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Extension of Emergency Decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective from April 13, 2022, until June 10, 2022


NOAA Fisheries is extending the effective date of temporary specifications that implement two short-notice decisions of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC). We are also revoking one temporary specification.

On June 11, 2021, NOAA Fisheries issued three temporary specifications. These specifications implemented short-notice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage. They were to remain in effect until April 14, 2022. Based on a recent WCPFC decision, NOAA Fisheries is extending the effective date of the temporary specifications on purse seine observer coverage and transshipment observer coverage until June 10, 2022. We are revoking the temporary specification on purse seine transshipments at sea.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 04/13/2022