Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS removes an existing closure to commercial groundfish fishing with trawl gear within critical habitat designated for Steller sea lions in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Alaska west of 144 deg. W. long. and closes this area to commercial fishing for Pacific cod through December 31, 2000. The removal of the existing closure is consistent
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of its precious corals plan team to discuss Council issues in relation to precious coral quotas in the Hawaiian Exploratory Area.
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a permit to Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (CHGE) / Dynegy Danskammer, L.L.C. and Dynegy Roseton, L.L.C. that authorizes, subject to certain conditions set forth therein, take of the Endangered Species Actlisted shortnose sturgeon, incidental to the operation of the Roseton and Danskammer