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Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointments
Document Number: 2010-23015
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for technical advisors to the Advisory Committee's species working groups.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15654
Document Number: 2010-22897
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that George Church, Ph.D. (Applicant), Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA 02115, has applied in due form for a permit to receive bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) cells for scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1851
Document Number: 2010-22895
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA has been issued a major amendment to Permit No. 87-1851-02.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-22871
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to American Fisheries Act catcher/processors and the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. These actions are necessary to allow the 2010 total allowable catch of Pacific cod established for trawl catcher vessels to be harvested.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Yellowfin Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-22868
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2010 yellowfin sole total allowable catch (TAC) assigned to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2010 total allowable catch of yellowfin sole to be fully harvested.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22866
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22865
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Joint Protocol Committee of the Alaska Board of Fisheries and Council will meet on in Anchorage, AK.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-22864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, October 4-12, 2010.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22813
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee's Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (SSC Subcommittee) will hold a joint meeting that is open to the public.
Proposed Research Area Within the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Document Number: 2010-22567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to create a research area within the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS, or Sanctuary). A research area is a region specifically designed for conducting controlled scientific studies in the absence of certain human activities that could affect the results. NOAA proposes to prohibit fishing, diving, and stopping while transiting in the proposed research area.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22674
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
NOAA Regional Ocean Partnership Funding Program-FY2011 Funding Competition
Document Number: 2010-22645
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this document is to advise eligible state, local, territory and tribal governments, regional ocean partnerships, institutions of higher learning, and non-profit and for-profit organizations (requirements described in full announcement) that NOAA is soliciting proposals for competitive funding for Regional Ocean Partnerships that include or emphasize regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) efforts. This competition is focused on advancing effective coastal and ocean management through regional ocean governance and the goals for national ocean policy set out in the July 2010 Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, which includes a national CMSP Framework. The Regional Ocean Partnership Funding Program (ROPFP) will support two categories of activities: (1) Implementation of activities that contribute to achieving the priorities identified by Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs) while also advancing CMSP as envisioned in the national CMSP Framework; and (2) ROP Development and Governance Support for administration and operations of existing ROPs, and for start-up costs of those regions beginning ROPs. Eligible entities must submit to NOAA full proposals on or before December 10, 2010, in order to participate in this Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funding opportunity. Total anticipated funding is approximately $20,000,000 and is subject to the availability of FY 2011 appropriations. Additional funds of approximately $10,000,000 from NOAA or other Federal agencies may be used for FY 2011 or multi-year awards from this competition. The start date on proposals should be the first day of July, August or September, but no later than October 1, of 2011. Statutory authority for this program is provided under Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1456c (Technical Assistance).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-22640
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-22637
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Adjustment to Fishing Year 2010 Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Total Allowable Catch
Document Number: 2010-22634
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Final catch data for the 2009 fishing year (FY) (May 1, 2009- April 30, 2010) indicate that the total catch of Georges Bank (GB) yellowtail flounder was 1,770 mt, exceeding the 1,617 mt FY 2009 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) by 153 mt. The regulations require that any overage of the GB yellowtail flounder TAC specified for the common pool, individual sectors, or the scallop fishery in one FY be subtracted from the respective TACs in the following FY. Therefore, NMFS hereby announces deductions to the FY 2010 GB yellowtail flounder TAC, including how the deduction will be divided between the annual catch limit (ACL) for common pool vessels (common pool sub-ACL), and the ACL for sector vessels (sector sub-ACL).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification Requirements
Document Number: 2010-22613
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Social Impacts of the Implementation of a Catch Shares Program in the Mid-Atlantic
Document Number: 2010-22591
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection
Document Number: 2010-22575
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22543
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee, in September, 2010, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15014
Document Number: 2010-22518
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Sea World, LLC, 9205 South Park Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32819 [Brad Andrews, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import one pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) for public display.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #9, #10, and #11
Document Number: 2010-22520
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces three inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason actions 9 and 11 modified the commercial fishery in the area from U.S./Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Inseason action 10 modified the recreational fishery in the areas from U.S. Canada Border to Cape Alava (Neah Bay Subarea), Cape Alava to Queets River (La Push Subarea), and Queets River to Leadbetter Point (Westport Subarea).
Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2010-22504
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a one-year Letters of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-22502
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2010-22498
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the 2010 pollock incidental catch allowance (ICA) to the directed fisheries in the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-22491
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee which may make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction of the Knik Arm Crossing, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-22391
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Knik Arm Bridge Toll Authority (KABATA), in coordination with the Department of Transportation Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction of a bridge across Knik Arm, named the Knik Arm Crossing, Alaska, over the course of five construction seasons; approximately spring 2013 through autumn 2017. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the KABATA's application and request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the KABATA's application and request. NMFS has reviewed KABATA's request, including the information in its application, and determined that it is adequate and complete in accordance with 50 CFR 216.104(b)(1).
