Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Second Fall Meeting
In preparation for the 2009 ICCAT meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will convene its second and final fall meeting in October 2009.
Marine Mammals; File No. 358-1787
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, 1255 West 8th Street, Juneau, AK 99802 (Principal Investigator: Robert Small, Ph.D.), has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 358-1787-01.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 1 Quota Harvested
NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the first semi-annual quota period, May 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009, has been harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, September 26, 2009, federally permitted spiny dogfish vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until November 1, 2009, when the Period 2 quota becomes available. Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish in these states. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Period 1 quota and to allow for effective management of this stock.
Catch Share Workshop; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will hold a Catch Share Workshop for Council members, staff, its Advisory Panel Chairmen, the Science and Statistical Committee Chairman and Mid- Atlantic Council members. The intent of this meeting is to share information and concerns about the use of catch shares in NEFMC managed fisheries; help decision makers learn from successes, failures and challenges in other regions and place catch shares in context with what has already been approved in New England with an eye toward future direction and action.