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Unified Agenda 0648-BB29

Amendment 5a to the Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan

Summary

This rule would establish new and revise existing rebuilding plans to end overfishing for various species of Atlantic sharks, including scalloped hammerhead, sandbar, Gulf of Mexico blacktip, and Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico blacknose sharks. The comment period for Amendment 5 ended on February 12, 2013. After the comment period, NOAA Fisheries decided to split Amendment 5 into two separate actions. This rulemaking is the first of those two actions. The rulemaking is driven by the Magnuson-Stevens Act two-year statutory timeline for establishing a rebuilding plan for scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Timeline

2 actions from November 26th, 2012 to July 2013

  • November 26th, 2012
  • July 2013
    • Final Action

Contacts

  • Emily Menashes
    Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
    Phone 301 713-2234
    1315 East-West Highway,
    Silver Spring MD 20910

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