National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2021-2022 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 2021-23653
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow commercial fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting rebuilding and depleted stocks.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Emergency Action to Temporarily Extend the Sablefish Primary Fishery Season
Document Number: 2021-23650
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This emergency rule temporarily extends the 2021 sablefish primary fishery for vessels using bottom longline gear from October 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021. This action is necessary to provide operational flexibility so that vessels in the sablefish primary fishery are able to fully harvest their tier limits despite high economic uncertainty in 2021. This action would also extend the incidental halibut retention allowance provision for the primary fishery north of Point Chehalis, Washington from October 31, 2021, to December 7, 2021.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Skate 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.
Endangered Species; File No. 25686
Document Number: 2021-23631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 75 Virginia Beach, Miami, FL, 33149 (Responsible Party: Lisa Desfosse, Ph.D.) has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and unidentified sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
West Coast Groundfish Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting; Meeting Announcement
Document Number: 2021-23609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces a meeting to present the results of research studies conducted on seabird cable strikes in the West Coast at-sea whiting fishery. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2021 Specifications
Document Number: 2021-23598
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS increases the 2021 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 metric tons (mt). This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less than 3,012 mt of herring. This notice informs the public of these catch limit changes.
Request for Information on NOAA Actions To Advance the Goals and Recommendations in the Report on Conserving and Restoring America The Beautiful, Including Conserving At Least 30 Percent of U.S. Lands and Waters By 2030
Document Number: 2021-23590
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 6, 2021, the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality released a preliminary report on Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful (Report). The Report recommends a decade-long national initiative to advance locally led conservation and restoration in public, private, and tribal lands and waters toward addressing three threats: Disappearance of nature, climate change, and inequitable access to the outdoors. Guided by eight core principles and six focus areas for early action and progress in the Report, NOAA is seeking public input on how NOAA should, using its existing authorities and associated measures, conserve and restore America's ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs
Document Number: 2021-23571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Collection of High Resolution Spatial and Temporal Fishery Dependent Data To Support Scientific Research
Document Number: 2021-23570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23542
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Survey Working Group 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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide 2022 Cage Tags
Document Number: 2021-23530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable quota allocation holders that they will be required to purchase their fishing year 2022 (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022) cage tags from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to comply with regulations for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries and to promote efficient distribution of cage tags.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold online public meetings.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 15, 2021 through November 19, 2021.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Research Steering Committee will hold a meeting.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2021-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 34 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses Atlantic migratory group king mackerel catch levels and Atlantic king and Spanish mackerel management measures.
Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23523
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 80 assessment process of U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish will consist of a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Partner Probabilistic Snowfall Messaging Survey
Document Number: 2021-23512
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Workshop on the Management Strategy Evaluation for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Document Number: 2021-23506
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is holding a public workshop via webinar for the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and interested stakeholders to discuss the progress of development of the Management Strategy Evaluation for Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Notice of Deadline Extension for the NOAA Brennan Matching Fund Opportunity for Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Document Number: 2021-23426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice extends the proposal submission deadline for the NOAA Rear Admiral Richard T. Brennan Ocean Mapping Matching Fund program by two weeks to November 12, 2021. Notice of the Brennan Matching Fund opportunity originally appeared in the Federal Register on July 27, 2021 (86 FR 40197, pages 40197-40200, 2021-15970, or at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/07/27/2021-159 70/notice- of-matching-fund-opportunity-for-ocean-and-coastal-mapping-an d-request- for-partnership).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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.
Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2022 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits
Document Number: 2021-23356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes a 2022 limit of 2,000 metric tons (t) of longline-caught bigeye tuna for each U.S. Pacific territory (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), collectively ``the territories''). NMFS would allow each territory to allocate up to 1,500 t to U.S. longline fishing vessels through specified fishing agreements that meet established criteria. However, the overall allocation limit among all territories may not exceed 3,000 t. As an accountability measure, NMFS would monitor, attribute, and restrict (if necessary) catches of longline-caught bigeye tuna, including catches made under a specified fishing agreement. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures would support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-23214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (hereafter collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), propose to rescind the final rule titled ``Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat'' that was published on December 16, 2020, and became effective on January 15, 2021. The proposed rescission, if finalized, would remove the regulatory definition of ``habitat'' established by that rule.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Pink Shrimp and Midwater Trawl Exemptions to Vessel Monitoring System Requirements for the West Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2021-23261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes revisions to monitoring provisions that specify exemptions for non-groundfish trawl vessels participating in the Pacific coast pink shrimp fishery and for groundfish midwater trawl vessels. In a final rule on vessel movement, monitoring, and declaration management for the Pacific coast groundfish fishery published on June 11, 2020, vessels in the pink shrimp trawl fishery were incorrectly included with other open access non-groundfish trawl vessels that became subject to a higher position transmission rate on their NMFS type-approved vessel monitoring system (VMS) units. This proposed rule would correct the error and return the required transmission rate for vessels in the pink shrimp trawl fishery to once every 60 minutes, as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. This proposed rule would also correct a citation error in the VMS regulations with regards to exemptions for midwater trawl vessels, as well as a typographical error in the trawl fishery prohibitions.
