[MARMAM] Reminder: Comments on the US Government's Draft List of Foreign Fisheries Are Due October 23

Smith, Zak zsmith at nrdc.org
Wed Oct 11 16:32:39 PDT 2017

Hello, MARMAMers:

I want to call your attention to the publication of the US government's draft List of Foreign Fisheries<http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ia/species/marine_mammals/mmpaloff.html>, which is open for public comment through October 23, 2017.

The draft List of Foreign Fisheries is an important step in implementing the import provisions of the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act, which requires that fish and fish products imported into the United States meet U.S. standards for marine mammal protection applicable to commercial fisheries.

If you know of fisheries exporting to the United States that have particularly problematic marine mammal bycatch issue or otherwise represent a significant threat to marine mammal populations, please consider reviewing the draft List of Foreign Fisheries and, as necessary, submitting comments here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/22/2017-17671/fish-and-fish-product-import-provisions-of-the-marine-mammal-protection-act-list-of-foreign.

Thank you,

Zak Smith
Senior Attorney
Director, Wildlife Trade Initiative

Natural Resources
Defense Council
1314 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
T 310.434.2334
zsmith at nrdc.org<mailto:zsmith at nrdc.org>

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