Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0159
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This rule implements measures that were approved in Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) developed Amendment 3 to bring the FMP into compliance with the annual catch limit (ACL) and accountability measure (AM) requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This rule establishes the mechanisms for specifying an ACL and AMs and sets the total allowable landings (TAL) for red crab for the 2011–2013 fishing years (FY). NMFS disapproved two proposed measures in Amendment 3. This final rule implements additional management measures to promote efficiency in the red crab fishery.
RIN: 0648-BA22
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648.260
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801
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
Notice of Availability06/22/201176 FR 36511
NPRM07/06/201176 FR 39369
NPRM Comment Period End08/05/2011
Notice of Availability Comment Period End08/22/2011
Final Action09/29/201176 FR 60379
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Related RINs: 0648-BA22
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 22, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/22/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0159-0003
Comment Period Closed
Aug 05, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/06/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0159-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0159-0006

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Patricia A. Kurkul
Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS
978 281-9200
978 281-9117 (Fax)
55 Great Republic Way, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gloucester, MA 01930
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