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Fish Import Notification Would be Accelerated Under NMFS Proposal

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing to revise the regulations that implement measures for the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources to streamline and clarify the regulations, shift deadlines for advance notice of intended fishing activities, distinguish between first receivers and dealers of AMLR, reduce the time for advance notice of imports of Dissostichus species, and add transshipment notification requirements. This rule would also reflect revisions to existing conservation measures as well as changes made to the AMLR Convention Act through the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015. Comments on this proposed rule are due no later than Aug. 22.

NMFS states that the proposed revisions would be in addition to those proposed in December 2015 that would revise procedures and requirements for filing import, export and reexport documentation for certain fishery products, integrate the collection of trade documentation within the government-wide International Trade Data System and require electronic information collection.

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