Alaska’s NOAA Fisheries Waives Observer Coverage on Partial Coverage Fleet For Two Weeks
NOAA Fisheries has temporarily waived the requirement for observers on vessels in the partial coverage fleet of the North Pacific Observer Program, for the next two weeks. The action was announced yesterday and will be in effect through April 9, when the waiver will be evaluated for future extentions.
“We are taking this action to protect public health and to ensure the safety of fishermen, observers, while maintaining an ongoing supply of fish to markets,” said Glenn Merrill, Assistant Regional Administrator for the Alaska Regional Office...
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