Southeast Fishery Bulletin  
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ATE: November 20, 2017
CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries Division, 727-824-5305

NOAA Fisheries Offers Paperless Ways to Receive Information about Fishing Regulations and Management Actions




  • This is an annual reminder that NOAA Fisheries offers you three ways to receive your fishery bulletins. These bulletins contain fishing regulation information and are typically referred to as "the blue sheets."
  • You may receive a copy of the bulletin three ways:
    • Electronic/E-mail
    • Mail
    • Text Message Notifications


  • Electronic/E-mail:
    • To receive an on-line copy of the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fishery Bulletin, which explains current and proposed fishing regulations please visit You can unsubscribe at any time. 
    • The electronic copy of the bulletin, sent via e-mail, will be delivered to you faster than a paper copy, is in color, features informational links, and reduces paper use.

    • Note: If you already receive electronic fishery bulletins via email, your subscription will not be affected and you do NOT need to sign up again now.

  • Mail:
    • In an effort to better serve you, we want to update our records so the Southeast Fishery Bulletins you receive are of interest to you.
    • Please use the form below and let us know which regional specific bulletins you would like to receive.
    • Send your response to the following address:
      • National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
        Southeast Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries
        263 13th Avenue South
        Saint Petersburg, FL  33701
    • Note: If you already receive fishery bulletins in the mail, you still need to complete the attached form and send it back to NOAA Fisheries. If you do not send to the address above, you will not receive any bulletins in the mail.

  • Text Message Notifications:
    • NOAA's Text Message Alert Program allows you to receive important fishery related alerts via text message (SMS).
    • Text alerts you may receive include:
      • Immediate fishery openings and closures
      • Any significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly
    • Sign up for one or more of the following groups:
      • Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
        • Text GULFRECFISH to 888777
      • Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
        • Text GULFCOMMFISH to 888777
      • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
        • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777
      • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
        • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
      • Caribbean Fisheries Related Alerts
        • Text CARIBFISH to 888777
  • This change will be EFFECTIVE January 1, 2018.




Please check all that apply:


_____    Gulf of Mexico


_____    South Atlantic


_____    Caribbean


_____    IFQ (Individual Fishing Quota) Program


_____    All of the Above




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