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


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective from January 7, 2022, until April 14, 2022.


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

NOAA Fisheries issued temporary specifications on June 11, 2021, to implement short-notice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage. NOAA Fisheries is extending the effective date of those temporary specifications until April 14, 2022.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 01/07/2022