National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 2, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2015 Recreational Accountability Measures and Closure for South Atlantic Snowy Grouper
Document Number: 2015-16379
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the recreational sector for snowy grouper in the South Atlantic for the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. Average recreational landings from 2012-2014 exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL) for snowy grouper. To account for this overage, this rule reduces the length of the 2015 recreational fishing season. Therefore, NMFS closes the recreational sector for snowy grouper in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on July 6, 2015. This closure is necessary to protect the snowy grouper resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2015-16377
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is exchanging unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.
Gulf of Mexico Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Document Number: 2015-16355
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the fisheries for commercial non-blacknose small coastal sharks (SCS) and blacknose sharks in the Gulf of Mexico region. This action is necessary because the commercial landings of Gulf of Mexico non-blacknose SCS for the 2015 fishing season have exceeded 80 percent of the available commercial quota as of June 26, 2015, and the blacknose shark and non-blacknose SCS fisheries are quota-linked under current regulations.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16327
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16326
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16325
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's District Advisory Panels (DAPs) for Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, USVI, will hold meetings. Dates and Addresses: The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: Puerto Rico DAP: July 29, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Verdanza Hotel, Tartak St., Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. St. Croix, USVI DAP: July 20, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and July 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Buccaneer Hotel, Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. St. Thomas, USVI DAP: July 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Windward Passage Hotel, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration