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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BM44 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Harvest Specifications for the 2023–2024 and 2024–2025 Pacific Mackerel Fishing Years; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan 

Pursuant to the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), every other June, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, adopts and recommends to NMFS harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific mackerel in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the Pacific coast of California, Oregon, and Washington for the upcoming two fishing years. The Pacific mackerel fishing season begins on July 1 and ends June 30. NMFS plans to issue proposed and final rules to implement those harvest specifications for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 fishing years as recommended by the Council at its June 2023 meeting. Harvest specifications include harvest guidelines for each fishing year, which will serve as the primary commercial harvest quotas, and management measures, including incidental catch limitations in the event an annual catch target is reached. The CPS FMP and its implementing regulations require NMFS to set these annual harvest specifications, including the harvest guideline, for the Pacific mackerel fishery based on the annual specification framework and control rules in the FMP.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 660   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/29/2023  88 FR 67222   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/30/2023 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
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:
Jennifer Quan
Regional Administrator - West Coast Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DC 20230
Phone:562 980-4001