National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 21, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-1214
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings in Anchorage, AK.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries
Document Number: 05-5543
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces final specifications for the 2005 fishing year for the Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB) fisheries. This action also implements a 3.0-inch (7.62-cm) minimum codend mesh size requirement for butterfish otter trawl trips greater than 5,000 lb (2,268 kg). In addition, this action includes three regulatory language changes that reflect previously approved measures in the FMP. The intent of this final rule is to promote the development and conservation of the MSB resource.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Seismic Survey off the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 05-5542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a low-energy, shallow- penetrating seismic survey and scientific rock dredging program around the Aleutian Islands. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to L-DEO to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of several species of cetaceans and pinnipeds for a limited period of time within the next year.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Specifications
Document Number: 05-5541
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues 2005 specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fishery, including state-by-state commercial quotas, a recreational harvest limit, and recreational possession limits for Atlantic bluefish off the east coast of the United States. The final specifications for the fishing year (FY) 2005 are a commercial quota of 10.398 million lb (4.716 million kg), and a recreational harvest limit of 20.157 million lb (9.143 million kg), as adjusted by the research set-aside quota (RSA) of 297,750 lb (135,057 kg). The intent of these specifications is to establish the allowable 2005 harvest levels and possession limits to attain the target fishing mortality rate (F), consistent with the stock rebuilding program in Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Endangered Species; File No. 1295
Document Number: 05-5540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Responsible Official- Dr. John Boreman), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1097, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1295.
Marine Mammals; Files No. 522-1785 and 633-1778
Document Number: 05-5539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that two applicants have applied in due form for a permit to take marine mammals for scientific research purposes or for an amendment to an existing permit.
Marine Mammals; File No. 978-1567
Document Number: 05-5538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Paul Nachtigall, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 1346, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 978-1567-00.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Seabird-Fisheries Side-Setting Survey
Document Number: 05-5526
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-economic Assessment of Marine Protected Areas Management Preferences
Document Number: 05-5525
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity Submissions
Document Number: 05-5524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Dealer Purchase Reports
Document Number: 05-5523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.