Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Once submitted to NMFS, copies of addenda to fishing year (FY) 2012 sector operations plans detailing industry-funded monitoring plans, and the supplemental environmental assessment (EA), will be available from the NMFS NE Regional Office at the mailing address above.
A proposed rule published on November 8, 2012 (77 FR 66947) that would implement addenda to FY 2012 NE multispecies sector operations plans and contracts to add additional exemptions from Federal fishing regulations for FY 2012 sectors. Specifically, the action would expand on a previously approved sector exemption by allowing groundfish sector trawl vessels to target redfish using nets with codend mesh as small as 4.5 inches (11.4 cm). In addition, the action proposed to implement an industry-funded at-sea monitoring program for sector trips targeting redfish with trawl nets with mesh sizes that are less than the regulated mesh size requirement.
The proposed rule published in the
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