Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2015 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack, 39715-39716 [2015-16863]

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[FR Doc. 2015–16324 Filed 7–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 1206013412–2517–02] RIN 0648–XE028 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2015 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2015 fishing year through this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Jul 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 temporary rule. NMFS projects commercial landings for greater amberjack, will reach the commercial ACT (commercial quota) by July 19, 2015. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for greater amberjack in the Gulf on July 19, 2015, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on January 1, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, or email: rich.malinowski@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the reef fish fishery of the Gulf, which includes greater amberjack, under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) prepared the FMP and NMFS implements the FMP under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. All greater amberjack weights discussed in this temporary rule are in round weight. The commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf greater amberjack is 481,000 lb (218,178 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1), and the commercial ACT (equivalent to the commercial quota) is 409,000 lb (185,519 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.39(a)(1)(v). Under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the commercial sector for greater amberjack when the commercial ACT (commercial quota) is reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined the commercial ACT (commercial quota) will be reached by July 19, 2015. Accordingly, the commercial sector for Gulf greater amberjack is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2016. The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for Gulf reef fish with greater amberjack on board must have landed, bartered, traded, or sold such greater amberjack prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015. During the commercial closure, the bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.38(b)(1), apply to all harvest or possession of greater amberjack in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ). However, from June 1 through July 31 each year, the recreational sector PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39715 for greater amberjack is also closed, as specified in 50 CFR 622.34(c), and during this recreational closure, the bag and possession limits for greater amberjack in or from the Gulf EEZ are zero. During the commercial closure, the sale or purchase of greater amberjack taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of greater amberjack that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015, and were held in cold storage by a dealer or processor. The commercial sector for greater amberjack will reopen on January 1, 2016, the beginning of the 2016 commercial fishing season. Classification The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of the Gulf greater amberjack component of the Gulf reef fish fishery and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1) 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 action to close the commercial sector for greater amberjack 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), as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the rule establishing the closure provisions was subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Such procedures are contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action to protect greater amberjack. The capacity of the commercial sector allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACT (commercial quota), and prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially result in harvest exceeding the commercial ACT (commercial quota) and commercial ACL. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1 39716 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 132 / Friday, July 10, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 6, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–16863 Filed 7–7–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 150316270–5270–01] RIN 0648–XE020 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #7 Through #13 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Modification of fishing seasons; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces seven inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./ Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border. SUMMARY: The effective dates for the inseason actions are set out in this document under the heading Inseason Actions. Comments will be accepted through July 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0001, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20150001, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115–6349. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Jul 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Mundy at 206–526–4323. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In the 2015 annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries (80 FR 25611, May 5, 2015), NMFS announced the commercial and recreational fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./ Mexico border, beginning May 1, 2015, and 2016 salmon seasons opening earlier than May 1, 2016. NMFS is authorized to implement inseason management actions to modify fishing seasons and quotas as necessary to provide fishing opportunity while meeting management objectives for the affected species (50 CFR 660.409). Inseason actions in the salmon fishery may be taken directly by NMFS (50 CFR 660.409(a)—Fixed inseason management provisions) or upon consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and the appropriate State Directors (50 CFR 660.409(b)—Flexible inseason management provisions). The state management agencies that participated in the consultations described in this document were: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Management of the salmon fisheries is generally divided into two geographic areas: North of Cape Falcon (U.S./ Canada border to Cape Falcon, OR) and south of Cape Falcon (Cape Falcon, OR, to the U.S./Mexico border). The inseason actions reported in this document affect fisheries north and south of Cape Falcon. Within the south of Cape Falcon area, the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) extends from Humbug Mountain, OR, to Humboldt South Jetty, CA, and is divided at the Oregon/California border into the Oregon KMZ to the north and California KMZ to the south. All times mentioned refer to Pacific daylight time. Inseason Actions Inseason Action #7 Description of action: Inseason action #7 reopened the commercial salmon fishery from Leadbetter Point, WA, to Cape Falcon, OR, on June 5, 2015; PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Friday through Tuesday, with a landing and possession limit of 40 Chinook salmon per vessel per open period. Inseason action #7 superseded inseason action #6 (80 FR 36725, June 26, 2015), which temporarily closed this fishery on May 29, 2015. Effective dates: Inseason action #7 took effect on June 5, 2015, and remained in effect until superseded by inseason action #8 on June 19, 2015. Reason and authorization for the action: After consideration of Chinook salmon landings to date and fishery effort, the Regional Administrator (RA) determined that sufficient quota remained to reopen this fishery with a 5-day open period and a landing and possession limit of 40 Chinook salmon per vessel per opening, to avoid exceeding the quota. This action was taken to allow access to available Chinook salmon quota, without exceeding the quota that was set preseason. Inseason action to modify quotas and/or fishing seasons is authorized by 50 CFR 660.409(b)(1)(i). Consultation date and participants: Consultation on inseason action #7 occurred on June 4, 2015. Participants in this consultation were staff from NMFS, Council, WDFW, and ODFW. Inseason Action #8 Description of action: Inseason action #8 adjusted the landing and possession limit in the commercial salmon fishery from Leadbetter Point, WA, to Cape Falcon, OR, from 40 Chinook salmon per vessel per open period (see inseason action #7) to 80 Chinook salmon per vessel per open period. Inseason action #8 superseded inseason action #7. Effective dates: Inseason action #8 took effect on June 19, 2015, and remained in effect until superseded by inseason action #12 on June 26, 2015. Reason and authorization for the action: The states provided information that poor weather conditions had restricted fishing opportunities in the affected area. After consideration of Chinook salmon landings to date and fishery effort, the RA determined that sufficient quota remained to increase the landing and possession limit to allow access to the remaining quota without exceeding the quota that was set preseason. Inseason action to modify quotas and/or fishing seasons is authorized by 50 CFR 660.409(b)(1)(i). Consultation date and participants: Consultation on inseason action #8 occurred on June 18, 2015. Participants in this consultation were staff from NMFS, Council, WDFW, and ODFW. E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 132 (Friday, July 10, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39715-39716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16863]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 1206013412-2517-02]
RIN 0648-XE028


