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Funding for innovative solutions to fisheries bycatch challenges.
NOAA Fisheries releases two reports showing the number of landings and value of for U.S. fisheries as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreation fishing.
NOAA says actions resulted in a safe, deliberate assessment and rescue of entangled humpback whale.
NMFS issues this notice to inform persons of their eligibility to vote and the voting period for the proposed second fishing capacity reduction program loan in the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery. This notice informs the public of the permanent permit holders eligible to vote in the referendum. The referendum, if approved, will result in a loan of $10.1 million and permanently retire an additional 36 permits from the fishery. The referendum voting period will start January 15, 2019 and end on February 14, 2019. Any votes not received by NMFS by 5 p.m. on February 14, 2019, will not be counted. Comment period through January 2, 2019.
Proposed 2019 and 2020 Harvest Specifications for the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
NMFS proposes 2019 and 2020 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. Comment period through January 7, 2019.
NMFS proposes 2019 and 2020 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska. Comment period through January 7, 2019.
Notice of a proposal for an extension of a currently approved information collection for the North Pacific Observer Program
Notice of a proposal for an extension of a currently approved information collection for the North Pacific Observer Program. Comment period ends within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Public comments on proposed government programs are a valuable tool for ensuring implementation of effective and appropriate regulations.
Applications or proposals must be received and validated by Grants.gov by 5:00 p.m., AST, March 08, 2019.