National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 30, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-16533
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of ``other rockfish'' in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2020 ``other rockfish'' total allowable catch (TAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI has been reached.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2020-16462
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan (HGMP) outlining a program, operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), rearing and releasing Clackamas River spring Chinook salmon into the Clackamas, Willamette, and Lower Columbia River basins. This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a draft HGMP. The HGMP was submitted for review and determination under Limit 5 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 59
Document Number: 2020-16424
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action approves and implements Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This rule sets or adjusts catch limits for 19 of the 20 multispecies (groundfish) stocks and makes minor changes to groundfish management measures. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and to achieve the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan. The final measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.