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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report; Correction

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule; correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to the final rule for the Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) that was published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2001.

DATES:

Effective November 1, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patsy A. Bearden, 907-586-7008.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A final rule was published in the Federal Register on 66 FR 43524 (August 20, 2001), to require groundfish motherships and catcher/processors to submit annually to the State of Alaska, Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), a COAR.

Several errors were made in Tables 14A, 15, 16, and 18 to 50 CFR part 679. These tables are corrected and reprinted as follows:

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List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 679

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Alaska, Fisheries, Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

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Accordingly,

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PART 679—FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA

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1. The authority citation for part 679 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., 1801 et seq., and 3631 et seq.

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Table 14A to Part 679 [Corrected]

1. Beginning on page 43527, Table 14A is corrected to read as follows:

Table 14a to Part 679.—Port of Landing Codes, Alaska, Including CDQ and IFQ Primary Ports

Port NameNMFS CodeADF&G CodeCDQ/IFQ Primary Ports for Vessel Clearance (X indicates an authorized IFQ port; see § 679.5 (l)(5)(vi))
CDQ/IFQNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
Adak186ADA
Akutan101AKUX54°08′05″165°46′20″
Akutan Bay102
Alitak103ALI
Anchor Point104
Anchorage105ANC
Angoon106ANG
AniakANI
AnvikANV
Atka107ATK
Auke Bay108
Baranof Warm Springs109
Beaver Inlet110
BethelBET
Captains Bay112
Chefornak189
Chignik113CHG
Chinitna Bay114
Cordova115CORX60°33′00″145°45′00″
Craig116CRGX55°28′30″133°09′00″
Dillingham117DIL
Douglas118
Dutch Harbor/Unalaska119DUTX53°53′27″166°32′05″
Edna Bay121
Egegik122EGE
EkukEKU
Elfin Cove123ELF
EmmonakEMM
Excursion Inlet124XIP
False Pass125FSP
FairbanksFBK
GalenaGAL
Glacier BayGLB
GlennallenGLN
Gustavus127GUS
Haines128HNS
Halibut Cove130
Hollis131
Homer132HOMX59°38′40″151°33′00″
Hoonah133HNH
Hooper Bay188
HydaburgHYD
Hyder134HDR
Ikatan Bay135
Juneau136JNU
Kake137KAK
KaltagKAL
Kasilof138KAS
Kenai139KEN
Kenai River140
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Ketchikan141KTNX55°20′30″131°38′45″
King Cove142KCOX55°03′20″162°19′00″
King Salmon143KNG
Kipnuk144
Klawock145KLA
Kodiak146KOD
KotzebueKOT
La ConnerLAC
Mekoryuk147
Metlakatla148MET
Moser BayMOS
Naknek149NAK
NenanaNEN
Nikiski (or Nikishka)150NIK
Ninilchik151NIN
Nome152NOM
Nunivak IslandNUN
Old Harbor153OLD
Other1499UNK
Pelican155PELX57°57′30″136°13′30″
Petersburg156PBGX56°48′10″132°58′00″
Point Baker157
Port Alexander158PAL
Port ArmstrongPTA
Port Bailey159PTB
Port Graham160GRM
Port LionsLIO
Port MollerMOL
Port Protection161
Portage Bay (Petersburg)162
Quinhagak187
Resurrection Bay163
Sand Point164SPTX55°20′15″160°30′00″
Savoonga165
Seldovia166SEL
Seward167SEWX60°06′30″149°26′30″
Sitka168SITX57°03′135°20′
Skagway169SKG
SoldotnaSOL
St. George170STG
St. Lawrence171
St. MarySTM
St. Paul172STPX57°07′20″170°16′30″
Tee Harbor173
Tenakee Springs174TEN
Thorne Bay175
Togiak176TOG
Toksook Bay177
Tununak178
Ugadaga Bay179
UgashikUGA
UnalakleetUNA
Valdez181VAL
WasillaWAS
West Anchor Cove182
Whittier183WHT
Wrangell184WRN
Yakutat185YAKX59°33′139°44′
1 To report a landing at a location not currently assigned a location code number: Use the code for “Other” for the state or country at which the landing occurs and notify NMFS of the actual location so that the list may be updated. For example, to report a landing for Levelock, Alaska if there is currently no code assigned, use “499,” “Other,” AK.”
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2. On page 43530, Table 15 is corrected to read as follows:

