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NOAA Fisheries Schedules Virtual Hearing and Seeks Comments on Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Omnibus Amendment

NOAA Fisheries filed a Notice seeking comments  ahead of drafting the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Omnibus Amendment to the Greater Atlantic Region’s fishery management plans. We are developing this action under our Secretarial authority at section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in consultation with the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils.

This amendment would incorporate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument’s area and commercial fishing prohibition into FMPs and, ultimately, into fishery regulations. NOAA Fisheries is asking for feedback on this action.

How Do I Comment?

We are hosting a virtual hearing on November 16, 2022, at 3:00 pm.

Following this hearing, additional opportunities for review and comment on the draft omnibus amendment will be provided. For more information and to register for the webinar visit our event page.

You may also submit written comments by emailing Laura Deighan. Include in the subject line “Comments on Monument Amendment.”

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