National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 25, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File No. 22678
Document Number: 2019-23383
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS' Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle Washington (Responsible Party: John Bengtson), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Gray Triggerfish; July Through December Season
Document Number: 2019-23352
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements accountability measures for commercial gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects commercial landings for gray triggerfish will reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL)(commercial quota) for the July through December season by October 27, 2019. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for gray triggerfish in the South Atlantic EEZ on October 27, 2019. This closure is necessary to protect the gray triggerfish resource.
Marine Mammals; File No. 23169
Document Number: 2019-23320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Red Rock Films, 625 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Responsible Party: Brian Armstrong), has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on marine mammals.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 26
Document Number: 2019-23267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement recreational sector management measures described in Vision Blueprint Recreational Regulatory Amendment 26 (Regulatory Amendment 26) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper- Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). For the recreational sector, this proposed rule would remove the minimum size limits for queen snapper, silk snapper, and blackfin snapper, reduce the minimum size limit for gray triggerfish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the east coast of Florida, and modify the 20-fish snapper-grouper aggregate bag limit. The purpose of this proposed rule is to minimize regulatory discards to the extent practicable, improve regulatory compliance among fishers, and increase consistency among regulations.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2019-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has a determination on the Nez Perce Tribe's Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP) for fall Chinook and coho salmon in the Snake River Basin, pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The TRMP specifies the implementation of fisheries targeting fall Chinook and coho salmon in the Snake River Basin and associated monitoring. NMFS took public comments on its recommended determination for how the plan addresses the criteria in Sec. 223.203(b)(4) prior to making its final determination.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2019-23246
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has provided a Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan (FMEP) pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The FMEP specifies the implementation of fisheries targeting Coho salmon and resident trout in Oregon waters of the Snake River Basin. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the FMEP for comment prior to a decision by NMFS on whether to approve the proposed fisheries.