Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding and Proposed Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sawfish Under the Endangered Species Act
We, NMFS, published a proposed rule to list five sawfish species: the narrow sawfish (A. cuspidata); dwarf sawfish (P. clavata); largetooth sawfish (collectively P. pristis; formerly P. pristis, P. microdon, and P. perotteti); green sawfish (P. zijsron); and the non- listed population(s) of smalltooth sawfish P. pectinata as endangered under the ESA on 4 June 2013 (78 FR 33300). As part of the proposal we provided a 60-day public comment period, scheduled to end August 5, 2013. We received a request to extend the public comment period by 45 days. In response to this request, we are extending the public comment period for the proposed action until September 19, 2013. The proposed rule also includes a proposed change in the scientific name for largetooth sawfish to codify the taxonomic reclassification of P. perotteti to P. pristis.
Western Pacific Fisheries; 2013 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures; Correcting Amendment
This document makes a technical correction to the final 2013 annual catch limit specifications for western Pacific fisheries that were published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2013.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Statement of Financial Interests, Regional Fishery Management Councils
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.