Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in July, August, and September of 2017. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and who have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2017 and will be announced in a future notice.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan; Preliminary Determination of No Shipments and Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (NWR) from Taiwan. The review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016. The Department preliminarily finds that Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu), Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu), and Xiamen Yi He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi He) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Further, we are rescinding the review with respect to Maple Ribbon Co., Ltd. (Maple Ribbon). We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand covering the period of review (POR) from August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016. We preliminary determine that Super Grip Co., Ltd. (Super Grip) had no shipments during the POR. Further, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to the mandatory respondent Sahachit Watana Plastic Ind. Co., Ltd. (Sahachit). Finally, we preliminarily find that the mandatory respondent, Landblue (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Landblue), failed to respond to the Department's questionnaire in this review and, as a result, Landblue received a preliminary margin based on adverse facts available. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
NMFS closes the Gulf of Mexico Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (``trophy'' (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). This action is being taken to prevent any further overharvest of the Angling category Gulf of Mexico trophy BFT subquota.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Exempted Fishing Permit would allow commercial fishing vessels to fish outside of scallop regulations in support of research conducted by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. These exemptions would support research conducted on trips to test gear modifications for bycatch reduction in the scallop dredge fishery. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.