Department of Commerce May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11284
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Whiting Committee and Advisory Panel on June 14, 2017, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-11283
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 126th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC) and its 170th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-11203
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016. We preliminarily determine that the only exporter of subject merchandise, Overseas Distribution Services Inc. (ODS), sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) in the United States and that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) and Overseas International Steel Industry LLC (OISI) had no shipments during the POR.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole for Vessels Participating in the BSAI Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2017-11197
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 allocation of yellowfin sole total allowable catch for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Nantucket Lightship Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels
Document Number: 2017-11180
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area will close to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year as of the effective date below. No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area. Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area will be taken.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Endangered and Threatened Species; Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-11157
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, are proposing to revise the Recovery Plan Preparation and Implementation Priorities and Recovery Plans contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines. We propose to revise the guidelines to better prioritize limited agency resources to advance the recovery of threatened and endangered species guided by the immediacy of the species' overall extinction risk, extent of information regarding major threats, and certainty that management or protective actions can be implemented successfully. We are not proposing changes to the Listing, Reclassification, and Delisting Priorities contained in the 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines. We have found those guidelines to be sufficient in prioritizing listing actions and thus do not warrant a revision at this time.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs
Document Number: 2017-11135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management is soliciting comments on the performance evaluation of the Washington Coastal Management Program. The Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments, and will also accept written comments as part of the evaluation of the Washington Coastal Management Plan.
Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts
Document Number: 2017-11035
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeks public comment to assist the Secretary of Commerce's review of NMFS' August 2016 Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing: Underwater Acoustic Thresholds for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts (Technical Guidance), pursuant to section 10 of Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13795, Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy (April 28, 2017).
Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-11091
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 13, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for four companies. The Department previously rescinded this review with respect to two of the four companies. Based on timely withdrawal of requests for review, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to the remaining two companies, Beijing Sai Lin Ke Hardware Co. Ltd. (SLK) and LDR Industries Inc (LDR).
Capital Construction Fund; Fishing Vessel Capital Construction Fund Procedures
Document Number: 2017-11083
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby amends the Capital Construction Fund (CCF) regulations to eliminate provisions that no longer meet the needs of CCF participants, and to simplify and clarify the regulations to better implement the purposes of the underlying statute. These amendments eliminate the minimum cost for reconstruction projects, requirements for minimum annual deposits and the requirement that any vessel acquired with CCF funds must be reconstructed, regardless of vessel condition. The new regulations also prohibit withdrawals of funds under the CCF program (program) for projects that increase harvesting capacity, unless the project is subject to a limited access system in which the fisheries management authority establishes harvesting limits.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-11074
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; American Plaice Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2017-11058
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action closes the American Plaice Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area to Northeast multispecies common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2017. The closure is required by regulation because the common pool fishery has caught 90 percent of its Trimester 1 quota for American plaice. This closure is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool's quota for this stock.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-11053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 21, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results and rescission, in part, of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). This review covers one company, Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Rongxin), for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. The Department continues to find that Rongxin has not established its eligibility for a separate rate, and, thus, should be treated as part of the PRC-wide entity.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Training Activities in the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Activities Area
Document Number: 2017-11037
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, and implementing regulations, notice is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to Navy training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Temporary Maritime Activities Area (Study Area). These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Gull Monitoring and Research in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, 2017
Document Number: 2017-11036
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that the NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the National Park Service (NPS) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during gull monitoring and research activities in Glacier Bay National Park (Glacier Bay NP) from May through September, 2017.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications
Document Number: 2017-11031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement annual management measures and harvest specifications to establish the allowable catch levels (i.e., annual catch limit (ACL)/harvest guideline (HG)) for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine (hereafter, Pacific sardine), in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the Pacific coast for the fishing season of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. This rule is proposed according to the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The proposed action would prohibit directed non- tribal Pacific sardine commercial fishing for Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, which is required because the estimated 2017 biomass of Pacific sardine has dropped below the biomass threshold specified in the HG control rule. Under the proposed action, Pacific sardine may still be harvested as part of either the live bait or tribal fishery, or as incidental catch in other fisheries; the incidental harvest of Pacific sardine would initially be limited to 40-percent by weight of all fish per trip when caught with other CPS or up to 2 metric tons (mt) when caught with non-CPS. The proposed annual catch limit (ACL) for the 2017-2018 Pacific sardine fishing year is 8,000 mt. This proposed rule is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific sardine stock off the U.S. West Coast.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10999
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10998
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a conference call on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.. The conference call is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,912,231; LOCILEX® (pexiganan)
Document Number: 2017-10964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,912,231.
100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2017-10873
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India, covering the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.
Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers From the People's Republic of China and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-10871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain helical spring lock washers from the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders.
July 2017 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures
Document Number: 2017-10870
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending the rules of practice to implement certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that will take effect on July 1, 2017, concerning the transmittal by a Receiving Office to an International Searching Authority of documents relating to an earlier search or classification.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2017-10861
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging unused yellowfin sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for rock sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2017 total allowable catch of rock sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Document Number: 2017-10846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this survey of expenditures incurred by recipients of biomedical research and development awards from the NIH.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2017-10827
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received six scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon and steelhead. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm.
Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List
Document Number: 2017-10804
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding sixteen persons to the Entity List. The sixteen persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These sixteen persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Pakistan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. This final rule is also modifying two existing entries in the Entity List under the destinations of China and Hong Kong.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting.
Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-10798
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Processed Products Family of Forms
Document Number: 2017-10787
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10778
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10775
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10774
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee (NCFAC) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions
Document Number: 2017-10759
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016
Document Number: 2017-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey (steel pipes and tubes) for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2017-10733
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-10757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany), Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan. In addition, the Department is amending its final affirmative determinations with respect to France, Germany, Korea, and Taiwan.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-10756
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea).
Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10732
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's (MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-10726
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period of review (POR), September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016
Document Number: 2017-10725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision
Document Number: 2017-10708
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that the Deepwater Horizon Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (Alabama TIG) have issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan I and Final Environmental Impact Statement: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Final RP/EIS). The ROD sets forth the basis for the Alabama TIG's decision to select Alternatives 1: Gulf State Park Lodge and Associated Public Access Amenities Project, 2: Fort Morgan Pier Rehabilitation, 5: Laguna Cove Little Lagoon Natural Resource Protection, 6: Bayfront Park Restoration and Improvement [E & D only], 7: Dauphin Island Eco-Tourism and Environmental Education Area, and 9: Mid-Island Parks and Public Beach Improvements [Parcels B & C].
Pacific Island Fisheries; 2017-18 Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures; Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish
Document Number: 2017-10704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to specify an annual catch limit (ACL) of 306,000 lb for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for the 2017-18 fishing year, which will begin on September 1, 2017, and end on August 31, 2018. If NMFS projects that the fishery will reach the ACL, NMFS would close the commercial and non- commercial fisheries for MHI Deep 7 bottomfish for the remainder of the fishing year as an accountability measure (AM). The proposed ACL and AM support the long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Groundfish Fishery; Fishing Year 2017; Recreational Management Measures
Document Number: 2017-10703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to modify recreational management measures for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock for the 2017 fishing year. This action proposes to prohibit recreational possession of cod, reduce the haddock bag limit, and implement a new closed season for haddock in the fall. The intended effect of this action is to reduce catch of cod and haddock. This action is necessary to ensure fishing year 2017 recreational catch limits are not exceeded.