The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation, under the authority of the Antiquities Act. Presidential Proclamations 9496 and 10287 prohibit commercial fishing in the Monument and direct the Secretary of Commerce to promulgate regulations necessary to implement the commercial fishing prohibition. This action proposes to incorporate the Monument boundaries and commercial fishing prohibition into the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act regulations at 50 CFR 600.
Contact Laura Deighan at Laura.Deighan@noaa.gov, (978) 281-9184
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