Endangered and Threatened Species: Recovery Plan Preparation for 16 Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead
NMFS announces its intent to develop recovery plans for 16 ESUs of Pacific salmon and steelhead in the Northwest listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and requests information from the public. NMFS is required by the ESA to develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of listed species. NMFS is working with state, Federal, tribal and local entities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to produce draft recovery plans by December 2005.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received applications to grant permits to (Permit 1534), Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery, Smith River, CA (Permit 1539), Siskiyou Resource Conservation District (RCD), Etna, CA. These permits would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Amendment 15
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 15 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). This final rule establishes a limited access system for the commercial fishery for Gulf and Atlantic migratory group king mackerel by capping participation at the current level. The final rule also changes the fishing year for Atlantic migratory group king and Spanish mackerel to March through February. The intended effects of this final rule are to provide economic and social stability in the fishery by preventing speculative entry into the fishery and to mitigate adverse impacts associated with potential quota closures.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Coastal Commercial Fireworks Displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA
In accordance with the provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to take marine mammals by Level B harassment incidental to permitting professional fireworks displays within the Sanctuary in California waters.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Haddock Incidental Catch Allowance for the 2005 Atlantic Herring Fishery; Emergency Fishery Closure Due to the Presence of the Toxin That Causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning; Correction
NMFS is clarifying emergency regulations that closed portions of Federal waters of the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and southern New England to the harvest of bivalve shellfish due to the presence of the toxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). This correction will allow for the collection and testing of samples for the toxin that causes PSP. In addition, this rule will correct the effective date for the definition of a ``Category 1 herring vessel'' and reinstate a prohibition on the sale of certain haddock that was inadvertently overwritten by the emergency rule.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Total Allowable Catches for Georges Bank Cod, Haddock, and Yellowtail Flounder in the U.S./Canada Management Area for Fishing Year 2005
The following Total Allowable Catches (TACs) in the U.S./ Canada Management Area are implemented for the 2005 fishing year (FY): 260 mt of Georges Bank (GB) cod, 7,590 mt of GB haddock, and 4,260 mt of yellowtail flounder. This action is intended to meet the conservation and management requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Environmental Statements; Notice of Intent: Alaska Coastal Management Program; Scoping Meetings; Correction
OCRM published a document in the Federal Register of June 24, 2005, announcing dates of the public scoping meetings pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The document contained incorrect citations of Alaska State regulations, and the years when the regulatory and legislative changes were made, and misstated the type of information NOAA is seeking from the public in the first sentence of DATES, and did not provide information regarding where the public could find a copy of the Alaska program change.