Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer from ME to RI, 49929 [2021-19208]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Rules and Regulations U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the following systems of records are exempted from paragraphs (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f) of 5 U.S.C. 552a and the provisions of the regulations in this subpart implementing these paragraphs: (1) INTERIOR/OIG–2, Investigative Records. (2) INTERIOR/FWS–21, Permits System. (3) INTERIOR/BLM–18, Criminal Case Investigation System. (4) INTERIOR/BLM–19, Civil Trespass Case Investigations. (5) INTERIOR/BLM–20, Employee Conduct Investigations. (6)–(7) [Reserved] (8) INTERIOR/NPS–17, Employee Financial Irregularities. (9) INTERIOR/Reclamation–37, Trespass Cases. (10) INTERIOR/SOL–1, Litigation, Appeal and Case Files System, to the extent that it consists of investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes. (11) INTERIOR/FWS–19, Endangered Species Licenses System. 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Two or Departmental Privacy Officer, Department of more states, under mutual agreement the Interior. and with the concurrence of the NMFS [FR Doc. 2021–18575 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator, BILLING CODE 4334–63–P can request approval to transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under § 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Regional Administrator must approve any such transfer based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric criteria in § 648.162(e). In evaluating Administration requests to transfer a quota or combine quotas, the Regional Administrator shall 50 CFR Part 648 consider whether: The transfer or combinations would preclude the [Docket No. 201209–0332] overall annual quota from being fully RTID 0648–XB376 harvested; the transfer addresses an unforeseen variation or contingency in Fisheries of the Northeastern United the fishery; and the transfer is consistent States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; with the objectives of the FMP and the Quota Transfer from ME to RI Magnuson-Stevens Act. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Maine is transferring 15,000 lb (6,804 Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and kg) of bluefish commercial quota to Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Rhode Island through mutual agreement Commerce. of the states. This transfer was requested ACTION: Notification; quota transfer. to ensure that Rhode Island would not exceed its 2021 state quota. The revised SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the bluefish quotas for 2021 are: Maine, State of Maine is transferring a portion 3,503 lb (1,589 kg); and Rhode Island, of its 2021 commercial bluefish quota to 203,434 lb (92,276 kg). the State of Rhode Island. This quota Classification adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery NMFS issues this action pursuant to Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR the public of the revised commercial 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii), which was bluefish quotas for Maine and Rhode issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is Island. exempted from review under Executive DATES: Effective September 1, 2021, Order 12866. through December 31, 2021. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 1, 2021. Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Jennifer M. Wallace, Specialist, (978) 281–9225. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 7, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 49929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19208]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 201209-0332]
RTID 0648-XB376


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Quota Transfer from ME to RI

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

ACTION: Notification; quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of Maine is transferring a 
portion of its 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the State of Rhode 
Island. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic 
Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This 
announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish 
quotas for Maine and Rhode Island.

DATES: Effective September 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish 
fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.160 through 648.167. These regulations 
require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned 
among the coastal states from Maine through Florida. The process to set 
the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state is 
described in Sec.  648.162, and the final 2021 allocations were 
published on December 16, 2020 (85 FR 81421).
    The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) published in the Federal Register on July 26, 
2000 (65 FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish 
quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual 
agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS Greater Atlantic 
Regional Administrator, can request approval to transfer or combine 
bluefish commercial quota under Sec.  648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). 
The Regional Administrator must approve any such transfer based on the 
criteria in Sec.  648.162(e). In evaluating requests to transfer a 
quota or combine quotas, the Regional Administrator shall consider 
whether: The transfer or combinations would preclude the overall annual 
quota from being fully harvested; the transfer addresses an unforeseen 
variation or contingency in the fishery; and the transfer is consistent 
with the objectives of the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    Maine is transferring 15,000 lb (6,804 kg) of bluefish commercial 
quota to Rhode Island through mutual agreement of the states. This 
transfer was requested to ensure that Rhode Island would not exceed its 
2021 state quota. The revised bluefish quotas for 2021 are: Maine, 
3,503 lb (1,589 kg); and Rhode Island, 203,434 lb (92,276 kg).

Classification

    NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 648.162(e)(1)(i) through 
(iii), which was issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempted 
from review under Executive Order 12866.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 1, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-19208 Filed 9-1-21; 4:15 pm]
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