Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits, 20108-20110 [2019-09422]

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ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NMFS West Coast Region is announcing exempted fishing permits (EFP) issued to target highly migratory SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 species (HMS) in Federal waters off the U.S. West Coast for 2019. NMFS renewed 21 standard deep-set buoy gear (standard DSBG) EFPs for 2019 and issued a new pelagic longline EFP valid for 24 months from the effective date. Ten linked deep-set buoy gear (linked DSBG) EFPs issued in 2018 remain valid for the 2019 calendar year. The permits are issued as exemptions from specific prohibitions under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The general purpose of the EFPs is to allow novel fishing practices and gear types that are not otherwise authorized under a fishery management plan. Specifically, NMFS will collect data on the effects and efficacy of using these gears to fish for swordfish and other HMS off the West Coast. DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for details on the dates that permits were issued and will expire. FR 40751), November 16, 2017 (82 FR 53480), and June 6, 2018 (82 FR 53481). Standard and linked DSBG are not currently authorized gear types under the HMS FMP. Standard DSBG fishing trials occurred for the past eight years under research activity (2011 to 2015) and EFPs (2015 to 2018) in the U.S. West Coast EEZ off California. Linked DSBG research fishing trials included a total of 40 fishing days from 2015 through 2017. Data collected from these fishing activities have demonstrated that about 95 percent of fish species caught with standard DSBG and 90 percent of those caught with linked DSBG are marketable. Longline fishing is currently prohibited within the U.S. West Coast EEZ; therefore, an EFP was needed to authorize the activity to take place in Federal waters. The longline EFP will provide data for fishery managers about the performance of the gear and the mitigation measures intended to minimize adverse environmental impacts in these waters. Copies of supporting documents are available via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, docket NOAA– Standard and Linked DSBG EFPs NMFS–2019–0048, or by contacting the Highly Migratory Species Branch of NMFS considered all applicable NMFS West Coast Region at WCR.HMS@ Federal laws when issuing the standard noaa.gov. and linked DSBG EFPs, including section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et Chris Fanning, NMFS West Coast seq.), and determined that the proposed Region, 562–980–4198, or action is not likely to adversely affect Chris.Fanning@noaa.gov. any endangered or threatened species or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat. Background Additionally, NMFS completed the On July 2, 2014, the Pacific Fishery appropriate analyses under the National Management Council (Council) solicited Environmental Policy Act, in EFP proposals to test alternative fishing accordance with NOAA Administrative gear as a substitute in the large mesh Order 216–6, prior to issuing the drift net (DGN) fishery, or test new standard and linked DSBG EFPs. In approaches or methods of fishing DGN 2018, NMFS issued 27 standard DSBG gear (http://www.pcouncil.org/wpEFPs valid through December 31, 2018, content/uploads/G3a_Att1_HMS_EFP_ and ten linked DSBG EFPs valid Notice_Ltr_July2014_SEPT2014BB.pdf). through December 31, 2019 (Table 1). Applications for EFPs were submitted Based on standard DSBG fishing activity on February 9, 2015, for the Council’s in 2018 and other factors (e.g., gear consideration during the March 2015 purchase, participation in other Council meeting. The Council unrelated fisheries that precluded recommended that NMFS approve EFP fishing DSBG, appeal for renewal, etc.), applications to use standard and linked NMFS renewed 21 standard DSBG EFPs DSBG and an application to use deepthrough 2019 (Table 2). As a result of set and shallow-set longline gear in the Federal review and a growing exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the understanding of risks with the gear, West Coast of the United States. NMFS NMFS issued terms and conditions for published notice of receipt of these the EFPs that include more mitigation applications, as well as the Council’s measures than those proposed in the recommendations, in the Federal original applications. See the ADDRESSES Register on the respective dates: May section for more information on these 22, 2015 (80 FR 29662), October 17, 2016 (81 FR 71845), August 28, 2017 (81 supporting documents. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices 20109 TABLE 1—LINKED DSBG 1 EFPS ISSUED IN 2018 AND EXPIRING ON DECEMBER 31, 2019 Applicant/vessel captain Vessel name Vessel ID No. Nathan Perez ................................................................................. John Foster .................................................................................... Steve Mintz .................................................................................... David Haworth ............................................................................... Donald Krebs ................................................................................. John Hall ........................................................................................ Tim Athens ..................................................................................... David Haworth ............................................................................... Arthur Lorton .................................................................................. Kelly Fukushima ............................................................................. Bear Flag 2 ................................................................................... Chula ............................................................................................. D J ................................................................................................. Elizabeth H .................................................................................... Gold Coast .................................................................................... Kaylee H ........................................................................................ Outer Banks .................................................................................. Pacific Horizon .............................................................................. Sea Haven .................................................................................... Three Boys .................................................................................... 558683 1217070 550062 644228 622026 536620 969797 627203 635102 CF2036TJ 1 Linked DSBG EFPs may fish a combination of linked and standard DSBG. TABLE 2—STANDARD DSBG EFPS ISSUED IN 2018 AND RENEWED FOR 2019 AND EXPIRING ON DECEMBER 31, 2019 Applicant/vessel captain Vessel name Vessel ID No. Dan Fuller ...................................................................................... William Sutton ................................................................................ Scott Brenneman ........................................................................... Jack Stephens ............................................................................... Ron Ellis ........................................................................................ Stephen Greyshock ....................................................................... Tim Perguson ................................................................................ Michael Graves .............................................................................. Andrii Sidielnikov ........................................................................... John Ford ...................................................................................... Lance Rienhart .............................................................................. Matt White ..................................................................................... Bob Ball ......................................................................................... Kent Jacobs ................................................................................... Fred Hepp ...................................................................................... Raymond Kennedy ........................................................................ Dustin Selck ................................................................................... Anthony Makul ............................................................................... Andrew Rasmussen ....................................................................... David Hutto .................................................................................... Ben Stephens ................................................................................ Audax ............................................................................................ Aurelia ........................................................................................... Circle Hook ................................................................................... DEA .............................................................................................. Defiance ........................................................................................ Emma Ray .................................................................................... Espada .......................................................................................... Fishtail .......................................................................................... Irbis ............................................................................................... JB .................................................................................................. Leah Gail ...................................................................................... Lil Jack .......................................................................................... Pacific Sword ................................................................................ Patricia J ....................................................................................... Plumeria ........................................................................................ Rainman ....................................................................................... Scorpio .......................................................................................... Spirit .............................................................................................. Sundowner .................................................................................... Terlingin ........................................................................................ Tres Mujeres ................................................................................. CF8370FH 597524 1286891 CF0012HY 40335 CF1878ZM 624462 1030136 CF6266KM 550580 944172 595177 CF4430GJ 585405 599359 1272816 918500 611940 628101 1223771 1066033 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Longline EFP NMFS considered all applicable Federal laws prior to issuing the longline EFP on April 29, 2019, including completing a consultation under section 7(a)(2) of the ESA. This resulted in a biological opinion that concluded the impacts of the EFP are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat (PCTS, WCR–2018–9553). NMFS also determined that the longline EFP is not likely to adversely affect short-tailed albatross, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concurred with this determination on February 3, 2017. Additionally, NMFS completed the appropriate analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act, in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, prior to issuing the longline EFP described in Table 3. As a result of Federal review, NMFS issued terms and conditions for this EFP that include more mitigation measures than those proposed in the original application. For example, to monitor and lower the risk of interactions with protected species, the terms and conditions require 100 percent observer coverage of the activities, night setting of shallow-set longlines, and specify nofishing areas (e.g., the Southern California Bight and within leatherback critical habitat or 50 nautical miles from the coast, whichever is greater). The terms and conditions also mandate gear, bait and operational techniques, such as the use of a streamer line, and limits on incidents of hooking or entanglement of loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles. If two interactions with loggerhead sea turtles or three interactions with leatherback sea turtles are observed during the EFP activities, NMFS will require longline activities under the EFP to cease after any remaining gear in the water is retrieved. NMFS will also require the EFP operations to cease if one mortality of a leatherback sea turtle is observed. See the ADDRESSES section for more information on these supporting documents. TABLE 3—LONGLINE EFP ISSUED ON APRIL 29, 2019, AND VALID FOR 24 MONTHS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE Vessel ID No. Applicant/vessel captain Vessel name David Haworth ............................................................................. Pacific Horizon ................................................................................ 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XH020


Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General 
Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

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SUMMARY: NMFS West Coast Region is announcing exempted fishing permits 
(EFP) issued to target highly migratory species (HMS) in Federal waters 
off the U.S. West Coast for 2019. NMFS renewed 21 standard deep-set 
buoy gear (standard DSBG) EFPs for 2019 and issued a new pelagic 
longline EFP valid for 24 months from the effective date. Ten linked 
deep-set buoy gear (linked DSBG) EFPs issued in 2018 remain valid for 
the 2019 calendar year. The permits are issued as exemptions from 
specific prohibitions under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West 
Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The general 
purpose of the EFPs is to allow novel fishing practices and gear types 
that are not otherwise authorized under a fishery management plan. 
Specifically, NMFS will collect data on the effects and efficacy of 
using these gears to fish for swordfish and other HMS off the West 
Coast.

DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for details on the 
dates that permits were issued and will expire.

ADDRESSES: Copies of supporting documents are available via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, docket NOAA-NMFS-2019-
0048, or by contacting the Highly Migratory Species Branch of NMFS West 
Coast Region at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Fanning, NMFS West Coast Region, 
562-980-4198, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 2, 2014, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
solicited EFP proposals to test alternative fishing gear as a 
substitute in the large mesh drift net (DGN) fishery, or test new 
approaches or methods of fishing DGN gear (http://www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/G3a_Att1_HMS_EFP_Notice_Ltr_July2014_SEPT2014BB.pdf). 
Applications for EFPs were submitted on February 9, 2015, for the 
Council's consideration during the March 2015 Council meeting. The 
Council recommended that NMFS approve EFP applications to use standard 
and linked DSBG and an application to use deep-set and shallow-set 
longline gear in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the West Coast 
of the United States. NMFS published notice of receipt of these 
applications, as well as the Council's recommendations, in the Federal 
Register on the respective dates: May 22, 2015 (80 FR 29662), October 
17, 2016 (81 FR 71845), August 28, 2017 (81 FR 40751), November 16, 
2017 (82 FR 53480), and June 6, 2018 (82 FR 53481).
    Standard and linked DSBG are not currently authorized gear types 
under the HMS FMP. Standard DSBG fishing trials occurred for the past 
eight years under research activity (2011 to 2015) and EFPs (2015 to 
2018) in the U.S. West Coast EEZ off California. Linked DSBG research 
fishing trials included a total of 40 fishing days from 2015 through 
2017. Data collected from these fishing activities have demonstrated 
that about 95 percent of fish species caught with standard DSBG and 90 
percent of those caught with linked DSBG are marketable.
    Longline fishing is currently prohibited within the U.S. West Coast 
EEZ; therefore, an EFP was needed to authorize the activity to take 
place in Federal waters. The longline EFP will provide data for fishery 
managers about the performance of the gear and the mitigation measures 
intended to minimize adverse environmental impacts in these waters.

Standard and Linked DSBG EFPs

    NMFS considered all applicable Federal laws when issuing the 
standard and linked DSBG EFPs, including section 7(a)(2) of the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and determined 
that the proposed action is not likely to adversely affect any 
endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or 
adverse modification of critical habitat. Additionally, NMFS completed 
the appropriate analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act, 
in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-6, prior to issuing 
the standard and linked DSBG EFPs. In 2018, NMFS issued 27 standard 
DSBG EFPs valid through December 31, 2018, and ten linked DSBG EFPs 
valid through December 31, 2019 (Table 1). Based on standard DSBG 
fishing activity in 2018 and other factors (e.g., gear purchase, 
participation in other unrelated fisheries that precluded fishing DSBG, 
appeal for renewal, etc.), NMFS renewed 21 standard DSBG EFPs through 
2019 (Table 2). As a result of Federal review and a growing 
understanding of risks with the gear, NMFS issued terms and conditions 
for the EFPs that include more mitigation measures than those proposed 
in the original applications. See the ADDRESSES section for more 
information on these supporting documents.

