Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise National Standard 10 Guidelines

On April 20, 2011, NMFS filed with the Federal Register an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the National Standard 10 Guidelines and is requesting public comment on potential adjustments to the Guidelines. National Standard 10 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act states “Conservation and management measures shall, to the extent practicable, promote the safety of human life at sea.” The National Standard 10 Guidelines are the primary source of NMFS guidance for the consideration of safety issues in fishery management.

Visit the NOAA Fisheries Website to get the proposed rule, comment deadline information, and contact info.

You may also download the Proposed Rule for National Standard 10 from the Council’s website.