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Final Annual Determination for 2022

NOAA Fisheries published the Federal Register notice for the 2022 Annual Determination to Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement as part of our responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act.
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Published
09/22/2021

Final Annual Determination for 2020

NOAA Fisheries publishes its Annual Determination for 2020, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act.
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Effective
09/30/2020

Final Annual Determination for 2021

NOAA Fisheries is not identifying additional fisheries to observe on the 2021 Annual Determination, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act.
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Published
09/29/2020

Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements

On December 16, 2016, NOAA Fisheries published a proposed rule to require TEDs on skimmer trawl, pusher-head trawl, and wing net vessels. We are proposing to withdraw the alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head traw
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Effective
02/14/2017

Hawksbill Sea Turtle 5 Year Review

We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the availability of the 5-year review for hawksbill sea turtles.
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Published
10/10/2012

Virginia and North Carolina Large Mesh Gillnet Final Rule

The purpose of this action is to reduce the impact of large-mesh gillnet fisheries on endangered and threatened species of sea turtles, primarily the monkfish fishery which uses large-mesh gillnet gear and operates in the area when sea turtles are present
Effective
05/25/2006

Turtle Excluder Device Double Cover Flap Modification Final Rule

NOAA Fisheries is amending the turtle excluder device (TED) regulations that require most shrimp trawlers to use TEDs in the southeastern Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico to reduce the incidental capture of endangered and threatened sea turtles during shri
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Effective
05/27/2004

Pamlico Sound Gillnet Final Rule

NOAA Fisheries is closing the waters of Pamlico Sound, NC, to fishing with gillnets with a mesh size larger than 4 1/4 inch (10.8 cm) stretched mesh (“large-mesh gillnet”), on a seasonal basis, from September 1 through December 15 each year, t
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Effective
09/03/2002

Summer Flounder Trawling Requirements

To protect sea turtles, summer flounder trawlers in waters off Virginia (south of Cape Charles) and North Carolina must use an approved Turtle Excluder Device (TED) installed in a TED extension (a cylinder of webbing in which the TED is installed), constr
Effective
05/17/2002