National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration September 24, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Second Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Longline Catcher Processor Subsector of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Non-Pollock Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2012-23494
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby establishes regulations to implement a second fishing capacity reduction program (also commonly known as ``buyback'') and an industry fee system to repay a $2.7 million loan for a single latent permit within the Longline Catcher Processor Subsector of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) non-pollock groundfish fishery (Reduction Fishery). The purpose of this action is to permanently reduce the greatest amount of fishing capacity at the least cost. This should result in increased harvesting productivity for the permit holders remaining in the fishery. The loan for this program will be added to the previous program loan of $35,700,000 authorized by the FY 2005 Appropriations Act (the Appropriations Act). For purposes of this regulation, the terms license and permit are used interchangeably.
Endangered Species; File No. 16733
Document Number: 2012-23492
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC; Responsible Party: Bonnie Ponwith), 75 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami, FL 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and olive ridley (L. olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 17316
Document Number: 2012-23491
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that George Burgess, Ph.D., Florida Museum of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, University of Gainesville, Gainesville, FL, 32611, has applied in due form for a permit to take smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) for purposes of scientific research.
Western Pacific Fisheries; Approval of a Marine Conservation Plan for American Samoa
Document Number: 2012-23487
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces approval of a marine conservation plan for American Samoa.