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Table 15 to Part 679.—Gear Codes, Descriptions, and Use (X indicates where this code is used)

Name of GearNMFS Logbooks and Forms1Electronic WPR & Check-in/out Code1Gear Code, NumericUse Numeric Code to Complete the Following:
Shoreside Electronic Logbook (SPELR)IFQ Terminal & FormsADF&G COAR
DivingOTH11XX
DredgeOTH22XX
Dredge, hydro/mechanicalOTH23XX
Fish wheelOTH08X X
Gillnet, driftOTH03XX
Gillnet, herringOTH34XX
Gillnet, setOTH 04XX
Gillnet, sunkenOTH41XX
Hand line/jig/troll (IFQ name: hand troll)(1)05XXX
Handpicked  OTH12XX
Hatcheryn/a77XX
Hook-and-lineXHAL61XXX
Jig, mechanical (IFQ name: jigs) XJIG26XXX
Net,dipOTH13XX
Net,ringOTH10XX
Other/specifyXOTH99XX
Pair Trawl37X
PotXPOT91XXX
PoundOTH21XX
Seine,purseOTH01X  X
Seine,beachOTH02XX
ShovelOTH18XX
TrapOTH90XX
Trawl, beam(1)17XX
Trawl, double otter(1)27XX
Trawl, nonpelagic/bottomXNPT07XX
Trawl, pelagic/midwaterXPTR47XX
Troll, dinglebarXTROLL25XXX
Troll, power gurdy XTROLL15XXX
WeirOTH14XX
1 For logbooks, forms, electronic WPR, electronic check-in/out reports: all trawl gear must be reported as either nonpelagic or pelagic trawl
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3. On page 43531, Table 16 is corrected to read as follows:

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Table 16 to Part 679.—Area Codes and Descriptions for Use with State of Alaska ADF&G Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR)

COAR: Name (Code)SpeciesADF&G Fisheries Management AreasArea Description in ADF&G Regulations
Alaska Peninsula South Peninsula (MS) North Peninsula (MN)King Crab: AK Peninsula/Aleutian Islands SalmonM M M5 AAC 34.500 5 AAC 12.100 (Aleutians) 5 AAC 09.100 (AK Peninsula)
HerringM5 AAC 27.600
Bering Sea: Pribilof Island (Q1) St. Matthew Island Q2) St. Lawrence Island (Q4)Bering Sea King Crab Bering Sea/Kotzebue HerringQ Q5 AAC 34.900 5 AAC 27.900
Bristol Bay (T)King Crab Salmon HerringT T T5 AAC 34.800 5 AAC 06.100 5 AAC 27.800
Chignik (L)Groundfish Herring SalmonL L L5 AAC 28.500 5 AAC 27.550 5 AAC 15.100
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Cook Inlet: Lower Cook Inlet (HL) Upper Cook Inlet (HU)Groundfish Herring Cook Inlet Shrimp Outer Cook Inlet Shrimp Dungeness Crab King Crab Tanner Crab Miscellaneous Shellfish SalmonH H H H H H H H H5 AAC 28.300 5 AA 27.400 5 AAC 31.300 5 AA 31.400 5 AA 32.300 5 AA 34.300 5 AA 35.400 5 AA 38.300 5 AA 21.100
Dutch Harbor (O)Aleutian Islands King CrabO5 AA 34.600
EEZ (Federal waters of BSAI (FB)Groundfishn/an/a
GOA (FG)Atka-Amlia Islands Salmonn/a5 AAC 11.1010
Kodiak (western GOA) (K)Groundfish Herring King Crab Salmon Shrimp Dungeness Crab Tanner Crab Miscellaneous ShellfishK K K K J J J J5 AAC 28.400 5 AAC 27.500 5 AAC 34.400 5 AAC 18.100 5 AAC 31.500 5 AAC 32.400 5 AAC 35.500 5 AAC 38.400
Kotzebue (X)SalmonX5 AAC 03.100
Kuskokwim: Kuskokwim River/Bay (W1) Security Cove (W2) Goodnews Bay (W3) Nelson Island (W4) Ninivak Island (W5) Cape Avinof (W6)Salmon HerringW W5 AAC 07.100 5AAC 27.870
Norton Sound (Z)Norton Sound-Port Clarence Salmon Norton Sound-Port Clarence King CrabZ5 AAC 04.100
Prince William Sound (E)Groundfish Herring Shrimp Dungeness Crab King Crab Tanner Crab Miscellaneous Shellfish SalmonE E E E E E E E5 AAC 28.200 5 AAC 27.300 5 AAC 31.200 5 AAC 32.200 5 AAC 34.200 5 AAC 35.300 5 AAC 38.200 5 AAC 24.100
Southeast: Juneau/Haines (A1) Yakutat (A2) Ketchikan/Craig (B) Petersburg/Wrangell (C) Sitka/Pelican (D)Groundfish Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Herring Yakutat Herring Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Shrimp Yakutat Shrimp Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Dungeness Crab Yakutat Dungeness Crab Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Dungeness, King Crab Yakutat King Crab Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Tanner Crab Yakutat Tanner Crab Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Miscellaneous Shellfish Yakutat Miscellaneous Shellfish Southeast (w/o Yakutat) Salmon Yakutat SalmonA A D A D A D A D A D A D A D5 AAC 28.100 5 AAC 27.100 5 AAC 27.200 5 AAC 31.100 5 AAC 31.150 5 AAC 32.100 5 AAC 32.155 5 AAC 34.100 5 AAC 34.160 5 AAC 35.100 5 AAC 35.160 5 AAC 38.100 5 AAC 38.160 5 AAC 33.100 5 AAC 29.010 5 AAC 30.100
Yukon River: Lower Yukon (YL) Upper Yukon (YU)Yukon-Northern SalmonY5 AAC 05.100
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4. On page 43533, Table 18 is corrected to read as follows:

