Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition, 59362 [2018-25558]

Download as PDF 59362 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices This correction to the Amended Final Determination and to the Amended Order is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d), 736(a), and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: November 19, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–25516 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG533 Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has found that the following stocks are subject to overfishing or overfished. Gulf of Mexico gray snapper is now subject to overfishing. Thorny skate is still overfished. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate regional fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition or a stock is approaching an overfished condition. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Spallone, (301) 427–8568. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 304(e)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, must notify Councils, and publish in the Federal Register, whenever it determines that a stock or stock complex is subject to overfishing, overfished, or approaching an overfished condition. NMFS has determined that the Gulf of Mexico stock of gray snapper is now subject to overfishing. The most recent benchmark assessment for this stock was finalized in 2018, using data through 2015. The assessment supports a determination that the stock is subject to overfishing because the current amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Nov 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 estimate of fishing mortality (F2013–2015), 0.138, is greater than the maximum fishing mortality threshold (MFMT), 0.115. NMFS has informed the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) that it must prepare and implement a plan amendment or proposed regulations to end overfishing immediately and prevent overfishing from occurring in the fishery. The Gulf Council has already started working on a fishery management plan amendment to address the results of this stock assessment. NMFS has determined that thorny skate is still overfished. A stock status update was completed for this stock in 2018, using data through 2017. The update supports a determination that the stock remains overfished because the three-year average biomass index (B2015–2017), 0.285kg/tow, is below the biomass threshold, 2.06 kg/tow. Thorny skate is currently in year 15 of a 25-year rebuilding plan that was implemented in 2003. NMFS continues to work with the New England Fishery Management Council to rebuild this stock. Dated: November 19, 2018. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25558 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation, Planning, Protection, or Restoration. OMB Control Number: 0648–0459. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 51. Average Hours per Response:: CELCP Plans, 120 hours to develop, 35 hours to revise or update; project application and checklist, 20 hours; semi-annual and annual reporting, 5 hours each. Burden Hours: 1,410. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. NOAA has, or is given, authority under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), annual appropriations or other authorities, to issue funds to coastal states, localities or other recipients for planning, conservation, acquisition, protection, restoration, or construction projects. The required information enables NOAA to implement the CELCP, under its current or future authorization, and facilitate the review of similar projects under different, but related, authorities. This includes projects funded through: • The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CZMA Section 307A) to protect important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion, and procedures for eligible applicants who choose to participate in the program to use when developing state conservation plans, proposing or soliciting projects under this program, applying for funds, and carrying out projects under this program in a manner that is consistent with the purposes of the program pursuant to program guidelines which can be found on NOAA’s website at: www.coast.noaa.gov/czm/ landconservation/ or may be obtained upon request via the contact information listed above; • the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (CZMA Section 315) Land Acquisition and Construction program; • the Coastal Zone Management Program’s low-cost acquisition and construction program (CZMA Section 306A); or the • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: One time and semiannually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG533


Determination of Overfishing or an Overfished Condition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the 
Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has found that the following stocks 
are subject to overfishing or overfished. Gulf of Mexico gray snapper 
is now subject to overfishing. Thorny skate is still overfished. NMFS, 
on behalf of the Secretary, notifies the appropriate regional fishery 
management council (Council) whenever it determines that overfishing is 
occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition or a stock is 
approaching an overfished condition.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Spallone, (301) 427-8568.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 304(e)(2) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, 
must notify Councils, and publish in the Federal Register, whenever it 
determines that a stock or stock complex is subject to overfishing, 
overfished, or approaching an overfished condition.
    NMFS has determined that the Gulf of Mexico stock of gray snapper 
is now subject to overfishing. The most recent benchmark assessment for 
this stock was finalized in 2018, using data through 2015. The 
assessment supports a determination that the stock is subject to 
overfishing because the current estimate of fishing mortality 
(F2013-2015), 0.138, is greater than the maximum fishing 
mortality threshold (MFMT), 0.115. NMFS has informed the Gulf of Mexico 
Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) that it must prepare and 
implement a plan amendment or proposed regulations to end overfishing 
immediately and prevent overfishing from occurring in the fishery. The 
Gulf Council has already started working on a fishery management plan 
amendment to address the results of this stock assessment.
    NMFS has determined that thorny skate is still overfished. A stock 
status update was completed for this stock in 2018, using data through 
2017. The update supports a determination that the stock remains 
overfished because the three-year average biomass index 
(B2015-2017), 0.285kg/tow, is below the biomass threshold, 
2.06 kg/tow. Thorny skate is currently in year 15 of a 25-year 
rebuilding plan that was implemented in 2003. NMFS continues to work 
with the New England Fishery Management Council to rebuild this stock.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-25558 Filed 11-21-18; 8:45 am]
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