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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BM24 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Revision of the Shark Fin Removal, Possession, Transfer, and Landing Regulations to Implement the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act 

This action would revise the NMFS regulations at 50 CFR 600.1200-1203, which regulate shark fin removal, possession, transfer, and landing, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1857).  The proposed revisions would implement the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act enacted in the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (sec. 5946(b); Pub. L. 117-263, Dec. 23, 2022).

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 600   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kelly Denit
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway, Room 13362,
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone:301 427-8500