NMFS Publishes Final Rule: “List of Fisheries for 2018”

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2018, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  The final LOF for 2018 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals.

This final rule is effective March 9, 2018. Information regarding the LOF may be obtained from the NMFS LOF website. You may also download the Final Rule published February 7, 2018.

For further information, please contact the following NMFS Staff member:

  • Kristy Long, Office of Protected Resources, 301–427–8402
  • Allison Rosner, Greater Atlantic Region, 978–281–9328
  • Jessica Powell, Southeast Region, 727–824– 5312
  • Dan Lawson, West Coast Region, 562–980–3209
  • Suzie Teerlink, Alaska Region, 907– 586–7240
  • Kevin Brindock, Pacific Islands Region, 808–725–5146