Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap Harvested, 63929-63930 [2015-26875]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Æ Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ‘‘DFARS Case 2013–D018’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘DFARS Case 2013– D018.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘DFARS Case 2013– D018’’ on your attached document. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include DFARS Case 2013–D018 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/DARS, Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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[FR Doc. 2015–26887 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 130919816–4205–02] RIN 0648–XE266 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap Harvested National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is closing the directed herring fishery in the Herring Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Measure Area based on a determination that the Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap has been harvested. Federally permitted vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring in or from the Herring Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Measure Area for the remainder of the fishing year. Also, vessels issued Federal permits for Atlantic herring fishing with midwater trawl gear, or vessels issued an All Areas and/or Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access Atlantic herring permit on a declared Atlantic herring trip, regardless of gear used, may not possess haddock, unless also on a declared Northeast multispecies trip with a Northeast multispecies permit. DATES: Effective 0001 hr local time, October 22, 2015, through April 30, 2016. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 282–8456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic herring fishery and the Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery can be found at 50 CFR part 648. The NE multispecies regulations require specification of acceptable biological catches (ABC), annual catch limits, and overfishing PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63929 limits for each of the NE multispecies stocks. The haddock catch allowance for vessels issued a Federal herring permit is one percent of each of the ABCs for Gulf of Maine haddock and Georges Bank (GB) haddock stocks. The 2015 haddock ABC is 53,717,835 million lb (24,366 mt), and one percent of the ABC has been allocated to the GB Haddock Catch Cap for the 2015 fishing year, which is further reduced by seven percent to 500,449 lb (227 mt) to account for management uncertainty (80 FR 25109). The regulations at § 648.201 require the Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), to determine when the GB Haddock Catch Cap has been fully harvested. Once the GB Haddock Catch Cap has been harvested, regulations require NMFS to prohibit herring vessel permit holders from fishing for, possessing, transferring, receiving, landing, or selling more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring per trip or calendar day in or from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area for the remainder of the fishing year. Additionally, federally permitted herring vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear can no longer possess haddock in the Herring GB Haddock Accountability Management (AM) Area for the reminder of the fishing year, unless vessels are also fishing on a declared NE multispecies trip with a NE multispecies permit. Vessels issued an All Areas or Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access herring permit on a declared herring trip cannot possess haddock in the Herring GB Haddock AM Area, regardless of the gear used. The Regional Administrator has determined, based on dealer reports and other available information, that the herring fleet has fully harvested the GB Haddock Catch Cap. Therefore, effective 0001 hr local time, October 22, 2015, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring per trip or calendar day, in or from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area through April 30, 2016, except vessels that have entered port before 0001 hr on October 22, 2015, may land and sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area from that trip. A vessel may transit through the Herring GB Haddock AM Area with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on board, provided all herring onboard was caught outside the Herring GB Haddock AM Area and all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use as defined by § 648.2. Effective 0001 hr, October 22, 2015, herring vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear cannot possess haddock and E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM 22OCR1 63930 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations vessels issued All Areas or Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access herring vessels on a declared herring trip cannot possess haddock regardless of gear used, unless on a declared NE multispecies trip with a NE multispecies permit. Effective 0001 hr, October 22, 2015, federally permitted dealers may not receive herring from federally permitted herring vessels that harvest more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area through 2400 hr local time, April 30, 2016, unless it is from a vessel that entered port before 0001 hr on October 22, 2015. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. NMFS finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because it would be contrary to the public interest and impracticable. This action severely restricts the catch of GB herring in the GB Haddock AM Area until May 1, 2016. The regulations at § 648.201(a) require such action to ensure that herring vessels do not exceed the haddock catch allocated to the herring fishery. Data indicating the herring fleet will have harvested GB Haddock Catch Cap have only recently become available. If implementation of this closure is delayed to solicit prior public comment, the catch of GB haddock allocated to the herring fishery for this fishing year may be exceeded, thereby undermining the conservation objectives of the FMP. NMFS further finds, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 553(d)(3), good cause to waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness period for the reasons stated above. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 19, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26875 Filed 10–19–15; 4:15 pm] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 141021887–5172–02] RIN 0648–XE225 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. AGENCY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to fully use the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 20, 2015, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2015. Comments must be received at the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., November 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by FDMS Docket Number 2014–0134, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20140134, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Glenn Merrill, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. 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 without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) exclusive economic zone 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. NMFS closed directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch (POP) in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) (80 FR 11919, March 5, 2015). NMFS has determined that approximately 5,000 metric tons of POP remain in the directed fishing allowance. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully utilize the 2015 total allowable catch of POP in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is opening directed fishing for POP in Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI, effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., October 20, 2015, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2015. This will enhance the socioeconomic well-being of harvesters dependent on POP in this area. The Administrator, Alaska Region considered the following factors in reaching this decision: (1) the current catch of POP in the BSAI and, (2) the harvest capacity and stated intent on future harvesting patterns of vessels participating in this fishery. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM 22OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 130919816-4205-02]
RIN 0648-XE266


