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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
NR03-056December 19, 2003Oculina Comment Periods Open
NR03-055December 30, 2003Revised Proposed Rule to Establish Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Referendum Procedures and Vote Weighting Formula
NR03-053November 21, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, December 1, 2003, and Close at Noon, December 7, 2003
NR03-052November 12, 2003King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Northern Florida West Coast Subzone
NR03-051November 5, 2003Sargassum Harvesting Requirements Small Entity Compliance Guide
NR03-050November 5, 2003Proposed Rule for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic Available for Public Review and
Comment
NR03-049October 27, 2003King Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced to 500 Pounds per Day in Southern Florida West Coast Subzone for Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels
NR03-048 October 27, 2003Proposed Rule to Establish Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Referendum Procedures and Vote Weighting Formula
NR03-047October 21, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, November 1, 2003, and Close at Noon, November 10, 2003
NR03-045October 7, 2003Sargassum Fishery Management Plan Implemented
NR03-044September 30, 2003Deadlines for South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Non-Renewed Limited Access Endorsements Requests, Minimum Harvest, and Vessel Monitoring System Requirements
NR03-043September 30, 2003Proposed Rule to Reduce Bycatch in the Shrimp Fishery of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
NR03-042September 26, 2003Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic Available for Public Review and Comment
NR03-041September 22, 2003NOAA FISHERIES Reminds Shrimpers That New Regulations Are In Effect and Being Enforced
NR03-040September 23, 2003King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Western Gulf from U.S./Mexico Border to Alabama/Florida Boundary
NR03-039September 17, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, October 1, 2003, and Close at Noon, October 10, 2003
NR03-038August 22, 2003NOAA Fisheries Approves the use of a Large Hooped Hard Turtle Excluder Device (TED), Known as the Coulon TED
NR03-037August 13, 2003Reminder: South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Installation Required by October 14, 2003
NR03-036August 13, 2003Proposal for Bycatch Reduction for the Shrimp Fishery in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
NR03-035August 11, 2003Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Vessel Permit Reminder
NR03-034August 5, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Close at Noon, Aug. 7, 2003
NR03-033August 4, 2003NOAA Fisheries Accepting Comments on Proposal to Allow Coulon Turtle Excluder Device in Shrimp
Fishery
NR03-032July 23, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, August 1, 2003
NR03-031July 29, 2003Reminder of September 15, 2003, Application Deadline for Moratorium Charter Vessel or Headboat Permits for the Reef Fish Fishery and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
NR03-029July 21, 2003NOAA Fisheries Requests Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Vessel Captain Information for Individual Fishing Quota Referendum
NR03-028July 11, 2003Dolphin Feeding and Harassment Is Harmful and Illegal:  Boaters and Tourists Advised to Obey Law, Appreciate Dolphins From a Distance
NR03-027July 2, 2003NOAA FISHERIES Completes Annual Turtle Excluder Device Testing 160 Florida Sea Turtles Returned to the Wild
NR03-026July 1, 2003Shrimp Fishery to Re-open off Texas on July 15, 2003
NR03-025July 3, 2003NOAA Fisheries Completes Annual Turtle Excluder Device Testing 160 Florida Sea Turtles Returned to the Wild
NR03-024June 25, 2003Reminder of Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Renewal 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
NR03-023June 19, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, July 1, 2003
NR03-022May 22, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, June 1, 2003
NR03-021May 23, 2003Small Entity Compliance Guide Final Rule Revises Eligibility Criterion for Gulf Charter Vessel/Headboat Moratorium Permit
NR03-020May 16, 2003Reminder: South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Vessel Operator Permit Cards Required in South Atlantic Federal Waters off Florida/Georgia/North Carolina/South Carolina Starting on May 16, 2003
NR03-019May 12, 2003Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2003
NR03-018April 29, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, May 1, 2003
NR03-017April 22, 2003December 6, 2003, Control Date Established for the Commercial Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
NR03-016April 17, 2003Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Sargassum Habitat of the South Atlantic Region Available for Public Review and Comment
NOAA03-R119April 3, 2003NOAA TEDS RULE GOES INTO EFFECT For Most Shrimpers, New Turtle Excluder Device (TEDs) Rules Mean Minor Modifications to Nets
NR03-015March 28, 2003Red Snapper Recreational Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Opens at 12:01 a.m., April 21, 2003, and Closes 12:00 p.m., Oct. 31, 2003
NR03-014March 25, 2003Reminder: South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Vessel Operator Permit Cards Required in South Atlantic Federal Waters off Florida/Georgia/North Carolina/South Carolina Starting on May 16, 2003
NR03-013March 24, 2003Red snapper commercial fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal waters will open at noon, April 1, 2000
NR03-012March 13, 2003NOAA Fisheries Monitors Dolphin Dolphin Trapped in Freshwater May Need Assistance
NR03-011March 13, 2003Proposed Revision of Eligibility Criterion for Gulf Charter Vessel/headboat Moratorium Permit
NR03-010March 4, 2003King Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced to 500 Pounds per Day in Southern Florida West Coast Subzone for Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels
NR03-009February 21, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, March 1, 2003
NOAA03-R113February 21, 2003NOAA FISHERIES Publishes Rules to Modify Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs)
NR03-008February 3, 2003Commercial King Mackerel Fishery Closed For Vessels Using Run-around Gillnets In the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
NR03-007January 29, 2003King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish per Day For Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
NR03-006January 31, 2003Implementation of South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Amendment 5, Including the Limited Access Endorsement Program
NR03-005January 22, 2003Gag, Red Grouper, and Black Grouper Commercial Fisheries in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Close February 15 until March 15, 2003
NR03-004January 22, 2003Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, February 1, 2003
NR03-003January 10, 2003NOAA Fisheries Appoints New Southeast Regional Administrator
NR03-002January 8, 2003New, One-step Registration System Reduces Paperwork and Financial Burden on Southeast Fishermen
NR03-001January 13, 2003Greater Amberjack Study Seeks Commercial Fishermen March, April & May 2003