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Interim Final Rule to Implement Short-Notice Decisions of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) and Temporary Specifications


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Interim Rule


This interim final rule establishes a framework to implement short-notice decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Using the framework established through this interim final rule, this action also includes temporary specifications to implement three short-notice WCPFC decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine at-sea transshipment, and at-sea transshipment observers.

Comments on the interim final rule are being accepted through July 12, 2021. Instructions for submitting comments are included in the Federal Register notice.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 06/11/2021