List of Fisheries for 2019

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
06/17/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2019, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2019 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/16/2019