Draft 2021 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
Document Number: 2021-23225
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reviewed the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). SARs for marine mammals in the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regions were revised according to new information. NMFS solicits public comments on the draft 2021 SARs. NMFS is also requesting new information for strategic stocks that were not updated in 2021.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Fishery Review
Document Number: 2021-23215
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the draft SHARE document. As part of the overall review of the current state of the shark fishery, NMFS examined all aspects of commercial and recreational shark fisheries conservation and management, shark depredation, and additional factors affecting the shark fishery. As a comprehensive review of the shark fishery, the SHARE document identifies areas of success and concerns in the fishery and identifies potential future revisions to regulations and management measures. NMFS anticipates that revisions to the regulations and/or management measures would occur via future rulemaking and would include appropriate opportunity for public comment.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Extension of Emergency Action To Temporarily Remove 2021 Seasonal Processing Limitations for Pacific Whiting Motherships and Catcher-Processors
Document Number: 2021-23165
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This temporary rule extends emergency measures that allow at- sea Pacific whiting processing vessels to operate as both a mothership and a catcher-processor during the 2021 Pacific whiting fishery. These emergency measures were originally authorized until November 10, 2021. This temporary rule extends the emergency measures through December 31, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure catcher vessels in the at- sea whiting sector are able to fully harvest sector allocations. Emergency measures under this extended temporary rule will allow catcher-processors to operate as motherships and replace mothership processing vessels that are unable to operate in the at-sea whiting sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting high economic uncertainty in 2021.
U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23142
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U. S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee). The meeting is open to the public and an opportunity for oral and written comments will be provided.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC's) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-23102
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers from NJ to RI and MD to NC
Document Number: 2021-23054
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the states of New Jersey and Maryland are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the States of Rhode Island and North Carolina, respectively. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Proposed Issuance of Permit
Document Number: 2021-23047
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing to issue a permit to authorize the incidental, but not intentional, take of specific Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed marine mammal species or stocks under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), in the WA/OR/ CA sablefish pot fishery.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing
Document Number: 2021-22907
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (``ACCRES'') will meet for 2 half-day meetings on November 3-November 4, 2021.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Northeast Fisheries Science Center Fisheries and Ecosystem Research
Document Number: 2021-22858
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS' Office of Protected Resources (OPR), upon request from NMFS' Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), hereby issues regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions over the course of 5 years. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Upon publication of this final rule, NMFS will issue an LOA to NEFSC for the effective period of the final rule.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22868
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 79 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic mutton snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22867
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22866
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a webinar meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council's November 2021 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22865
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence Taskforce (LKTKS) will be held November 8, 2021 and on November 10, 2021.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22864
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a 2-day public virtual meeting in November to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-22863
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will host a Seminar Series presentation on Red Porgy distribution changes via webinar on November 9, 2021.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22862
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 77 assessment of the Atlantic stocks of hammerhead sharks will consist of a stock identification (ID) process, data webinars/workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a review workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22861
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar meeting of its Executive Committee (partially closed session).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2021-22853
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual 2021 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a webinar workshop to demonstrate electronic vessel trip reporting (eVTR) through an approved software application in preparation for required commercial electronic reporting.
Request for Public Comment Regarding an Administrative Law Judge's Recommended Decision on a Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-22563
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the extension of the public comment period on the Administrative Law Judge's recommended decision on NMFS' proposal to issue a waiver and regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the Makah Indian Tribe to take a limited number of Eastern North Pacific gray whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. We announced a 20-day comment period to end on October 19, 2021. Today, we extend the public comment period on the recommended decision by 25 days to November 13, 2021. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-22560
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of scoping meetings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 44 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The amendment adjusts the acceptable biological catch for yellowtail snapper based on results of the latest stock assessment and considers adjusting the jurisdictional allocation (between the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico). In addition, the amendment would modify catch levels, and sector allocations for the South Atlantic. The Council is also requesting input on potential commercial management measures.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22559
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management (Habitat) AP.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22558
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Citizen Science Operations and Projects Advisory Committees via webinar on November 1, 2021.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Lane Snapper Management Measures and Proposed Rule
Document Number: 2021-22509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). For Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) lane snapper, this proposed rule would modify the annual catch limit (ACL) and revise an accountability measure (AM). The purposes of this proposed rule are to prevent overfishing of lane snapper and achieve optimum yield (OY). This proposed rule would also make minor administrative changes to replace outdated NMFS website addresses and language about required software for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs.
Marine Mammals; File No. 25943
Document Number: 2021-22539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Stephen John Trumble, Ph.D., Baylor University, 101 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76706, has applied in due form for a permit to import, export, and receive parts from cetaceans for scientific research.