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
2015 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico 
Greater Amberjack

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial 
greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for 
the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS projects 
commercial landings for greater amberjack, will reach the commercial 
ACT (commercial quota) by July 19, 2015. Therefore, NMFS closes the 
commercial sector for greater amberjack in the Gulf on July 19, 2015, 
and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on 
January 1, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater 
amberjack resource.

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015, 
until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, NMFS Southeast 
Regional Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, or email: 
rich.malinowski@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the reef fish fishery of the 
Gulf, which includes greater amberjack, under the Fishery Management 
Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico 
Fishery Management Council (Council) prepared the FMP and NMFS 
implements the FMP under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations 
at 50 CFR part 622. All greater amberjack weights discussed in this 
temporary rule are in round weight.
    The commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf greater amberjack 
is 481,000 lb (218,178 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1), and 
the commercial ACT (equivalent to the commercial quota) is 409,000 lb 
(185,519 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.39(a)(1)(v).
    Under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the 
commercial sector for greater amberjack when the commercial ACT 
(commercial quota) is reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing 
a notification to that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. 
NMFS has determined the commercial ACT (commercial quota) will be 
reached by July 19, 2015. Accordingly, the commercial sector for Gulf 
greater amberjack is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 
2015, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2016.
    The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for 
Gulf reef fish with greater amberjack on board must have landed, 
bartered, traded, or sold such greater amberjack prior to 12:01 a.m., 
local time, July 19, 2015. During the commercial closure, the bag and 
possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.38(b)(1), apply to all 
harvest or possession of greater amberjack in or from the Gulf 
exclusive economic zone (EEZ). However, from June 1 through July 31 
each year, the recreational sector for greater amberjack is also 
closed, as specified in 50 CFR 622.34(c), and during this recreational 
closure, the bag and possession limits for greater amberjack in or from 
the Gulf EEZ are zero. During the commercial closure, the sale or 
purchase of greater amberjack taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The 
prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase 
of greater amberjack that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior 
to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 19, 2015, and were held in cold storage 
by a dealer or processor. The commercial sector for greater amberjack 
will reopen on January 1, 2016, the beginning of the 2016 commercial 
fishing season.

Classification

    The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined 
this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of 
the Gulf greater amberjack component of the Gulf reef fish fishery and 
is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable laws.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1) 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 action to close the commercial 
sector for greater amberjack 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), as such 
procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. 
Such procedures are unnecessary because the rule establishing the 
closure provisions was subject to notice and comment, and all that 
remains is to notify the public of the closure. Such procedures are 
contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately 
implement this action to protect greater amberjack. The capacity of the 
commercial sector allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACT 
(commercial quota), and prior notice and opportunity for public comment 
would require time and would potentially result in harvest exceeding 
the commercial ACT (commercial quota) and commercial ACL.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the

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30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: July 6, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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