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2021 Rule to Delay West Coast Groundfish Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program Regulations


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Interim Rule
Point of Contact
Justin Kavanaugh, EM program Coordinator, (206) 526-4140


This Interim Final Rule revises regulations to delay implementation of the EM Program in the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program until January 1, 2024.  NOAA Fisheries made this change to provide additional time to address issues raised by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and industry related to program components and cost.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 10/06/2021

Electronic Monitoring