National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 21, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans
NMFS announces the availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan ( Draft Revised Plan), dated May 2007, for the western and eastern distinct population segments (DPS) of Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). NMFS is soliciting review and comment on the Draft Revised Plan from all interested parties. Due to continued and substantial public interest in the recovery plan to-date, NMFS is releasing an updated version of the Draft Revised Plan for additional review and written comments.
Fisheries of the Northeast Region; Overfished Determination of Winter Skate
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that winter skate is overfished. NMFS notified the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) of its determination by letter. The Council is required to take action within 1 year following NMFS notification that overfishing is occurring or a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished or approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress.