NMFS is requesting comments on the proposed rule for the 2012 tribal fishery for Pacific whiting. This proposed rule would establish a tribal allocation of 17.5 percent of the U.S. total allowable catch (TAC) for 2012. The regulations proposed by this action would also establish a process for reapportionment of unused tribal allocation of Pacific whiting to the nontribal fisheries.
This proposed rule is accessible by visiting https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-4113.
For further information, please contact: Mr. Kevin C. Duffy (Northwest Region, NMFS), Phone: 206–526–4743, Fax: 206–526–6736 and email: Kevin.Duffy@noaa.gov.