MMPA List of Fisheries for 2021 Proposed Rule

Overview

Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
09/21/2020
Comments Close
10/21/2020 - Submit comments

Summary

NOAA Fisheries publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2021, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2021 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 on 09/21/2020

List of Fisheries