Comprehensive Annual catch limit (ACL) for the U.S. Caribbean

 
Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Summary:
This rule implements Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Reef Fish FMP), Amendment 5 to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Spiny Lobster FMP), Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Queen Conch FMP), and Amendment 3 to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates FMP). In combination, the amendments represent the 2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule will: Establish annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for reef fish, spiny lobster, and aquarium trade species which are not determined to be undergoing overfishing; allocate ACLs among island management areas; establish recreational bag limits for reef fish and spiny lobster; remove eight conch species from the Queen Conch FMP; and establish framework procedures for the Spiny Lobster and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates FMPs. The 2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment will also revise management reference points and status determination criteria for selected reef fish, spiny lobster, and aquarium trade species. The intended effect of the rule is to prevent overfishing of reef fish, spiny lobster, and aquarium trade species while maintaining catch levels consistent with achieving optimum yield (OY).
RIN: 0648-BA62
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 622
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 1801
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionSourceDescriptionDate
StatutoryNPRMMagnuson-Stevens Act12/31/2011
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice of Intent01/27/201176 FR 4868
NPRM11/07/201176 FR 68711
NPRM Comment Period End11/22/2011
Final Action12/30/201176 FR 82414
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 0648-BA62
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 25, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/26/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0016
Comment Period Closed
Nov 22, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/07/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0018
Comment Period Closed
Rule
Posted: 12/30/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0026
Comment Period Closed
Other
Posted: 11/23/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0023
Comment Period Closed
Other
Posted: 11/23/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0022

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/26/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0017
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/12/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0017-0003

Comments

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Final Rule
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Agency Contact
Roy E. Crabtree
Southeast Regional Administrator
NOAA/DOC
roy.crabtree@noaa.gov
727 824-5305
727 824-5308 (Fax)
263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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