatfish Alaska plaice Pacific ocean perch Other rockfish CRAB Red king Red king C. bairdi (Tanner) crab C. opilio crab Golden king Red king Red and blue king Blue king PACIFIC HALIBUT ...... BS AI Bogoslof BSAI BS AI BS AI EAI/BS CAI WAI BSAI BSAI BS AI BSAI BSAI BSAI BSAI BS EAI CAI WAI BS AI ...... Adak Bristol Bay BS BS EAI Norton Sound Pribilof Is. St. Matthew ...... 4B 4C 4D 4E BBEDC CBSFA CVRF NSEDC YDFDA ...... 14% 14% 14% 15% 21% 26% 15% 14% 30% 30% 30% 28% 24% 16% 17% 22% 20% 26% 14% 17% 30% 30% 30% 21% 21% ...... 8% 17% 10% 8% 8% 0% ...... 21% 21% 21% 21% 22% 20% 20% 19% 15% 15% 15% 24% 23% 20% 19% 22% 21% 24% 21% 21% 15% 15% 15% 19% 18% ...... 18% 19% 19% 20% 18% 0% ...... 5% 5% 5% 9% 9% 8% 16% 3% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 7% 9% 9% 8% 5% 6% 8% 8% 8% 7% 8% ...... 21% 10% 19% 20% 21% 0% ...... 24% 24% 24% 18% 13% 13% 0% 27% 15% 15% 15% 6% 11% 17% 18% 13% 15% 8% 24% 21% 15% 15% 15% 17% 17% ...... 18% 18% 17% 17% 18% 0% ...... 22% 22% 22% 18% 13% 12% 18% 23% 14% 14% 14% 7% 11% 19% 20% 12% 15% 8% 22% 19% 14% 14% 14% 17% 17% ...... 21% 18% 18% 18% 21% 50% ...... 14% 14% 14% 19% 22% 21% 31% 14% 18% 18% 18% 27% 23% 20% 19% 22% 20% 26% 14% 16% 18% 18% 18% 19% 19% ...... 14% 18% 17% 17% 14% 50% 0% 50% 0% 12% 100% 0% 0% 12% 0% 14% 0% 12% ...... 100% 15% 0% 0% ...... 0% 0% 26% 30% ...... 0% 85% 0% 0% ...... 0% 0% 24% 70% ...... 0% 0% 30% 0% ...... 0% 0% 20% 0% 1Management area abbreviations: AI = Aleutian Islands, BS = Bering Sea, CAI = Central AI, EAI = Eastern AI, and WAI = Western AI. groups: APICDA = Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Corporation, BBEDC = Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, CBSFA = Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, CVRF = Coastal Villages Region Fund, NSEDC = Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and YDFDA = Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association. 3Certain BSAI groundfish species allocated to the CDQ Program are not allocated among CDQ groups. Program allocations for northern rockfish, shortraker rockfish, and rougheye rockfish were not allocated among the CDQ groups on March 1, 2006, per NMFS’s January 17, 2003, administrative determination that approved 2003-2005 CDQ allocation percentages. No percentage allocations were in effect on March 1, 2006, for the ‘‘other species’’ category, which is no longer allocated among CDQ groups per the recommendation of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (68 FR 69974, December 16, 2003). NMFS now manages these species at the CDQ program level. Finally, squid was removed from the CDQ Program in 2001 (66 FR 13762, March 7, 2001). erjones on PROD1PC72 with NOTICES 2CDQ VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Aug 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 51806 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices TABLE 2—PSQ PERCENTAGE ALLOCATIONS OF BSAI PROHIBITED SPECIES CDQ Group Species Area APICDA C. opilio crab Pacific halibut Chinook salmon Non-Chinook salmon Red king crab C. bairdi (Tanner) crab C. bairdi (Tanner) crab BBEDC CBSFA CVRF NSEDC YDFDA 25% 22% 14% 14% 24% 26% 24% 24% 22% 21% 21% 21% 24% 23% 8% 9% 5% 5% 8% 8% 8% 10% 12% 24% 24% 12% 8% 11% 8% 12% 22% 22% 12% 8% 10% 25% 23% 14% 14% 23% 26% 24% BS BSAI BSAI BSAI Zone 1 Zone 1 Zone 2 CDQ groups: APICDA = Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Corporation, BBEDC = Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, CBSFA = Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, CVRF = Coastal Villages Region Fund, NSEDC = Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and YDFDA = Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 082106C]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Western 
Alaska Community Development Quota Program

