[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2012)]
[Pages 64316-64317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25703]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC251

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam 
and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor Will Provide Year 2013 
Cage Tags

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

ACTION: Notice of vendor to provide fishing year 2013 cage tags.


SUMMARY: NMFS informs surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferable 
quota (ITQ) allocation holders that they will be required to purchase 
their fishing year 2013 (January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013) cage tags 
from the National Band and Tag Company. The intent of this notice is to 
promote efficient distribution of cage tags.

ADDRESSES: Written inquiries may be sent to: Regional Administrator,

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National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great 
Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2298.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Macan, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 282-8483; fax (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Atlantic surfclam and ocean 
quahog fishery regulations at 50 CFR 648.77(b) authorize the Regional 
Administrator of the Northeast Region, NMFS, to specify in the Federal 
Register a vendor from whom cage tags, required under the Atlantic 
Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP), shall be 
purchased. Notice is hereby given that National Band and Tag Company of 
Newport, Kentucky, is the authorized vendor of cage tags required for 
the fishing year 2013 Federal surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries. 
Detailed instructions for purchasing these cage tags will be provided 
in a letter to ITQ allocation holders in these fisheries from NMFS 
within the next several weeks.

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

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
Emily H. Menashes,
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-25703 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]