NMFS announced the availability of a final amendment to the 2006 consolidated Atlantic highly migratory species fishery management plan under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
NMFS implemented salmon bycatch minimization measures to minimize incidental take of ESA-listed salmon by vessels in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.
NMFS issued a temporary rule to provide it with authority to waive observer coverage requirements established in regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and other statutes to address public health concerns relating to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife proposed amendments to Or. Admin. R. 635-004-0375. The proposed amendments would modify regulations for commercial coastal pelagic species fisheries in order to be consistent with federally adopted regulations established under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. A hearing will be held June 6, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayBulletins.action.
The statute is available from the U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title16/html/USCODE-2011-title16-chap38.ht