National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 17, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2017-22454
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of sablefish by vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2017 total allowable catch of sablefish allocated to vessels using trawl gear and not participating in the cooperative fishery of the Rockfish Program in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2017-22441
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS cancelled the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop originally scheduled for September 7, 2017, in Panama City, FL, and the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop originally scheduled for September 13, 2017, also in Panama City, FL. The workshops were cancelled due to severe weather and damage resulting from Hurricane Irma. The workshops were announced in the Federal Register on June 8, 2017. NMFS has rescheduled the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop for November 30, 2017. NMFS has also rescheduled the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop for November 28, 2017.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide 2018 Cage Tags
Document Number: 2017-22401
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota (ITQ) allocation holders that they will be required to purchase their fishing year 2018 (January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018) cage tags from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags.