A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, APHIS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-20 and subsequent fiscal years. Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Final rule establishing standards to recognize compartments for animal disease status, consistent with World Organization for Animal Health international standards. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule and closure for commercial harvest of king mackerel in the southern zone of the Gulf of Mexico exclusive economic zone using run-around gillnet gear. Info here.
Notice of availability and request for comments on Amendment 51 submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico for review, approval, and implementation. Info here.
Proposed rule and request for comments to implement Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and to implement a regulatory amendment to the regulations governing pollock fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
Temporary rule and request for comments to implement the interim recreational management measures for the 2020 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery to prevent overfishing. Info here.