All Protected Resources Regulations & Actions
NOAA Fisheries is proposing changes to the North Atlantic right whale vessel speed regulations to further reduce the likelihood of mortalities and serious injuries to endangered right whales from vessel collisions.
- 2022 Proposed Rule (87 FR 46921; August 1, 2022)
- 2014 Correction to the Removal of the “Sunset” Provision (79 FR 34245; June 14,…
- 2013 Removal of “Sunset” Provision from the Speed Rule (78 FR 73726; December 9…
- 2008 Final Speed Rule (73 FR 60173; October 10, 2008)
- 2006 Proposed Rule to Implement Speed Restrictions (71 FR 36299; June 26, 2006)
Proposed evaluation for updated Dungeness hatchery plans (Washington state) available for public comment
A Tribal Resource Management Plan describing fisheries, including monitoring and evaluation of the effects on coho salmon, in the portion of the Trinity River within the Hoopa Valley Reservation.
Notice of Issuance for 51 Scientific Research Permits Affecting Endangered Species Act-listed Salmonids, Green Sturgeon, Eulachon, and Rockfish
Notice of Issuance for 51 Scientific Research Permits Affecting Endangered Species Act-listed Salmonids, Green Sturgeon, Eulachon, and Rockfish throughout the West Coast Region
We, NOAA Fisheries, designate critical habitat for the North Pacific right whale in this rulemaking. The North Pacific right whale was recently listed as a separate, endangered species, and because this was a newly listed entity, we were required to desig
Formal Rulemaking on Proposed MMPA Waiver and Hunt Regulations Governing Gray Whale Hunts by the Makah Tribe
On April 5, 2019, we published a proposed rule to issue a waiver of the MMPA take moratorium, a critical step in an agency decision about whether to authorize the Makah Indian Tribe to resume limited treaty-based hunting of eastern North Pacific (ENP) gra
Final rule to rescind the title “Regulations for Listing Endangered and Threatened Species and Designating Critical Habitat” and remove the regulatory definition of “habitat”
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Recovery Plan for the Central America, Mexico, and Western North Pacific DPSs of Humpback Whales
NOAA Fisheries is announcing its intent to develop a recovery plan for the ESA-listed Central America, Mexico, and Western North Pacific DPSs.
Gulf Sturgeon 5-Year Review
NOAA Fisheries is announcing the notice of a 30-day public comment period for the California Coastal Office Section 10(a)(1)(A) scientific enhancement permit application to rescue, relocate, and salvage coho salmon and steelhead from drying coastal stream