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Swordfish Trip Limits in the American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fishery


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule


This final rule removes the swordfish retention limit in the American Samoa deep-set longline fishery. The intent of this rule is to eliminate wasteful regulatory discards of marketable seafood, increasing efficiency and benefits to the local community and the Nation. The final rule is effective December 10, 2020.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documentation

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 05/27/2022