National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration August 26, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish; Framework Adjustment 9
Document Number: 2016-20483
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are partially approving Framework Adjustment 9 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. This action is necessary to better achieve the goals and objectives of the management plan and achieve optimum yield. It is intended to increase monkfish landings by enhancing the operational and economic efficiency of existing management measures.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Chambered Nautilus as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2016-20478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) as a threatened species or an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition, along with information readily available in our files, presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. We will conduct a status review of this species to determine whether the petitioned action is in fact warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information pertaining to the chambered nautilus from any interested party.