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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BI59 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
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 action 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 action 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.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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   
Notice of Availability  09/24/2020  85 FR 60132   
Notice of Availability Comment Period End  12/31/2020 
Final Action; Notice of Agency Decision   06/00/2022 
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:
Kelly Denit
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway, Room 13362,
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone:301 427-8500