NMFS announces the receipt of a rulemaking petition to prohibit Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishing and requests comments
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the receipt of, and requests public comment on a petition for rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, a non-governmental organization, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce to promulgate regulations to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna and to identify specific reference points used to determine if overfishing is occurring or if the stock is overfished. See the Federal Register notice dated July 24, 2014 for complete details on the petition and how to comment. Comments will be accepted through September 22, 2014.
If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Mark Helvey, NMFS West Coast Region, Phone: 562-980-4040; email: Mark.Helvey@noaa.gov; mailing address: 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802.