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Implementation of Fish and Product Import Provisions - Notification of Comparability Findings


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Under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries has issued comparability findings for the Government of Mexico's Upper Gulf of California fisheries, including:

  • shrimp trawl fishery for both small and large vessels
  • shrimp suripera fishery
  • sierra purse seine fishery
  • sierra hook and line fishery
  • chano trawl fishery for small vessels
  • curvina purse seine fishery
  • sardine/curvina purse seine fishery for both small and large vessels

The Assistant Administrator is denying a comparability finding for the El Golfo de Santa Clara curvina rodeo style gillnet fishery. NOAA Fisheries bases the comparability findings on evidence submitted by the Government of Mexico and other relevant, available information including scientific literature and the reports of the “Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita” (the international recovery team for vaquita).

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