Pacific Island Fisheries; 2019 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline, 5378 [2019-02986]

Download as PDF 5378 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Rules and Regulations commercial quota under § 648.102(c)(2). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria in § 648.102(c)(2)(i)(A) through (C) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. North Carolina is transferring 3,270 lb (1,483 kg) of summer flounder commercial quota to New Jersey through mutual agreement of the states. This transfer was requested to repay landings made by a North Carolina-permitted vessel in New Jersey under a safe harbor agreement. Based on the initial quotas published in the 2019 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications, the revised summer flounder quotas for fishing year 2019 are now: North Carolina, 1,827,368 lb (828,880 kg); and New Jersey, 1,118,827 lb (507,491 kg). Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: February 15, 2019. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02922 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 RIN 0648–XG797 Pacific Island Fisheries; 2019 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of lobster harvest guideline. AGENCY: NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) for calendar year 2019 at zero lobsters. DATES: February 21, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Bob Harman, NMFS PIR Sustainable Fisheries, tel 808–725–5170. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the NWHI commercial lobster fishery under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Hawaiian Archipelago. The regulations at 50 CFR 665.252(b) require NMFS to publish an annual harvest guideline for lobster Permit Area 1, comprised of Federal waters around the NWHI. Regulations governing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the NWHI prohibit the unpermitted removal of monument resources (50 CFR 404.7), and establish a zero annual harvest guideline for lobsters (50 CFR 404.10(a)). Accordingly, NMFS establishes the harvest guideline for the NWHI commercial lobster fishery for calendar year 2018 at zero lobsters. Harvest of NWHI lobster resources is not allowed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 15, 2019. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02986 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-02986]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 665

RIN 0648-XG797


Pacific Island Fisheries; 2019 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 
Lobster Harvest Guideline

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

ACTION: Notification of lobster harvest guideline.

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SUMMARY: NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the 
commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) 
for calendar year 2019 at zero lobsters.

DATES: February 21, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Harman, NMFS PIR Sustainable 
Fisheries, tel 808-725-5170.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the NWHI commercial lobster 
fishery under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Hawaiian Archipelago. 
The regulations at 50 CFR 665.252(b) require NMFS to publish an annual 
harvest guideline for lobster Permit Area 1, comprised of Federal 
waters around the NWHI.
    Regulations governing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National 
Monument in the NWHI prohibit the unpermitted removal of monument 
resources (50 CFR 404.7), and establish a zero annual harvest guideline 
for lobsters (50 CFR 404.10(a)). Accordingly, NMFS establishes the 
harvest guideline for the NWHI commercial lobster fishery for calendar 
year 2018 at zero lobsters. Harvest of NWHI lobster resources is not 
allowed.

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

    Dated: February 15, 2019.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-02986 Filed 2-20-19; 8:45 am]
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