A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes FWS, NOAA
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Petition finding and initiation of status review announcing a 90-day finding on a petition to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule implementing management measures by increasing the commercial and recreational annual catch limits described in Abbreviated Framework Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. Info here.
Final rule establishing permitting and reporting requirements for privately owned and operated recreational vessels fishing for tilefish north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. Info here.
Temporary rule transferring 30 metric tons of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category for the 2020 fishing season. Info here.