National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 20, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Marine Mammals; File No. 774-1847-01
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program (Rennie Holt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator), 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 774- 1847.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species; File No. 1076-1789
Notice is hereby given that the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (The Alliance), 418 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Kristi West, Ph.D., Principal Investigator) has been issued a permit to import and export parts from all cetaceans and pinniped species (excluding walrus) for purposes of scientific research.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery; Framework Adjustment 4
NMFS is proposing to implement new management measures for the monkfish fishery through Framework Adjustment 4 (Framework 4) to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Due to concerns over the status of the monkfish resource and the fact that monkfish is nearing the end of the rebuilding program, NMFS intends to delay making a decision on Framework 4 until the results of an upcoming monkfish stock assessment are available in July 2007. Since a decision on Framework 4 would be delayed beyond the start of the fishing year, NMFS is proposing two options for interim management measures for the start of the fishing year on May 1, 2007, that are partially based on the information and management measures contained in Framework 4: Implement the proposed target total allowable catch (TAC), trip limits, and days-at-sea (DAS) contained in Framework 4 for the Northern Fishery Management Area (NFMA), but maintaining the fishing year (FY) 2006 target TAC, trip limits, and DAS for the Southern Fishery Management Area (SFMA); or implement the proposed target TAC, trip limits, and DAS contained in Framework 4 for the NFMA, but close the directed monkfish fishery in the SFMA. In addition, the proposed interim rule would temporarily implement Framework 4 measures that have been determined not to result in any additional negative biological effects. The intent of these proposed actions is to eliminate overfishing and rebuild the monkfish resource in accordance with Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requirements.
Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act of 1984; Conservation and Management Measures
NMFS issues this notice to notify the public that the United States has accepted conservation and management measures and resolutions pertaining to fishing in Antarctic waters managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Commission or CCAMLR). The Commission adopted these measures at its twenty-fifth meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, October 23 to November 3, 2006. The measures have been agreed upon by the Member countries of CCAMLR, including the United States, in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (the Convention). The measures: include measures previously adopted by the Commission and remaining in force; measures adopted for the 2006/2007 fishing season to restrict overall catches, research catch and bycatch of certain species of fish, krill and crab; limit participation in several exploratory fisheries; restrict fishing in certain areas and to certain gear types; and set forth: fishing seasons fishery-by-fishery, revisions to previously adopted measures; new measures, and new resolutions. The Commission also adopted a list of vessels suspected to be engaged in illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing in the Convention Area.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,631 nm \2\ (5,594 km \2\) in March and approximately 832 nm \2\ (2854 km \2\) in April, southeast of Boston, MA, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction
This document contains corrections to the final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2006. That final rule implemented Amendment 16-4 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and established the 2007-2008 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California.