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2004 Fishery Bulletins

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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
NR04-053December 9, 2004NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Input on Carribbean Coral Status
NR04-050November 23, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Open at Noon, December 1, 2004, and Close at Noon, December 15, 2004
NR04-049November 16, 2004October 15, 2004, Control Date Established as an Eligibility Requirement for the Commercial Grouper Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
NR04-048November 5, 2004Reminder of Federal Permit Information Change Notification Requirement, and South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Requirements, and VMS Reimbursement Deadline
NR04-047November 5, 2004Shallow-Water Grouper Commercial Fishery In Gulf Of Mexico Federal Waters Will Close at 12:01 a.m., November 15, 2004
NR04-046November 4, 2004Operator Permits for the South Atlantic Rock Shrimp and Atlantic Dolphin and Wahoo Fisheries
NR04-044October 21, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery In Gulf Of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open At Noon, November 1, 2004, And Close At Noon, November 10, 2004
NR04-043October 19, 2004King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed In Western Gulf From U.S./Mexico Border To Alabama/Florida Boundary
NR04-040September 13, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery In Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, October 1, 2004, and Close at Noon, October 10, 2004
NR04-037August 4, 2004Reminder of Vessel Permit, Dealer Permit, and Vessel Operator Permit Card Requirements in the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery in Federal Waters of the Atlantic
NR04-036August 5, 2004Reminder of Federally-Funded Competitions
NR04-035July 22, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will open at noon, August 1, 2004
NR04-034July 8, 2004New Cooperative Study to Explore effort in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
NR04-033July 2, 2004Shrimp Fishery to Re-open off Texas on July 15, 2004
NR04-032July 2, 2004Deep-water Grouper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will close at 12:01 am., July 15, 2004
NR04-031June 28, 2004NOAA Fisheries Urge Boaters to Protect Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals during Fourth of July Busy Weekend
NR04-030June 25, 2004NOAA Fisheries Completes Annual Turtle Excluder Device Testing 160 Florida Sea Turtles Returned to the Wild
NR04-029June 22, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery In Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Open at noon, July 1, 2004
NR04-028June 18, 2004The National Marine Fisheries Service Reminds Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishermen to Use TEDs and BRDs as Required
NR04-027June 15, 2004Final Rule Implements Secretarial Amendment 1 Establishing a Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper Small Entity Compliance Guide
NR04-026June 8, 2004NOAA Fisheries Imposes Emergency Rule to Protect Sea Turtles from Drowning in Shrimp Trawls in South Atlantic Waters
NR04-025June 7, 2004Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) and Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs), A Reminder
NR04-024June 2, 2004Reminder of Requirement: Federal Fisheries Permit Holders MUST Advise the National Marine Fisheries Service of Any Changes to Application Information Within 30 DAYS
NR04-023May 27, 2004Final Rule for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic
NR04-022May 25, 2004Reminder That Charter Vessel or Headboat Permits Are Required For The Reef Fish Fishery And Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
NR04-021May 21, 2004June Commercial Red Snapper Opening
NR04-020May 10, 2004Final Rule Extends the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Reserves, Small Entity Compliance Guide
NR04-019May 3, 2004Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2004
NR04-018April 26, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, May 1, 2004
NR04-017April 8, 2004King Mackerel Commercial Hook-and-line Fishery Closed in Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
NR04-016March 30, 2004Oculina Closure Extended
NR04-015March 19, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, April 1, 2004
NOAA-03-r-118March 19, 2004More than 60 Bottlenose Dolphins Die in Unusual Mortality Event in Florida - NOAA Fisheries Gets Preliminary Tests Results: Cause of Mortality Still A Mystery
NR04-014March 19, 2004King Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced to 500 Pounds per Day in Southern Florida West Coast Subzonefor Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels
NR04-013March 19, 2004Red Snapper Recreational Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Opens at 12:01 A.M., April 21, 2004, and Closes 12:00 P.m., October 31, 2004
NOAA-03-r-118March 19, 2004More than 60 Bottlenose Dolphins Die in Unusual Mortality Event in Florida - NOAA Fisheries Gets Preliminary Tests Results: Cause of Mortality Still A Mystery
NR04-012March 5, 2004Initial Referendum for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Approved
NR04-011March 4, 2004December 10, 2003, Control Date Established for the Commercial Penaeid Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
NR04-010February 27, 2004Trip Limit Reduced to 1,500 Pounds per Day Off the Florida East Coast for Vessels Commercially Fishing for Spanish Mackerel
NR04-009February 24, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, March 1, 2004
NR04-008February 12, 2004Final Rule to Establish Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Referendum Procedures and Vote-weighting Formula
NR04-007January 30, 2004King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-and-line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
NR04-006January 26, 2004NOAA FISHERIES Reminds Boaters: Give Right Whales Wide Berth - Federal Law Prohibits Approaching Endangered Right Whales Within 500 Yards
NR04-005January 27, 2004Gag, Red Grouper, and Black Grouper Commercial Fisheries in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Close Feb 15 until March 15, 2004
NR04-004January 14, 2004New Marine Noaa Weather Radio Transmitter Serves Tampa Bay and Adjacent Coastal Waters
NR04-003January 14, 2004Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, February 1, 2004
NR04-002January 12, 2004Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) Required in the Shrimp Fishery of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
NR04-001January 5, 2004Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) Required in the Shrimp Fishery of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico