National Saltwater Angler Registry Program, 37064-37065 [2011-15893]

Download as PDF 37064 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Notices Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ad hoc red snapper IFQ advisory panel will discuss issues related to the 5-year review of the red snapper IFQ program and consider potential improvements to the program. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 20, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15768 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XA515 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting via webinar. DATES: The meeting will be held July 12, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting via webinar to review its June 2011 actions regarding preferred alternatives for annual catch limit and accountability measures for Gulf group Spanish and possibly make modifications. The webinar is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m./EST, 9 a.m./CST on July 12, 2011 and is expected last no longer than 30 minutes. Interested persons must register to participate in the webinar via the Gulf Council’s Web site at https:// www.gulfcouncil.org. Participation may be by computer or telephone. An agenda and meeting materials may be obtained by contacting the Council at the address listed above. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the meeting. Actions of the Council will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. SUMMARY: Dated: June 20, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15769 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA490 National Saltwater Angler Registry Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NMFS has designated the state of New Jersey and the District of Columbia as exempted states for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels. SUMMARY: The designation of the states as exempted states is effective on June 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist, NMFS ST–12453, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist; (301) 427–8118; e-mail: Gordon.Colvin@noaa.gov. The final rule implementing the National Saltwater Angler Registry Program, 50 CFR part 600, subpart P, was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2008 (73 FR 79705). The final rule requires persons who are angling, spear fishing or operating a forhire fishing vessel in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone or for anadromous species to register annually with NOAA. However, persons who are licensed or registered by, or state residents who are not required to register or hold a license issued by, a state that is designated as an exempted state are not required to register with NOAA. The final rule sets forth the requirements for states to be designated as exempted states. Generally, exempted states must agree to provide to NMFS names, addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers of the persons licensed or registered under a qualifying state license and/or registry program, or to provide catch and effort data from a qualifying regional survey of recreational fishing, and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with NMFS to formalize the data reporting agreement. NMFS has received proposals for providing license/registry data from the states listed below, has determined that the states’ programs qualify for exempted state designation under the provisions of the final rule, and has SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Notices entered into Memoranda of Agreement with each of the states. Therefore, pursuant to 50 CFR 600.1415(b)(3), notice is hereby given that the following states are designated as exempted states under 50 CFR 600.1415: New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Persons who hold a valid fishing license or registration issued by these exempted states for angling, spear fishing or operating a for-hire fishing vessel in tidal waters are not required to register with NOAA under 50 CFR 600.1405(b). Persons who are residents of these exempted states who are not required to hold a fishing license, or to be registered to fish under the laws of these exempted states, also are not required to register with NOAA. Endangered Species; File Nos. 16266 and 16291 On March 21, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 15300) that a request for enhancement permits to take shortnose sturgeon had been submitted by the above-named organizations. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR Parts 222–226). The Virginia Living Museum and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk have been issued permits to continue enhancement activities previously authorized under Permit Nos. 1472 and 1473, respectively. Activities include the continued maintenance, transport and educational display of captive-bred, non-releaseable adult shortnose sturgeon. The permit does not authorize any takes from the wild, nor does it authorize any release of captive sturgeon into the wild. The permit is issued for a duration of 5 years. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) Was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permits. Dated: June 20, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: June 10, 2011. Eric C. Schwaab, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15893 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XA506] AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23602 [Chris Crippen, Responsible Party], and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854 [Ellen Riker, Responsible Party] have been issued permits to take shortnose sturgeon for purposes of enhancement. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376; and Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 713–2289. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2011–15894 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA508 Marine Mammals; File No. 14502 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Russell Fielding, Louisiana State University, Room 227, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 to import samples from Risso’s (Grampus griseus), spinner (Stenella longirostris), and spotted (S. frontalis) dolphins and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) for the purpose of scientific research. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37065 The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)427–8401; fax (301)713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kristy Beard, (301)427–8401. On June 9, 2009, notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 27286) that a request for a permit to import specimens for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 14502 authorizes the importation of muscle, blubber, and teeth samples from Risso’s, spinner, and spotted dolphins and short-finned pilot whales collected during the legal cetacean hunts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Samples from up to 100 individuals will be imported to the NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, North Carolina, for contaminant analysis (specifically methyl-mercury). No animals will be taken to provide samples for this research and no marine mammals will be incidentally harassed. The permit is valid through June 17, 2012. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 20, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15899 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15893]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA490


National Saltwater Angler Registry Program

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS has designated the state of New Jersey and the District 
of Columbia as exempted states for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire 
fishing vessels.

DATES: The designation of the states as exempted states is effective on 
June 24, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist, NMFS ST-12453, 1315 
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist; 
(301) 427-8118; e-mail: Gordon.Colvin@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule implementing the National 
Saltwater Angler Registry Program, 50 CFR part 600, subpart P, was 
published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2008 (73 FR 79705). 
The final rule requires persons who are angling, spear fishing or 
operating a for-hire fishing vessel in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone 
or for anadromous species to register annually with NOAA. However, 
persons who are licensed or registered by, or state residents who are 
not required to register or hold a license issued by, a state that is 
designated as an exempted state are not required to register with NOAA. 
The final rule sets forth the requirements for states to be designated 
as exempted states. Generally, exempted states must agree to provide to 
NMFS names, addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers of the 
persons licensed or registered under a qualifying state license and/or 
registry program, or to provide catch and effort data from a qualifying 
regional survey of recreational fishing, and enter into a Memorandum of 
Agreement with NMFS to formalize the data reporting agreement.
    NMFS has received proposals for providing license/registry data 
from the states listed below, has determined that the states' programs 
qualify for exempted state designation under the provisions of the 
final rule, and has

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entered into Memoranda of Agreement with each of the states. Therefore, 
pursuant to 50 CFR 600.1415(b)(3), notice is hereby given that the 
following states are designated as exempted states under 50 CFR 
600.1415: New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Persons who hold a 
valid fishing license or registration issued by these exempted states 
for angling, spear fishing or operating a for-hire fishing vessel in 
tidal waters are not required to register with NOAA under 50 CFR 
600.1405(b). Persons who are residents of these exempted states who are 
not required to hold a fishing license, or to be registered to fish 
under the laws of these exempted states, also are not required to 
register with NOAA.

    Dated: June 10, 2011.
Eric C. Schwaab,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-15893 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]
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