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FMA Policies and Regulations

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Observer Program Training Requirements

Observer Program Training & Briefing Requirements (12/17/2009)

Alaska Region Fisheries Regulations

Alaska Region Federal Fishing Regulations Web Page

Observer Program Regulations

679.50 Groundfish Observer Program

679.51 Observer Requirements for Vessels and Plants

679.52 Observer Provider Permitting and Responsibilities

679.53 Observer Certification and Responsibilities

679.54 Release of Observer Data to the Public

679.55 Observer Fees

Proposed Rules

The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and NOAA fisheries are currently developing amendments to the fishery management plans that are designed to better ensure ongoing collection and quality observer data.






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