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring 
Fishery; Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap Harvested

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is closing the directed herring fishery in the Herring 
Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Measure Area based on a 
determination that the Georges Bank Haddock Catch Cap has been 
harvested. Federally permitted vessels may not fish for, possess, 
transfer, receive, land or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of 
Atlantic herring in or from the Herring Georges Bank Haddock 
Accountability Measure Area for the remainder of the fishing year. 
Also, vessels issued Federal permits for Atlantic herring fishing with 
midwater trawl gear, or vessels issued an All Areas and/or Areas 2 and 
3 Limited Access Atlantic herring permit on a declared Atlantic herring 
trip, regardless of gear used, may not possess haddock, unless also on 
a declared Northeast multispecies trip with a Northeast multispecies 
permit.

DATES: Effective 0001 hr local time, October 22, 2015, through April 
30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 282-8456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic herring 
fishery and the Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery can be found at 50 
CFR part 648. The NE multispecies regulations require specification of 
acceptable biological catches (ABC), annual catch limits, and 
overfishing limits for each of the NE multispecies stocks. The haddock 
catch allowance for vessels issued a Federal herring permit is one 
percent of each of the ABCs for Gulf of Maine haddock and Georges Bank 
(GB) haddock stocks. The 2015 haddock ABC is 53,717,835 million lb 
(24,366 mt), and one percent of the ABC has been allocated to the GB 
Haddock Catch Cap for the 2015 fishing year, which is further reduced 
by seven percent to 500,449 lb (227 mt) to account for management 
uncertainty (80 FR 25109).
    The regulations at Sec.  648.201 require the Administrator, Greater 
Atlantic Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), to determine when the 
GB Haddock Catch Cap has been fully harvested. Once the GB Haddock 
Catch Cap has been harvested, regulations require NMFS to prohibit 
herring vessel permit holders from fishing for, possessing, 
transferring, receiving, landing, or selling more than 2,000 lb (907.2 
kg) of herring per trip or calendar day in or from the Herring GB 
Haddock AM Area for the remainder of the fishing year. Additionally, 
federally permitted herring vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear 
can no longer possess haddock in the Herring GB Haddock Accountability 
Management (AM) Area for the reminder of the fishing year, unless 
vessels are also fishing on a declared NE multispecies trip with a NE 
multispecies permit. Vessels issued an All Areas or Areas 2 and 3 
Limited Access herring permit on a declared herring trip cannot possess 
haddock in the Herring GB Haddock AM Area, regardless of the gear used.
    The Regional Administrator has determined, based on dealer reports 
and other available information, that the herring fleet has fully 
harvested the GB Haddock Catch Cap. Therefore, effective 0001 hr local 
time, October 22, 2015, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, 
possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) 
of herring per trip or calendar day, in or from the Herring GB Haddock 
AM Area through April 30, 2016, except vessels that have entered port 
before 0001 hr on October 22, 2015, may land and sell more than 2,000 
lb (907.2 kg) of herring from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area from that 
trip. A vessel may transit through the Herring GB Haddock AM Area with 
more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on board, provided all herring 
onboard was caught outside the Herring GB Haddock AM Area and all 
fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use as defined 
by Sec.  648.2. Effective 0001 hr, October 22, 2015, herring vessels 
fishing with midwater trawl gear cannot possess haddock and

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vessels issued All Areas or Areas 2 and 3 Limited Access herring 
vessels on a declared herring trip cannot possess haddock regardless of 
gear used, unless on a declared NE multispecies trip with a NE 
multispecies permit. Effective 0001 hr, October 22, 2015, federally 
permitted dealers may not receive herring from federally permitted 
herring vessels that harvest more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring 
from the Herring GB Haddock AM Area through 2400 hr local time, April 
30, 2016, unless it is from a vessel that entered port before 0001 hr 
on October 22, 2015.
Classification
    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    NMFS finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior 
notice and the opportunity for public comment because it would be 
contrary to the public interest and impracticable. This action severely 
restricts the catch of GB herring in the GB Haddock AM Area until May 
1, 2016. The regulations at Sec.  648.201(a) require such action to 
ensure that herring vessels do not exceed the haddock catch allocated 
to the herring fishery. Data indicating the herring fleet will have 
harvested GB Haddock Catch Cap have only recently become available. If 
implementation of this closure is delayed to solicit prior public 
comment, the catch of GB haddock allocated to the herring fishery for 
this fishing year may be exceeded, thereby undermining the conservation 
objectives of the FMP. NMFS further finds, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 
553(d)(3), good cause to waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness period 
for the reasons stated above.

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

    Dated: October 19, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-26875 Filed 10-19-15; 4:15 pm]
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