Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Administrative Policy, Joint Coral/Habitat Protection, Red Drum, Advisory Panel Selection, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Data Collection, Outreach and Education and Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Management Committees; and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings and Meetings
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings to obtain input from fishers, the general public and the local agencies representatives on the Draft Comprehensive Amendment to the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Plans (FMPs): Annual Catch Limit Control Rule. Immediately following, the Council will hold scoping meetings on the Scoping Document that addresses the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Seasonal Closures in all the U.S. Caribbean FMPs. These are separate actions, each of which would amend the Council FMPs for the Reef Fish Resources, Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates, Spiny Lobster, and Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dates and Addresses: The Public Hearings and Scoping Meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: In Puerto Rico: June 23rd, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, 3315 Ponce By Pass, Ponce, Puerto Rico. June 24th, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Doubletree by Hilton San Juan Hotel, De Diego Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 25th, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Club N[aacute]utico de Arecibo, Rd. 681 Km 1.4, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. June 26th, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Mayaguez Holiday Inn, 2701 Hostos Avenue, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. June 30th, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Asociaci[oacute]n de Pescadores Unidos de Playa H[uacute]cares de Naguabo, Naguabo, Puerto Rico. In the U.S. Virgin Islands: June 23rd, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Windward Passage Hotel, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. June 24th, 20147 p.m.-10 p.m.Buccaneer Hotel, Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction Activities at the Children's Pool Lifeguard Station at La Jolla, California
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an IHA to the City of San Diego to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to construction activities at the Children's Pool Lifeguard Station in La Jolla, California.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) announces a change in the dates for its Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting and change in agenda for the 116th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting and 160th Council Meeting.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Missile Launches From San Nicolas Island, California
Upon application from the U.S. Navy (Navy), Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), we (the National Marine Fisheries Service) are issuing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to missile launches from San Nicolas Island (SNI) from June 2014 through June 2019. These regulations allows us to issue a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the Navy's specified activities and timeframes, set forth the permissible methods of taking, set forth other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and set forth requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Wharf Construction Project
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities as part of a wharf construction project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, during the specified activity.