Department of State May 24, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Programs To Reduce Incidental Capture of Sea Turtles in Shrimp Fisheries; Certifications Pursuant to Public Law 101-162
Document Number: 2012-12635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Department of State
On April 30, 2012, the Department of State certified, pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, that 13 nations have adopted programs to reduce the incidental capture of sea turtles in their shrimp fisheries comparable to the program in effect in the United States. The Department also certified that the fishing environments in 26 other countries and one economy do not pose a threat of the incidental taking of sea turtles protected under Section 609.