Stock Assessment of Dusky Shark in the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
NMFS announces the availability of a stock assessment report on dusky sharks in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, prepared by the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center. The stock assessment summarizes the relevant biological data, discusses the fisheries affecting the species, and details the data and methods used to assess stock status. Some recommendations were also made regarding future avenues of research and issues to consider in future stock assessments.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit; Extension of Comment Period
This document contains an extension to the comment period for a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed issuance of an incidental take and scoping meetings. The original notice was published May 17, 2006.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee and Subcommittees.
The SAFMC will a meeting of its SSC, SSC Biological Subcommittee and Socioeconomic Subcommittee meeting to address federal fishery management issues. The meeting will be held in Coconut Grove, FL.
Notice of Designation of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Texas
Notice is hereby given that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, has designated certain lands and waters of the Mission Aransas estuary in Texas as the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve On May 3, 2006, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. USN (Ret.), signed a record of decision and a findings of designation for the Mission- Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Texas pursuant to section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461, and its implementing regulations at 15 CFR part 921. The Reserve duly received certification from the State of Texas Coastal Coordination Council that Reserve designation is consistent to the maximum extent practicable with its program. A copy of the official Record of Decision is available for public review from NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management at the address below.