Multiple Groups, Politicians Call on NOAA to Continue Waiver of At-Sea Observers
At-sea observers in the Northeast were reinstated by NOAA on August 14— but multiple groups and politicians are urging the government agency to reconsider their decision.
Observer coverage has been waived for months due to health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. However, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver announced late last month that observer coverage in the Northeast would resume on August 14.
“NOAA Fisheries has been working with the regional observer and monitor providers to enact safety protocols that match those...
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