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to inform the public about the 
Community Development Quota (CDQ) percentage allocations among the six 
CDQ managing entities (CDQ groups) that are in effect as a result of 
recent amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On July 11, 2006, the Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 amended the Magnuson-
Stevens Act to establish percentage allocations for groundfish, crab, 
and halibut allocated among the CDQ groups at those percentage 
allocations in effect on March 1, 2006. In addition, this notice 
provides information about the percentage allocations for prohibited 
species quota (PSQ) allocated among the CDQ groups that were not 
affected by the Magnuson-Stevens Act amendments, but continue in effect 
under an administrative determination issued by NMFS on August 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Copies of section 416 of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2006 and the August 8, 2005, initial 
administrative determination (IAD) extending the 2003-2005 groundfish, 
halibut, crab, and prohibited species CDQ percentage allocations may be 
obtained by mail from NMFS Alaska Region, Attn: in-person at Ellen 
Walsh, Records Officer, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802; NMFS Alaska 
Region, 709 W. 9\th\ Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK; or at the NMFS 
Alaska Region web site at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/cdq.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907-586-7241 or 
obren.davis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Public Law 
109-241) was signed by the President on July 11, 2006. Section 416 of 
this legislation amended section 305(i)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 
The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary statute governing management of 
the nation's marine fisheries within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. 
Section 305(i)(1) establishes the Western Alaska CDQ Program, which 
provides western Alaska communities with allocations of Bering Sea and 
Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish, halibut, crab, and prohibited 
species. These allocations provide such communities with the 
opportunity to participate and invest in BSAI fisheries in support of 
economic development activities. Revised section 305(i)(1) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act contains a broad range of changes to various 
aspects of the CDQ Program. These include elements associated with CDQ 
Program administration and oversight, percentage allocations of annual 
CDQ Program catch limits, permanent eligibility status for current CDQ 
communities, and CDQ fisheries management measures. Subparagraph (C) of 
section 305(i)(1), ``Allocations to Entities'' directs that:

Each entity eligible to participate in the program shall be 
authorized under the program to harvest annually the same percentage 
of each species allocated to the program under subparagraph (B) that 
it was authorized by the Secretary to harvest of such species 
annually as of March 1, 2006, except to the extent that its 
allocation is adjusted under subparagraph (H).

    Subparagraph (H) addresses the decennial review and adjustment of 
entity allocations beginning in 2012. This notice does not address the 
process that will be used to make such adjustments; that process will 
be addressed in future rulemaking. Once such a decennial review is 
completed, the percentage allocations contained in this notice may be 
revised through the adjustment process described in subparagraph (H).

Purpose

    Annual CDQ Program allocations for approximately 36 quota 
categories of BSAI groundfish, halibut, crab, and prohibited species 
are distributed among CDQ groups based on CDQ and PSQ percentage 
allocations. Historically, percentage allocations have been established 
through periodic CDQ application processes. Section 305(i)(1)(c) 
establishes the CDQ percentage allocations for BSAI groundfish, 
halibut, and crab at the same levels that were in effect on March 1, 
2006. The CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations for all quota categories 
(except two) that were in effect on that date were originally approved 
by NMFS on January 17, 2003, as part of the 2003-2005 CDQ allocation 
process. The expiration date for those CDQ and PSQ percentage 
allocations was December 31, 2005.
    On August 8, 2005, NMFS issued an IAD that removed the December 31, 
2005, expiration date from these CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations. 
This administrative determination, which was effective on September 7, 
2005, established the CDQ percentage allocations that were in effect on 
March 1, 2006, for all BSAI groundfish, halibut, and prohibited 
species, as well as for all crab species except Eastern Aleutian 
Islands (EAI) golden king crab and Adak red king crab. This IAD is 
available from NMFS (see ADDRESSES).
    EAI golden king crab and Adak red king crab were allocated to the 
CDQ Program on April 1, 2005, as part of the crab rationalization 
program (70 FR 10174; March 2, 2005). These two crab species had not 
previously been allocated to the CDQ Program, so they were not included 
in the CDQ

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percentage allocations that were originally approved by NMFS on January 
17, 2003. On October 12, 2005, NMFS issued a final agency decision that 
established CDQ percentage allocations for these two crab species 
through June 30, 2006. These were the CDQ percentage allocations in 
effect for EAI golden king crab and Adak red king crab on March 1, 
2006.
    The prohibited species allocated to the CDQ Program are not 
allocations for directed fisheries under sections 305(i)(1)(B) and (C) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Therefore, they are not included among the 
species allocated to the program under section 305(i)(1)(B). Existing 
PSQ percentage allocations will remain in effect under the 
administrative determination issued on August 8, 2005, unless revised 
through some future final agency action.

Allocation Percentages

    The tables below identify the CDQ and PSQ percentage allocations in 
effect for each CDQ group. Table 1 lists the CDQ percentage allocations 
of BSAI groundfish, crab, and halibut. Table 2 lists the PSQ percentage 
allocations of BSAI prohibited species.

          TABLE 1--CDQ PERCENTAGE ALLOCATIONS OF BSAI GROUNDFISH, CRAB, AND HALIBUT AS OF MARCH 1, 2006
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                                                                          CDQ Group\2\
             Species                 Area\1\   -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  APICDA      BBEDC      CBSFA      CVRF      NSEDC      YDFDA
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 GROUNDFISH\3\                     ......       ......      ......     ......     ......    ......     ......
Pollock                            BS           14%         21%        5%         24%       22%        14%
                                   AI           14%         21%        5%         24%       22%        14%
                                   Bogoslof     14%         21%        5%         24%       22%        14%
Pacific cod                        BSAI         15%         21%        9%         18%       18%        19%
Sablefish (from trawl gear         BS           21%         22%        9%         13%       13%        22%
 allocation)
                                   AI           26%         20%        8%         13%       12%        21%
Sablefish, fixed gear              BS           15%         20%        16%        0%        18%        31%
                                   AI           14%         19%        3%         27%       23%        14%
Atka mackerel                      EAI/BS       30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
                                   CAI          30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
                                   WAI          30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
Yellowfin sole                     BSAI         28%         24%        8%         6%        7%         27%
Rock sole                          BSAI         24%         23%        8%         11%       11%        23%
Greenland turbot                   BS           16%         20%        8%         17%       19%        20%
                                   AI           17%         19%        7%         18%       20%        19%
Arrowtooth flounder                BSAI         22%         22%        9%         13%       12%        22%
Flathead sole                      BSAI         20%         21%        9%         15%       15%        20%
Other flatfish                     BSAI         26%         24%        8%         8%        8%         26%
Alaska plaice                      BSAI         14%         21%        5%         24%       22%        14%
Pacific ocean perch                BS           17%         21%        6%         21%       19%        16%
                                   EAI          30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
                                   CAI          30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
                                   WAI          30%         15%        8%         15%       14%        18%
Other rockfish                     BS           21%         19%        7%         17%       17%        19%
                                   AI           21%         18%        8%         17%       17%        19%
 CRAB                              ......       ......      ......     ......     ......    ......     ......
Red king                           Adak         8%          18%        21%        18%       21%        14%
Red king                           Bristol Bay  17%         19%        10%        18%       18%        18%
C. bairdi (Tanner) crab            BS           10%         19%        19%        17%       18%        17%
C. opilio crab                     BS           8%          20%        20%        17%       18%        17%
Golden king                        EAI          8%          18%        21%        18%       21%        14%
Red king                           Norton       0%          0%         0%         0%        50%        50%
                                    Sound
Red and blue king                  Pribilof     0%          0%         100%       0%        0%         0%
                                    Is.
Blue king                          St. Matthew  50%         12%        0%         12%       14%        12%
 PACIFIC HALIBUT                   ......       ......      ......     ......     ......    ......     ......
                                   4B           100%        0%         0%         0%        0%         0%
                                   4C           15%         0%         85%        0%        0%         0%
                                   4D           0%          26%        0%         24%       30%        20%
                                   4E           0%          30%        0%         70%       0%         0%
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\1\Management area abbreviations: AI = Aleutian Islands, BS = Bering Sea, CAI = Central AI, EAI = Eastern AI,
  and WAI = Western AI.
\2\CDQ groups: APICDA = Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Corporation, BBEDC = Bristol Bay Economic
  Development Corporation, CBSFA = Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association, CVRF = Coastal Villages Region
  Fund, NSEDC = Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and YDFDA = Yukon Delta Fisheries Development
  Association.
\3\Certain BSAI groundfish species allocated to the CDQ Program are not allocated among CDQ groups. Program
  allocations for northern rockfish, shortraker rockfish, and rougheye rockfish were not allocated among the CDQ
  groups on March 1, 2006, per NMFS's January 17, 2003, administrative determination that approved 2003-2005 CDQ
  allocation percentages. No percentage allocations were in effect on March 1, 2006, for the ``other species''
  category, which is no longer allocated among CDQ groups per the recommendation of the North Pacific Fishery
  Management Council (68 FR 69974, December 16, 2003). NMFS now manages these species at the CDQ program level.
  Finally, squid was removed from the CDQ Program in 2001 (66 FR 13762, March 7, 2001).


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                         TABLE 2--PSQ PERCENTAGE ALLOCATIONS OF BSAI PROHIBITED SPECIES
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             Species                  Area   -------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 APICDA       BBEDC      CBSFA      CVRF      NSEDC      YDFDA
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C. opilio crab                     BS         25%          24%         8%         10%       8%         25%
Pacific halibut                    BSAI       22%          22%         9%         12%       12%        23%
Chinook salmon                     BSAI       14%          21%         5%         24%       22%        14%
Non-Chinook salmon                 BSAI       14%          21%         5%         24%       22%        14%
Red king crab                      Zone 1     24%          21%         8%         12%       12%        23%
C. bairdi (Tanner) crab            Zone 1     26%          24%         8%         8%        8%         26%
C. bairdi (Tanner) crab            Zone 2     24%          23%         8%         11%       10%        24%
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CDQ groups: APICDA = Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Corporation, BBEDC = Bristol Bay Economic
  Development Corporation, CBSFA = Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association, CVRF = Coastal Villages Region
  Fund, NSEDC = Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and YDFDA = Yukon Delta Fisheries Development
  Association.


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

    Dated: August 25, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7326 Filed 8-30-06; 8:45 am]
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