Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1B, 71073-71074 [06-9604]

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The copy of the letter shall be submitted to CASI at the PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71073 address listed at https://www.sti.nasa.gov under the ‘‘Get Help’’ link. * * * * * [FR Doc. E6–20783 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 050112008-5102-02; I.D.102406B] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Total Allowable Catch Harvested for Management Area 1B 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 1B (Area 1B) for fishing year 2006 is projected to be harvested by December 8, 2006. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 8, 2006, 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 1B per trip or calendar day until January 1, 2007, when the 2007 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 95 percent of the Atlantic herring TAC allocated to Area 1B has been harvested, and no TAC is available for the directed fishery for Atlantic herring harvested from Area 1B. DATES: Effective 0001 hrs local time, December 8, 2006, through 2400 hrs local time, December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fishery 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 2006 TAC allocated to Area 1B for the fishing year (71 FR 10867, March 3, 2006) is 10,000 mt (22,046,226 lb). E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1 71074 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations pwalker on PRODPC60 with RULES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:20 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 management area for the remainder of the closure period. Transiting of Area 1B 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 1B for the 2006 fishing year is projected to be harvested by December 8, 2006. Therefore, effective 0001 hrs local time, December 8, 2006, 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 1B per trip or calendar day through December 31, 2006; except a vessel may transit, or land herring in Area 1B with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on board, provided such herring were not caught in Area 1B, and provided all fishing gear is stowed and not available for PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 immediate use as required by ’ 648.23(b). Effective December 8, 2006, 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 1B through December 31, 2006, 2400 hrs local time. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under E.O. 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 4, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–9604 Filed 12–5–06; 1:36 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 236 (Friday, December 8, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 050112008-5102-02; I.D.102406B]


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

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 1B (Area 1B) for 
fishing year 2006 is projected to be harvested by December 8, 2006. 
Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 8, 2006, 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 1B per trip or 
calendar day until January 1, 2007, when the 2007 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 95 percent of the Atlantic herring TAC allocated to Area 
1B has been harvested, and no TAC is available for the directed fishery 
for Atlantic herring harvested from Area 1B.

DATES: Effective 0001 hrs local time, December 8, 2006, through 2400 
hrs local time, December 31, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fishery 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 2006 TAC 
allocated to Area 1B for the fishing year (71 FR 10867, March 3, 2006) 
is 10,000 mt (22,046,226 lb).

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    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 1B 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 1B for the 2006 fishing year is 
projected to be harvested by December 8, 2006. Therefore, effective 
0001 hrs local time, December 8, 2006, 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 1B per trip or calendar 
day through December 31, 2006; except a vessel may transit, or land 
herring in Area 1B with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on 
board, provided such herring were not caught in Area 1B, and provided 
all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use as 
required by ' 648.23(b). Effective December 8, 2006, 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 1B through 
December 31, 2006, 2400 hrs local time.

Classification

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

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

    Dated: December 4, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-9604 Filed 12-5-06; 1:36 pm]
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