Comment Request: Permit And Reporting Requirements For Non-Commercial Fishing In The Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, And Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments

2015-12-11T12:20:10+00:00 December 11, 2015|

The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

Fisheries Of The EEZ Off Alaska: 2016 And 2017 Harvest Specifications For Groundfish

2015-12-09T12:24:48+00:00 December 9, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Pacific Halibut. (Credit: Ocean Network Canada/Flickr) (From the Federal register) --Gulf of AlaskaNMFS proposes 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the 2016 and [...]

Fisheries Of The Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation Of Pacific Cod In The Bering Sea And Aleutian Islands Management Area

2015-12-08T12:27:41+00:00 December 8, 2015|

NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot gear, American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors (C/Ps), and catcher vessels using trawl gear to C/Ps using hook-and-line gear and C/Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.

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