National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration August 11, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Dusky Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-17527
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for dusky rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 total allowable catch of dusky rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From NC to MA and VA to RI
Document Number: 2020-17524
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Virginia is also transferring a portion of its 2020 summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for North Carolina, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Rhode Island.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer From NJ to NY
Document Number: 2020-17523
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of New Jersey is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for New Jersey and New York.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2020-17522
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian district (WAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the WAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2020-17520
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2020 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Endangered Species; Notice of Issuance for Incidental Take Permit No. 21316
Document Number: 2020-17519
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental take permit to Barney Davis, LLC, for the incidental take of threatened North Atlantic Distinct Population Segment green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) during the conduct of otherwise lawful activities associated with the operation of the Barney Davis Energy Center, located in Corpus Christi, TX. The incidental take permit is issued for a duration of 10 years.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2020-17507
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.