National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration August 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the South Atlantic States; Amendment 22; Correction
Document Number: 2013-20183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains a correction to a supplemental NOI published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2013, regarding the implementation of management measures described in Amendment 22 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 22). The document contained an incorrect docket number in the ADDRESSES section. This document corrects that mistake. NMFS is extending until October 3, 2013, the period for public comment regarding the management measures described in Amendment 22. NMFS is extending the comment period to ensure there is adequate time to submit complete responses.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #6 Through #11
Document Number: 2013-20181
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces six inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada Border to Humboldt South Jetty.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2013-20176
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the default limit of one large medium or giant BFT to three large medium or giant BFT for the September, October through November, and December time periods of the 2013 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT.
Endangered Species; File Nos. 17557 and 17273
Document Number: 2013-20120
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Ocean Service Marine Forensic Lab (NOS Lab) [Responsible Party: M. Katherine Moore], 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (File No. 17557), and the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region, Protected Resources Division [Responsible Party: Mary Colligan], 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (File No. 17273), have been issued permits to take marine mammal and endangered species parts for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 17405
Document Number: 2013-20119
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that David Lapota, Ph.D., Department of the Navy, SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific, Environmental Sciences Division, 53475 Strothe Road, San Diego, CA 92152, has been issued a permit to take black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) for purposes of scientific research.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20118
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting.