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Incidental Take Authorization: Lighthouse Repair and Tour Operations at Northwest Seal Rock, California

NOAA Fisheries has received a request from the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society (Society) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to Lighthouse Repair and Tour Operations at Northwest Seal Rock, California at…
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07/09/2020

Swordfish Trip Limits in the American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fishery

NOAA Fisheries proposes to remove the swordfish retention limit in the American Samoa deep-set longline fishery. NOAA Fisheries originally implemented the limit as part of a suite of gear and operational requirements intended to discourage shallow-set…
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07/14/2020

Emergency Action to Temporarily Remove Seasonal Processing Limitations for Pacific Whiting Motherships and Catcher-Processors

This Emergency Rule action temporarily allows eligible Mothership (MS) and Catcher-Processor (C/P) vessels to operate as either type of processing platform during the 2020 Pacific whiting season. This emergency rule is effective for 180 days, from June…
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07/19/2020

NOAA Fisheries Proposes Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries is proposing Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan, including the 2020 annual catch limits and total allowable landings limits for both the Northern and Southern Fishery Management Areas. We are also proposing…
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07/30/2020

Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Modify Annual Catch Limits

Gray snapper is a federally managed species caught in the Gulf of Mexico. The species is targeted inshore and offshore on natural and artificial reefs. Amendment 51 would establish overfished and overfishing definitions for the Gulf of Mexico gray…
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08/05/2020

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska

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…
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08/17/2020

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska

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…
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08/24/2020

Caribbean Island-based Fishery Management Plans

At their December 2019 meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John, and St. Croix Fishery Management Plans (FMP) for review by the Secretary of Commerce. These FMPs will transition fisheries…
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08/25/2020

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; IFQ Program; Modify Temporary Transfer Provisions

NMFS issues an emergency rule to modify the temporary transfer provision of the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the fixed- gear commercial Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries for the 2020 IFQ fishing year. This emergency rule is intended…
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12/22/2020