Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for 2009 Winter II Period, 64011 [E9-29064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Rules and Regulations applicable laws and regulations, provided that they are landed within 14 days after the prohibitions become effective. (4) If a fishing vessel of the United States, other than a vessel meeting the requirements of paragraphs (e)(1)(ii) or (e)(1)(iii) of this section or a vessel for which a declaration has been made to NMFS, pursuant to § 665.23(a) of this title, that the current trip type is shallow-setting, is used to fish in the Pacific Ocean using longline gear outside the Convention Area and the vessel enters the Convention Area at any time during the same fishing trip, the longline gear on the fishing vessel must, while in the Convention Area, be stowed in a manner so as not to be readily available for fishing; specifically, the hooks, branch or dropper lines, and floats used to buoy the mainline must be stowed and not available for immediate use, and any power-operated mainline hauler on deck must be covered in such a manner that it is not readily available for use. [FR Doc. E9–29072 Filed 12–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0809251266–81485–02] RIN 0648–XS93 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for 2009 Winter II Period erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:44 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the closure of the scup commercial coastwide fishery from Maine through North Carolina for the remainder of the Winter II Period. Regulations governing the scup fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina that this quota has been harvested and to advise Federal vessel permit holders and Federal dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing scup in these states. Federally permitted commercial vessels may not land scup in these states for the remainder of the 2009 Winter II quota period. DATES: Effective 0001 hours December 9, 2009, through December 31, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Heil, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the scup fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations at § 648.121 require the Regional Administrator to monitor the commercial scup quota for each quota period and, based upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information, to determine when the commercial quota for a period has been harvested. NMFS is required to publish a notification in the Federal Register advising and notifying commercial vessels and dealer permit holders that, effective upon a specific date, the scup commercial quota has been harvested and no commercial quota is available for landing scup for the remainder of the Summer Period. Based upon recent projections, the Regional Administrator has determined that the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64011 commercial quota of 1,349,751 lb (612 mt) for the 2009 Winter II Period will be fully harvested by or before December 31, 2009. To maintain the integrity of the 2009 Winter II Period quota by avoiding or minimizing quota overages, the commercial scup fishery will close for the remainder of the Winter II Period (through December 31, 2009) in Federal waters, effective as of the date specified above (see DATES). Section 648.4(b) provides that Federal scup moratorium permit holders agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land scup in any state after NMFS has published a notification in the Federal Register stating that the commercial quota for the period has been harvested and that no commercial quota for scup is available. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, December 9, 2009, further landings of scup by vessels holding Federal scup moratorium permits are prohibited through December 31, 2009. Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, December 9, 2009, federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase scup from federally permitted vessels that land in coastal states from Maine through North Carolina for the remainder of the Winter II Period (through December 31, 2009). The 2010 Winter I Period for commercial scup harvest will open on January 1, 2010. 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: December 1, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–29064 Filed 12–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\07DER1.SGM 07DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 0809251266-81485-02]
RIN 0648-XS93


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; 
Commercial Quota Harvested for 2009 Winter II Period

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

ACTION:  Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS announces the closure of the scup commercial coastwide 
fishery from Maine through North Carolina for the remainder of the 
Winter II Period. Regulations governing the scup fishery require 
publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from 
Maine through North Carolina that this quota has been harvested and to 
advise Federal vessel permit holders and Federal dealer permit holders 
that no commercial quota is available for landing scup in these states. 
Federally permitted commercial vessels may not land scup in these 
states for the remainder of the 2009 Winter II quota period.

DATES:  Effective 0001 hours December 9, 2009, through December 31, 
2009.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the scup fishery are 
found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations at Sec.  648.121 require the 
Regional Administrator to monitor the commercial scup quota for each 
quota period and, based upon dealer reports, state data, and other 
available information, to determine when the commercial quota for a 
period has been harvested. NMFS is required to publish a notification 
in the Federal Register advising and notifying commercial vessels and 
dealer permit holders that, effective upon a specific date, the scup 
commercial quota has been harvested and no commercial quota is 
available for landing scup for the remainder of the Summer Period. 
Based upon recent projections, the Regional Administrator has 
determined that the Federal commercial quota of 1,349,751 lb (612 mt) 
for the 2009 Winter II Period will be fully harvested by or before 
December 31, 2009. To maintain the integrity of the 2009 Winter II 
Period quota by avoiding or minimizing quota overages, the commercial 
scup fishery will close for the remainder of the Winter II Period 
(through December 31, 2009) in Federal waters, effective as of the date 
specified above (see DATES).
    Section 648.4(b) provides that Federal scup moratorium permit 
holders agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land scup in any 
state after NMFS has published a notification in the Federal Register 
stating that the commercial quota for the period has been harvested and 
that no commercial quota for scup is available. Therefore, effective 
0001 hours, Wednesday, December 9, 2009, further landings of scup by 
vessels holding Federal scup moratorium permits are prohibited through 
December 31, 2009. Effective 0001 hours, Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 
federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase 
scup from federally permitted vessels that land in coastal states from 
Maine through North Carolina for the remainder of the Winter II Period 
(through December 31, 2009). The 2010 Winter I Period for commercial 
scup harvest will open on January 1, 2010.

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: December 1, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-29064 Filed 12-4-09; 8:45 am]
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