National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 8, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Control Date for Loligo
Document Number: 2010-143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a future proposed rulemaking for the Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB) fisheries. This rulemaking could institute catch share programs in the Loligo and Illex fisheries to manage future access in these fisheries in order to control capacity. NMFS also reaffirms the most recent control date of May 20, 2003, for the Loligo and Illex fisheries, which may be used for establishing eligibility criteria for determining levels of future access to the squid fisheries. This announcement alerts interested parties of potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the squid fisheries while the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) considers if and how access to the squid fisheries should be controlled with catch share programs.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2010-142
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is modifying the Northeast (NE) Region experimental fishing regulations to authorize the NMFS NE Regional Administrator (RA), or the RA's designee, to issue a Letter of Authorization (LOA) to eligible researchers on board federally permitted fishing vessels that plan to temporarily possess fish in a manner not compliant with applicable fishing regulations for the purpose of collecting scientific data on catch.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14486
Document Number: 2010-139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), 301 Railway Avenue, PO Box 1329, Seward, Alaska 99664-1329 (Dr. Ian Dutton, Responsible Party), has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export marine mammal specimens for scientific research purposes.
International Fisheries Regulations; Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Pelagic Fisheries; Hawaii-based Shallow-set Longline Fishery; Correction
Document Number: 2010-138
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains a correction to the final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2009, and are effective January 11, 2010. This change ensures that the process is preserved for closing the Hawaii-based shallow-set longline fishery as a result of the fishery reaching interaction limits for sea turtles.