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Omega Electronic Net Mesh Measurement Gauge

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
09/30/2022
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, (978) 281-9232

Summary

This rulemaking proposes to add the Omega net mesh measurement gauge as a permissible device for net mesh measurement and correct regulatory references to gear restrictions. This action is required to allow the use of the Omega gauge as another method for measuring and enforcing net mesh size. Adoption of the Omega gauge, a handheld electronic device, is intended to improve the efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness of enforcement boardings at-sea.

This rulemaking would also make minor changes to regulatory text to correct erroneous cross references.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/30/2022