National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration September 18, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction
NMFS announces corrections to Federal regulations for the West Coast groundfish fishery. This action corrects the latitude/longitude coordinates for the Salmon Troll and South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) so that they are published in the proper sequence. This action correctly announces the 2007 tribal allocation amount of Pacific whiting. This action clarifies the application of the Ocean Salmon Conservation Zone in the Pacific whiting fishery. This action corrects some coordinates of the depth contour line approximations that are used to define the RCAs. This action is intended to eliminate any confusion for the public that may have occurred as a result of prior incorrect NMFS publications.
Notice of Change in Time of Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet September 20, 2007.
Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Advisory Committee
NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the advisory committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act). The advisory committee, to be composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (Convention), will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (Commission) regarding the deliberations and decisions of the Commission. NMFS is reopening the nominations submission period previously published on July 11, 2007, until October 10, 2007.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the C season allowance of the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council: Citizen At-Large, Diving, Education and Tourism. Applicants chosen for these seats should expect to serve until February 2011. A Business and Industry alternate is also being sought from a previous recruitment. This seat will expire in February 2010. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary.