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International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2022-2024 In-Season Action Announcement Procedures for Commercial Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
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Point of Contact
Celia Barroso, NMFS, 562-432-1850,


NMFS is proposing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, as amended (TCA), to revise in-season action announcement procedures for the commercial fisheries for Pacific bluefin tuna. This proposed rule would amend procedures to add notification of in-season action by direct emails to the affected public. In-season actions would be effective upon the earlier of either receipt of the notification by email or publication of the notice in the Federal Register. In-season actions would also be posted on the NMFS website.

This proposed rule would also add a provision to the in-season action procedures to allow any Pacific bluefin tuna already on board a fishing vessel on the effective date of a notification of in-season action to be retained on board and landed or transshipped within 24 hours of the effective date of the in-season action.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 11/21/2022