MMPA List of Fisheries for 2020 - Proposed Rule

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
10/10/2019
Comments Close
11/12/2019

Summary

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed List of Fisheries for 2020, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The List of Fisheries for 2020 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA Fisheries must classify each commercial fishery on the List of Fisheries 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 List of Fisheries 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 on 10/10/2019