National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration August 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Arrowtooth Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2013-20610
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for arrowtooth flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2013 arrowtooth flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the BSAI.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20600
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In addition to a Swearing-In Ceremony for new South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Members and a Council Member Visioning Workshop, the Council will hold a meetings of the: Ecosystem- Based Management Committee: Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review Committee (partially Closed Session); Snapper Grouper Committee; King & Spanish Mackerel Committee; Advisory Panel Selection Committee (closed session); Protected Resources Committee; Executive Finance Committee; Data Collection Committee; and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will take action as necessary. The Council will also hold an informal public question and answer session regarding agenda items and a formal public comment session.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20599
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop recommendations for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder accountability measures.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Bluefish Monitoring Committee and Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2014 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Document Number: 2013-20519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed rule would establish opening dates and adjust quotas for the 2014 fishing season for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as allowable based on any over- and/or underharvests experienced during 2013 and previous fishing seasons. In addition, NMFS proposes season openings based on adaptive management measures to provide, to the extent practicable, fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. The proposed measures could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.