APA’s Request to Extend Access to Winter Herring Savings Area Rejected by NOAA Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver rejected a request for an emergency rule to extend the date of a herring conservation area that would close this fall from the At-Sea Processors Association, in a letter dated September 11, 2020.
The letter pointed out that the request did not meet the requirements of an Emergency Ruling by the agency, which are related to the definition of an “fisheries emergency.” A fisheries emergency must:
1. result from recent, unforeseen events or recently discovered circumstances,
2. present serious conservation or ...
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