Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2009 Winter II Quota, 47117 [E9-22176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Dated: August 24, 2009. Will Shafroth, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E9–22125 Filed 9–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S 2. You must remove all ice fishing shelters and all other personal property from the WPAs each day (see § 27.93 of this chapter). 3. Condition A5 applies. * * * * * [FR Doc. E9–22260 Filed 9–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 32 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2008–2009 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0809251266 81485 02] CFR Correction RIN 0648–XQ56 In Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 18 to 199, revised as of October 1, 2008, on page 347, in § 32.42, following Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, reinstate Big Stone Wetland Management District to read as follows: § 32.42 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES * * Minnesota. * * * Big Stone Wetland Management District A. Migratory Game Bird Hunting. We allow hunting of migratory game birds throughout the district in accordance with State regulations subject to the following conditions: 1. We prohibit the use of motorized boats. 2. We prohibit the construction or use of permanent blinds, stands, or scaffolds. 3. You must remove all personal property, which includes boats, decoys, and blinds brought onto the WPA each day (see §§ 27.93 and 27.94 of this chapter). 4. We allow the use of hunting dogs, provided the dog is under the immediate control of the hunter at all times during the State-approved hunting season (see § 26.21(b) of this chapter). 5. We prohibit camping. B. Upland Game Hunting. We allow upland game hunting throughout the district in accordance with State regulations subject to the following conditions: Conditions A4 and A5 apply. C. Big Game Hunting. We allow big game hunting throughout the district in accordance with State regulations subject to the following conditions: 1. Hunters may use portable stands. Hunters may not construct or use permanent blinds, permanent platforms, or permanent ladders. 2. You must remove all stands and personal property from the WPAs each day (see §§ 27.93 and 27.94 of this chapter). 3. We prohibit hunters occupying ground and tree stands that are illegally set up or constructed. 4. Condition A5 applies. D. Sport Fishing. We allow fishing throughout the district in accordance with State regulations subject to the following conditions: 1. We prohibit the use of motorized boats. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:36 Sep 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2009 Winter II Quota 47117 Winter II quota of 1,349,751 lb (612 mt). Because the amount transferred is less than 499,999 lb (227 mt), the possession limit per trip will remain 2,000 lb (907 kg) during the Winter II quota period, consistent with the final rule Winter I to Winter II possession limit increase table (table 4) published in the 2009 final scup specifications (74 FR 35, January 2, 2009). 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: September 10, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–22176 Filed 9–14–09; 8:45 am] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S SUMMARY: NMFS adjusts the 2009 Winter II commercial scup quota. This action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period. DATES: Effective September 15, 2009, through December 31, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Bland, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 3, 2003 (68 FR 62250), implementing a process, for years in which the full Winter I commercial scup quota is not harvested, to allow unused quota from the Winter I period (January 1 through April 30) to be added to the quota for the Winter II period (November 1 through December 31), and to allow adjustment of the commercial possession limits for the Winter II period commensurate with the amount of quota rolled over from the Winter I period. For 2009, the initial Winter II quota is 1,334,791 lb (605 mt), and the best available landings information indicates that 14,960 lb (7 mt) remain of the Winter I quota of 3,777,443 lb (1,713 mt). Consistent with the intent of Framework 3, the full amount of unused 2009 Winter I quota is transferred to Winter II, resulting in a revised 2009 50 CFR Part 648 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No.070817467–8554–02] RIN 0648–XR58 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Limited Access General Category Scallop Fishery to Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Limited Access General Category (LAGC) scallop fishery will close to individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels (including vessels issued an IFQ letter of authorization (LOA) to fish under appeal), effective 0001 hours, September 15, 2009, until it re-opens on December 1, 2009, under current regulations. This action is based on the determination that the third quarter scallop total allowable catch (TAC) for LAGC IFQ scallop vessels is projected to be landed. This will prevent IFQ scallop vessels from exceeding the 2009 third quarter TAC, in accordance with the regulations implementing Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), enacted by Framework 19 to the FMP, and the E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 0809251266 81485 02]
RIN 0648-XQ56


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; 
Adjustment to the 2009 Winter II Quota

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment.

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SUMMARY: NMFS adjusts the 2009 Winter II commercial scup quota. This 
action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which 
established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup 
quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period.

DATES: Effective September 15, 2009, through December 31, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Bland, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9257.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register on November 3, 2003 (68 FR 62250), implementing a process, for 
years in which the full Winter I commercial scup quota is not 
harvested, to allow unused quota from the Winter I period (January 1 
through April 30) to be added to the quota for the Winter II period 
(November 1 through December 31), and to allow adjustment of the 
commercial possession limits for the Winter II period commensurate with 
the amount of quota rolled over from the Winter I period.
    For 2009, the initial Winter II quota is 1,334,791 lb (605 mt), and 
the best available landings information indicates that 14,960 lb (7 mt) 
remain of the Winter I quota of 3,777,443 lb (1,713 mt). Consistent 
with the intent of Framework 3, the full amount of unused 2009 Winter I 
quota is transferred to Winter II, resulting in a revised 2009 Winter 
II quota of 1,349,751 lb (612 mt). Because the amount transferred is 
less than 499,999 lb (227 mt), the possession limit per trip will 
remain 2,000 lb (907 kg) during the Winter II quota period, consistent 
with the final rule Winter I to Winter II possession limit increase 
table (table 4) published in the 2009 final scup specifications (74 FR 
35, January 2, 2009).

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: September 10, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-22176 Filed 9-14-09; 8:45 am]
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