A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes NOAA

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule implementing the New England Fishery Management Council’s Industry-Funded Monitoring Omnibus Amendment to allow increase monitoring in certain fishery management plans to assess the amount and type of catch and reduce uncertainty around catch estimates. Info here.

Final rule and request for comments under Section 303(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to implement an immediate closure of the California/Oregon drift gillnet fishery for swordfish and thresher shark if a hard cap on mortality/injury is met or exceeded for certain protected species during a rolling 2-year period. Info here.