NOAA Fisheries to discuss potential skimmer trawl regulations at public meeting April 20

16-25-CWS | April 15, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – NOAA Fisheries will host a public meeting to discuss potential skimmer trawl regulations in the Southeast United States on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center, located at 1050 Beach Boulevard.


The meeting will allow fishermen and other constituents the opportunity to provide input on alternatives to reduce sea turtle interactions.


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