NOAA Issues Exempted Fishing Permit to Continue On-Demand Gear Trials for Lobster Fishery
NOAA Fisheries issued an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center for the continuation of trials of on-demand gear in the American lobster fishery.
The EFP will allow for an exemption from Federal lobster gear marking requirements for roughly 30 federally permitted commercial lobster vessels, with the potential to increase to up to 100 vessels total during the one-year project period.
NOAA wrote in a bulletin that the EFP will allow the participating vessels to test alternatives to vertical lines...
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