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Final Annual Determination for 2019

NOAA Fisheries will not identify additional fisheries to observe on the 2019 Annual Determination (AD), pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the AD, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean,
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Published

Final Annual Determination for 2018

NOAA Fisheries publishes its final Annual Determination for 2018, pursuant to its authority under the Endangered Species Act. Through the Annual Determination, NOAA Fisheries identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and
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Effective

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
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Effective

Atlantic Sea Scallop Turtle Deflector Dredge and Chain Mat Regulated Areas

To protect sea turtles, chain mats and Turtle Deflector Dredges (TDDs) must be used when fishing for scallops in waters west of 71° W. long., from the shoreline to the outer boundary of the Exclusive Economic Zone, from May 1 through November 30. The
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Amendment of Virginia Pound Net Regulations

NOAA Fisheries issues this final rule amending the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan (BDTRP) and its implementing regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The rule requires the year-round use of modified pound net leaders for
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Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtle

We, the NOAA Fisheries, issue a final rule to designate critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) within the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico pursuant to the
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Effective

Incidental Take Permit to North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (for sea turtles)

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has been issued a permit for the incidental take of endangered Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles and threatened green
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Effective

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

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 Fisheriesalso makes
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Effective
11/05/2012

Listing Loggerhead Sea Turtle Under the ESA

We (NOAA Fisheries and USFWS; also collectively referred to as the Services) have determined that the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is composed of nine distinct population segments (DPSs) that constitute “species” that may be listed as
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Effective

Recovery Plans for Loggerhead Sea Turtle

We, NOAA Fisheries and USFWS, announce the availability of the revised Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Population, and recovery plans for the U.S. Pacific and the U.S. Caribbean, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico populations of the
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