Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Update: NMFS posted approved management rule

Today, July 2, 2013, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced approval by the Office of Management and Budget of collection-of-information requirements contained in regulations implementing amendments to four western Pacific fishery ecosystem plans, relating to fishing in three marine national monuments. This rule is effective August 1, 2013.

View the rule and supporting documentation here:!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0070

or here:

This rule and management plan is one component by one of the responsible parties for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument management plan. A total Monument management plan will be created by all of the members of the MTMNM Council, which is expected to be started during the remaining months of 2013. Estimates suggest that the process will take up to 2-years.

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