Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction, 3495-3496 [2015-01151]

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BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 001005281–0369–02] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 0648–XD717 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jan 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 NMFS reduces the trip limit in the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in the southern Florida west coast subzone to 500 lb (227 kg) of king mackerel per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the king mackerel resource in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, through June 30, 2015, unless NMFS publishes a superseding document in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824– 5305, email: susan.gerhart@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia) is managed under the Fishery SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2015–01237 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. The Gulf migratory group king mackerel is divided into western and eastern zones. The Gulf’s eastern zone for king mackerel is further divided into the Florida west coast northern and southern subzones that have separate commercial quotas. The 2014 to 2015 fishing year quota for the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector in the southern Florida west coast subzone is 551,448 lb (250,133 kg) (50 CFR 622.384(b)(1)(i)(B)(1)) (76 FR 82058, December 29, 2011). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B)(2), from the date that 75 percent of the southern Florida west E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1 3496 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 15 / Friday, January 23, 2015 / Rules and Regulations emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES coast subzone’s hook-and-line gear quota has been harvested until a closure of the subzone’s commercial sector of the hook-and-line component has been effected or the fishing year ends, king mackerel in or from the EEZ may be possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not exceeding 500 lb (227-kg) per day. NMFS has projected that 75 percent of the hook-and-line gear quota for Gulf group king mackerel from the southern Florida west coast subzone will be harvested by January 24, 2015. Accordingly, a 500-lb (227-kg) trip limit applies to vessels in the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern Florida west coast subzone effective 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015. The 500-lb (227-kg) trip limit will remain in effect until the component closes or until the end of the current fishing year (June 30, 2015), whichever occurs first. From November 1 through March 31, the southern subzone encompasses an area of the EEZ south of a line extending due west of the Lee and Collier County, FL, boundary on the Florida west coast, and south of a line extending due east of the Monroe and Miami-Dade County, FL, boundary on the Florida east coast, which includes the EEZ off Collier and Monroe Counties, FL. From April 1 through October 31, the southern subzone is reduced to the EEZ off Collier County, and the EEZ off Monroe County becomes part of the Atlantic migratory group area. Classification The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of Gulf migratory group king mackerel and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B) and 622.385(a)(2)(iii) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without opportunity for prior notice and comment. This action responds to the best scientific information available. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that the need to immediately implement this trip limit reduction for the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Jan 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), because prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this temporary rule is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the commercial trip limit for hook-and-line gear at 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B) has already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the trip limit reduction. They are contrary to the public interest because there is a need to immediately implement this action to protect the king mackerel resource, since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this action would require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 20, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01151 Filed 1–20–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 131021878–4158–02] RIN 0648–XD725 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. AGENCY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Effective January 20, 2015, through 2400 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The A season apportionment of the 2015 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels using jig gear in the BSAI is 1,871 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014) and inseason adjustment (80 FR 188, January 5, 2015). The 2015 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI is 4,438 mt as established by the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014), inseason adjustment (80 FR 188, January 5, 2015), The Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) has determined that jig vessels will not be able to harvest 1,700 mt of the A season apportionment of the 2015 Pacific cod TAC allocated to those vessels under § 679.20(a)(7)(ii)(A)(1). Therefore, in accordance with § 679.20(a)(7)(iv)(C), NMFS apportions 1,700 mt of Pacific cod from the A season jig gear apportionment to the annual amount specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters(m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear. The harvest specifications for Pacific cod included in the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014) and inseason adjustment (80 FR 188, January 5, 2015) are revised as follows: 171 mt to the A season apportionment and 1,418 mt to the annual amount for vessels using jig gear, and 6,138 mt to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear. DATES: Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA E:\FR\FM\23JAR1.SGM 23JAR1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-01151]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 001005281-0369-02]
RIN 0648-XD717


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; trip limit reduction.

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SUMMARY: NMFS reduces the trip limit in the hook-and-line component of 
the commercial sector for king mackerel in the southern Florida west 
coast subzone to 500 lb (227 kg) of king mackerel per day in or from 
the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit reduction is 
necessary to protect the king mackerel resource in the Gulf of Mexico 
(Gulf).

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, 
through June 30, 2015, unless NMFS publishes a superseding document in 
the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, NMFS Southeast Regional 
Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, email: susan.gerhart@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic 
fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia) is managed under the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of 
the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils 
(Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) 
by regulations at 50 CFR part 622.
    The Gulf migratory group king mackerel is divided into western and 
eastern zones. The Gulf's eastern zone for king mackerel is further 
divided into the Florida west coast northern and southern subzones that 
have separate commercial quotas. The 2014 to 2015 fishing year quota 
for the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector in the 
southern Florida west coast subzone is 551,448 lb (250,133 kg) (50 CFR 
622.384(b)(1)(i)(B)(1)) (76 FR 82058, December 29, 2011).
    In accordance with 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B)(2), from the date 
that 75 percent of the southern Florida west

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coast subzone's hook-and-line gear quota has been harvested until a 
closure of the subzone's commercial sector of the hook-and-line 
component has been effected or the fishing year ends, king mackerel in 
or from the EEZ may be possessed on board or landed from a permitted 
vessel in amounts not exceeding 500 lb (227-kg) per day.
    NMFS has projected that 75 percent of the hook-and-line gear quota 
for Gulf group king mackerel from the southern Florida west coast 
subzone will be harvested by January 24, 2015. Accordingly, a 500-lb 
(227-kg) trip limit applies to vessels in the hook-and-line component 
of the commercial sector for king mackerel in or from the EEZ in the 
southern Florida west coast subzone effective 12:01 a.m., local time, 
January 24, 2015. The 500-lb (227-kg) trip limit will remain in effect 
until the component closes or until the end of the current fishing year 
(June 30, 2015), whichever occurs first.
    From November 1 through March 31, the southern subzone encompasses 
an area of the EEZ south of a line extending due west of the Lee and 
Collier County, FL, boundary on the Florida west coast, and south of a 
line extending due east of the Monroe and Miami-Dade County, FL, 
boundary on the Florida east coast, which includes the EEZ off Collier 
and Monroe Counties, FL. From April 1 through October 31, the southern 
subzone is reduced to the EEZ off Collier County, and the EEZ off 
Monroe County becomes part of the Atlantic migratory group area.

Classification

    The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined 
this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of 
Gulf migratory group king mackerel and is consistent with the Magnuson-
Stevens Act and other applicable laws.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B) and 
622.385(a)(2)(iii) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 
12866.
    These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without 
opportunity for prior notice and comment.
    This action responds to the best scientific information available. 
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that the 
need to immediately implement this trip limit reduction for the hook-
and-line component of the commercial sector constitutes good cause to 
waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B), because prior notice and opportunity for public comment on 
this temporary rule is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. 
Such procedures are unnecessary because the commercial trip limit for 
hook-and-line gear at 50 CFR 622.385(a)(2)(ii)(B) has already has been 
subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the 
public of the trip limit reduction. They are contrary to the public 
interest because there is a need to immediately implement this action 
to protect the king mackerel resource, since the capacity of the 
fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment on this action would require time and 
would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established 
quota.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: January 20, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-01151 Filed 1-20-15; 4:15 pm]
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