National - Administrative Changes Proposed for Fishery Management Councils
NOAA Fisheries Service has proposed changes to the regulations that address the operations and administration of regional fishery management councils. These regulatory changes are needed to implement amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that, among other things, govern the Council Coordination Committee, expand the role of the Councils' Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), require that SSC members disclose their financial interests, and provide for training of Council members and staff.
Comments on the proposed rule
may be submitted at www.regulations.gov
until 5pm on July 6, 2009. For more information, contact William Chappell at 301-713-2337.