National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration December 2, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File No. 15014
Document Number: E9-28835
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Sea World, Inc., 9205 South Park Circle, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32819, has applied in due form for a permit to import one pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) for the purposes of public display.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15153
Document Number: E9-28833
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dolphin Quest Hawaii, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738, has applied in due form for a permit to import two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for the purposes of public display.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2010 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota Specifications
Document Number: E9-28832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2010 fishing year specifications for the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) fishery to set BFT quotas for each of the established domestic fishing categories. This action is necessary to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). NMFS solicits written comments and will hold public hearings to receive oral comments on these proposed actions.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; Proposed 2010 and 2011 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
Document Number: E9-28831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2010 and 2011 harvest specifications and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2010 and 2011 fishing years and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the BSAI in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of Critical Habitat for Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
Document Number: E9-28760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate critical habitat for the Cook Inlet beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Two areas are proposed, comprising 7,809 square kilometers (3,016 square miles) of marine habitat. We solicit comments from the public on all aspects of the proposal.