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Federal Register Highlights – 8/26/14

August 26, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for August 26, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the default limit of one large medium or giant BFT to four large medium or giant BFT for the September, October through November, and December time periods of the 2014 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels when fishing commercially for BFT. Effective September 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

 

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