NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14
Through a leadership message from Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver, NOAA Fisheries announced nationwide observer and monitor coverage waiver criteria.
Oliver also announced that observer coverage in the Northeast will resume on August 14. Oliver also noted that existing coverage will remain in other regions.
“To improve transparency in our approach to observer deployment, we have established national-level criteria for vessels to be waived (released) from observer or at-sea monitor coverage. Going forward, observer or monitor coverage may be waived, for both full and partial-coverage fisheries..."
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