NMFS Extends Comment Period for Bluefin Tuna Quotas/Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Proposed Rule
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the extension of the comment period for the proposed rule regarding Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quotas and Atlantic tuna fisheries management measures (76 FR 13583, March 14, 2011). The comment period is extended from April 14, 2011, to April 28, 2011, to receive additional comment from the public and other interested parties.
NMFS has rescheduled the Gloucester, MA public hearing from March 21, 2011, as follows:
The new date and time is: April 1, 2011, 1 to 3 p.m.
The location remains: NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA
NMFS will schedule two additional public hearings in the Portland, ME and Fairhaven, MA areas to be held within the extended comment period. These public hearings will be announced shortly.
Please see the attached announcement for further information or visit the HMS Management Division’s website at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/hmsdocument_files/Tuna.htm, including instructions for submitting public comment.