Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process, 50330 [E7-17349]

Download as PDF 50330 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 24, 2007. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17350 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Overfishing Determination of South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper and South Atlantic Gag; Determination of South Atlantic Gag Approaching an Overfished Condition DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB92 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of determination of overfishing and approaching an overfished condition. AGENCY: RIN 0648–XC10 Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) and NMFS have announced their intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the Federal management of the Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery in the western Pacific. This notice corrects the location of an additional opportunity for public involvement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty Simonds, Executive Director, WPFMC, (808) 522–8220, or William L. Robinson, Regional Administrator, NMFS, (808) 944–2200. In a Federal Register notice published on August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46608), in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, Under the heading ‘‘Public Involvement,’’ the location of the 139th WPFMC meeting on October 9–12, 2007, was incorrect. The correct location is the Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu, HI 96814. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 27, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17349 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:43 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and is approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. NMFS notified the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Lambert, telephone: (301) 713– 2341. Pursuant to sections 304(e)(2) and (e)(7) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2) and (e)(7), and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(2), NMFS sends written notification to fishery management councils when overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing action taken to end previously identified overfishing or rebuilding a previously identified overfished stock or stock complex has not resulted in adequate progress. On June 12, 2007, the NMFS Southeast Regional Administrator sent a letter notifying the Council that South Atlantic gag is undergoing overfishing and approaching an overfished condition and that South Atlantic SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vermilion snapper is also experiencing overfishing. A copy of the notification letter sent to the Council for the aforementioned determination is available at https:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/ statusoffisheries/SOSmain.htm. Within 1 year of a notification under Magnuson-Stevens Act sections 304(e)(2) or (e)(7), the respective Council must take remedial action in response to the notification, to end overfishing if overfishing is occurring; rebuild an overfished stock or stock complex to the abundance that can produce maximum sustainable yield within an appropriate time frame; prevent overfishing from occurring if a stock is approaching overfishing; and/or prevent a stock from becoming overfished if it is approaching an overfished condition (see implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(3)). Such action must be submitted to NMFS within 1 year of notification and may be in the form of a new fishery management plan (FMP), an FMP amendment, or proposed regulations. Dated: August 27, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17335 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081403A] Marine Mammals; File No. 782–1708 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115–0070 (Principal Investigator: Dr. John Bengtson), has requested a major amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782–1708. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before October 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: The amendment request and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC10


Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries, Hawaii-based Longline 
Swordfish Fishery; Scoping Process

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

ACTION: Correction.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) and 
NMFS have announced their intent to prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the Federal management of the 
Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery in the western 
Pacific. This notice corrects the location of an additional opportunity 
for public involvement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty Simonds, Executive Director, 
WPFMC, (808) 522-8220, or William L. Robinson, Regional Administrator, 
NMFS, (808) 944-2200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a Federal Register notice published on 
August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46608), in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section, Under the heading ``Public Involvement,'' the location of the 
139th WPFMC meeting on October 9-12, 2007, was incorrect. The correct 
location is the Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

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

    Dated: August 27, 2007.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-17349 Filed 8-30-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S