North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Gulf Rationalization Community Committee will meet at the Hotel Captain Cook.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 881-1668, 1010-1641, 782-1532, 434-1669, and 800-1664
Notice is hereby given that the following organizations and individual have been issued amendments to permits for scientific research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus): The Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska (Permit No. 881-1668); The Aleutians East Borough, Kodiak, Alaska (Permit No. 1010-1641); The National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NMFS, Seattle, Washington (Permit No. 782-1532); The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corvallis, Oregon (Permit No. 434-1669); and Dr. Randall Davis, Texas A&M University, Department of Marine Biology, Galveston, Texas (Permit No. 800-1664).
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species; Permits No. 782-1702-03 and 1409-01
Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have been issued an amendment/modification to their scientific research permit. Permit No. 782-1702-03 - National Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115-0070, [Dr. John Bengtson, Principal Investigator]; and Permit No. 1409-01 - Karen G. Holloway-Adkins [Principal Investigator], Executive Director, East Coast Biologists, Inc. P.O. Box 33715, Indialantic, FL 32903.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery; Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan
NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) have submitted Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 2) incorporating the draft Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS), Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), and the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), for Secretarial review and is requesting comments from the public. Amendment 2 was developed to address essential fish habitat (EFH) and bycatch issues, and to revise the FMP to address several issues raised during the public scoping process. The intent of this action is to provide efficient management of the monkfish fishery and to meet conservation objectives.