Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Programs, 70153-70155 [2019-27436]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 330. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 247. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $353.10 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27472 Filed 12–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XY054] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Programs National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of standard prices and fee percentage. AGENCY: NMFS publishes the individual fishing quota (IFQ) standard prices and fee percentage for cost recovery for the IFQ Program for the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific (IFQ Program). The fee percentage for 2019 is 3.0 percent. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 the 2019 standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2020. DATES: The standard prices and fee percentages are valid on December 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Greene, Fee Coordinator, 907–586–7105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NMFS Alaska Region administers the IFQ Program in the North Pacific. The IFQ Program is a limited access system authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. Fishing under the IFQ Program began in March 1995. Regulations implementing the IFQ Program are set forth at 50 CFR part 679. In 1996, the Magnuson-Stevens Act was amended to, among other purposes, require the Secretary of Commerce to ‘‘collect a fee to recover the actual costs directly related to the management and enforcement of any . . . individual quota program.’’ This requirement was further amended in 2006 to include collection of the actual costs of data collection, and to replace the reference to ‘‘individual quota program’’ with a more general reference to ‘‘limited access privilege program’’ at section 304(d)(2)(A). Section 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act also specifies an upper limit on these fees, when the fees must be collected, and where the fees must be deposited. On March 20, 2000, NMFS published regulations in § 679.45 implementing cost recovery for the IFQ Program (65 FR 14919). Under the regulations, an IFQ permit holder must pay a cost recovery fee for every pound of IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish that is landed on his or her IFQ permit(s). The IFQ permit holder is responsible for selfcollecting the fee for all IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings on his or her permit(s). The IFQ permit holder is also responsible for submitting IFQ fee payment(s) to NMFS on or before the due date of January 31 of the year following the year in which the IFQ landings were made. The total dollar amount of the fee due is determined by multiplying the NMFS published fee percentage by the ex-vessel value of all IFQ landings made on the permit(s) during the IFQ fishing year. As required by § 679.45(d)(1) and (d)(3)(i), NMFS publishes this notice of the fee percentage for the halibut and sablefish IFQ fisheries in the Federal Register PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70153 during or before the last quarter of each year. Standard Prices The fee is based on the sum of all payments made to fishermen for the sale of the fish during the year. This includes any retro-payments (e.g., bonuses, delayed partial payments, post-season payments) made to the IFQ permit holder for previously landed IFQ halibut or sablefish. For purposes of calculating IFQ cost recovery fees, NMFS distinguishes between two types of ex-vessel value: Actual and standard. Actual ex-vessel value is the amount of all compensation, monetary or non-monetary, that an IFQ permit holder received as payment for his or her IFQ fish sold. Standard exvessel value is the default value used to calculate the fee. IFQ permit holders have the option of using actual ex-vessel value if they can satisfactorily document it; otherwise, the standard ex-vessel value is used. Section 679.45(b)(3)(iii) requires the Regional Administrator to publish IFQ standard prices during the last quarter of each calendar year. These standard prices are used, along with estimates of IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings, to calculate standard ex-vessel values. The standard prices are described in U.S. dollars per IFQ equivalent pound for IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings made during the year. According to § 679.2, IFQ equivalent pound(s) means the weight amount, recorded in pounds, and calculated as round weight for sablefish and headed and gutted weight for halibut, for an IFQ landing. The weight of halibut in pounds landed as guided angler fish is converted to IFQ equivalent pound(s) as specified in § 300.65(c) of this title. NMFS calculates the standard prices to closely reflect the variations in the actual ex-vessel values of IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings by month and port or port-group. The standard prices for IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish are listed in the tables that follow the next section. Data from ports are combined as necessary to protect confidentiality. Fee Percentage NMFS calculates the fee percentage each year according to the factors and methods described at § 679.45(d)(2). NMFS determines the fee percentage that applies to landings made in the previous year by dividing the total costs directly related to the management, data collection, and enforcement of the IFQ Program (management costs) during the previous year by the total standard exvessel value of IFQ halibut and IFQ E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 70154 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices sablefish landings made during the previous year (fishery value). NMFS captures the actual management costs associated with certain management, data collection, and enforcement functions through an established accounting system that allows staff to track labor, travel, contracts, rent, and procurement. NMFS calculates the fishery value as described under the section, Standard Prices. Using the fee percentage formula described above, the estimated percentage of management costs to fishery value for the 2019 calendar year is 3.0 percent of the standard ex-vessel value, which is the maximum fee percentage allowed under section 304(d)(2)(B) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. An IFQ permit holder is to use the fee percentage of 3.0 percent to calculate his or her fee for IFQ equivalent pound(s) landed during the 2019 halibut and sablefish IFQ fishing season. An IFQ permit holder is responsible for submitting the 2019 IFQ fee payment to NMFS on or before January 31, 2020. Payment must be made in accordance with the payment methods set forth in § 679.45(a)(4). NMFS no longer accepts credit card information by phone or inperson for fee payments. NMFS has determined that the practice of accepting credit card information by phone or in-person no longer meets agency standards for protection of personal financial information (81 FR 23645, April 22, 2016). The 2019 fee percentage of 3.0 percent is higher than the 2018 fee percentage of 2.8 percent (83 FR 63834, December 12, 2018). Although management costs for the IFQ Program fisheries dropped 2.5 percent from 2018 to 2019, the rise in fee percentage can be attributed to an estimated 7.0 percent decrease in the value of fisheries over the same period. TABLE 1—REGISTERED BUYER STANDARD EX-VESSEL PRICES BY LANDING LOCATION FOR THE 2019 IFQ SEASON 1 Landing location Period ending Halibut standard ex-vessel price Sablefish standard ex-vessel price CORDOVA .................................................................................... March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... ........................ 