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2010-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Due to the approach of Hurricane Earl, NMFS is cancelling the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop that was scheduled for September 2, 2010, in Wilmington, NC. This workshop was announced on May 28, 2010. NMFS has rescheduled the workshop for September 9, 2010, to be held at the same time and location, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Comfort Inn (UNC Wilmington), 151 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); South Atlantic Red Snapper
Document Number: 2010-22305
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red snapper will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. This is the twenty-fourth SEDAR. This is notice of the third Assessment Webinar Stage 2 webinar for SEDAR 24.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Discard Provision for Herring Midwater Trawl Vessels Fishing in Groundfish Closed Area I
Document Number: 2010-22347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS seeks public comment on a provision of the regulations implemented by a November 2, 2009, final rule, as well as comments on proposed alternatives to replace this provision. The provision allows a midwater trawl vessel with an All Areas and/or Areas 2 and 3 Atlantic herring limited access permit fishing in Northeast (NE) multispecies Closed Area I (CA I) to release fish that cannot be pumped from the net and, thus, remain in the net at the end of pumping operations, without those fish being sampled by a NMFS at-sea observer. Based on comments that it receives, NMFS may keep the current provision unchanged, modify the provision, or remove the provision entirely. This action is part of a Court-approved joint motion to stay.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-22205
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the fourth seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2010 Winter II Quota
Document Number: 2010-22202
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS adjusts the 2010 Winter II commercial scup quota. This action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22092
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel, in September, 2010, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22091
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in September, 2010, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Seismic Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Off Central and South America, October-November 2010
Document Number: 2010-22080
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) of the University of California for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a low-energy marine seismic survey. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to SIO to take, by Level B Harassment only, 21 species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Vessel Capacity Limit in the Purse Seine Fishery in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2010-22078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is proposing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 (Act), as amended, to increase the vessel capacity limit for the U.S. purse seine fishery operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) and make U.S. regulations more consistent with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Resolution on the Capacity of the Tuna Fleet Operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. These revisions would ensure that the United States is satisfying its obligations under the Tuna Conventions Act while dismantling regulatory constraints preventing economic development of the U.S. industry.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Community Development Program Process
Document Number: 2010-22077
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes eligibility requirements and procedures for reviewing and approving community development plans for western Pacific fisheries. The intent of this final rule is to promote the participation of island communities in fisheries that they have traditionally depended upon, but in which they may not have the capabilities to support continued and substantial participation.
Marine Mammals; File No. 486-1790
Document Number: 2010-22076
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Brent Stewart, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, California 92109 has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 486-1790-00.
Marine Mammals; File No. 555-1870
Document Number: 2010-22075
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that James T. Harvey, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039, has been issued a major amendment to Permit No. 555-1870-01.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22010
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet September 28th, 2010 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22009
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, September 28-29, 2010.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Proposed Rule To Implement Addenda to 17 Fishing Year (FY) 2010 Sector Operations Plans and Contracts
Document Number: 2010-21996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action proposes to add certain exemptions from Federal fishing regulations to some or all Northeast (NE) multispecies sector operations plans that were previously approved by the final sector rule published April 9, 2010. That rule approved FY 2010 sector operations plans and contracts and allocations of Annual Catch Entitlements (ACE) for 17 sectors in the NE multispecies fishery. In addition to several universal exemptions approved in the final rule for Amendment 16 the NE Multispecies Fisheries Management Plan (FMP), the final sector rule also approved several additional exemptions from NE multispecies regulations for those sectors that requested them through their respective sector operations plans. The sectors requested several exemptions in the FY 2010 operations plans that NMFS subsequently disapproved for various reasons, including that they were not allowed
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish for Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-21990
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish for vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish allocated to vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-21988
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish for vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pelagic shelf rockfish allocated to vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
The National Saltwater Angler Registry Program; Designation of Exempted States for Anglers, Spear Fishers, and For-Hire Fishing Vessels
Document Number: 2010-21987
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has designated the states of Alaska, Oregon, California, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as exempted states for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels. NMFS has designated the states of Virginia and Massachusetts as exempted states for for-hire fishing vessels.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Modification of the Common Pool Day-at-Sea Accounting and Possession Prohibition for Witch Flounder
Document Number: 2010-21986
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action implements a differential Days-at-Sea (DAS) counting factor of 2.0 to Category A DAS for Northeast (NE) multispecies vessels fishing under common pool regulations for the 2010 fishing year (FY) when fishing in the Inshore Gulf of Maine (GOM) Differential DAS Area, the Offshore GOM Differential DAS Area, the Inshore Georges Bank (GB) Differential Area, and the Offshore GB Differential Area. Vessels may transit the GOM and GB Differential DAS Areas without being charged the differential DAS rate, provided their gear is properly stowed according to the regulations. This action also implements a zero possession limit for witch flounder. The purpose is to decrease the likelihood that catch (landings and discards) of white hake and GOM cod will exceed the subcomponent of the annual catch limit (ACL) allocated to the common pool during FY 2010 (May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011). Because witch flounder has already exceeded its sub-ACL, this action attempts to minimize additional overharvest by reducing the possession limit to zero. This action is taken under the authority of the regulations implementing Amendment 16 and Framework Adjustment 44 (FW 44) to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-21984
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch allocated to vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Inseason Action To Close the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery
Document Number: 2010-21961
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the commercial fishery for porbeagle sharks. This action is necessary because landings for the 2010 fishing season has reached at least 80 percent of the available quota.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-21906
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene two meetings of the Annual Catch Limit/Annual Catch Target Control Rule Working Group.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-21881
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will hold a meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-21865
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council;s Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet in Seattle, WA.