Regulatory Actions to Reduce Fisheries Bycatch- 2010
Final Rule to Implement Amendment 17A to the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
This rule requires, among other things, the use of non-stainless steel circle hooks north of 28° N. latitude (effective March 3, 2011) to reduce discard mortality.
Final Rule to Implement Amendment 94 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
This regulation requires modified trawl gear to be used in the Bering Sea to reduce potential adverse effects on benthic habitat.
Final Rule onthe Discard Provision for Herring Midwater Trawl Vessels Fishing in Groundfish Closed Area IFinal Rule to Implement Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP
This rule is designed to, among other things, achieve individual accountability of catch and bycatch.