5.36 ........................ ........................ 6.18 6.02 5.97 5.97 5.97 5.98 5.40 5.55 5.98 5.43 5.60 5.47 5.47 5.47 ........................ ........................ 5.49 5.61 5.70 5.59 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5.49 5.05 5.03 5.10 5.07 5.03 4.94 4.94 4.94 5.77 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5.41 5.41 5.41 6.06 5.33 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5.43 5.50 ........................ ........................ 3.01 3.22 ........................ ........................ ........................ 3.29 3.29 3.29 ........................ 2.50 2.59 2.79 ........................ 2.86 2.44 2.44 2.44 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 2.27 2.28 2.57 2.26 2.85 2.97 2.64 2.64 2.64 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3.43 3.43 3.43 3.44 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3.40 ........................ HOMER ......................................................................................... KETCHIKAN .................................................................................. KODIAK ......................................................................................... PETERSBURG .............................................................................. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SEWARD ....................................................................................... SITKA ............................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices 70155 TABLE 1—REGISTERED BUYER STANDARD EX-VESSEL PRICES BY LANDING LOCATION FOR THE 2019 IFQ SEASON 1— Continued Period ending Halibut standard ex-vessel price Sablefish standard ex-vessel price July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. March 31 ....................................................................................... April 30 .......................................................................................... May 31 .......................................................................................... June 30 ......................................................................................... July 31 ........................................................................................... August 31 ...................................................................................... September 30 ................................................................................ October 31 .................................................................................... November 30 ................................................................................. ........................ 5.59 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 4.39 4.35 4.40 4.43 4.37 4.31 4.31 4.31 5.92 5.29 5.31 5.71 5.48 5.62 5.28 5.28 5.28 5.92 5.58 5.52 5.60 5.76 5.78 5.55 5.55 5.55 5.90 5.36 5.35 5.54 5.30 5.27 5.10 5.10 5.10 5.90 5.36 5.35 5.54 5.30 5.27 5.10 5.10 5.10 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 2.26 1.84 1.94 2.26 2.96 3.20 3.10 3.10 3.10 2.99 2.61 2.84 2.73 3.06 3.15 3.27 3.27 3.27 3.35 2.96 3.21 3.94 3.47 3.70 3.29 3.29 3.29 3.24 2.64 2.84 3.16 3.21 3.33 3.27 3.27 3.27 3.24 2.64 2.84 3.16 3.21 3.33 3.27 3.27 3.27 Landing location PORT GROUP BERING SEA 2 ..................................................... PORT GROUP CENTRAL GULF 3 ............................................... PORT GROUP SOUTHEAST 4 ..................................................... ALL-ALASKA 5 ............................................................................... ALL 5 .............................................................................................. 1 Note: In many instances, prices are not shown in order to comply with confidentiality guidelines when there are fewer than three processors operating in a location during a month. 2 Landing Locations Within Port Group—Bering Sea: Adak, Akutan, Akutan Bay, Atka, Bristol Bay, Chefornak, Dillingham, Captains Bay, Dutch Harbor, Egegik, Ikatan Bay, Hooper Bay, King Cove, King Salmon, Kipnuk, Mekoryuk, Naknek, Nome, Quinhagak, Savoonga, St. George, St. Lawrence, St. Paul, Togiak, Toksook Bay, Tununak, Beaver Inlet, Ugadaga Bay, Unalaska. 3 Landing Locations Within Port Group—Central Gulf of Alaska: Anchor Point, Anchorage, Alitak, Chignik, Cordova, Eagle River, False Pass, West Anchor Cove, Girdwood, Chinitna Bay, Halibut Cove, Homer, Kasilof, Kenai, Kenai River, Alitak, Kodiak, Port Bailey, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Old Harbor, Palmer, Sand Point, Seldovia, Resurrection Bay, Seward, Valdez, Whittier. 4 Landing Locations Within Port Group—Southeast Alaska: Angoon, Baranof Warm Springs, Craig, Edna Bay, Elfin Cove, Excursion Inlet, Gustavus, Haines, Hollis, Hoonah, Hyder, Auke Bay, Douglas, Tee Harbor, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawock, Metlakatla, Pelican, Petersburg, Portage Bay, Port Alexander, Port Graham, Port Protection, Point Baker, Sitka, Skagway, Tenakee Springs, Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Yakutat. 5 Landing Locations Within Port Group—All: For Alaska: All landing locations included in 2, 3, and 4. For California: Eureka, Fort Bragg, other California. For Oregon: Astoria, Aurora, Lincoln City, Newport, Warrenton, other Oregon. For Washington: Anacortes, Bellevue, Bellingham, Nagai Island, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Ilwaco, La Conner, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Rainier, Fox Island, Mercer Island, Seattle, Standwood, other Washington. For Canada: Port Hardy, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Haines Junction, other Canada. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 16, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27436 Filed 12–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Deletions from the Procurement List. This action deletes products and services from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. SUMMARY: Procurement List; Deletions AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XY054]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North 
Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery 
Programs

