Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Territory of Guam, 85162-85163 [2016-28317]

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The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in Guam. DATES: November 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Copies of a 2015 environmental assessment (EA), a 2016 supplemental EA (2016 SEA), and a finding of no significant impact, SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Sep<11>2014 9/26/15 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of a valid specified fishing agreement. * [FR Doc. 2016–28272 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] AGENCY: * PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * except (d). * * except (a), (b), (c), and (i). * identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0140, are available from www.regulations.gov, or from Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. Copies of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (Pelagic FEP) are available from the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, tel. 808–522–8220, fax 808– 522–8226, or www.wpcouncil.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Jacobs, NMFS PIRO Sustainable Fisheries, 808–725–5182. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule published on September 14, 2016, E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES NMFS specified a 2016 limit of 2,000 metric tons (mt) of longline-caught bigeye tuna for the U.S. Pacific Island territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) (81 FR 63145). Of the 2,000 mt limit, NMFS allows each territory to allocate up to 1,000 mt to U.S. longline fishing vessels identified in a valid specified fishing agreement. On October 5, 2016, NMFS received from the Council, a completed specified fishing agreement between Guam and Quota Management, Inc. In the transmittal memorandum, the Council’s Executive Director noted that the specified fishing agreement was VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 consistent with the criteria set forth in 50 CFR 665.819(c)(1). NMFS reviewed the agreement and determined that it is consistent with the Pelagic FEP, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, implementing regulations, and other applicable laws. In accordance with 50 CFR 300.224(d) and 50 CFR 665.819(c)(9), vessels identified in the agreement may retain and land bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean under the Guam limit. NMFS will begin attributing bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in the agreement to Guam starting on November 24, 2016. This date is seven PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 85163 days before December 1, 2016, which is the date NMFS forecasted that the fishery would reach the CNMI bigeye tuna allocation. If NMFS determines the fishery will reach the 1,000 mt Guam bigeye tuna attribution limit, we would restrict the retention of bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in the agreement, and publish a notification to that effect in the Federal Register. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 18, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–28317 Filed 11–21–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 85162-85163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28317]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 665

RIN 0648-XE284


Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline 
Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Territory of Guam

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

ACTION: Announcement of a valid specified fishing agreement.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that 
allocates 1,000 mt of the 2016 bigeye tuna limit for the Territory of 
Guam to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-
term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, 
and fisheries development in Guam.

DATES: November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Copies of a 2015 environmental assessment (EA), a 2016 
supplemental EA (2016 SEA), and a finding of no significant impact, 
identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0140, are available from 
www.regulations.gov, or from Michael D. Tosatto, Regional 
Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., 
Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818.
    Copies of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the 
Western Pacific Region (Pelagic FEP) are available from the Western 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 
1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, tel. 808-522-8220, fax 808-522-8226, or 
www.wpcouncil.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Jacobs, NMFS PIRO Sustainable 
Fisheries, 808-725-5182.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule published on September 14, 
2016,

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NMFS specified a 2016 limit of 2,000 metric tons (mt) of longline-
caught bigeye tuna for the U.S. Pacific Island territories of American 
Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 
(81 FR 63145). Of the 2,000 mt limit, NMFS allows each territory to 
allocate up to 1,000 mt to U.S. longline fishing vessels identified in 
a valid specified fishing agreement.
    On October 5, 2016, NMFS received from the Council, a completed 
specified fishing agreement between Guam and Quota Management, Inc. In 
the transmittal memorandum, the Council's Executive Director noted that 
the specified fishing agreement was consistent with the criteria set 
forth in 50 CFR 665.819(c)(1). NMFS reviewed the agreement and 
determined that it is consistent with the Pelagic FEP, the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, implementing 
regulations, and other applicable laws.
    In accordance with 50 CFR 300.224(d) and 50 CFR 665.819(c)(9), 
vessels identified in the agreement may retain and land bigeye tuna in 
the western and central Pacific Ocean under the Guam limit.
    NMFS will begin attributing bigeye tuna caught by vessels 
identified in the agreement to Guam starting on November 24, 2016. This 
date is seven days before December 1, 2016, which is the date NMFS 
forecasted that the fishery would reach the CNMI bigeye tuna 
allocation. If NMFS determines the fishery will reach the 1,000 mt Guam 
bigeye tuna attribution limit, we would restrict the retention of 
bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in the agreement, and publish 
a notification to that effect in the Federal Register.

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

    Dated: November 18, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-28317 Filed 11-21-16; 11:15 am]
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