Highly Migratory Species Exempted Fishing Permit applications for 2024

Application process By means of exempted fishing permits (EFPs) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) “may authorize, for limited testing, public display, data collection, exploratory fishing, compensation fishing, conservation engineering, health and safety surveys, environmental cleanup, and/or hazard removal purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under an FMP or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited” (50 CFR 600.745(b)). The Council […]