International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit in Longline Fisheries for 2012

 
Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0145
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Summary:
This rule implemented the March 2012 decision of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission) to extend until February 28, 2013, the longline bigeye tuna catch limits the Commission adopted in 2008. If not extended, the Commissions longline bigeye tuna catch limits would have expired in March 2012. The Commissions objective was to reduce the longline fishing mortality rate on bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act, 16 U.S.C. 6901, et seq., the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to implement regulations to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, including the implementation of Commission decisions. This rule satisfied those obligations by establishing a 2012 bigeye tuna catch limit in the western and central Pacific Ocean applicable to U.S. longline vessels other than those associated with fisheries in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.
RIN: 0648-BC14
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 300
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 6901
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule08/27/201277 FR 51709
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 26, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Rule
Posted: 08/27/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0145-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/27/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0145-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/27/2012
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2012-0145-0002

Comments

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Agency Contact
Michael Tosatto
Regional Administrator for the Pacific Islands Region
NOAA/DOC
808 944-2281
1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814
Honolulu, HI 96814
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