National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 11, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
Document Number: 2012-16934
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee.
Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification
Document Number: 2012-16919
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are advising the public that a Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification is being made available for public review and comment. The Draft Research Plan presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14097
Document Number: 2012-16916
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.), Protected Resources Division, 3333 N. Torrey Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 14097-01.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-16915
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2012 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.