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Bulletin Number Date Title
FB08-070 December 30, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Amendment 16 to the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery Management Plan
FB08-069 December 24, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Amendment 16 to the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery Management Plan
FB08-068 December 22, 2008 Clarification on Grouper Regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB08-067 December 10, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper/Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program Referendum Being Conducted
FB08-066 December 2, 2008 Interim Measures for Gulf of Mexico Gag, Greater Amberjack, Red Snapper, and Gray Triggerfish Effective January 1, 2009
FB08-065 November 18, 2008 NOAA is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Change Gag, Red Grouper, and Shallow-Water Grouper Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico
FB08-064 November 14, 2008 Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m. Local Time, December 1, 2008
FB08-063 November 17, 2008 Changes to Regulations for Bycatch Reduction Devices for the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
FB08-062 November 7, 2008 Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times for Shrimp Trawlers in Certain State Waters off Texas
FB08-061 October 30, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper/Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program Referendum
FB08-060 October 30, 2008 Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times for Shrimp Trawlers in Certain State and Federal Waters Off Louisiana
FB08-059 October 28, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comment on a Shallow-Water Grouper Amendment Submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
FB08-058 October 24, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Landing Requirements
FB08-057 October 24, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Extends Use of Paper-based Forms for Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program through December 31, 2008
FB08-056 October 17, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comments on an Amendment to Establish Minimum Import Conservation Standards for Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus)
FB08-055 October 8, 2008 Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times for Shrimp Trawlers in Certain State and Federal Waters Off Texas
FB08-054 October 6, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Transfers Management Authority of Atlantic Red Drum
FB08-053 October 3, 2008 Deepwater Grouper and Tilefish Commercial Fisheries to Reopen in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters November 1, 2008
FB08-052  September 23, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Participants Authorized to Use Paper-based Forms for Reporting until October 24, 2008
FB08-051  September 26, 2008 Authorized Use of Restricted Tow Times for Shrimp Trawlers in Certain State and Federal Waters Off Louisiana
FB08-050  September 12, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service is Seeking Comments on a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico
FB08-049  September 10, 2008 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Black, Blackfin, Vermilion, and Silk Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2008
FB08-048  September 4, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper/Tilefish IFQ Program Referendum: Seeking Public Comment
FB08-047  August 27, 2008 Reminder on the Use and Transfer of Gulf Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Allocation
FB08-046  August 12, 2008 Commercial Fishery for Golden Tilefish Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB08-045  August 8, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service is Seeking Comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery
FB08-044  August 1, 2008 Opportunity for Public Comment on a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Amendment 16
FB08-043 July 22, 2008  REMINDER The Recreational Red Snapper Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Closes 12:01 a.m. Local Time August 5, 2008
FB08-042 July 16, 2008  NOAA Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Rule to Establish Marine Protected Areas for Snapper-Grouper in U.S. Federal Waters of the South Atlantic
FB08-041  July 9, 2008 Shrimp Fishery to Re-open off Texas on July 15, 2008
FB08-040  July 3, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Publication of a New Rule to End Overfishing and Rebuild Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Stocks
FB08-039  July 3, 2008 Extended Comment Period on Shrimp Bycatch Reduction Device Proposed Rule
FB08-038  July 3, 2008 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper/Tilefish IFQ Program: Seeking Public Comment
FB08-037  June 27, 2008 Spiny Lobster Minimum Import Size: Seeking Public Comments
FB08-036  June 6, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comments on Amendment to Establish Marine Protected Areas for Snapper-Grouper in U.S. Federal Waters of the South Atlantic
FB08-035  June 3, 2008 Proposed Changes to Regulations for Bycatch Reduction Devices in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
FB08-034  May 22, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Reminds South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Fishery Participants of Dealer Permitting Requirements
FB08-033  May 22, 2008 Golden Tilefish Trip Limit Decreased to 300 Pounds Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB08-032  May 19, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule Regarding Referenda Guidelines for IFQ Programs
FB08-031  May 5, 2008 Federal Waters Off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2008
FB08-030  May 2, 2008 Reminder of New Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishing Requirements for Non-stainless Steel Circle Hooks, Venting Tools, and Dehooking Devices
FB08-029   May 5, 2008 Deep Water Grouper Commercial Fishery Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB08-028   May 5, 2008 Commercial Fishery for Tilefishes Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB08-027   May 1, 2008 Opportunity for Public Comment on a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B
FB08-026  May 1, 2008 Opportunity for Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Amendment 16
FB08-025  April 10, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to End Overfishing and Rebuild Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Stocks
FB08-024  April 8, 2008 Notice of New Observer Program for the South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery
FB08-023  April 8, 2008 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 A.M., Local time, April 1, 2008
FB08-022  April 2, 2008 Golden Tilefish Trip Limit Will Not Decrease to 300 Pounds Per Day on April 6 for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB08-021  April 2, 2008 NOAA Seeking Public Comment on a Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Amendment
FB08-020  April 3, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Rule to Transfer Management Authority of Atlantic Red Drum
FB08-019  March 28, 2008 Notice of Current Federal Data Collection Requirements in the For-Hire Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
FB08-018  March 27, 2008 Golden Tilefish Trip Limit Decreased to 300 pounds Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB08-017  March 25, 2008 Early Closure of the Red Snapper Recreational Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
FB08-016  March 20, 2008 King Mackerel Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds Per Day For Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB08-015 March 20, 2008  NOAA Approves Amendment to Implement Rebuilding Plans for South Atlantic Stocks of Snowy Grouper, Black Sea Bass, and Red Porgy
FB08-014  March 12, 2008 Reminder of Seasonal Boundary Shifts Beginning April 1, 2008, for Atlantic and Gulf Groups of King Mackerel off the Florida Coast
FB08-013  February 25, 2008 Commercial Seasonal Closures for Gag, Black Grouper, and Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic
FB08-012  February 20, 2008 Gulf Group King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB08-011  February 14, 2008 Notice of Federal Data Collections in the Gulf Shrimp Fishery in 2008
FB08-010  February 14, 2008 New Toll-Free Telephone Number and Other Changes Announced for NOAA Fisheries Southeast Permits Office
FB08-009  February 13, 2008 Regulatory Changes for Bycatch Reduction Devices in the Southeastern Shrimp Fishery
FB08-008  February 8, 2008 NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Publication of a Final Rule Changing the Timing of Trip Limits for the Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Fishery off the East Coast of Florida
FB08-007  February 4, 2008 King Mackerel Commercial Gillnet Fishery to Close in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB08-006 January 29, 2008  NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Publication of a Final Rule Implementing Regulations to Rebuild the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Stock
FB08-005  January 15, 2008 King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish Per Day For Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB08-004  January 10, 2008 Seasonal Closures for Gag, Red Grouper, Black Grouper, and Greater Amberjack in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
FB08-003  January 10, 2008 Seasonal Prohibition of Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, or Yellowedge Grouper in Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
FB08-002  January 4, 2008 NOAA Implements New Regulations for the Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper Fishery and The Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB08-001  January 2, 2008 Proposed Changes to the Start of Trip Limits for the Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Fishery off the East Coast of Florida