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

ACTION: Notice of standard prices and fee percentage.

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SUMMARY: NMFS publishes the individual fishing quota (IFQ) standard 
prices and fee percentage for cost recovery for the IFQ Program for the 
halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific (IFQ Program). The 
fee percentage for 2019 is 3.0 percent. This action is intended to 
provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with the 2019 
standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment 
for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2020.

DATES: The standard prices and fee percentages are valid on December 
20, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Greene, Fee Coordinator, 907-586-
7105.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    NMFS Alaska Region administers the IFQ Program in the North 
Pacific. The IFQ Program is a limited access system authorized by the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act) and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. Fishing 
under the IFQ Program began in March 1995. Regulations implementing the 
IFQ Program are set forth at 50 CFR part 679.
    In 1996, the Magnuson-Stevens Act was amended to, among other 
purposes, require the Secretary of Commerce to ``collect a fee to 
recover the actual costs directly related to the management and 
enforcement of any . . . individual quota program.'' This requirement 
was further amended in 2006 to include collection of the actual costs 
of data collection, and to replace the reference to ``individual quota 
program'' with a more general reference to ``limited access privilege 
program'' at section 304(d)(2)(A). Section 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act also specifies an upper limit on these fees, when the fees 
must be collected, and where the fees must be deposited.
    On March 20, 2000, NMFS published regulations in Sec.  679.45 
implementing cost recovery for the IFQ Program (65 FR 14919). Under the 
regulations, an IFQ permit holder must pay a cost recovery fee for 
every pound of IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish that is landed on his or 
her IFQ permit(s). The IFQ permit holder is responsible for self-
collecting the fee for all IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings on 
his or her permit(s). The IFQ permit holder is also responsible for 
submitting IFQ fee payment(s) to NMFS on or before the due date of 
January 31 of the year following the year in which the IFQ landings 
were made. The total dollar amount of the fee due is determined by 
multiplying the NMFS published fee percentage by the ex-vessel value of 
all IFQ landings made on the permit(s) during the IFQ fishing year. As 
required by Sec.  679.45(d)(1) and (d)(3)(i), NMFS publishes this 
notice of the fee percentage for the halibut and sablefish IFQ 
fisheries in the Federal Register during or before the last quarter of 
each year.

