Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Regulations on the Use of Spearfishing Gear; Correction
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a document in the Federal Register on February 19, 2010 (75 FR 7361) on the use and possession of spearfishing gear in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. That document was inadvertently missing a word in Sec. 922.92(a)(11)(iii). This document corrects the final regulations by revising that section.
Pacific Halibut Fishery; Guideline Harvest Levels for the Charter Vessel Fishery for Pacific Halibut in International Pacific Halibut Commission Areas 2C and 3A
NMFS provides notice of the 2010 Pacific halibut guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for the charter vessel fishery in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulatory areas (Area) 2C and 3A. This notice is necessary to meet the regulatory requirement to publish notice announcing the GHLs and to inform the public about the 2010 GHLs for the charter vessel fishery for halibut. The GHLs are benchmark harvest levels for participants in the charter vessel fishery. The 2010 GHLs remain the same as the 2009 GHLs; the Area 2C GHL is 788,000 lb (357.4 mt), and the Area 3A GHL is 3,650,000 lb (1,655.6 mt).
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Hawaii Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Fishery Closure
NMFS is closing the commercial and non-commercial fisheries in the Main Hawaiian Islands fishery for seven deepwater bottomfish species (``Deep 7'' bottomfish) as a result of reaching the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2009-10 fishing year.