National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration December 29, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: E9-30843
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has determined that the Atlantic tunas General category daily Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit should be adjusted for the month of January 2010, based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels (when fishing commercially for BFT).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2010 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts
Document Number: E9-30839
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) pollock and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified, and will ensure the GOA pollock and Pacific cod TACs are the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information for pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States
Document Number: E9-30838
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is modifying the fishing vessel permit regulations to include specific terms and conditions for Federal fishing vessel permits obtained through the purchase of fishing vessels using Federal grant awards. The terms and conditions authorize the NMFS Administrator, Northeast Region (Regional Administrator), to suspend, cancel, fail to renew, modify, or otherwise rescind any Federal fishing vessel permit, or the rights thereto, if the terms and conditions of any Federal grant award used to obtain said permit, or an associated memorandum of understanding or agreement, are violated by the grant recipient.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-30766
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will have public workshops to discuss fishery management issues, including catch shares and annual catch limits.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-30765
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene joint meetings of the Standing, Special Shrimp, Special Spiny Lobster and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-30764
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-30763
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a web based meeting of the Socioeconomic Panel.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-30715
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Red Crab Plan Development Team and Advisory Panel in January, 2010 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this joint group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2010 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amount
Document Number: E9-30534
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) amount for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Pacific cod fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined this TAC is incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the BSAI Pacific cod TAC does not exceed the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for Pacific cod in the BSAI. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2010 Bering Sea Pollock Total Allowable Catch Amount
Document Number: E9-30533
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) amount for the Bering Sea pollock fishery. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined this TAC is incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the Bering Sea pollock TAC does not exceed the appropriate amount based on the best available scientific information for pollock in the Bering Sea subarea. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).