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Public Notices

Under the Coastal Zone Management Act, the New Hampshire Coastal Program (NHCP) provides the public with opportunities to comment on activities requiring federal consistency review, proposed changes to Coastal Program rules, and draft plans. Please see below for current public notices and comment periods.

Federal Consistency Public Notices

Pursuant to Section 307(c) of the Coastal Zone Management Act, the NHCP has received consistency requests for the following proposed activities. Public Notice is provided in accordance with the Federal Consistency Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 930).

Written comments may be submitted to the NHCP, Pease Field Office, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Comments may also be submitted electronically to christian.williams@des.nh.gov. For additional information, please contact Christian Williams at (603) 559-0025.

Current Federal Consistency Notices

 
Agency/Applicant: National Marine Fisheries Service
Activity: The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing Atlantic herring fishery specifications for the 2016-2018 fishing years (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018). The proposed specifications are annual amounts recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council. The proposal would specify an Acceptable Biological Catch of 111,000 metric tons (mt) and would maintain the 2013-2015 specification of management uncertainty (6,200 mt) for 2016-2018 to account for catch in the New Brunswick weir fishery. The proposal would maintain the status quo for all other Atlantic herring fishery specifications for 2016-2018, including set-asides and the seasonal distribution of sub-Annual Catch Limits. The proposal also includes a provision that would allow for 1,000 mt of Atlantic herring to be returned to the Area 1A fishery from the management uncertainty buffer if certain conditions are met.
Comments Deadline: April 29, 2016
 
Agency/Applicant: National Marine Fisheries Service
Activity: The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic. The proposed amendment would establish a commercial trip limit of 4,000 pounds whole weight after 75% of the commercial sector annual catch limit (ACL) has been reached and would continue until the end of the fishing year or until the entire commercial ACL is met, whichever comes first. The intent of the proposed amendment is to include the best scientific information available, and to prevent unnecessary negative socio-economic impacts in the dolphin wahoo fishery and fishing community, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Comments Deadline: April 29, 2016

Other Public Notices - None at this time.




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