Tagged: Fisheries

Sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus (Credit: Wikipedia commons)

NMFS Approves Exemption For Vessels With State-waters Permits Issued From The State Of Maine To Continue Fishing Sea Scallops In The Maine State-waters Portion Of The Northern Gulf Of Maine Management Area

NMFS approves and implements an exemption for Northern Gulf of Maine federally permitted vessels with state-waters permits issued from the State of Maine to continue fishing in the Maine state-waters portion of the Northern Gulf of Maine management area once NMFS has announced that the Federal total allowable catch has been fully harvested in a given year.

Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, are a highly migratory species. (Credit: NOAA)

Establishment Of Tuna Vessel Monitoring System In The Eastern Pacific Ocean

NMFS is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-14-02 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) by establishing requirements for any U.S. commercial fishing vessel that is 24 meters (78.74 feet) or more in overall length engaging in fishing activities for either tuna or tuna-like species in the eastern Pacific Ocean.