Request for Public Input on Aquaculture Fishery Descriptions for List of Fisheries - Due by October 13, 2023
NOAA Fisheries is publishing the Proposed List of Fisheries for 2024 per our responsibilities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The List of Fisheries reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals.
NOAA is requesting public comments by October 13, 2023.
Public comments can be submitted via the Federal Register notice.
Request for Public Input on Aquaculture Fishery Descriptions
As information on risks to marine mammals from aquaculture remains limited, NMFS is soliciting public comment to inform how we evaluate the potential risk to marine mammals from aquaculture operations for future LOFs. Specifically, NOAA is requesting information on the following in both state and Federal waters in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific: