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Federal Register Highlights – 3/10/15

March 10, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to view the more ambitious portion of this blog, a compilation of the Code of Federal Regulations, in a series of easy-to-read Microsoft Word documents.

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 10, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS issues this proposed rule for the 2015 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006. This proposed rule would allocate 17.5% of the U.S. Total Allowable Catch of Pacific whiting for 2015 to Pacific Coast Indian tribes that have a Treaty right to harvest groundfish, and would revise the regulation authorizing NMFS to reapportion unused allocation from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal sectors earlier in the fishing season. Comments on this proposed rule must be received no later than April 9, 2015. (To submit comments, visit Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)


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