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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AP21 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: Implementation of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act 
Abstract: This proposed rule would implement the Shark Finning Prohibition Act. This act provides that no person under U.S. jurisdiction may engage in shark finning at sea; possess shark fins without corresponding carcasses; or land shark fins without corresponding carcasses. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 600   
Legal Authority: 16 USC 1801 et seq   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory    06/00/2001 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/28/2001  66 FR 34401   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/30/2001    
Final Action  02/11/2002  67 FR 6194   
Final Action Effective  02/13/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Helvey
Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Southwest Region, 501 West Ocean Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone:562 980-4040
Fax:562 980-4047