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NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Webinars for the Final Rule for Amendment 7 (Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Measures)

NMFS published a final rule to implement Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 7) on December 2, 2014 (79 FR 71509).  The Amendment focuses primarily on actions to reduce and account for bluefin dead discards in all categories; optimize fishing opportunities in all categories within the United States’ quota; enhance reporting and monitoring; and adjust other management measures as necessary.  

NMFS is hosting two public webinars to provide the opportunity to explain management measures and effective dates outlined in Amendment 7.  The public may participate by phone or online.  Details for accessing the webinar are provided in Table 1. 

Table 1.  Dates, times, and log-in information for upcoming public webinars on Amendment 7       

Date and Time of
Public Webinars

Access Information

 

December 18, 2014

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1-800-779-8718

Participant pass code: 9570597 

https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?d=997375416&t=a

Password: NOAA

 

December 22, 2014

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1-800-779-8718

Participant pass code: 9570597 

https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?d=993403589&t=a

Password: NOAA

 

This notice is a courtesy to Atlantic HMS fishery participants to help keep you informed about the fisheries.  For further information on Amendment 7, contact Thomas Warren at (978) 281-9260.  Copies of the final rule and supporting documents are available upon request from the HMS Management Division at (978) 281-9260.

 

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