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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ25 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act: Revision of Regulatory Definition for IUU Fishing 

NMFS intends to revise the regulatory definition of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing under provisions of the High Seas Driftnet Moratorium Protection Act to include nations that engage in a pattern of IUU fishing activity in the exclusive economic zones of foreign nations. This rulemaking action would implement said revision.


Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 300   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Paul Doremus
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8000