NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposal To Protect Turtles -- March 29, 2002 2002/03/29 Turtle Protection Proposal Would Restrict Poundnet Use

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Proposed Rule

Would Affect

Poundnet Fishery in

the Virginia Chesapeake

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GLOUCESTER, MA. -- NOAA Fisheries is seeking comment on a proposal to restrict certain types of leaders on pound nets in the Virginia waters of Chesapeake Bay. The proposed rule was published March 29, 2002 in the Federal Register. A news release describing the proposed rule is available here. An Environmental Assessment (draft) is available here.

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