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Proposed Requirements to Safeguard Fishery Observers in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule


This proposed rule would establish requirements to safeguard fishery observers and would establish prior notification procedures for observer placement. NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on this proposed rule issued under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act). This action is necessary to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party.

Comments must be submitted in writing by November 19, 2020.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Federal Register

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 10/20/2020