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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BG22 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Fishing Restriction on Silky Shark and Fish Aggregating Device Data Collection and Identification in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  
Abstract:

This rule would implement two Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Resolutions. 1) Per Resolution C-16-01, "Collection and Analyses of Data On Fish-Aggregating Devices," this rule would require the owner or operator of a U.S. purse seine vessel to paint a unique marker on each fish aggregating device used in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Convention Area. In addition, the vessel owner or operator would be required to record information about the fish aggregating device, such as the type and design, described in the Resolution. 2) Per Resolution C-16-06, "Conservation Measures for Shark Species, with special emphasis on the silky shark for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019," this rule would prohibit the owner or operator of a U.S. purse seine vessel from retaining on board, transshipping, landing, or storing, in part or whole, carcasses of silky sharks caught by purse-seine vessels in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Convention Area. In addition, this rule would limit the bycatch of silky sharks on U.S. longline vessels to a maximum of 20 percent of the total catch by fishing trip in weight.

 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 300   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The effective date of the IATTC Resolution is January 1, 2017.  01/01/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Stelle Jr.
Regional Administrator, West Coast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
7600 Sand Point Way Northeast, Building 1,
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone:206 526-6150
Email: will.stelle@noaa.gov