National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration September 16, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2019-19989
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS transfers 60 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the September 2019 General category subquota period and closes the General category fishery until the General category reopens on October 1, 2019. The quota transfer is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT. Given that the adjusted quota is projected to be caught quickly, the closure is being filed simultaneously to prevent overharvest of the adjusted General category September 2019 BFT subquota.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19964
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two- day meeting, Release Mortality Science Workshop.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19963
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee (LEC).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19962
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Legislative Committee will meet in October.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19961
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one- day meeting of its Outreach & Education Technical Committee.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19960
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-19959
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one- day meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-19958
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2019-19935
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2019-19931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the date for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop originally scheduled for September 4, 2019, in Warwick, RI, has been changed to September 23, 2019. The date is being changed because inclement weather resulting from Hurricane Dorian prevented the instructors from traveling safely to the original workshop. The workshop time and location remains unchanged: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Warwick, RI. The remaining September 2019, workshop in Panama City, FL, also remains unchanged. Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop are mandatory for shark and swordfish limited- access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2019.