Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 3; Correction, 60635 [2016-21156]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 60635 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Corrections DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration In FR Doc. 2016–19601 appearing on page 54744 in the Federal Register of Wednesday, August 17, 2016, the following corrections are made: 1. On page 54744, in the third column, the first paragraph under Specifications for Fishing Years 2016– 2017 is corrected to read as follows: Specifications including the acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limit (ACL), annual catch target (ACT), and total allowable landings (TALs) for the skate wing and bait fisheries, as well as possession limits, may be specified for up to 2 years. The 2016–2017 skate complex ABC and ACL is 31,081 metric tons (mt). After removing management uncertainty from the ABC, the ACT that remains is 23,311 mt. After removing discards and state landings from the ACT, the TAL that remains is 12,590 mt. Tables 1 and 2 (below) detail TALs and possession limits for the skate wing and skate bait fisheries—there are no possession limit changes from last year. These specifications and possession limits remain in effect until they are replaced. 2. On pages 54744 and 54745, Table 1 is corrected to read as follows: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 160301164–6694–02 ] RIN 0648–BF87 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 3; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This action corrects two errors in the total allowable landing values specified in the final rule to implement Framework Adjustment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2016. DATES: Effective September 2, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Whitmore, Fishery Policy Analyst, phone: 978–281–9182; email: William.Whitmore@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 17, 2016, we published a final rule for Framework Adjustment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (81 FR 54744). That final rule included two errors in the 2016–2017 final specifications that are not consistent with the values included in Framework Adjustment 3 and the June 6, 2016, proposed rule (81 FR 36251). The specifications in Framework Adjustment 3 and its proposed rule are correct and will remain. The final rule mistakenly stated that the skate complex total allowable landings (TAL) is 12,872 mt. A draft version of Framework 3 specified a TAL of 12,872 mt, but the TAL was later revised through an addendum to the Framework after the formula used to calculate the proportion of dead skate discards was revised. The correct skate TAL for fishing years 2016–2017 is 12,590 mt. A typographical error for the Season 1 skate wing TAL was included in Table 1 of the final rule. This correction rule adjusts the Season 1 skate wing TAL from 4,722 mt to the correct value of 4,772 mt, as specified in the Framework 3 proposed rule. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 TABLE 1—TOTAL ALLOWABLE LANDINGS FOR FISHING YEARS 2016– 2017 Total allowable landings (TAL) mt Skate Wing Fishery: Season 1 (May 1–Aug 31) .... Season 2 (Sept 1–Apr 30) .... Skate Bait Fishery: Season 1 (May 1–Jul 31) ..... Season 2 (Aug 1–Oct 31) ..... Season 3 (Nov 1–Apr 30) ..... 4,772 3,600 1,299 1,565 1,354 Dated: August 24, 2016. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21156 Filed 9–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 151130999–6225–01] RIN 0648–XE834 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; approval of quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces its approval of the State of North Carolina transferring a portion of its 2016 commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York. This approval of the quota complies with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement also informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina and New York. DATES: Effective September 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reid Lichwell, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.160 through 648.167. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Maine through Florida. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.162. The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can request approval of a transfer of bluefish commercial quota under § 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The Regional Administrator must first approve any such transfer based on the criteria in § 648.162(e). New York and North Carolina have requested the transfer of 100,000 lb (45,359 kg) of Atlantic bluefish commercial quota from North Carolina SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SER1.SGM 02SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 171 (Friday, September 2, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 160301164-6694-02 ]
RIN 0648-BF87


Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast 
Skate Complex; Framework Adjustment 3; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This action corrects two errors in the total allowable landing 
values specified in the final rule to implement Framework Adjustment 3 
to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan published in the 
Federal Register on August 17, 2016.

DATES: Effective September 2, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Whitmore, Fishery Policy 
Analyst, phone: 978-281-9182; email: William.Whitmore@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 17, 2016, we published a final 
rule for Framework Adjustment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery 
Management Plan (81 FR 54744). That final rule included two errors in 
the 2016-2017 final specifications that are not consistent with the 
values included in Framework Adjustment 3 and the June 6, 2016, 
proposed rule (81 FR 36251). The specifications in Framework Adjustment 
3 and its proposed rule are correct and will remain.
    The final rule mistakenly stated that the skate complex total 
allowable landings (TAL) is 12,872 mt. A draft version of Framework 3 
specified a TAL of 12,872 mt, but the TAL was later revised through an 
addendum to the Framework after the formula used to calculate the 
proportion of dead skate discards was revised. The correct skate TAL 
for fishing years 2016-2017 is 12,590 mt.
    A typographical error for the Season 1 skate wing TAL was included 
in Table 1 of the final rule. This correction rule adjusts the Season 1 
skate wing TAL from 4,722 mt to the correct value of 4,772 mt, as 
specified in the Framework 3 proposed rule.

Corrections

    In FR Doc. 2016-19601 appearing on page 54744 in the Federal 
Register of Wednesday, August 17, 2016, the following corrections are 
made:
    1. On page 54744, in the third column, the first paragraph under 
Specifications for Fishing Years 2016-2017 is corrected to read as 
follows:
    Specifications including the acceptable biological catch (ABC), 
annual catch limit (ACL), annual catch target (ACT), and total 
allowable landings (TALs) for the skate wing and bait fisheries, as 
well as possession limits, may be specified for up to 2 years. The 
2016-2017 skate complex ABC and ACL is 31,081 metric tons (mt). After 
removing management uncertainty from the ABC, the ACT that remains is 
23,311 mt. After removing discards and state landings from the ACT, the 
TAL that remains is 12,590 mt. Tables 1 and 2 (below) detail TALs and 
possession limits for the skate wing and skate bait fisheries--there 
are no possession limit changes from last year. These specifications 
and possession limits remain in effect until they are replaced.
    2. On pages 54744 and 54745, Table 1 is corrected to read as 
follows:

      Table 1--Total Allowable Landings for Fishing Years 2016-2017
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               Total allowable landings (TAL)                     mt
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Skate Wing Fishery:
  Season 1 (May 1-Aug 31)..................................        4,772
  Season 2 (Sept 1-Apr 30).................................        3,600
Skate Bait Fishery:
  Season 1 (May 1-Jul 31)..................................        1,299
  Season 2 (Aug 1-Oct 31)..................................        1,565
  Season 3 (Nov 1-Apr 30)..................................        1,354
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    Dated: August 24, 2016.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-21156 Filed 9-1-16; 8:45 am]
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