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Fisheries off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Control Date for Domestic Purse Seine and Longline Pelagic Fisheries in U.S. EEZ of Western Pacific Region
Document Number: 05-16122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that persons who enter the pelagic purse seine and longline fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the western Pacific region after June 2, 2005 (``control date'') are not guaranteed future participation in the fishery if the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) recommends, and NMFS approves, a program limiting entry or effort. This action does not commit the WPFMC or NMFS to limit entry, or prevent any other date from being selected for eligibility to participate in the pelagic purse seine or longline fisheries. The WPFMC or NMFS may also use other criteria to limit fishing effort or participation in a limited entry program that is developed in the future.
Fisheries off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Control Date for Non-Longline Commercial Pelagic Fisheries in EEZ around Hawaii
Document Number: 05-16121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that persons who enter the non-longline commercial pelagic fisheries (e.g., troll, handline, pole and line, etc.) in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around the Hawaiian Islands after June 2, 2005 (``control date'') are not guaranteed future participation in the fishery if the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) recommends, and NMFS approves, a program limiting entry or effort. This action does not commit the WPFMC or NMFS to limit entry, or prevent any other date from being selected for eligibility to participate in the non-longline commercial pelagic fisheries. The WPFMC or NMFS may also use other criteria to limit fishing effort or participation in a limited entry program that is developed in the future.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Non-Community Development Quota Pollock with Trawl Gear in the Chinook Salmon Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-16120
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) pollock with trawl gear in the Chinook Salmon Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 limit of chinook salmon caught by vessels using trawl gear while directed fishing for non-CDQ pollock in the BSAI.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard Guidelines
Document Number: 05-16119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS extends the public comment period on the proposed rule containing revisions to the National Standard 1 (NS1) guidelines. NMFS has received various requests to extend the comment period for the proposed rule beyond its current 60-day comment period. The extension of the comment period for another 60 days is intended to ensure that NMFS provides adequate time for various stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the proposed revisions to the NS1 guidelines. The comment period is extended from August 22, 2005, to October 21, 2005.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #5 - Adjustments of the Recreational Fishery from Cape Alava, Washington, to Cape Falcon, OR
Document Number: 05-16118
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces two regulatory modifications in the recreational fishery from Cape Alava, WA, to Cape Falcon, OR. Effective Friday, July 29, 2005, the La Push, Westport, and Columbia River Subarea's will be open seven days per week, with a modified daily bag limit as follows: ``All salmon, two fish per day, and all retained coho must have a healed adipose fin clip.'' All other restrictions remain in effect as announced for 2005 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Sea Turtle Mitigation Measures
Document Number: 05-16117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would set requirements for attending protected species workshops, for handling, resuscitating, and releasing sea turtles that are hooked or entangled in fishing gear, and for fishing gear configuration. The proposed rule is intended to reduce and mitigate interactions between sea turtles and vessels managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (Pelagics FMP). This action is being taken to comply with the terms and conditions of a 2004 Biological Opinion resulting from a section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on interactions between sea turtles and fisheries managed under the Pelagic FMP.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey Across the Arctic Ocean
Document Number: 05-16116
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) to take marine mammals by Level B harassment incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey across the Arctic Ocean from northern Alaska to Svalbard.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Restrictions for 2005 and 2006 Purse Seine and Longline Fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 05-16115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes this rule to implement the 2005 and 2006 management measures to prevent overfishing of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) tuna stocks, consistent with recommendations by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) that have been approved by the Department of State (DOS) under the Tuna Conventions Act. The purse seine fishery for tuna in the Convention Area would be closed for a 6-week period beginning November 20, 2005, through December 31, 2005, and beginning November 20, 2006, through December 31, 2006. A closure later in the fishing year minimizes the disruption of planned fishery operations, which are not traditionally active during the winter, while meeting the conservation goals for tunas in the ETP. This proposed rule would also close the U.S. longline fishery in the IATTC Convention Area in 2005 and 2006 if the catch reaches the estimated level of 2001. For 2001, the estimated catch of longline caught bigeye tuna was 150 metric tons (mt). This action is taken to limit fishing mortality caused by purse seine fishing and longline fishing in the Convention Area and contribute to long-term conservation of the tuna stocks at levels that support healthy fisheries.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-16062
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Endangered Species; File No. 1542
Document Number: 05-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that SCANA Services, Inc. (Stephen E. Summer, Principal Investigator), 6248 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Movement of Barges Through the Beaufort Sea Between West Dock and Cape Simpson, Alaska
Document Number: 05-16060
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a barging operation within the U.S. Beaufort Sea has been issued to FEX L.P. (FEX), a subsidiary of Talisman Energy, Inc., for a period of 1 year.
