National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration November 22, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustments to 2014 Sub-Annual Catch Limits
Document Number: 2013-28107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action proposes to adjust 2014 sub-annual catch limits (ACLs) for the Atlantic herring (herring) fishery to account for catch overages and underharvest in 2012. Three of the four sub-ACLs are being decreased and one sub-ACL is being increased. This would result in an increase to the overall catch available to the herring fleet.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2013-28103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this notice to inform interested parties that the Washington pink shrimp sub-loan in the fishing capacity reduction program for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery has been repaid. Therefore, buyback fee collections on Washington pink shrimp will cease for all landings after October 31, 2013.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; 2014 Research Fishery
Document Number: 2013-28101
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces its request for applications for the 2014 shark research fishery from commercial shark fishermen with directed or incidental shark limited access permits. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery-dependent and biological data for future stock assessments to meet NMFS's shark research objectives. The only commercial vessels authorized to land sandbar sharks are those participating in the shark research fishery. Shark research fishery permittees may also land other large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks. Commercial shark fishermen who are interested in participating in the shark research fishery need to submit a completed Shark Research Fishery Permit Application in order to be considered.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28071
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Implementation Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Implementation Team will meet in Anchorage, AK.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2013 Bigeye Tuna Longline Fishery Closure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; Correction
Document Number: 2013-28063
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects a date in a rule published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2013, to close the bigeye tuna longline fishery in the Eastern Pacific Ocean for the remainder of 2013.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-28021
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey
Document Number: 2013-28009
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.