NMFS Announces Public Hearings For The Proposed 2012 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces two public hearings for the proposed 2012 BFT quota specifications.  The dates and locations of the public hearings are as follows:

April 4, 2012, 2 to 4 p.m.
NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930

April  10, 2012,2:30 to 4 p.m.
NMFS Science Center, 1301  East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please go to www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/breaking_news.htm to view the proposed 2012 BFT quota specifications.

You may submit comments (identified by ''NOAA-NMFS-2012-0048'') through April 16, 2012, by using anyone of the following methods:

  • Submit electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov
  • Fax: 978-281-9340, Attn: Sarah McLaughlin
  • Mail:  Sarah McLaughlin, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • To be considered, electronic comments must  be submitted via the  Federal  eRulemaking Portal  http://www.regulations.gov.  Do not  submit  electronic comments to individual NMFS staff.

This notice is a courtesy to BFT fishery participants to help keep you informed about the fishery. Official notice of Federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register.  For further information, contact the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at 978-281-9260.