Endangered Species; File No. 1540
Document Number: 05-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422-2559, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 1518
Document Number: 05-16058
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 9066600, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6600, has been issued a permit to take hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Availability of Grants Funds for Fiscal Year 2006; Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program
Document Number: 05-15967
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The OAR publishes this notice to make the following corrections to submission date, mode of submission, and email address in the following initiative originally announced in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005 (70 FR 37766): Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program Competitive Funding Announcement: Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Facilities (OAR-SG-2006-2000364). The corrections to this Announcement are as follows: (1) The correct deadline for submission of Full Proposals is 4 p.m. e.s.t. January 6, 2006; (2) Preliminary Proposals may be submitted online through grants.gov; (3) The correct e-mail address for questions related to the program is ballast.water@noaa.gov; All other requirements for this solicitation remain the same.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Arrowtooth Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-15962
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve of groundfish to the arrowtooth flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the fishery to continue operating. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan for the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-15961
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2005 catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI to harvest their Pacific cod allocation.
Endangered Species; File No. 1538
Document Number: 05-15824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-15819
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot or hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These actions are necessary to allow the 2005 B season total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-15756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) is seeking applicants for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Education, Fishing, Hawaii County, Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Native Hawaiian, and Research. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in Hawaii. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve two-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-15734
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific Ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of Pacific Ocean perch in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the Pacific Ocean perch 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-15732
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of pelagic shelf rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of pelagic shelf rockfish in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the pelagic shelf rockfish 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-4246
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Capacity Committee in August, 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-4245
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/ Ecosystem Committee in August, 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-4244
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) in New Orleans, LA.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E5-4242
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP would allow for exemptions from the FMP as follows: The Gulf of Maine (GOM) Rolling Closure Areas and the minimum mesh size for trawl gear. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Observer Program
Document Number: 05-15646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to amend regulations supporting the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program (Observer Program). This action is necessary to revise requirements for the facilitation of observer data transmission, improve support for observers, and provide consistency with current regulations. The proposed rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMPs).
Endangered Species; File No. 1547
Document Number: 05-15645
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Kathryn Hattala, Principal Investigator; Gregg Kenney, Primary Contact/Co-Investigator), 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Amendment 13 and Framework Adjustment 40-A
Document Number: 05-15644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The final rule implementing Amendment 13 and the interim final rule implementing Framework Adjustment (Framework) 40-A to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) contained several inadvertent errors and omissions. The intent of this proposed rule is to correct these inadvertent errors and omissions, clarify specific regulations to maintain consistency with and accurately reflect the intent of Amendment 13 and Framework 40-A, and seek comment on these proposed corrections and clarifications. This action is being taken by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; California, Washington, and Oregon Fisheries for Coastal Dungeness Crab and Pink Shrimp
Document Number: 05-15643
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this establishing the effective date of fees for repaying the $35,662,471 reduction loan financing the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E5-4193
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP)is required for the proposed activities described by Paul Rudershausen of North Carolina State University on behalf of Alex Ng and Anthony Ng, commercial fishermen who have made arrangements for cooperative research with North Carolina State University. The application was originally received as a request for a Letter of Acknowledgment (LOA). NMFS is considering issuance of an EFP. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect up to 900 of each of the following species over the permit's effective period: red grouper, gag, red porgy, scamp, vermilion snapper, black sea bass, snowy grouper, and blueline tilefish. Specimens would be collected from Federal waters off the coast of North Carolina in Onslow Bay from September 1, 2005, through December 31, 2006.
Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information
Document Number: 05-15459
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to clarify its internal Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information, issued December 1, 2004. This clarification is intended to address apparent misunderstanding regarding the intent of the policy with respect to the role played by the private sector in the environmental information enterprise as a whole.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Santa Clara Valley Water District Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort
Document Number: 05-15448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to serve as the lead agency under NEPA in the preparation of a joint Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the following project/proposed action: Adoption and implementation of the ``Settlement Agreement Regarding Water Rights of the Santa Clara Valley Water District On Coyote, Guadalupe, and Stevens Creeks,'' (Settlement Agreement), the State Water Resources Control Board's approval of modifications of the Santa Clara Valley Water District's (District) appropriative water rights to allow for implementation of the Settlement Agreement with supporting findings and implementation of those modifications, the District's adoption of a Conservation Plan (CP), NMFS's issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) to the District, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) issuance of an ITP to the District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) issuance of a permit to the District, and the California Department of Fish and Game's issuance of an incidental take permit or consistency determination to the District. The project/proposed action is also known as ``FAHCE'' (Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort). The NMFS is the lead agency for this EIS, and the USFWS and the Corps are cooperating agencies. The District, a local public water agency, is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A similar notice is being published by the District in accordance with CEQA. Comments and participation in the scoping process are encouraged.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Seismic Survey off the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 05-15374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting oceanographic seismic surveys in the Aleutian Island area has been issued to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-15341
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of ``other rockfish'' in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of ``other rockfish'' in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the ``other rockfish'' 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Programs
Document Number: 05-15264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
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.
Permits; Foreign Fishing
Document Number: 05-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a foreign fishing application submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2005 Winter II Quota
Document Number: 05-15222
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adjusts the 2005 Winter II commercial scup quota and possession limit. This action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 05-15220
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the ALWTRP's implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,240 nm\2\ (4,253 km\2\), east of Boston, MA, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E5-4080
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Jason T. Crichton on behalf of the South Carolina Aquarium. If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicant, with certain conditions, to collect numerous species of fish and invertebrates from Federal waters off the coast of South Carolina from 2005 to 2007. The collected species would be displayed at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, SC.
Availability of Seats for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-15144
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve (TBNMS&UP) is seeking applications for the following seats on the Advisory Council: Tourism; Diving (including snorkeling); Education (elementary, junior high, high school); Maritime History and Interpretation; Citizen-at-Large; Higher EducationAlternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experiences in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; and the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary & Preserve. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms pursuant to the Council's Charter. Applicants should be available to attend approximately 6 meetings annually.
Endangered Species; File No. 1526
Document Number: 05-15143
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Andre Landry, Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77553 has been issued a permit to take Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery; Framework Adjustment 1 to the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 05-15142
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues final regulations to implement Framework Adjustment 1 to the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab (Red Crab) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This final rule modifies the existing annual review and specification process by allowing specifications to be set for up to 3 years at a time, and continues the current target total allowable catch (TAC) of 5.928 million lb (2.69 million kg) and fleet days-at-sea (DAS) of 780 fleet DAS for fishing year (FY) 2006 and FY2007. The purpose of this action is to conserve and manage the red crab resource, reduce the staff resources necessary to effectively manage this fishery, and provide consistency and predictability to the industry.
Nominations to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC)
Document Number: 05-15141
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (Committee) is the only Federal advisory committee with the responsibility to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on all matters concerning living marine resources that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary to assist in the development and implementation of Departmental regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the NMFS. Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties involved with or representing interests affected by NMFS actions in managing living marine resources. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two meetings annually. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms if re-appointed. The NMFS anticipates selecting up to eight new members to serve during the 2006-2009 term.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Applications and Reports for Registration as a Tanner or Agent
Document Number: 05-15110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
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.
Science Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-15101
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #4-Adjustment of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon
Document Number: 05-15096
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR was modified to reopen on June 26, 2005, and close at midnight on June 30, 2005, with a 30- Chinook possession and landing limit for the 5-day open period. Vessels were required to land their fish within 24 hours of any closure of this fishery. The fishery was then to remain closed until further notice, or the next scheduled season starting July 7, 2005. All other restrictions remained in effect as announced for 2005 ocean salmon fisheries. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #3-Adjustment of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon
Document Number: 05-15095
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR was modified to reopen on June 3, 2005, and close at midnight on June 6, 2005, with a 60- Chinook possession and landing limit for the 4-day open period. Vessels were required to land their fish within 24 hours of any closure of this fishery. All other restrictions remained in effect as announced for 2005 ocean salmon fisheries. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures.
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #2-Adjustment of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon
Document Number: 05-15094
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR was modified. The fourth open period for the May-June fishery scheduled to open May 20, 2005, was extended from 4 to 7 days, with a 125-Chinook possession and landing limit for the 7-day open period. The area closed at midnight on May 26, 2005. All other restrictions remained in effect as announced for 2005 ocean salmon fisheries. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-4028
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs; Industry Fee System for Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan
Document Number: 05-14951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement an industry fee system for repaying a $97,399,357.11 Federal loan financing a fishing capacity reduction program in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab fishery. This action's intent is to implement the fee system.