National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 20, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Potential New Turtle Exclusion Device Requirements for Skimmer Trawl Vessels Less Than 40 Feet (12.2 Meters) in Length
Document Number: 2021-08108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS hereby publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments on the possibility of modifying the turtle excluder device (TED) related requirements for skimmer trawl vessels less than 40 feet (12.2 meters) in length operating in the southeast U.S. shrimp fisheries. NMFS is requesting comments on this possible action.
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