NMFS Wants Changes on National Standards for Fish Management; Public Comment Opens Today
The United States bases management of its marine resources on ten National Standards (NS) found in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Three of those standards are up for changes in their guidelines issues by the agency in applying the standards.
Today’s announcement in the Federal Register sets a deadline for comments on September 12, 2023, four months after the advance notice was released last Friday.
The ten National Standards reflect the principles on which Fishery Management Plans are based...
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