Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
NMFS closes the Angling category Gulf of Mexico area incidental trophy 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 further overharvest of the Angling category Gulf of Mexico incidental trophy BFT subquota.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Pacific Pelagics Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Plan Team (PT) to discuss fishery management issues and develop recommendations to the Council for future management of pelagic fisheries in the Western Pacific region.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet May 4, 2020 through May 7, 2020.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two public scoping meetings via webinar and a written comment period to solicit public comments on a developing management action to consider potential changes to the allocation of the black sea bass commercial quota among the states of Maine through North Carolina.
Fisheries of the Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
The SEDAR 65 assessment of the Atlantic stock of Blacktip Shark will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: Data Workshop; Assessment Webinars; and a Review workshop.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Habitat Committee (HC) and Salmon Technical Team will hold a meeting, which is open to the public.
Endangered Species; File No. 19641
Notice is hereby given that the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 (Responsible Party: Tom Savoy), has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 19641-01.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits; California Wetfish Producers Association
The Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application for an Exempted Fishing Permit warrants further consideration. The application, submitted by the California Wetfish Producers Association, requests an exemption from the prohibition on directed fishing for Pacific sardine during the remainder of the 2019-2020 fishing year and the upcoming 2020-2021 fishing year. The goal of this research is to collect fishery-dependent data for potential use in the 2021 and 2022 Pacific sardine stock assessments. NMFS requests public comment on the application.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP
This announcement provides notice that the Department of Commerce has received a ``Notice of Appeal'' filed by Appellants Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP. Appellants are requesting that the Secretary of Commerce override an objection by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to a consistency certification for a proposed project to construct and operate a liquified natural gas export terminal and a 229-mile interstate natural gas pipeline and compressor station off the Pacific Coast.