Standard Prices

    The fee is based on the sum of all payments made to fishermen for 
the sale of the fish during the year. This includes any retro-payments 
(e.g., bonuses, delayed partial payments, post-season payments) made to 
the IFQ permit holder for previously landed IFQ halibut or sablefish.
    For purposes of calculating IFQ cost recovery fees, NMFS 
distinguishes between two types of ex-vessel value: Actual and 
standard. Actual ex-vessel value is the amount of all compensation, 
monetary or non-monetary, that an IFQ permit holder received as payment 
for his or her IFQ fish sold. Standard ex-vessel value is the default 
value used to calculate the fee. IFQ permit holders have the option of 
using actual ex-vessel value if they can satisfactorily document it; 
otherwise, the standard ex-vessel value is used.
    Section 679.45(b)(3)(iii) requires the Regional Administrator to 
publish IFQ standard prices during the last quarter of each calendar 
year. These standard prices are used, along with estimates of IFQ 
halibut and IFQ sablefish landings, to calculate standard ex-vessel 
values. The standard prices are described in U.S. dollars per IFQ 
equivalent pound for IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings made during 
the year. According to Sec.  679.2, IFQ equivalent pound(s) means the 
weight amount, recorded in pounds, and calculated as round weight for 
sablefish and headed and gutted weight for halibut, for an IFQ landing. 
The weight of halibut in pounds landed as guided angler fish is 
converted to IFQ equivalent pound(s) as specified in Sec.  300.65(c) of 
this title. NMFS calculates the standard prices to closely reflect the 
variations in the actual ex-vessel values of IFQ halibut and IFQ 
sablefish landings by month and port or port-group. The standard prices 
for IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish are listed in the tables that follow 
the next section. Data from ports are combined as necessary to protect 
confidentiality.

Fee Percentage

    NMFS calculates the fee percentage each year according to the 
factors and methods described at Sec.  679.45(d)(2). NMFS determines 
the fee percentage that applies to landings made in the previous year 
by dividing the total costs directly related to the management, data 
collection, and enforcement of the IFQ Program (management costs) 
during the previous year by the total standard ex-vessel value of IFQ 
halibut and IFQ

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sablefish landings made during the previous year (fishery value). NMFS 
captures the actual management costs associated with certain 
management, data collection, and enforcement functions through an 
established accounting system that allows staff to track labor, travel, 
contracts, rent, and procurement. NMFS calculates the fishery value as 
described under the section, Standard Prices.
    Using the fee percentage formula described above, the estimated 
percentage of management costs to fishery value for the 2019 calendar 
year is 3.0 percent of the standard ex-vessel value, which is the 
maximum fee percentage allowed under section 304(d)(2)(B) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act. An IFQ permit holder is to use the fee percentage 
of 3.0 percent to calculate his or her fee for IFQ equivalent pound(s) 
landed during the 2019 halibut and sablefish IFQ fishing season. An IFQ 
permit holder is responsible for submitting the 2019 IFQ fee payment to 
NMFS on or before January 31, 2020. Payment must be made in accordance 
with the payment methods set forth in Sec.  679.45(a)(4). NMFS no 
longer accepts credit card information by phone or in-person for fee 
payments. NMFS has determined that the practice of accepting credit 
card information by phone or in-person no longer meets agency standards 
for protection of personal financial information (81 FR 23645, April 
22, 2016).
    The 2019 fee percentage of 3.0 percent is higher than the 2018 fee 
percentage of 2.8 percent (83 FR 63834, December 12, 2018). Although 
management costs for the IFQ Program fisheries dropped 2.5 percent from 
2018 to 2019, the rise in fee percentage can be attributed to an 
estimated 7.0 percent decrease in the value of fisheries over the same 
period.

       Table 1--Registered Buyer Standard Ex-Vessel Prices by Landing Location for the 2019 IFQ Season \1\
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                                                                                      Halibut        Sablefish
               Landing location                           Period ending            standard ex-    standard ex-
                                                                                   vessel price    vessel price
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CORDOVA.......................................  March 31........................  ..............  ..............
                                                April 30........................            5.36            3.01
                                                May 31..........................  ..............            3.22
                                                June 30.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                July 31.........................            6.18  ..............
                                                August 31.......................            6.02  ..............
                                                September 30....................            5.97            3.29
                                                October 31......................            5.97            3.29
                                                November 30.....................            5.97            3.29
HOMER.........................................  March 31........................            5.98  ..............
                                                April 30........................            5.40            2.50
                                                May 31..........................            5.55            2.59
                                                June 30.........................            5.98            2.79
                                                July 31.........................            5.43  ..............
                                                August 31.......................            5.60            2.86
                                                September 30....................            5.47            2.44
                                                October 31......................            5.47            2.44
                                                November 30.....................            5.47            2.44
KETCHIKAN.....................................  March 31........................  ..............  ..............
                                                April 30........................  ..............  ..............
                                                May 31..........................            5.49  ..............
                                                June 30.........................            5.61  ..............
                                                July 31.........................            5.70  ..............
                                                August 31.......................            5.59  ..............
                                                September 30....................  ..............  ..............
                                                October 31......................  ..............  ..............
                                                November 30.....................  ..............  ..............
KODIAK........................................  March 31........................            5.49            2.27
                                                April 30........................            5.05            2.28
                                                May 31..........................            5.03            2.57
                                                June 30.........................            5.10            2.26
                                                July 31.........................            5.07            2.85
                                                August 31.......................            5.03            2.97
                                                September 30....................            4.94            2.64
                                                October 31......................            4.94            2.64
                                                November 30.....................            4.94            2.64
PETERSBURG....................................  March 31........................            5.77  ..............
                                                April 30........................  ..............  ..............
                                                May 31..........................  ..............  ..............
                                                June 30.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                July 31.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                August 31.......................  ..............  ..............
                                                September 30....................            5.41            3.43
                                                October 31......................            5.41            3.43
                                                November 30.....................            5.41            3.43
SEWARD........................................  March 31........................            6.06            3.44
                                                April 30........................            5.33  ..............
                                                May 31..........................  ..............  ..............
                                                June 30.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                July 31.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                August 31.......................  ..............  ..............
                                                September 30....................  ..............  ..............
                                                October 31......................  ..............  ..............
                                                November 30.....................  ..............  ..............
SITKA.........................................  March 31........................  ..............  ..............
                                                April 30........................            5.43  ..............
                                                May 31..........................            5.50            3.40
                                                June 30.........................  ..............  ..............