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  Table 1--Linked DSBG \1\ EFPs Issued in 2018 and Expiring on December
                                31, 2019
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    Applicant/vessel captain          Vessel name        Vessel ID No.
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Nathan Perez....................  Bear Flag 2........  558683
John Foster.....................  Chula..............  1217070
Steve Mintz.....................  D J................  550062
David Haworth...................  Elizabeth H........  644228
Donald Krebs....................  Gold Coast.........  622026
John Hall.......................  Kaylee H...........  536620
Tim Athens......................  Outer Banks........  969797
David Haworth...................  Pacific Horizon....  627203
Arthur Lorton...................  Sea Haven..........  635102
Kelly Fukushima.................  Three Boys.........  CF2036TJ
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\1\ Linked DSBG EFPs may fish a combination of linked and standard DSBG.


   Table 2--Standard DSBG EFPs Issued in 2018 and Renewed for 2019 and
                      Expiring on December 31, 2019
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    Applicant/vessel captain          Vessel name        Vessel ID No.
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Dan Fuller......................  Audax..............  CF8370FH
William Sutton..................  Aurelia............  597524
Scott Brenneman.................  Circle Hook........  1286891
Jack Stephens...................  DEA................  CF0012HY
Ron Ellis.......................  Defiance...........  40335
Stephen Greyshock...............  Emma Ray...........  CF1878ZM
Tim Perguson....................  Espada.............  624462
Michael Graves..................  Fishtail...........  1030136
Andrii Sidielnikov..............  Irbis..............  CF6266KM
John Ford.......................  JB.................  550580
Lance Rienhart..................  Leah Gail..........  944172
Matt White......................  Lil Jack...........  595177
Bob Ball........................  Pacific Sword......  CF4430GJ
Kent Jacobs.....................  Patricia J.........  585405
Fred Hepp.......................  Plumeria...........  599359
Raymond Kennedy.................  Rainman............  1272816
Dustin Selck....................  Scorpio............  918500
Anthony Makul...................  Spirit.............  611940
Andrew Rasmussen................  Sundowner..........  628101
David Hutto.....................  Terlingin..........  1223771
Ben Stephens....................  Tres Mujeres.......  1066033
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Longline EFP

    NMFS considered all applicable Federal laws prior to issuing the 
longline EFP on April 29, 2019, including completing a consultation 
under section 7(a)(2) of the ESA. This resulted in a biological opinion 
that concluded the impacts of the EFP are not likely to jeopardize the 
continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction 
or adverse modification of critical habitat (PCTS, WCR-2018-9553). NMFS 
also determined that the longline EFP is not likely to adversely affect 
short-tailed albatross, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
concurred with this determination on February 3, 2017. Additionally, 
NMFS completed the appropriate analyses under the National 
Environmental Policy Act, in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 
216-6, prior to issuing the longline EFP described in Table 3.
    As a result of Federal review, NMFS issued terms and conditions for 
this EFP that include more mitigation measures than those proposed in 
the original application. For example, to monitor and lower the risk of 
interactions with protected species, the terms and conditions require 
100 percent observer coverage of the activities, night setting of 
shallow-set longlines, and specify no-fishing areas (e.g., the Southern 
California Bight and within leatherback critical habitat or 50 nautical 
miles from the coast, whichever is greater). The terms and conditions 
also mandate gear, bait and operational techniques, such as the use of 
a streamer line, and limits on incidents of hooking or entanglement of 
loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles. If two interactions with 
loggerhead sea turtles or three interactions with leatherback sea 
turtles are observed during the EFP activities, NMFS will require 
longline activities under the EFP to cease after any remaining gear in 
the water is retrieved. NMFS will also require the EFP operations to 
cease if one mortality of a leatherback sea turtle is observed.
    See the ADDRESSES section for more information on these supporting 
documents.

 Table 3--Longline EFP Issued on April 29, 2019, and Valid for 24 Months
                         From the Effective Date
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    Applicant/vessel captain          Vessel name        Vessel ID No.
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David Haworth...................  Pacific Horizon....  627203

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John Gibbs......................  Southern Horizon...  1052597
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    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: May 2, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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