Federal Register Notices

2016
12/30/2016 81FR96437: Notice of receipt of EFP application; comments due by January 24, 2017
12/15/2016 81FR90783: Notice of Availability of a proposed evaluation and draft assessment of a Tribal Plan for hatchery and harvest actions in the Okanogan River, for public review. Comment period closes December 30,2016.
12/15/2016 81FR90784: Notice of Availability of a proposed evaluation and draft assessment for salmon hatcheries in the Snohomish basin, for public review. Comment period closes January 17, 2017.
12/15/2016 81FR90787: Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for hatcheries in the Willamette River basin, for public comment. Comment period closes January 30, 2017.
12/05/2016 81FR87548: Notice of issuance of six ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) permits for hatchery programs in N.E. Oregon/S.E. Washington
12/02/2016 81FR86966: Final Rule: International Fisheries: Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; Silky Shark Fishing Restrictions and Fish Aggregating Device Data Collection and Identification; Effective January 1, 2017
11/23/2016 81FR84419: New electronic fish ticket reporting requirements for sablefish landings, joint registration, and exemption to ownership limitations on sablefish permits. Effective December 23, 2016, electronic fish ticket requirements effective January 1, 2017.
11/23/2016 81FR84546: Extension of comment period; Hard caps for CA/OR large-mesh drift gillnet fishery; public comment period ends December 28, 2016
10/28/2016 81FR75266: Proposed rule to establish 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for Groundfish off of the West Coast. Comments must be received no later than November 28, 2016.
10/21/2016 81FR72759: Informed by our 5-year reviews, NOAA Fisheries announced a proposal to update the descriptions of salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA. Revisions include the addition or removal of some hatchery programs, as well as changes to the names of some hatchery programs included as part of the listings. Comments due by December 20, 2016.
10/13/2016 81FR70660: Proposed Rule: Protected species hard caps for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet fishery; public comment period ends November 28, 2016
10/11/2016 81FR70080: Proposed rule to adopt IATTC resolutions on silky shark fishing restrictions and fish aggregating device data collection and identification; public comment period closes November 10, 2016
10/11/2016 81FR70074: NOAA will conduct a status review to determine if an action to list Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered is warranted. NOAA solicits scientific and commercial information pertaining to this species by December 12, 2016.
10/07/2016 81FR69717: Temporary rule; Re-opening of longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean; effective October 4, 2016
09/30/2016 81FR67287: Notice of availability of Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 27; comments must be received by November 29, 2016
09/30/2016 81FR67295: Notice of sub-loan repayment for the California pink shrimp buyback; fees will no longer be collected after August 31, 2016
09/12/2016 81FR62732: Notice of intent to prepare an EIS on hatchery programs in the Puyallup-White River Basin of Washington state; public comment period closes October 12, 2016
09/06/2016 81FR61161: NOAA Fisheries proposed approval of a regulatory amendment to implement electronic monitoring for sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery. Proposed Rule. Comments due by October 6.
09/02/2016 81FR60675: Notice of availability of draft environmental assessment on potential effects of an exempted fishing permit for longline vessels on the U.S. West Coast; public comment period closes October 3, 2016
09/01/2016 81FR60288: Inseason Adjustments To Biennial Groundfish Management Measures
08/26/2016 81FR58924: Availability of draft EIS on Oregon Coast hatchery programs; comments due October 26, 2016
08/25/2016 81FR57489: Final rule to implement Pacific mackerel management and harvest specifications, July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017
08/16/2016 81FR54556: NOAA announces the availability of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio draft recovery plan. Comments due by November 14, 2016
08/01/2016 81FR50401: Final Rule: International Fisheries; Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; Fishing Restrictions Regarding Mobulid Rays; effective August 1, 2016
07/22/2016 81FR47776: Nominations are sought for a new task force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee to provide information and advice on the establishment of long-term goals for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. Nominations close September 6, 2016.
