National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 29, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-10163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice provides an update (adds an additional committee to the joint meeting) to a notice that published on April 26, 2016. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Hawaii Advisory Panel (AP), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC) (Hawaii members) and Noncommercial Fishing Advisory Committee (NCFAC) (Hawaii members) and a Hawaii AP meeting to discuss and make recommendations on issues in Hawaii and the Western Pacific region.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-10162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), American Samoa Advisory Panel (AP), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC) (Hawaii members) and its Noncommercial Fishing Advisory Committee (NCFAC) (American Samoa members) as well as an American Samoa AP meeting. These meetings are to discuss and make recommendations on issues in American Samoa and the Western Pacific region.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 47 assessment of the U.S. Goliath Grouper will consist of a Review Workshop.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council), Atlantic Herring Committee, Atlantic Herring Advisory Panel and Atlantic Herring Plan Development Team is scheduling a public workshop on the Atlantic Herring Acceptable Biological Catch Control Rule Management Strategy Evaluation to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-10073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Advisory Panel (AP) and its Guam Mariana Archipelago AP to discuss and make recommendations on issues in Guam, CNMI and the Western Pacific region.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Longnose Skate in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-10056
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of longnose skate in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2016 total allowable catch of longnose skate in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will be reached.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19309
Document Number: 2016-10037
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the NMFS Marine Mammal Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-6349 (Responsible Party: John Bengtson, Ph.D.), to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15271
Document Number: 2016-10036
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that James T. Harvey, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039 has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 15271.
Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud Action Plan for Implementing Recommendations 14/15; Commerce Trusted Trader Program
Document Number: 2016-10005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee) is seeking public input on the design and implementation of a Commerce Trusted Trader Program as part of an effective seafood traceability process to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud. The Commerce Trusted Trader Program will establish within the previously proposed Seafood Import Monitoring Program such benefits as reduced targeting and inspections, and enhanced streamlined entry into U.S. commerce for holders of an International Fisheries Trade Permit that are certified for participation in the Commerce Trusted Trader Program.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Greenland Turbot in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2016-09988
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2016 Greenland turbot initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers
Document Number: 2016-09970
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has approved five companies to provide at-sea monitoring services to Northeast multispecies vessels in fishing year 2016. Regulations implementing Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan require third-party at-sea monitoring service providers to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in a manner consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act in order to be eligible to provide at-sea monitoring services to sectors.