Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Skates Management in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Habitat Areas of Particular Concern
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the approval of Amendment 104 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). Amendment 104 to the FMP designates six areas of skate egg concentration as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC). The HAPC designations for the six areas of skate egg concentration in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) are intended to highlight the importance of this essential fish habitat for conservation. This action promotes the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings in American Samoa and Hawaii regarding the Council's Fishery Ecosystem Plans and American Samoa fishery management issues.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Administrative Policy, Data Collection, Reef Fish, Mackerel and Gulf SEDAR Management Committees; in conjunction with a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day meeting on January 27-29, 2015 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Marine Mammals; File No. 15543
Notice is hereby given that Randall S. Wells, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, c/o Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No.15543-03.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a series of public hearings pertaining to Amendment 35 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic and a scoping meeting for Amendment 26 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic FMP for the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.