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Removal of Billfish Certificate of Eligibility Requirements


Action Status
Final Rule


This final rule removes obsolete language in the Atlantic HMS regulations requiring that a Billfish Certificate of Eligibility accompany certain product. The requirement to possess a Billfish Certificate of Eligibility no longer applies because passage of 2018 amendments to the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 prohibited the associated product sales. 

This final rule removes a now-obsolete requirement consistent with an already-effective statutory provision.

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 10/18/2019