Atlantic highly migratory species; Atlantic bluefin tuna quota quotas and Atlantic tuna fisheries management measures

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This action modifies Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) base quotas for all domestic fishing categories; establishes BFT quota specifications for the 2011 fishing year; reinstates pelagic longline target catch requirements for retaining BFT in the Northeast Distant Gear Restricted Area (NED); amends the Atlantic tunas possession-at-sea and landing regulations to allow removal of tail lobes; and clarifies the transfer-at-sea regulations for Atlantic tunas. This action is necessary to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). NMFS solicited written comments and held public hearings to receive oral comments on these actions.
RIN: 0648-BA65
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 635
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801 et seq, 16 USC 971 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/14/201176 FR 13583
NPRM--Correction03/21/201176 FR 15276
Notice of Public Meetings04/04/201176 FR 18504
NPRM Comment Period End04/28/2011
Final Action07/05/201176 FR 39019
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Related RINs: 0648-XC006, 0648-XA948, 0648-XC035, 0648-XA802, 0648-XA630, 0648-XA550, 0648-XA842, 0648-XB116, 0648-XC055
Related Dockets: NOAA-NMFS-2009-0102
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 28, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/04/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-0308
Comment Period Closed
Apr 28, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/21/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-0309
Comment Period Closed
Apr 14, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/14/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/26/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-1912
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/29/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-1910

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/30/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-1906
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/16/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0048-0013


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Agency Contact
Margo Schulze-Haugen
Supervisory Fish Management Officer
301 713-0234
301 713-1917 (Fax)
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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