National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 21, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pacific Islands Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Limited Entry Program
Document Number: 2017-15387
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that 12 American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry permits in three vessel size classes are available for 2017. NMFS is accepting applications for these available permits.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Document Number: 2017-15298
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the 2017 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in Massachusetts for the remainder of calendar year 2017, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise Massachusetts that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in Massachusetts.