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FB17-006

Fishery Bulletin Issue Date: February 2, 2017

Contact: Sustainable Fisheries (727) 824-5305

 

Delay in Implementation of a Final Rule for Black Sea Bass and for Dolphin in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

 

KEY MESSAGE:

NOAA Fisheries has delayed the effectiveness of two final rules affecting fishermen in Atlantic waters: a requirement to mark buoy lines for black sea bass pots in the South Atlantic with purple marks, and a 4,000-pound whole weight trip limit for dolphin in the Atlantic after 75 percent of the commercial sector annual catch limit has been met or projected to be met.  The delay is in accordance with a memorandum dated January 20, 2017, issued by the White House. 

HOW LONG WILL THE DELAY LAST:

The delay in effectiveness began on January 20, 2017, and ends on March 21, 2017.

WHAT THIS MEANS:

Black Sea Bass:

Dolphin

FORMAL FEDERAL REGISTER NAME/NUMBER:  Memorandum announcing the delay in implementation of regulations (82 FR 8346, published January 24, 2017).  Notice announcing the delay in implementations of final rules for black sea bass (Regulatory Amendment 16) and dolphin (Regulatory Amendment 1) (82 FR 8820, published January 31, 2017).

 

 

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