This final rule modifies certain boundaries of the large fishing vessel prohibited area around Tutuila, the Manua Islands, and Rose Atoll in American Samoa to align with the boundaries of the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. This rule simplifies enforcement and administration of the management areas.
Agency Contact: Adam Bailey, Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS PIR, 808-944-2248.
This rule is final. Its effective date is July 11, 2012.