Extension of Application Period for Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
The ONMS is extending the deadline and seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Commercial Fishing. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen should expect to serve until February 2016.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2013 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the State of New Jersey. NMFS is adjusting the quotas and announcing the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2013 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fish and Seafood Promotion
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.
Notice of Availability for Public Comment on the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee; Committee Proposed Draft “IOOS Vision”
The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program in NOAA publishes this notice on behalf of the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee (the Committee) to announce a 30-day public comment period for the draft ``IOOS Vision'' statement. The Committee and U.S. IOOS stakeholders will use the ``IOOS Vision'' to provide clear, consistent messaging on U.S. IOOS to public sectors on the mission and value of U.S. IOOS.