National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 18, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2006 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Set-Aside Program
Document Number: 05-7722
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that for fishing year 2006 (January 1- December 31, 2006) the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) may set aside up to 3 percent of the total allowable landings (TAL) in certain Mid-Atlantic fisheries to be used for research endeavors under a research set-aside (RSA) program. NMFS is soliciting proposals for research activities concerning the summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, Loligo squid, Illex squid, Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, bluefish, and tilefish fisheries. Projects funded under an RSA allocation (or award) must enhance the understanding of the fishery resource or contribute to the body of information on which management decisions are made.