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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI59 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Amendment 14 Domestic Shark Quota Management Measures 

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries are managed under the dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). This rulemaking would implement changes to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) specific to domestic sharks. These changes would respond to NMFS' 2016 revisions implemented upon consultation with the regional Fishery Management Councils and the HMS Advisory Panel to the guidelines for implementing National Standard 1 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. National Standard 1 requires that conservation and management measures "prevent overfishing while achieving, on a continuing basis, the optimum yield from each fishery for the United States fishing industry." Through these potential changes, this rulemaking could allow for greater flexibility related to managing quotas for shark species, and may result in modifications to the structure of the current Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) control rule found in Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. This rule may also modify the regulations for the carryover of unused quota.

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 635   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent  05/21/2019  84 FR 23014   
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer M. Wallace
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway, Room 13362,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8500