07/18/2016 81FR46614: Temporary rule: Closure of U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna, vessels over 24 meters; effective July 25, 2016
07/07/2016 81FR44298: NMFS announced approval of an application for a Letter of Authorization from OR, WA & ID to lethally remove individual, identified, predatory Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam
07/06/2016 81FR43979: Proposed Rule for the Removal of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Distinct Population Segment of Canary Rockfish from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species, and Remove their Designated Critical Habitat, and Update and Amendment the Listing Descriptions for the Yelloweye Rockfish DPS and Bocaccio DPS
07/06/2016 81FR41251: Final rule; Annual management measures and harvest specifications for Pacific sardine in the U.S. West Coast EEZ for the July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, season; effective July 1, 2016
07/01/2016 81FR43187: NMFS intends to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement for a Programmatic Review of Harvest Actions for Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin Related to U.S. v. Oregon. Comments due on or before August 1, 2016.
07/01/2016 81FR43188: Final Determination on three Resource Management Plans for salmon hatchery programs in the Dungeness River watershed of Washington State; decision June 10, 2016
06/29/2016 81FR42295: Proposed Rule to Reallocate Widow Rockfish Quota Shares in the Individual Fishing Quota Fishery
06/28/2016 81FR41868: Inseason action to reduce trip limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access sablefish daily trip limit fisheries beginning July 1, 2016
06/28/2016 81FR41930: Notice of proposed information collection for the trawl rationalization cost recovery program; comments must be received by Augusts 29, 2016
06/23/2016 81FR40844: Proposed Rule; Annual management measures and harvest specifications for Pacific mackerel in the U.S. West Coast EEZ, for July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, season; public comment period closes July 25, 2016
06/20/2016 81FR39911: NMFS announced it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 11 hatchery and Genetic Management Plans for salmon hatchery programs in the Nooksack River Basin. Comments due by July 20, 2016.
06/16/2016 81FR39213: Notice of decision on petition by CBD regarding Pacific bluefin tuna overfishing recommendations
06/10/2016 81FR37575: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Permit and License Information Collection
06/08/2016 81FR36806: Final rule to codify Court-ordered boundaries of Pacific coast tribal usual and accustomed fishing areas, effective June 8, 2016
06/06/2016 81FR36183: Final Rule; Amendment of Regulations Implementing IATTC Resolution C-02-03; effective June 6, 2016
06/06/2016 81FR36184: Correction to the 2016 Ocean Salmon Management Measures
06/03/2016 81FR35653 Temporary Rule: Pacific Loggerhead Conservation Area Closure in the West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery from June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016
06/01/2016 81FR34947: Proposed rule affecting commercial sablefish fisheries including electronic fish tickets, changes to ownership interest, and joint registration; public comments must be received by July 1, 2016
05/26/2016 81FR33416: NOAA Fisheries issued final regulations regarding experimental populations under section 10(j)(1) of the ESA. May 26, 2016
05/26/2016 81FR33468: 5-year reviews available for listed Pacific salmon, steelhead, and eulachon as required by the ESA. The reviews evaluate whether the listing classifications of these species remains accurate or should be changed.
05/26/2016 81FR33469: Petition to delist the Snake River fall-run Chinook salmon ESU under the Endangered Species Act ESA. Notice of 12-month finding and availability of 5-year reviews.
