National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration December 13, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Reopening of Federal Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2021-26851
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is reopening the requesting proposals from highly-qualified contractors to organize and expand a vessel position monitoring system for the federally permitted Gulf of Mexico Shrimp industry.
Marine Mammals and Endangered Species
Document Number: 2021-26917
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Removal of GOA Sablefish IFQ Pot Gear Tags and Notary Certification Requirements
Document Number: 2021-26831
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to modify recordkeeping and reporting requirements to remove pot gear tag requirements in the sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and remove requirements to obtain and submit a notary certification on various programs' application forms. This action is intended to reduce administrative burden on the regulated fishing industry and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This action promotes the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA), the Halibut Act, fishery management plans (FMPs), and other applicable laws.