Proposed Rule to Implement the 2010 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Shark Recommendations

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This action implements two recommendations adopted at the 2010 annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Recommendation 10-07 prohibits the retention, transshipping, landing, storing, or selling of oceanic whitetip sharks. Recommendation 10-08 prohibits the retention, transshipping, landing, storing, or selling of hammerhead sharks in the family Sphyrnidae, except for Sphyrnidae tiburo, taken in the Convention area in association with ICCAT fisheries.
RIN: 0648-BA69
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 635
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
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: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/29/201176 FR 23935
NPRM Comment Period End05/31/2011
Final Action08/29/201176 FR 53652
Final Action Effective09/28/2011
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 31, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117-0002
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 08/29/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117-0112
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/26/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117-0095
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/26/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117-0094
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/04/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0117-0001

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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
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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