National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 12, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-02042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a meeting via webinar that is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 50 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2019-02038
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and- line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to catcher vessels less than 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-02037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Information and Education Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; Executive Finance Committee; Advisory Panel (AP) Selection Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Standard Operating, Policy, and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee (Partially Closed Session), and a Committee of the Whole. The Council meeting week will include a formal public comment period, and a meeting of the full Council.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Mid-Atlantic Blueline Tilefish Fishery; 2019 and Projected 2020-2021 Specifications
Document Number: 2019-01929
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS finalizes specifications for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic blueline tilefish fishery north of the North Carolina/Virginia border and projects specifications for 2020 and 2021. This action is necessary to establish allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing while allowing optimum yield, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. It is also intended to inform the public of these specifications for the 2019 fishing year and projected specifications for 2020-2021.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2019-01924
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council was to hold a methodology review meeting to evaluate and review fishery independent visual survey methodologies, using remotely operate vehicles, for nearshore groundfish species off the states of Oregon and California. The meeting has been cancelled.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions to Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska
Document Number: 2019-01912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This proposed action would apply the daily bag limits, possession limits, size restrictions, and carcass retention requirements for guided fishing to all Pacific halibut on board a fishing vessel when Pacific halibut caught and retained by anglers that were guided and by anglers that were not guided are on the same fishing vessel. Currently, sport fishing activities for halibut in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Southcentral Alaska) are subject to different regulations, depending on whether those activities are guided or unguided. This proposed action is intended to aid the enforcement and to ensure the proper accounting of halibut taken when sport fishing in Areas 2C and 3A.