Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Proposed 2016-2018 Specifications
This rulemaking proposes catch limits, commercial quotas, and possession limits for the spiny dogfish fishery for the 2016-2018 fishing years. The proposed action was developed by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils pursuant to the fishery specification requirements of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan. These management measures are supported by the best available scientific information and reflect recent declines in spiny dogfish biomass, and are expected to result in minor positive economic impacts for the spiny dogfish fishery while maintaining the conservation objectives of the Spiny Dogfish Fishery Management Plan.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Saltwater Fishing Survey
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.
Evaluations of National Estuarine Research Reserves and Coastal Management Programs
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold public meetings to solicit comments for the performance evaluations of the Grand Bay and Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserves and Alabama Coastal Area Management Program (Alabama Coastal Management Program).