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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BK90 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: 2022-2025 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Main Hawaiian Islands Gray Jobfish 
Abstract:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to implement annual catch limits (ACL), annual catch targets (ACT), and accountability measures (AM) for gray jobfish (uku), in Federal waters around the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) recommended an ACL of 295,419 lb and an ACT of 291,010 lb for MHI uku for fishing years 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025. The fishing year is January 1 through December 31. The Council recommended the proposed action in consideration of the risk of overfishing, past fishery performance, uncertainty in in-season catch estimates, acceptable biological catch recommendations from its Scientific and Statistical Committee, and public input. The proposed action supports the long-term sustainability of the fishery.

 
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 665   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/27/2021  86 FR 73234   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/26/2022 
Final Action  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:
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
Email: michael.tosatto@noaa.gov