National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration December 8, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pacific Island Fisheries; Experimental Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2020-26966
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hawaii Longline Association (HLA) has applied for an experimental fishing permit (EFP) to test the conservation and management usefulness of tori lines (bird scaring streamers) in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
Document Number: 2020-26944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council is drafting Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which considers measures related to the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area and various Limited Access General Category management measures. Based on the range of alternatives developed for this action, the Council has developed an environmental assessment to analyze the impacts. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the Council no longer intends to develop an environmental impact statement for Amendment 21.