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FR notice – Swordfish Trip Limits in the American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fishery (Nov. 10, 2020)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
This final rule removes the swordfish retention limit in the American Samoa deep-set longline fishery. The intent of this rule is toStart Printed Page 71578eliminate wasteful regulatory discards of marketable seafood, increasing efficiency and benefits to the local community and the Nation.
The final rule is effective December 10, 2020.
Copies of an environmental analyses and other supporting documents for this action are available at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2019-0123.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sarah Ellgen, NMFS PIR Sustainable Fisheries, 808-725-5173.
Click here for complete FR notice.