The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued a final rule that, effective Feb. 21, will 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 also reflects 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. NMFS states that these revisions incorporate regulatory changes finalized in August 2016 regarding the collection of trade documentation within the International Trade Data System and required electronic information collection.

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