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Bulletin Number Date Title
FB14-072 September 17, 2014 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Blackfin, Vermilion, Black, and Silk Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2014

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FB14-071 September 17, 2014 Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for and Possession of Council Managed Reef Fish in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters of Bajo de Sico Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2014

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FB14-070 September 12, 2014 Recreational Harvest of the Porgy Complex in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on September 17, 2014
FB14-069 September 9, 2014 Recreational Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Fishing Season is Extended
FB14-068 September 5, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Recreational Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico – Comment Period Ends October 20, 2014
FB14-067 September 5, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on September 12, 2014
FB14-066 September 2, 2014 NOAA Seeks Public Comment for a Proposed Rule to List Nassau Grouper as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act - Comment Period Ends December 31, 2014
FB14-065 September 2, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Red Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on September 9, 2014
FB14-064 August 28, 2014 NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan for Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends October 27, 2014
FB14-063 August 22, 2014 Commercial Harvest for the Hook-and-Line Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on August 29, 2014
FB14-062 August 22, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Royal Red Shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends October 6, 2014
FB14-061 August 20, 2014 Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Trip for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB14-060 August 13, 2014 NOAA Fisheries to Host Town Hall Meeting on National Recreational Saltwater Fisheries Policy on August 26, 2014: Public invited - we want to hear from you
FB14-059 August 13, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure Date for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Commercial and Recreational Sectors
FB14-058 August 1, 2014 NOAA Fisheries to Host Town Hall Meeting on National Recreational Saltwater Fisheries Policy on August 12, 2014: Public invited - we want to hear from you

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FB14-057 August 1, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Action Affecting Snapper-Grouper Species – Comment Period Ends September 2, 2014
FB14-056 July 31, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Publishes Proposed Rule To Modify Catch Limits for Spanish Mackerel In the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends September 2, 2014
FB14-055 July 29, 2014 Reminder to Gulf of Mexico Commercial Reef Fish Fisherman that the Greater Amberjack Trip Limit is 2,000 Pounds Whole Weight
FB14-054 July 28, 2014 REMINDER: Deadline Approaching for the Recently Modified Federally Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting Requirements
FB14-053 July 24, 2014 REMINDER: 2014 Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Seasons in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB14-052 July 17, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 25, 2014
FB14-051 July 16, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Sea Turtle Release Gear Workshops for Snapper-Grouper and Reef Fish Permitted Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB14-050 July 8, 2014 Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2014
FB14-049 July 7, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Jacks in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 15, 2014
FB14-048 July 3, 2014 New Requirements for Sale of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic

FB14-047

July 3, 2014

NOAA Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Pilot Study by Alabama For-Hire Vessels Evaluating an Allocation-Based Management System

FB14-046 July 2, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Deep-Water Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 10, 2014
FB14-045 July 1, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Publishes Correction Notices for Coral Amendment 8 Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability
FB14-044 June 24, 2014 NOAA Fisheries and State Partners Request Help from Fishermen to Collect Information on South Atlantic Red Snapper During the 2014 Season
FB14-043 June 17, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on June 23, 2014
FB14-042 June 16, 2014 NOAA Announces New Regulations for King and Spanish Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region
FB14-041 June 9, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic
FB14-040 June 3, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Rule to Expand Boundaries of Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and to Modify Transit Provisions – Comment Period Ends July 3, 2014
FB14-039 June 2, 2014 Recreational Harvest of Golden Tilefish and Snowy Grouper Closing in the South Atlantic on June 7, 2014
FB14-038 June 2, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opening of the 2014 Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Seasons in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB14-037 May 23, 2014 Reminder: Procedures for Transferring Federal Gulf of Mexico Charter/Headboat Reef Fish Permits
FB14-036 May 22, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Proposed Actions to Expand Boundaries of Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and to Modify Transit Provisions - Comment Period Ends July 21, 2014
FB14-035 May 16, 2014 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Queen Conch in Federal Waters off Lang Bank in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, June 1, 2014

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FB14-034 May 14, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Revised 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in the Gulf of Mexico
FB14-033 May 9, 2014 Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2014
FB14-032 May 5, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on May 12, 2014
FB14-031 April 28, 2014 Changes to Recreational Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Fishing for 2014
FB14-030 April 25, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period Ends May 27, 2014
FB14-029 April 24, 2014 Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish Closing in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters on May 1, 2014
FB14-028 April 18, 2014 Federal Waters off South Carolina to Reopen to Fishing for Brown, Pink, and White Shrimp - Effective May 1, 2014
FB14-027 April 17, 2014 Reminder that Commercial Harvest of Black Sea Bass Using Pot Gear is Allowed in the South Atlantic Starting May 1
FB14-026 April 17, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Has Specified New, Temporary Catch Limits for Blueline Tilefish in the South Atlantic through Emergency Action - Comment Period Ends May 19, 2014
FB14-025 April 9, 2014 Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 19, 2014
FB14-024 April 9, 2014 Modifications to the Current Federally Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting Requirements
FB14-023 March 25, 2014 Reminder of Boundary Shifts, Commercial Quotas, and Trip Limits for King Mackerel
FB14-022 March 19, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to the Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Programs - Comment Period Ends April 18, 2014
FB14-021 March 19, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for King and Spanish Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic - Comment period ends May 5, 2014
FB14-020 March 19, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Actions Affecting King and Spanish Mackerel in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 18, 2014
FB14-019 March 17, 2014 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1

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FB14-018 March 14, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 14, 2014

FB14-017

March 5, 2014

Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Trip for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic

FB14-016 March 3, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on an Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for King and Spanish Mackerel - Comment period ends May 2, 2014
FB14-015 February 28, 2014 Commercial Harvest for the Longline Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on March 5, 2014
FB14-014 February 28, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on an Amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 29, 2014
FB14-013 February 24, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen about Recreational Red Snapper Federal Fishing Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico
FB14-012 March 11, 2014 NOAA Seeks Comments on Additional Information to be Considered When Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Extended to April 4, 2014
FB14-011 February 18, 2014 Commercial King Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Closing in the Southern Subzone
 
FB14-010 February 14, 2014 Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins on March 1, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time

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FB14-009 February 13, 2014 Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Southern West Coast Florida Subzone
FB14-008 February 10, 2014 Federal Waters Off South Carolina Closed to All Fishing for Brown, White, and Pink Shrimp Through May 31, 2014
FB14-007 February 3, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations - Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Headboat Reporting Requirements
FB14-006 January 30, 2014 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen of Changes to the Recreational Shallow-Water Grouper Closure
FB14-005 January 28, 2014 Closure of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone to King Mackerel Gillnet Fishing
FB14-004 January 27, 2014 King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone

FB14-003

January 17, 2014

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and Yellowedge Grouper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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FB14-002 January 14, 2014 Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida)

FB14-001

January 2, 2014

Proposed Modifications to the Current Federally-Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting Requirements - Comment Period Ends February 3. 2014