The North Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Meet Monday, October 5, 2015, Through Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015-09-18T14:35:06+00:00 September 18, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Fishing vessel (Credit: Wikimedia commons) The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet Monday, October 5, 2015, through Tuesday, October 13, 2015.(From the Federal Register) -- The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the Aleutian Room on Wednesday, October 7, continuing through Tuesday, [...]

NMFS Proposes To Establish A Small Business Size Standard Of $11 Million In Annual Gross Receipts For All Businesses In The Commercial Fishing Industry

2015-09-18T13:35:04+00:00 September 18, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Fishing boat (Credit: Wikipedia commons) NMFS proposes to establish a small business size standard of $11 million in annual gross receipts for all businesses in the commercial fishing industry (NAICS 11411), for Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) compliance purposes only.(From the Federal Register) -- The proposed $11 million standard would be used [...]

NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Will Hold Public Meeting On Oct. 1-4

2015-09-17T15:50:50+00:00 September 17, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Black triggerfish. (Credit: Pixabay) NMFS announces that the Center for Independent Experts will meet to review methods for reviewing modified integrated assessments (based on catch-MSY model) for data-poor stocks.(From the Federal Register) -- See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates and times. The meeting will be held in the Pelagic Suite [...]

NMFS Proposes To Revise The Commercial And Recreational Annual Catch Limits And Annual Catch Targets, The Commercial Trip Limit, And The Recreational Minimum Size Limit For Greater Amberjack In The Gulf Of Mexico

2015-09-17T15:25:17+00:00 September 17, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Grey triggerfish. (Credit Wikipedia commons) NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).(From the Federal Register) -- If implemented, this action [...]

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Proposes Amendments To Fishery Management Plan For Dolphin, Wahoo, And Snapper-grouper Fishery

2015-09-17T14:54:41+00:00 September 17, 2015|

(click to enlarge) Red snapper (Credit: Wikimedia commons) The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo FMP) and Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region [...]

Pacific Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Management Team Will Hold A Public Work Session On Oct. 6 – 9

2015-09-16T16:49:01+00:00 September 16, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Dock at Butedale, BC. (Credit: A. Davey/Flickr) The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a work session that is open to the public.(From the Federal Register) — The primary purpose of the GMT meeting will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council [...]

Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Management Team Will Hold A Public Work Session On Oct. 6 – 9

2015-09-16T16:49:01+00:00 September 16, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Dock at Butedale, BC. (Credit: A. Davey/Flickr) The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a work session that is open to the public.(From the Federal Register) — The primary purpose of the GMT meeting will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council [...]

Exchange Of Unused Community Development Quota In The EEZ Off Alaska To Allow Harvesting Of 2015 Total Allowable Catch Of Flatfish

2015-09-16T13:29:56+00:00 September 16, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Sole, Solea sp. (Credit: Wikimedia commons) NMFS is exchanging unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves.(From the Federla Register) — This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands [...]

New England Fishery Management Council : Public Meeting

2015-09-15T18:30:29+00:00 September 15, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) The fishing port of Gloucester. (Credit: NOAA) The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).(From the Federal Register) -- The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 29-October 1, 2015, [...]

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