National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration December 29, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2022 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits
Document Number: 2021-28107
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS specifies 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), the territories). NMFS will allow each territory to allocate up to 1,500 t in 2022 to U.S. longline fishing vessels through specified fishing agreements that meet established criteria. The overall allocation limit among all territories, however, may not exceed 3,000 t. As an accountability measure, NMFS will monitor, attribute, and restrict (if necessary) catches of longline-caught bigeye tuna, including catches made under a specified fishing agreement. These catch limits and accountability measures support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-28233
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will conduct two informational meetings regarding Atlantic mackerel rebuilding.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: 2021-28292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes the individual fishing quota (IFQ) standard prices and fee percentage for cost recovery for the IFQ Program for the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific (IFQ Program). The fee percentage for 2021 is 2.3 percent. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits with the 2021 standard prices and fee percentage to calculate the required payment for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2022.