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                                                July 31.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                August 31.......................            5.59  ..............
                                                September 30....................  ..............  ..............
                                                October 31......................  ..............  ..............
                                                November 30.....................  ..............  ..............
PORT GROUP BERING SEA \2\.....................  March 31........................  ..............            2.26
                                                April 30........................            4.39            1.84
                                                May 31..........................            4.35            1.94
                                                June 30.........................            4.40            2.26
                                                July 31.........................            4.43            2.96
                                                August 31.......................            4.37            3.20
                                                September 30....................            4.31            3.10
                                                October 31......................            4.31            3.10
                                                November 30.....................            4.31            3.10
PORT GROUP CENTRAL GULF \3\...................  March 31........................            5.92            2.99
                                                April 30........................            5.29            2.61
                                                May 31..........................            5.31            2.84
                                                June 30.........................            5.71            2.73
                                                July 31.........................            5.48            3.06
                                                August 31.......................            5.62            3.15
                                                September 30....................            5.28            3.27
                                                October 31......................            5.28            3.27
                                                November 30.....................            5.28            3.27
PORT GROUP SOUTHEAST \4\......................  March 31........................            5.92            3.35
                                                April 30........................            5.58            2.96
                                                May 31..........................            5.52            3.21
                                                June 30.........................            5.60            3.94
                                                July 31.........................            5.76            3.47
                                                August 31.......................            5.78            3.70
                                                September 30....................            5.55            3.29
                                                October 31......................            5.55            3.29
                                                November 30.....................            5.55            3.29
ALL-ALASKA \5\................................  March 31........................            5.90            3.24
                                                April 30........................            5.36            2.64
                                                May 31..........................            5.35            2.84
                                                June 30.........................            5.54            3.16
                                                July 31.........................            5.30            3.21
                                                August 31.......................            5.27            3.33
                                                September 30....................            5.10            3.27
                                                October 31......................            5.10            3.27
                                                November 30.....................            5.10            3.27
ALL \5\.......................................  March 31........................            5.90            3.24
                                                April 30........................            5.36            2.64
                                                May 31..........................            5.35            2.84
                                                June 30.........................            5.54            3.16
                                                July 31.........................            5.30            3.21
                                                August 31.......................            5.27            3.33
                                                September 30....................            5.10            3.27
                                                October 31......................            5.10            3.27
                                                November 30.....................            5.10            3.27
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\1\ Note: In many instances, prices are not shown in order to comply with confidentiality guidelines when there
  are fewer than three processors operating in a location during a month.
\2\ Landing Locations Within Port Group--Bering Sea: Adak, Akutan, Akutan Bay, Atka, Bristol Bay, Chefornak,
  Dillingham, Captains Bay, Dutch Harbor, Egegik, Ikatan Bay, Hooper Bay, King Cove, King Salmon, Kipnuk,
  Mekoryuk, Naknek, Nome, Quinhagak, Savoonga, St. George, St. Lawrence, St. Paul, Togiak, Toksook Bay, Tununak,
  Beaver Inlet, Ugadaga Bay, Unalaska.
\3\ Landing Locations Within Port Group--Central Gulf of Alaska: Anchor Point, Anchorage, Alitak, Chignik,
  Cordova, Eagle River, False Pass, West Anchor Cove, Girdwood, Chinitna Bay, Halibut Cove, Homer, Kasilof,
  Kenai, Kenai River, Alitak, Kodiak, Port Bailey, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Old Harbor, Palmer, Sand Point, Seldovia,
  Resurrection Bay, Seward, Valdez, Whittier.
\4\ Landing Locations Within Port Group--Southeast Alaska: Angoon, Baranof Warm Springs, Craig, Edna Bay, Elfin
  Cove, Excursion Inlet, Gustavus, Haines, Hollis, Hoonah, Hyder, Auke Bay, Douglas, Tee Harbor, Juneau, Kake,
  Ketchikan, Klawock, Metlakatla, Pelican, Petersburg, Portage Bay, Port Alexander, Port Graham, Port
  Protection, Point Baker, Sitka, Skagway, Tenakee Springs, Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Yakutat.
\5\ Landing Locations Within Port Group--All: For Alaska: All landing locations included in 2, 3, and 4. For
  California: Eureka, Fort Bragg, other California. For Oregon: Astoria, Aurora, Lincoln City, Newport,
  Warrenton, other Oregon. For Washington: Anacortes, Bellevue, Bellingham, Nagai Island, Edmonds, Everett,
  Granite Falls, Ilwaco, La Conner, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Rainier, Fox Island, Mercer
  Island, Seattle, Standwood, other Washington. For Canada: Port Hardy, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Vancouver,
  Haines Junction, other Canada.


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

    Dated: December 16, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-27436 Filed 12-19-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P