National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration November 2, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24220
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Whiting Joint Committee and Advisory Panel via webinar 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two online workshops for a project using video recordings to examine recreational fishing effort originating from Ocean City, MD.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-24214
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A series of Economic Data Reporting (EDR) Stakeholder Discussions will be held on November 16, 2020, November 17, 2020, November 23, 2020, and November 24, 2020.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-24212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet via webconference.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2020-24206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an application submitted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to amend an existing Exempted Fishing Permit contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The amended Exempted Fishing Permit would provide one vessel participating in an electronic monitoring program with an exemption to conduct exploratory fishing using cod ends with smaller mesh than otherwise permitted. The Exempted Fishing Permit would test the effect of different codend mesh combinations on the catch of pollock and Gulf of Maine haddock while on trips targeting Acadian redfish. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits.
Draft Revised Management Plan for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2020-24190
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting comments from the public regarding a proposed revision of the management plan for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. A management plan: Provides a framework for the direction and timing of a reserve's programs; allows reserve managers to assess a reserve's success in meeting its goals and to identify any necessary changes in direction; and is used to guide programmatic evaluations of the reserve. Plan revisions are required of each reserve in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System at least every five years. This revised plan is intended to replace the plan approved in 2010.