New Federal Log Books
Just got this email and it looks like Federal Log Books may be coming for Halibut Sport Permit holders.
dear Alaska NACO Member,
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Guided Sport Charter Vessel Fishery for Halibut; Recordkeeping and Reporting
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: NMFS issues regulations to amend the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Pacific halibut guided sport fishery in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 2C (Southeast Alaska) and Area 3A ( Central Gulf of Alaska ). These regulations revise the Federal requirements for submission of Alaska Department of Fish
and Game Saltwater Sport Fishing Charter Trip Logbook data sheets, modify the logbook recording requirements, and add a definition of fishing week. This action is necessary to improve consistency between Federal and State of Alaska requirements for the submission of the logbook data sheets and address recent changes by the State to the
logbook reporting format. This action is intended to achieve the halibut fishery management goals of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and to support the conservation and management provisions of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982.
DATES: Effective March 9, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Categorical Exclusion, the Regulatory Impact Review, and the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis prepared for this action may be obtained from http://www.regulations.gov or from the Alaska Region Web site at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov.
Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection of information requirements contained in this rule may be submitted by mail to NMFS, Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668 , Juneau, AK 99802-1668, Attn: Ellen Sebastian, Records Officer; in person at NMFS, Alaska Region, 709 West 9th Street , Room 420A, Juneau ,
AK; and by e-mail to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395-7285.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabrielle Aberle, (907) 586-7228.
Federal logbooks? I wonder if they will asking for the size of the halibut in inches..
I was hoping that someone knows more about this than I recieved in the email.
This is not a new federal logbook program but administrative housekeeping to make federal requirements for the State logbook submission more consistent with State law.
It pretty much means the State will have more boxes for you to fill in.
Here's the CFR for it. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text...5.33.8&idno=50