FR Notice – Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Treatment of U.S. Purse Seine Fishing with Respect to U.S. Territories

SUMMARY: This document includes two distinct but related NMFS actions. First,
NMFS announces that it has denied a petition for rulemaking from Tri Marine
Management Company, LLC, related to purse seine fishing effort limits in the area of
competence of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly
Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission). Second,
NMFS issues an advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to the treatment of
U.S.-flagged purse seine vessels and their fishing activities in regulations implementing
decisions of the Commission.

DATES: Comments on this advance notice of proposed rulemaking must be submitted in
writing by November 18, 2015.

For the complete FR Notice, click here.