50 CFR 660.508 - Annual specifications.

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§ 660.508 Annual specifications.
(a) The Regional Administrator will determine any harvest guideline, quota, Annual Catch Limit (ACL) (defined at § 600.310(f)(2)) or Annual Catch Target (ACT) (defined at § 600.310(f)(2) of this chapter) in accordance with the framework process in the FMP.
(b) Any harvest guideline, quota, ACL, or ACT, including any apportionment between the directed fishery and set-aside for incidental harvest, will be published in the Federal Register.
(c) The announcement of each harvest guideline, quota, ACL or ACT will contain the following information if available or applicable:
(1) The estimated biomass or MSY proxy on which the harvest guideline, quota, ACL or ACT was determined;
(2) The portion, if appropriate, of the harvest guideline, quota, ACL or ACT set aside to allow for incidental harvests after closure of the directed fishery;
(3) The estimated level of the incidental trip limit that will be allowed after the directed fishery is closed; and
(4) The allocation, if appropriate, between Subarea A and Subarea B.
(d) As necessary, harvest guidelines, quotas, OFLs (defined at § 600.310(f)(2)), ABCs (defined at § 600.310(f)(2) of this chapter), ACLs or ACTs, will receive public review according to the following procedure:
(1) Meetings will be held by the Council's CPSMT and AP, where the estimated biomass and/or other biological or management benchmarks will be reviewed and public comments received. Each of these meetings will be announced in the Federal Register before the date of the meeting, if possible.
(2) All materials relating to the estimated biomass and/or other biological or management benchmarks will be forwarded to the Council and its Scientific and Statistical Committee and will be available to the public from the Regional Administrator when available.
(3) At a regular meeting of the Council, the Council will review the estimated biomass and/or other biological or management benchmarks and offer time for public comment. If the Council requests a revision, justification must be provided.
(4) The Regional Administrator will review the Council's recommendations, justification, and public comments and base his or her final decision on the requirements of the FMP and other applicable law.
[76 FR 70363, Nov. 14, 2011]

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  • 2014-07-25; vol. 79 # 143 - Friday, July 25, 2014
    1. 79 FR 43268 - Fisheries Off West Coast States; the Highly Migratory Species Fishery; Closure
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Inseason action; closure.
      Effective 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) July 23, 2014 through 11:59 p.m., August 31, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 660

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Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-09-15; vol. 79 # 178 - Monday, September 15, 2014
    1. 79 FR 54950 - Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery; Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip Notification Requirement
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule; request for comments.
      Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 660