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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
NR02-064December 23, 2002Emergency Rule Extends Permit-related Deadlines Contained in Final Rule Implementing the For-hire (Charter Vessel or Headboat) Permit Moratorium for the Reef Fish Fishery and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
NR02-063December 3, 2002King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Northern Florida West Coast Subzone
NR02-061November 26, 2002South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) to Develop a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the U.S. Atlantic Coast: Request for Comment
NR02-060November 27, 2002King Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced to 500 Pounds per Day In Northern Florida West Coast Subzone For Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels
NR02-058November 25, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, December 1, 2002, and Close at Noon, December 7, 2002
NR02-057November 1, 2002Fisheries Service Announces the Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times in Certain State Waters of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana
NR02-056October 31, 2002Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Cancels Joint Meeting of the Reef Fish Management Committee and Artificial Reef Committee
NR02-055October 24, 2002King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Western Gulf from U.S./Mexico Border to Alabama/Florida Boundary
NR02-054October 22, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, November 1, 2002, and Close at Noon, Nov 10, 2002
NR02-052October 7, 2002Red Snapper Recreational Season Closes At 12:01 A.M. on Nov 1, 2002
NR02-051October 3, 2002Final Rule Establishes a Trap Limitation Program for the Stone Crab Fishery in Federal Waters off West Florida
NR02-050September 23, 2002NOAA Fisheries Restricts Gillnets off Georgia and Florida to Protect Whales
NR02-049September 20, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, October 1, 2002, And Close at Noon, Oct. 10, 2002
NR02-048September 6, 2002Gulf Shrimp Vessel Permits: A Reminder and a Correction
NOAA 02-116September 4, 2002NOAA Fisheries Determines Atlantic White Marlin Does Not Warrant Listing Under the Endangered Species Act
NR02-047September 4, 2002NOAA Fisheries Restricts Large-mesh Gillnets in Pamlico Sound to Protect Sea Turtles
NR02-046September 6, 2002Public Comment Period on Proposed Rule for Amendment 5 (Rock Shrimp) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
NR02-045August 15, 2002Gulf Council Seeks Public Input on Scope of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements to Be Developed in Support of 1) Proposed Amendment 13 to the Gulf Shrimp Fishery Management Plan and 2) a Red Snapper Rebuilding Plan
NOAA-R136August 15, 2002NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Draft Plan to Reduce Deaths of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in Fisheries
NR02-043August 7, 2002Vessel Permits for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico And Prohibition of Traps in the Royal Red Shrimp Fishery
NR02-042August 2, 2002Public Comment Period on Amendment 5 (Rock Shrimp) to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
NR02-041July 19, 2002Harvest of Cobia by Speargun or Powerhead in Federal Waters off the South Atlantic States
NR02-040July 17, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, August 1, 2002, and Close at Noon, August 7, 2002
NR02-039July 5, 2002Shrimp Fishery to Re-open off Texas on July 15, 2002
NR02-038July 19, 2002New Management Measures Approved to Establish a Moratorium on the Issuance of Charter Vessel or Headboat (For-Hire) Permits for the Reef Fish Fishery and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
NR02-037July 3, 2002Proposed Rule Published for a Trap Limitation Program for the Stone Crab Fishery in Federal Waters off West Florida
NR02-036June 27, 2002NOAA Fisheries Forecasts above Average 2002 Season for Brown Shrimp in Western Gulf of Mexico
NR02-035June 24, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, July 1, 2002, and Close at Noon, July 7, 2002
NR02-034May 24, 2002NOAA Fisheries Imposes Emergency Rule to Protect Sea Turtles from Drowning in Shrimp Trawls in South Atlantic Waters
NR02-033May 23, 2002NOAA Fisheries Requests Shrimp Trawlers in South Atlantic Waters to Use Modified TEDs to Protect Migrating Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
NR02-032May 21, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, June 1, 2002
NR02-031May 10, 2002NOAA Fisheries Extends Requirement of Modified TEDs for Shrimp Trawlers in Waters from the Extreme Northern Edge of Georgia to Southern North Carolina Waters to Protect Migrating Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
NR02-030May 10, 2002NOAA Announces $337,200 Federal Funding For Southeast Fishery Habitat Restoration
NR02-029May 6, 2002Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2002
NR02-028May 2, 2002NOAA Fisheries Requests Shrimp Trawlers in GA Waters (zone 31) to Continue Using Modified TEDs to Protect Migrating Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
NR02-027April 26, 2002NOAA Fisheries Requires Modified TEDs for Shrimp Trawlers in Waters from the Extreme Northern Edge of Georgia to Southern North Carolina Waters to Protect Migrating Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
NR02-026May 21, 2002Trap Limitation Program Proposed for the Stone Crab Fishery in Federal Waters off West Florida
NR02-024April 19, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, May 1, 2002
NR02-023April 19, 2002NOAA Fisheries Requires Modified TEDs for Shrimp Trawlers in GA Waters to Protect Migrating Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
NR02-R117April 11, 2002NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Seasonal Gillnet Restrictions to Protect Whales Off Georgia and Florida
NR02-021April 2, 2002NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Moratorium on For-Hire Permits in Gulf of Mexico
NR02-020April 3, 2002Public Comment Period on an Amendment for a Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Moratorium in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
NR02-019April 3, 2002Public Comment Period on Proposed Rule to Establish a Moratorium on the Issuance of Charter Vessel or Headboat (for-hire) Permits for the Reef Fish Fishery and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
NR02-018April 3, 2002NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments Regarding a Proposal To Leave Federal Waters off Texas Open To Shrimping for the 2002 Fishing Year
NR02-017March 22, 2002Use of Powerheads to Target Cobia in Federal Waters off the South Atlantic States Is Prohibited
NR02-016March 21, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, April 1, 2002
NR02-015March 22, 2002Commercial King Mackerel Fishery Closed until July 1, 2002 In the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone For Vessels Using Hook-and-line Gear
NR02-014March 21, 2002Red Snapper Recreational Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Opens at 12:01 A.m., April 21, 2002 And Closes 12:00 P.m., October 31, 2002
NR02-013March 18, 2002NOAA Fisheries Takes Emergency Action to Protect Migrating Sea Turtles from Monkfish Gillnets off NC and VA
NR02-012March 8, 2002Trip Limit Reduction for the Hook-and-Line Fishery for Gulf Group King Mackerel in the Florida West Coast Southern Sub-Zone
NR02-011March 14, 2002Informational Update from the Southeast Region Permits Office
NR02-010March 22, 2002South Atlantic Seasonal Closure and Possession Limits
NR02-009February 25, 2002New Management Measures Proposed for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 11)
NR02-008March 1, 2002Trip Limit Reduced to 1,500 Pounds per Day Off the Florida East Coast for Vessels Commercially Fishing for Spanish Mackerel
NR02-007February 21, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, March 1, 2002
NR02-006February 11, 2002NOAA Fisheries' Marine Mammal Authorization Program Integrates with States' Fishery License Systems
NR02-005January 28, 2002Commercial King Mackerel Fishery Closed For Vessels Using Run-around Gillnets In the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
NR02-004January 25, 2002Comments Requested on Comprehensive Amendment Addressing Sustainable Fishery Act (SFA) Definitions for Fishery Management Plans in the U.S. Caribbean
NR02-003January 22, 2002King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish per Day For Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
NR02-002January 9, 2002Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, February 1, 2002
NR02-001January 11, 2002Gag, Red Grouper, and Black Grouper Commercial Fisheries in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Close February 15 until March 15, 2002