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Unified Agenda 0648-BA17

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Future of the Atlantic Shark Fishery

Summary

NMFS is issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to provide background information and request public comment on potential adjustments to the regulations governing the U.S. Atlantic shark fishery to address current fishery issues and to identify specific shark fishery goals for the future. NMFS is requesting public comment regarding the potential implementation of changes to the quota and/or permit structure that are currently in place for the Atlantic shark fishery. NMFS is also requesting comments on various catch share programs such as limited access privilege programs, individual fishing quotas, and sectors for the Atlantic shark fishery.

Timeline

3 actions from September 20th, 2010 to July 2013

  • September 20th, 2010
  • January 14th, 2011
    • ANPRM Comment Period End
  • July 2013
    • NPRM

Contacts

  • Margo Schulze-Haugen
    Supervisory Fish Management Officer
    Phone 301 713-0234
    Fax 301 713-1917
    1315 East-West Highway,
    Silver Spring MD 20910

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