National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 6, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered Species; File No. 1552
Document Number: E6-5026
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149 has been issued a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and unidentified hardshell sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 1527
Document Number: E6-5025
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that John A. Musick, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA 23062, has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-4995
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Legislative Committee (Committee), which is open to the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review proposed federal legislation regarding the reauthorization of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The Committee may also review Federal and state legislative matters relative to the Capital Construction Fund, aquaculture, the American Fisheries Act, and other Council interests.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-4983
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 132nd meeting to consider and take final action on recommendations to limit fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The Council will also hold a public hearing during this 132nd Council meeting.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-4982
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT) in Honolulu, HI, to discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future management.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-4981
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-4980
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Tilefish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-4979
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's Advisory Panel (AP), Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and Habitat Advisory Panel (HAP), will hold meetings.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-4978
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) its Enforcement Committee and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 06-3285
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-06
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 1,514 nm\2\ ( 5,193 km\2\), southeast of the Great South Channel, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 06-3284
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-06
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 1,248 nm\2\ (4,281 km\2\), east of Chatham, 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 Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish Retention Standard
Document Number: 06-3265
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to implement a groundfish retention standard (GRS) program in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area (BSAI) for trawl catcher/processor vessels (C/Ps) that are 125 ft (38.1 m) length overall (LOA) or greater and that are not listed American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher/processors referred to throughout this rule as non-AFA trawl C/Ps. This action is necessary to reduce bycatch and improve utilization of groundfish harvested by these non- AFA trawl C/Ps. This action is intended to promote the management objectives of the Improved Retention/Improved Utilization (IRIU) program, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP), and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).