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This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Fisheries Innovation Fund 2015 Request for Proposals, which includes a bycatch reduction priority
NOAA Announces Funding through the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program for 2014-2015
This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Fishery research: A squid that a shark won't eat
This is the Exit Disclaimer icon World Wildlife Fund's 2014 International Smart Gear Competition This competition, which receives funding from NOAA, is aimed at developing innovative solutions to reduce bycatch.
Proposed Rule for 2014 Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Specifications This rule is designed to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality of river herring and shad in the mackerel fishery. Public comments must be received by February 10, 2014.
Final Rule to Enhance Requirements to Support Use of the Dolphin-Safe Label on Tuna Products
Proposed Rule to Amend Regulations Implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Comments on this rule must be submitted by September 16, 2013.
NOAA Announces Partial Approval of Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan This amendment was developed to improve monitoring and address bycatch issues in the fishery.
Notice of a Draft EIS to Amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan The public comment period closes September 13, 2013.
Final Rule to Implement Reef Fish Management Measures (Gulf of Mexico) This rule, among other things, removes the requirement for reef fish vessels to have onboard and use a venting tool. Removal of this requirement should minimize bycatch mortality.
NOAA Seeking Proposals for FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition Research priorities for 2013 include conservation engineering. The solicitation closes September 29, 2013.

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