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Final Rule to Establish National Minimum Insurance Requirements for NMFS Programs that Permit or Approve Observer Providers


Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to clarify the minimum suite of insurance that an authorized observer provider, or provider seeking authorization, must have to mitigate the financial risks of observer coverage for the fishing vessels and shoreside processors that are subject to observer coverage, and for the observer providers operations and their observers in the event of an observer’s occupational injury.

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Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 09/07/2022