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Table 18 to Part 679.—Required Buying and Production Forms for Use with State of Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR)

FisheryForm Number and Name
SalmonSalmon Buying (A)(1) Seine gear (A)(1) Gillnet gear (A)(2) Troll gear (A)(2) Hatchery (A)(3) Miscellaneous gear King Salmon Production (B)(1) Production (B)(1) Canned Production Sockeye Salmon Production: (B)(2)(i) Production (B)(2)(ii) Canned Production Coho Salmon Production (B)(3)(i) Production (B)(3)(ii) Canned Production Pink Salmon Production (B)(4)(i) Production (B)(4)(ii) Canned Production Chum Salmon Production (B)(5)(i) Production (B)(5)(ii) Canned Production Salmon Roe & Byproduct Production (B)(6)(i) Roe (B)(6)(ii) Byproduct Production
HerringHerring Buying (C)(1)(i) Seine gear (C)(1)(ii) Gillnet gear (C)(2)(i) Gillnet gear (C)(2)(ii) Pound gear (C)(2)(iii) Hand-pick gear
Herring Production (D)(1)(i) Production (D)(1)(ii) Byproduct Production
Crab(E) Crab Buying (F) Crab Production
Shrimp/Miscellaneous Shellfish(G) Shrimp/Misc.Shellfish Buying (G)(1)(i) Trawl gear (G)(1)(ii) Pot gear (G)(1)(iii) Diving/picked gear (G)(1)(iv) Other gear (specify) (H) Shrimp/Misc. Shellfish/Finfish Production
Groundfish(I)(1) Groundfish Buying (I)(2) Groundfish Buying (J)(1) Groundfish Production (J)(2) Groundfish Production
Halibut(K) Halibut Buying & Production
Custom ProductionCustom Production (L)(1) Associated Processors (L)(1)(i) Custom Fresh/Frozen (L)(1)(ii) Misc. production (L)(1)(iii) Custom Canned Production (L)(2) (additional sheet)
PRICES NOT FINAL(M)(1) Fish Buying Retro Payments (M)(2) Post-season Adjustments
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October 24, 2001.

William T. Hogarth,

Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries

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