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Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise the Guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, and 9


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
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09/12/2023 - Submit Comment


NOAA Fisheries is releasing advance notice of a proposed rule and seeking public comment on the need for potential revisions to the Guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, and 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Since the National Standards 4, 8, and 9 Guidelines were last revised, a number of fishery management issues—including those related to climate-ready fisheries and equity and environmental justice—suggest a need to revisit the guidelines to ensure they remain appropriate for current U.S. fisheries management.

The intent of the proposed rule is to provide background on some of the specific issues under consideration, seek specific input, and provide a general opportunity for public comment.

Public Webinar

We will also host an informational webinar on this proposed rule on June 12, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 ET.

No registration needed.

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Webinar number:
2762 046 5970

Webinar password:
3AppQPS (3277777 from phones and video systems)

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+1-415-527-5035 US Toll; Access code: 276 204 65970

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 06/06/2023

Magnuson-Stevens Act National Standard Guidelines