National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 17, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-5711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Recreational Fishing Advisory Panel in November, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: E5-5709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call to address: (1) Amendment 17 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources (Mackerel) Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, and (2) the coastal migratory pelagics resources component of Generic Amendment 3 for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Requirements, Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC), and Adverse Effects of Fishing in the Following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico: Shrimp, Red Drum, Reef Fish, Stone Crab, Coral and Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, and Spiny Lobster and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Amendment 17 addresses the current charter/ headboat permit moratorium for the Gulf of Mexico fishery. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Research and Monitoring Workshop Supporting Ecosystem Management in the South Atlantic Region
Document Number: E5-5708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will conduct a research and monitoring workshop to support the Council's evolution to ecosystem management in the South Atlantic region in Charleston, SC.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E5-5707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a series of 10 public hearings regarding Amendment 13C to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 13C is intended to eliminate or phase out overfishing of snowy grouper, golden tilefish, vermilion snapper, and black sea bass; and increase red porgy harvest consistent with the red porgy rebuilding plan. The underlying need of the amendment is to end overfishing while achieving optimum yield from each fishery through the implementation of new or modification of existing regulations. To address overfishing, the Council is proposing regulations that can be implemented in early 2006, with provisions to allow for a year-round fishery to occur. More specifically, the Council is considering, for the commercial sector, new or adjusted: catch quotas, size limits, trip limits, seasonal closures, fishing year start dates, and gear restrictions. Management measures for the recreational sector would include new or adjusted: catch allocations, bag limits, size limits, and seasonal closures.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-5702
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on Issuance of Permits for Research on Northern Right Whales in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Document Number: 05-20715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of issuing permits facilitating research on endangered northern right whales. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC); Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 05-20714
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on November 1, 2005.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish; Correction
Document Number: 05-20713
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects an earlier version of this action that was published on October 3, 2005, in which the ACTION statement was omitted. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has submitted a Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan (FMEP) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has submitted an amendment to an FMEP pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Lower Columbia River (LCR) coho salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The FMEPs specify the future management of inland recreational fisheries potentially affecting LCR coho salmon. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the FMEPs for review and comment before final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Seismic Survey on the Louisville Ridge, Southwest Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 05-20712
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, (Scripps), a part of the University of California, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting an oceanographic survey in the southwestern Pacific Ocean (SWPO). Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to Scripps to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of several species of cetaceans for a limited period of time during January and February, 2005.