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Interim Final Rule and Temporary Specifications for Extension of Period to Implement Decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Interim final rule issued under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act.
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Interim Rule


NOAA Fisheries is issuing an interim final rule to extend the time period that temporary specifications may remain in effect for Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This action also extends temporary specifications on purse seine observer coverage and at-sea transshipment observer coverage.

NOAA Fisheries is accepting comments on the interim final rule through July 7, 2022.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 02/09/2023