NMFS Northeast Regional Office
Record of Decision Available
NOAA Fisheries Service has issued its record of decision for the final rule implementing new measures to further reduce the risk of entangling large whales in fishing gear along the East Coast. The record shows that the final rule implements measures identical to those presented as the preferred alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) published August 10. A final rule implementing the measures is expected to publish on Friday, October 5.
The record of decision is available online here, along with other documentation regarding the action to date:http://www.nero.noaa.gov/whaletrp
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