National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's (ALWTRP) implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 2,185 nm\2\ (7,494 km\2\), east of Portland, ME for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Exempted Fishing Permits
NMFS has decided not to proceed with issuing exempted fishing permits (EFPs) to collect data during Atlantic billfish tournaments to evaluate the impacts of J-style fishing hooks (J-hooks) and heavy tackle on Atlantic blue marlin. NMFS may consider potential strategies or mechanisms to mitigate impacts on tournaments in the future.