Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS, upon application from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), is issuing regulations to govern the unintentional takings of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to space vehicle and test flight activities from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (VAFB) over a 5year period. Issuance of regulations is required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
NMFS proposes to prohibit the use of all pound net leaders
from May 6 to July 15 each year in the Virginia waters of the mainstem
Chesapeake Bay, south of 37
NMFS announces the receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). If awarded, this EFP will allow qualifying vessels to harvest and retain federally managed groundfish in excess of cumulative trip limits. This is otherwise prohibited. Vessels fishing under this EFP will be required
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a special oneday Council meeting on February 24, 2004 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ).