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Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 9; Correction

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Final Rule; Correction.

Summary

On July 1, 2008, a final rule to implement Amendment 9 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The final rule was published with one error. Instead of revising the introductory text for the regulations describing squid and butterfish moratorium permits, the amendatory instructions of the final rule inadvertently revised the entire section. This document corrects that error.

Unified Agenda

Amendment 9 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan

3 actions from April 4th, 2008 to July 2008

  • April 4th, 2008
  • May 19th, 2008
    • NPRM Comment Period End
  • July 2008
    • Final Action
 

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DATES: Back to Top

Effective July 31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Carrie Nordeen, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9272, fax (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

Background Back to Top

On July 1, 2008 (73 FR 37382 ), a final rule was published implementing Amendment 9 to the MSB FMP (Amendment 9). Amendment 9 established multi-year specifications for all four species managed under the FMP (mackerel, butterfish, Illex squid, and Loligo squid) for up to 3 years; extended the moratorium on entry into the Illex squid fishery, without a sunset provision; adopted biological reference points recommended by the Stock Assessment Review Committee for Loligo squid; designated essential fish habitat (EFH) for Loligo squid eggs based on best available scientific information; and prohibited bottom trawling by MSB-permitted vessels in Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons. The amendatory instructions for the final rule implementing Amendment 9 contained an error. Instead of revising the introductory text for the regulations describing squid and butterfish moratorium permits, the amendatory instructions for the final rule inadvertently revised the entire section. This document corrects this error.

Correction Back to Top

Accordingly, the final rule, published on July 1, 2008, at 73 FR 37382, to be effective July 31, 2008, is corrected as follows:

1. On page 37388, in column 1, correct the second amendatory instruction to read: “2. In § 648.4, the introductory text for paragraph (a)(5)(i) is revised to read as follows:''

Dated: July 25, 2008.

Samuel D. Rauch III,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service.

[FR Doc. E8-17468 Filed 7-29-08; 8:45 am]

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