National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Corrections to trip limit adjustments in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.
This document contains corrections to trip limit tables in the trip limit adjustments in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery published on July 5, 2002.
Effective July 25, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carrie Nordeen, NMFS, (206) 526-6140.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Changes to current groundfish management measures were recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, in consultation with Pacific Coast Treaty Tribes and the States of Washington, Oregon, and California, at its June 18-21, 2002, meeting in Foster City, CA. Adjustments to trip limits were made to slow the catch of overfished species, particularly darkblotched and bocaccio rockfish, and keep it within the optimum yield (OY) and acceptable biological catch (ABC). The specifications and management measures for the current fishing year (January 1 - December 31, 2002) were initially published in the Federal Register as an emergency rule for January 1 - February 28, 2002 (67 FR 1540, January 11, 2002), and as a proposed rule for all of 2002 (67 FR 1555, January 11, 2002), then finalized effective March 1, 2002 (67 FR 10490, March 7, 2002). The final rule was subsequently amended at 67 FR 15338, April 1, 2002; at 67 FR 18117, April 15, 2002; at 67 FR 30604, May 7, 2002; at 67 FR 40870, June 14, 2002; and at 67 FR 44778, July 5, 2002.
Trip limit adjustments published on July 5, 2002, contained errors in trip limit tables that require correction. This document corrects the errors and re-publishes trip limit tables for groundfish taken with limited entry trawl gear, limited entry fixed gear, and open access gear.
1. On pages 44782 - 44784, Tables 3 and 4, respectively, are corrected to read as follows:Start Printed Page 48572 Start Printed Page 48573 Start Printed Page 48574 Start Printed Page 48575
2. On page 44785, Table 5 and its footnotes are corrected to read as follows:Start Printed Page 48576 Start Signature
Dated: July 19, 2002.
Virginia M. Fay,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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