| Amendment 2 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for pelagic fisheries of the western Pacific region establishment of longline and purse seine prohibited areas in the Mariana Archipelago, including an environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and preliminary Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis - :4119 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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Amendment 2 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for pelagic fisheries of the western Pacific region establishment of longline and purse seine prohibited areas in the Mariana Archipelago, including an environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and preliminary Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis
  • Published Date:
    2011
Filetype[PDF-2.96 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (U.S.) ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Pacific Islands Region, ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Office of Program Planning and Integration,
  • Description:
    "The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) prepared Amendment 2 to address pelagic fishing concerns in the Mariana Islands. Pelagic fisheries in federal waters around the Mariana Islands (Guam and the CNMI) consist of small trolling fleets, a few pelagic longline vessels, and purse seine vessels based there but not fishing near the islands. After considering a range of alternatives and deliberating the proposal in public meetings, the Council recommended prohibiting longline fishing within 30 nm of the CNMI and U.S. purse seine vessels from fishing within the EEZ around Guam and the CNMI. NMFS proposes to partially approve Amendment 2. NMFS proposes to approve the portion of the amendment that establishes a longline fishing prohibited area in the CNMI (Alternative IC). NMFS has determined that the proposed purse seine measures are not consistent with National Standard 2 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and, therefore, are subject to disapproval. Because NMFS will not approve the portions of Amendment 2 relating to prohibitions on purse seine fishing, NMFS' disapproval effectively implements the relevant no-action alternatives (Alternatives 2A and 3A). The proposed action will not result in a substantial change to subject fisheries. No increases in the number of vessels, the intensity of fishing, or large changes to where vessels fish are expected. As a result, no significant affects on the human environment are expected"--Cover letter; Portfolio comprised of three related PDF documents digitized and organized by: NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) staff.

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