Revised Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions in Hawaii Shallow-set Longline Fishery

Overview

Description
Final Rule
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
11/05/2012

Summary

In this final rule, NOAA Fisheries revises the annual number of incidental interactions allowed between the Hawaii-based shallow-set pelagic longline fishery, and leatherback and North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles. NOAA Fisheries also makes administrative housekeeping changes to the regulations relating to the fishery. The rule implements the incidental take statement of the current biological opinion on the fishery and clarifies the regulations.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 04/12/2019

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