05/16/2016 81FR30203: Final rule; Annual specifications and management measures for the 2016 tribal and non-ribal fisheries for Pacific whiting, effective May 12, 2016
05/05/2016 81FR27006: Final Rule Regarding Scale Requirements in the Trawl Rationalization Program
05/04/2016 81FR26775: Re-opened comment period; Notice of availability of plan and draft EA, Mad River steelhead hatchery program; comment period closes May 19, 2016
05/04/2016 81FR26776: Notice of intent to prepare EIS; 10 Duwamish-Green River basin hatchery programs; comment period closes June 3, 2016
05/02/2016 81FR26157: West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2016 Management Measures and a Temporary Rule. ACTION: Final rule; and a temporary rule for emergency action - May 2, 2016
04/27/2016 81FR24796: Notice; final decisions and ROD on 5 early-winter steelhead hatchery programs in Puget Sound
04/26/2016 81FR24501: Final rule; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Fishing restrictions for the area of overlap between IATTC and WCPF
04/22/2016 81FR23669: Proposed rule; fishing restrictions regarding mobulid rays; public comment period closes May 23, 2016
04/18/2016 81FR22580: Notice of availability; Chelan PUD updated HGMP for a section 10 permit for the Methow hatchery program; comment period closes May 18, 2016
04/08/2016 81FR20550: Final Rule; 2016 List of Fisheries as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act
04/04/2016 81FR19054: Final Rule; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1, Fisheries Off West Coast States
04/01/2016 81FR18789: Final rule announcing approval of the Catch Sharing Plan for halibut fishing in Area 2A
03/28/2016 81FR17143: Notice, Availability of hatchery plan and draft environmental assessment for Mad River steelhead; comment period closes April 27, 2016
03/28/2016 81FR17094: Inseason adjustment to incidental halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery N. of Pt Chehalis
03/28/2016 81FR17141: NMFS issued a Letter of Authorization under section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act to Idaho, Oregon, & Washington States for the Take of identifiable California sea lions the vicinity of Bonneville Dam that are having a significant negative impact on ESA listed Pacific salmon and steelhead. Comments are due by April 27, 2016
03/11/2016 81FR12898: Notice; EPA weekly EIS filing, including early winter steelhead FEIS
03/10/2016 81FR12676: Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2016 Tribal Fishery for Pacific Whiting
03/10/2016 81FR12472: Correction to notice; Application for exempted fishing permit to test drift gillnet gear for swordfish off U.S. West Coast; comments due March 31, 2016
03/09/2016 81FR12473: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Federal Fisheries Permits - Northwest
03/07/2016 81FR11761: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study
03/03/2016 81FR11189: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement analyzing impacts of gear changes in the Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program, public comment period closes April 4, 2016
03/03/2016 81FR11192: Notice; Availability of proposed evaluation and draft assessment of Hood Canal hatchery programs; comment period closes April 4, 2016
03/01/2016 81FR10593: Notice; Application for 2-year exempted fishing permit to test modified drift gillnet gear off the U.S. West Coast
02/23/2016 81FR8941: Notice of proposed evaluation of 2 hatchery programs in the Skykomish and Snoqualmie River basins of Washington state; public comment period closes March 24, 2016
02/22/2016 81FR8685: Re-opened comment period, Oregon Coast hatcheries, notice of intent to prepare an EIS and availability of HGMPs; public comment period closes March 17, 2016
02/19/2016 81FR8466: Proposal to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan
02/01/2016 81FR5102: NMFS & PFMC notice of intent to prepare EIS. Comments due March 2, 2016
01/26/2016 81FR4264: Notice; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review for Southern Resident Killer Whales; comments due April 25, 2016
01/19/2016 81FR2831: Proposed rule to revise scale requirements for processing vessels in the Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, public comment period closes February 18, 2016
01/15/2016 81FR2110: Commercial Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit for 2016; announcement
01/15/2016 81FR2196: Notice; Update on status of preparation of record of decision for Mitchell Act hatcheries environmental impact statement
01/15/2016 81FR2197: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on Oregon Coast hatchery programs; comment period closes February 16, 2016
01/14/2016 81FR1878: Final rule: Vessel Register required information, International Maritime Organization numbering scheme; effective February 13, 2016
01/05/2016 81FR183: Reapportionment of tribal Pacific whiting allocation at the end of 2015
01/05/2016 81FR215: Proposed rule for comprehensive ecosystem-based amendment 1, amending several west coast fishery management plans; public comment period closes February 9, 2016