Title 50 published on 2012-10-01
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The Assistant Administrator (AA) for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes annual management measures promulgated as regulations by the IPHC and approved by the Secretary of State governing the Pacific halibut fishery. The AA also announces approval of the Area 2A (waters off the U.S. West Coast) Catch Sharing Plan (CSP), with modifications recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), along with implementing regulations for 2013, and provides notice of the guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for Areas 2C and 3A. These actions are intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut and further the goals and objectives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) (Councils).
This final action sets forth identification and certification procedures to implement provisions of the Shark Conservation Act, which amended the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act (Moratorium Protection Act), to address shark conservation in areas beyond any national jurisdiction. This action also amends the definition of illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing for purposes of the Moratorium Protection Act.
NMFS issues regulations under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to implement requirements for U.S. fishing vessels used for commercial fishing that offload or receive transshipments of highly migratory species (HMS), U.S. fishing vessels used for commercial fishing that provide bunkering or other support services to fishing vessels, and U.S. fishing vessels used for commercial fishing that receive bunkering or engage in other support services, in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention). Some of the requirements also apply to transshipments of fish caught in the area of application of the Convention (Convention Area) and transshipped elsewhere. NMFS also issues requirements regarding notification of entry into and exit from the “Eastern High Seas Special Management Area” (Eastern SMA) and requirements relating to discards from purse seine fishing vessels. This action is necessary for the United States to implement decisions of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission or WCPFC) and to satisfy its obligations under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party.
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate treaty and non-treaty (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2012 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
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§ 773 - Definitions
§ 773a - International Pacific Halibut Commission
§ 773b - Acceptance or rejection of Commission recommendations
§ 773c - General responsibility
§ 773d - Cooperation of Federal agencies
§ 773e - Prohibited acts
§ 773f - Civil penalties
§ 773g - Crimes and criminal penalties
§ 773h - Forfeitures
§ 773i - Administration and enforcement
§ 773j - Authorization of appropriations
§ 773k - Location of office space and other facilities on or near University of Washington campus in State of Washington
§ 951 - Definitions
§ 952 - Commissioners; number, appointment, and qualification
§ 953 - General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee
§ 954 - Repealed.
§ 955 - Secretary of State to act for United States
§ 956 - Inspection of returns, records, or other reports
§ 957 - Violations; fines and forfeitures; application of related laws
§ 958 - Cooperation with other agencies
§ 959 - Enforcement of chapter
§ 960 - Commissions’ functions not restrained by this chapter or State laws
§ 961 - Authorization of appropriations
§ 962 - Reduction of bycatch in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean
§ 971 - Definitions
§ 971a - Commissioners
§ 971b - Advisory committee
16 USC § 971b–1 - Species working groups
§ 971c - Authority of Secretary of State; cooperative enforcement agreements
§ 971d - Administration
§ 971e - Violations
§ 971f - Enforcement
§ 971g - Cooperation in carrying out Convention
§ 971h - Authorization of appropriations
§ 971i - Research on Atlantic highly migratory species
§ 971j - Annual report
§ 971k - Savings clause
§ 973 - Definitions
§ 973a - Application to other laws
§ 973b - Regulations
§ 973c - Prohibited acts
§ 973d - Exceptions
§ 973e - Criminal offenses
§ 973f - Civil penalties
§ 973g - Licenses
§ 973h - Enforcement
§ 973i - Findings by Secretary
§ 973j - Reporting requirements; disclosure of information
§ 973k - Closed Area stowage requirements
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§ 973m - Technical assistance
§ 973n - Arbitration
§ 973p - Additional agreements
§ 973q - Secretary of State to act for United States
§ 973r - Authorization of appropriations
§ 1801 - Findings, purposes and policy
§ 1802 - Definitions
§ 1803 - Authorization of appropriations
§ 1821 note - Foreign fishing
§ 1826d - Prohibition
§ 1826e - Negotiations
§ 1826f - Certification
§ 1826g - Enforcement
§ 1826h - Biennial report on international compliance
§ 1826i - Action to strengthen international fishery management organizations
§ 1826j - Illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing
§ 1826k - Equivalent conservation measures
§ 1827 - Observer program regarding certain foreign fishing
§ 1828 - Foreign fishing incursions
§ 1829 - International monitoring and compliance
§ 2431 - Findings and purpose
§ 2432 - Definitions
§ 2433 - Representatives
§ 2434 - Conservation measures; system of observation and inspection
§ 2435 - Unlawful activities
§ 2436 - Regulations
§ 2437 - Civil penalties
§ 2438 - Criminal offenses
§ 2439 - Enforcement
§ 2440 - Jurisdiction of courts
§ 2441 - Federal agency cooperation
§ 2442 - Relationship to existing treaties and statutes
§ 2443 - Authorization of appropriations
§ 2444 - Severability
§ 3371 - Definitions
§ 3372 - Prohibited acts
§ 3373 - Penalties and sanctions
§ 3374 - Forfeiture
§ 3375 - Enforcement
§ 3376 - Administration
§ 3377 - Exceptions
§ 3378 - Miscellaneous provisions
§ 3636 - Rulemaking
§ 5501 - Purpose
§ 5502 - Definitions
§ 5503 - Permitting
§ 5504 - Responsibilities of Secretary
§ 5505 - Unlawful activities
§ 5506 - Enforcement provisions
§ 5507 - Civil penalties and permit sanctions
§ 5508 - Criminal offenses
§ 5509 - Forfeitures
§ 9701 - Fees and charges for Government services and things of value
§ 9702 - Investment of trust funds
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§ 9704 - Pilot projects for managerial accountability and flexibility
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR 300 after this date.
NMFS proposes regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to implement limits on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone and on the high seas, restrictions on the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs), and requirements for U.S. purse seine vessels to carry observers. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure (CMM) adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) and to satisfy the international 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 (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 94 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP), which would amend certain sablefish provisions of the Individual Fishing Quota Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters in and off Alaska (IFQ Program). Amendment 94 and its proposed implementing regulations would revise the vessel use caps applicable to sablefish quota share (QS) held by Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Community Quota Entities (CQEs). NMFS is proposing the same regulatory revisions to the vessel use caps applicable to halibut QS held by GOA CQEs. In this action, NMFS is also proposing to revise the IFQ Program regulations to add three eligible communities to the CQE Program; to allow CQEs in International Pacific Halibut Commission regulatory area 3A (Area 3A) to purchase vessel category D halibut QS; to revise CQE annual reporting requirements, including specifying requirements for the charter halibut program; to clarify the CQE floating processor landing reporting requirements; and to consolidate CQE Program eligibility by community in a single table in the regulations.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 94 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP) for review by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary). Amendment 94 would revise the sablefish individual fishing quota program (IFQ Program) to align the annual harvest, or use caps that apply to vessels fishing IFQ leased from a community quota entity (CQE) with vessel use caps applicable to non-CQE participants in the IFQ Program. The proposed amendment would not change the sablefish vessel use cap applicable to the overall IFQ Program. Amendment 94 is necessary to increase the flexibility of the CQE and CQE community residents to participate in the IFQ Program. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the GOA FMP, and other applicable laws.
NMFS proposes to approve and implement changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory area off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). NMFS proposes to implement the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the IPHC. These measures include the sport fishery allocations and management measures for Area 2A. These actions are intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut, provide greater angler opportunity where available, and protect overfished groundfish species from being incidentally caught in the halibut fisheries.
NMFS proposes regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-12-09 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) by establishing limits on commercial retention of bluefin tuna by U.S. fishing vessels operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2012 and 2013. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the IATTC and to reduce overfishing of the stock.