Executive Order on Regulations Will to Have Less Fisheries Impact than Feared
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - March 1, 2017
When President Trump first announced an executive order calling for two regulations to be repealed for everyone enacted, many in the commercial seafood industry feared chaos, since every regulated fishery in the US and all US IFQ quota licenses are managed with new regulations each year.
The issue was further confused by the sixty-day regulatory freeze, which meant the publications of some final rules in the Federal Register, for example starting the Alaskan halibut season, could be delayed.
In a letter to the White House in early February, the ranking democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Raul Grijalva, said the 2 for 1 rule could jeopardize NOAA's ability to adjust fishing seasons, to change quotas and issue IFQs, or to adopt new management plans...
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