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Bycatch Reporting Amendments to Pacific Islands Fishery Ecosystem Plans


NOAA Fisheries announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council is amending the five fishery ecosystem plans for fisheries in the Pacific Islands region. The action amends the plans to more clearly describe how bycatch amount and type are currently reported in these fisheries. This will ensure alignment with national standardized requirements in bycatch reporting.

The amendments will not add or change existing bycatch data collection programs. They also will not create, modify, or remove any regulations or reporting requirements.

This action is needed to ensure that the fisheries comply with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation and Management Act.

For more information, read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 05/13/2024