List of Fisheries for 2016

2016-04-11T13:44:20+00:00 April 11, 2016|
Hawaiian squirrelfish at French Frigate Shoals, Papahānaumokuākea (Credit: P.D.Tillman/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

(Click to enlarge) Hawaiian squirrelfish at French Frigate Shoals, Papahānaumokuākea (Credit: P.D.Tillman/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

The National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2016, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals.

(From The Federal Register)– The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.

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