[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 2382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00484]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 665

RIN 0648-XD064


Hawaii Crustacean Fisheries; 2014 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 
Lobster Harvest Guideline

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notification of lobster harvest guideline.

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SUMMARY: NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the 
commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for 
calendar year 2014 at zero lobsters.

DATES: January 14, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jarad Makaiau, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Region, 808-944-2108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) 
commercial lobster fishery is managed under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan 
for the Hawaiian Archipelago. The regulations at Sec.  665.252(b) 
require NMFS to publish an annual harvest guideline for lobster Permit 
Area 1, comprised of Federal waters around the NWHI. Regulations 
governing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the NWHI 
prohibit the unpermitted removal of monument resources (Sec.  404.7), 
and establish a zero annual harvest guideline for lobsters (Sec.  
404.10(a)). Accordingly, NMFS establishes the harvest guideline for the 
NWHI commercial lobster fishery for calendar year 2014 at zero 
lobsters. Thus, no harvest of NWHI lobster resources is allowed.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: January 8, 2014.
Sean F. Corson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-00484 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]
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