Observer Waivers Extended for Some HMS, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Shelter-in-place requirements in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic areas are making it difficult to deploy observers, the National Marine Fisheries Service said today in a notice to industry. Therefore, observer requirements will be waived through May 4.
Providing seafood to the country remains an essential function even in these extraordinary times. Adequately monitoring U.S. fisheries remains an essential part of that process. However, in recognition of numerous travel or social distancing restrictions or guidance, NMFS continues to temporarily waive the...
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