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2006 Fishery Bulletins

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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
FB06-063December 22, 2006Opportunity for Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)for the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery
FB06-062December 21, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Opening of the Snowy Grouper and Tilefish Fishery in the South Atlantic
FB06-061December 13, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Temporary Rule to Address Overfishing of Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper During 2007
FB06-059December 5, 2006Implementation of Vessel Monitoring Systems in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Delayed 90 Days Until March 7, 2007
FB06-058December 4, 2006A Revised Control Date for the Atlantic King Mackerel Fishery
FB06-057November 30, 2006Reminder to Commerical Fisheries Permit Holders Regarding Landings History and Control Dates
FB06-055November 22, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Publication of a Final Rule to Establish a Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in the Gulf of Mexico
FB06-054November 22, 2006Reminder About Gear Requirements for Sea Turtle and Smalltooth Sawfish Release as Required by Amendment 18A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico Effective Date: September 8, 2006
FB06-053November 28, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, December 1, 2006
FB06-052November 17, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service Announces a Seasonal Closure for the Gulf of Mexico Recreational Grouper Fishery from February 15 to March 15
FB06-051November 9, 2006Seasonal Prohibition of the Possession of Red Hind in Caribbean Federal Waters
FB06-050 October 27, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement Announces the Availability of a Reimbursement Program for Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Vessel Monitoring System Requirements
FB06-049 October 26, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Open at Noon, November 1, 2006
FB06-048 October 13, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service Seeking Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and Shrimp Fisheries
FB06-047 October 10, 2006Golden Tilefish and Snowy Grouper Commercial Fishery in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic will Close at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, October 23, 2006
FB06-046 October 10, 2006Recreational Red Snapper Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will close at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, November 1, 2006
FB06-045  October 3, 2006Reminder to commercial Red Snapper fishermen regarding eligibility determinations for the proposed Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program
FB06-044 October 3, 2006The commercial fishery for Gulf group king mackerel in the western zone is closed, effective 12:00 noon (local time) October 6, 2006, through June 30, 2007
FB06-043 October 3, 2006NOAA Fisheries Service has published a final rule to implement actions in Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
FB06-042September 27, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, October 1, 2006
FB06-041October 17, 2006 Reminder of Regulatory Changes to Protect Essential Fish Habitat in the Caribbean Exclusive Economic Zone
FB06-040September 21, 2006Notice of Final Rule for Amendment 13C to the Fishery management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP)
FB06-039September 18, 2006New Fees for Federal Fisheries permits begin October 2006 with initiation of new program to renew permits annually
FB06-038 August 31, 2006Public Comment Period Open on the Proposed Rule for Amendment 26 to Establish a Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB06-037 August 29, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will open at Noon, September 1, 2006
FB06-036August 11, 2006 Notice of Final Rule for Reef Fish Amendment 18A, Including Requirements for Vessel Monitoring Systems, Sea Turtle Release Gear, and permit Applications Small Entity Compliance Guide
FB06-035 August 11, 2006Seasonal Prohibition of the Possession of Black, Blackfin, Vermillion, and Silk Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, Effective October 1, 2006
FB06-034 August 8, 2006Public Comment Period Open on Amendment 26 to establish a Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB06-033July 25, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Open at Noon, August 1, 2006
FB06-032 July 17, 2006Tilefish Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Close at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, July 22, 2006
FB06-030 June 27, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Will Open at Noon, July 1, 2006
FB06-029 June 14, 2006Notice of Final Rule for Amendment 17 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan and Amendment 25 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (Small Entity Compliance Guide)
FB06-028 June 12, 2006Research and Development Project Funding Available under the Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN) and the Cooperative Research Program (CRP)
FB06-027 June 13, 2006Final Rule for a Regulatory Amendment to the Reef Fish Management Plan to set Recreational Management Measures for the Gulf of Mexico Grouper
FB06-026  June 9, 2006Proposed rule to implement Amendment 13C to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region Comment Period Open
FB06-025  June 1, 2006Public Comments requested on Amendment 13C to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region
FB06-024 May 26, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal waters will open at noon, June 1, 2006
FB06-023a June 13, 2006Deep-Water Grouper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will close at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, June 27, 2006 (NOAA Fisheries Service extends commercial season four days due to the effects of tropical system Alberto)
FB06-023 June 9, 2006Deep-Water Grouper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will close at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, June 23, 2006
FB06-022 May 23, 2006Proposed Rule to Implement Reef Fish Amendment 18A, Including Requirements for Vessel Monitoring Systems and Sea Turtle Bycatch Release Gear, is Available for Public Review and Comment
FB06-020April 26, 2006 Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will open at Noon, May 1, 2006
FB06-019 April 20, 2006Seasonal Prohibition of the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters at 12:01 A.M., Local Time, Effective April 1, 2006
FB06-018 April 5, 2006Vermilion Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, April 22, 2006
FB06-017 April 5, 2006A Proposed Rule for Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico Available for Public Comment
FB06-016  April 5, 2006Notice of Availability (NOA) of Amendment 17 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan and Amendment 25 to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan, and the Associated Proposed Rule
FB06-015  April 5, 2006Proposed Rule for a Regulatory Amendment to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan Available for Public Review and Comments
FB06-014 March 28, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will open at noon, April 1, 2006
FB06-013 March 27, 2006Gulf Council votes on Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB06-012 March 10, 2006Commercial King Mackerel Fishery closed for vessels using Hook-and-Line gear in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB06-011 March 6, 2006Commercial King Mackerel Fishery Closed for Vessels Using Run-Around Gillnets in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB06-010February 28, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will open at Noon, March 1, 2006
FB06-009February 23, 2006King Mackerel Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB06-008February 23, 2006Second Referendum for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Approved
FB06-006February 13, 2006Federal Permits Required in the South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery April 11, 2006
FB06-005February 16, 2006Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times for Shrimp Trawlers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana Waters out to 10 Nautical Miles
FB06-004January 26, 2006King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB06-003January 19, 2006Red Snapper Commercial Fishery in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Open at Noon, February 1, 2006
FB06-002January 19, 2006Gag, Red Grouper, and Black Grouper Commercial Fisheries in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters will Close February 15 until March 15, 2006
FB06-001January 6, 2006Notice of Second Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Referendum Schedule