NMFS requests comments on proposed rule for 2012 Tribal Fishery for Pacific whiting

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.