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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Emergency Interim Rule to Implement Major Provisions of the American Fisheries Act: Correction

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AGENCY:

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:

Emergency interim rule; revisions to 2000 harvest specifications; sideboard directed fishing closures; correction.

SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to the emergency interim rule to implement major provisions of the American Fisheries Act (AFA) and revise interim 2000 harvest specifications.

DATES:

Effective January 21, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kent Lind, 907-586-7228.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

NMFS manages the groundfish fisheries off Alaska according to the Fishery Management Plans (FMPS) for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area (BSAI) and Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMPs are at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and at 50 CFR part 679.

Correction

In the emergency interim rule, To Implement Major Provisions of the American Fisheries Act, published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2000 (65 FR 4520), FR DOC 00-1832, page 4533, under Table 5—INTERIM 2000 BSAI AFA CATCHER VESSEL (CV) SIDEBOARDS. AMOUNTS ARE EXPRESSED IN METRIC TONS—Continued:

1. In the 3rd column, under “Ratio of 1995-1997 AFA CV catch to 1995-1997 TAC”, remove the fourth entry “0.7291” and add in its place “0.7703”; and in the 5th column, “2000 catcher vessel sideboards”, remove the fourth entry “30,588” and add in its place “32,316”.

2. In Table 5, add the following entry at the end of the table to read as follows:

Table 5.—Interim 200 BSAI AFA Catcher Vessel (CV) Sideboards. Amounts are Expressed in Metric Tons—Continued

SpeciesFishery by area/ season/processor/gearRatio of 1995-1997 AFA CV catch to 1995-1997 TAC2000 Initial TAC2000 catcher vessel side- boards
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Flathead SoleBS trawl gear0.049044,7552,193
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3. In Table 6, the entry “Pollock” and footnote 1 are correctly revised to read as follows: Start Printed Page 10723

TABLE 6.—Interim 2000 GOA AFA Catcher Vessel (CV) Sideboards. Amounts are Expressed in Metric Tons

SpeciesApportionments and allocations by area/season/processor/gearRatio of 1995-1997 AFA CV catch to 1995-1997 TACX2000 TAC2000 catcher vessel sideboard
Pollock1A Season (W/C areas only)
Shelikof Strait0.167213,9912339
Shumagin (610)0.62387,4984677
Chirikof (620) (outside Shelikof)0.126254669
Kodiak (630) (outside Shelikof)0.19845,3251056
B Season (W/C areas only)
Shelikof Strait0.16726,9961170
Shumagin (610)0.62383,7492339
Chirikof (620) (outside Shelikof)0.126227334
Kodiak (630) (outside Shelikof)0.19842,662528
C Season (W/C areas only)
Shumagin (610)0.623811,5057177
Chirikof (620)0.12626,847864
Kodiak (630)0.19849,0081787
D Season (W/C areas only)
Shumagin (610)0.62389,5885981
Chirikof (620)0.12625,706720
Kodiak (630)0.19847,5061489
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1 Pollock sideboards amounts are based on pollock harvest restrictions implemented under the emergency interim rule published February 25, 2000 (65 FR 3892) that implements Steller sea lion RPA measures for the BSAI and GOA pollock fisheries.
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Dated: February 23, 2000.

Andrew A. Rosenberg,

Deputy Asst. Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 00-4776 Filed 2-28-00; 8:45 am]

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