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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BH64 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Amendment 8 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific; Catch and Effort Limits, Including Annual Catch Limit for Striped Marlin 

This proposed action would implement the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council's Amendment 8 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific. This Amendment incorporates management measures adopted by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. Specifically, the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted conservation and management measures 2010-01 to end overfishing and rebuild the western and central North Pacific stock of striped marlin. Under the proposed framework of Amendment 8, NMFS would implement the Council's recommended annual catch limit of 457 metric tons of striped marlin for U.S. fisheries operating in the western and central Pacific Ocean. The associated rulemaking would also implement a Council-recommended annual catch target of 434 metric tons for Hawaii-permitted longline vessels to ensure that the fisheries do not exceed the annual 457 metric ton limit.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 665   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Tosatto
Regional Administrator, Pacific Islands Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176,
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone:808 725-5000