NMFS Announces Final Rules for West Coast
The National Marine Fishery Service published final regulations on seabird avoidance for the U.S. West Coast longline fishery on November 18, 2015 and will take effect on December 18, 2015. Streamer lines will be required for vessels over 55 ft, with exemptions for rough weather. Free streamer lines are available until June, 2016.
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