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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
FB09-071 December 31, 2009NOAA is Seeking Comments on Amendment 31 to Change Bottom Longline Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-070 December 21, 2009Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Program Reminders
FB09-069 December 16, 2009Clarification of Selected Reef Fish Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico for 2010
FB09-068 December 10, 2009Reminder of Seasonal Closure for Shallow Water Snapper-Grouper in the South Atlantic
FB09-067 December 10, 2009NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs
FB09-066 December 7, 2009Commercial Fishery for Black Sea Bass Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Waters
FB09-065 December 4, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations to Reduce Overfishing of Red Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB09-064 November 20, 2009Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, December 1, 2009
FB09-063 November 13, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 31: Sea Turtles and Bottom Longline Gear in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
FB09-062 November 16, 2009NOAA Fisheries Publishes a Final Rule for South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Amendment 15B
FB09-061 November 10, 2009Changes to the Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in the Gulf of Mexico Effective January 1, 2010
FB09-060 November 2, 2009Greater Amberjack Commercial Harvest Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB09-059 October 30, 2009Reminder of Seasonal Boundary Shifts and Other Regulatory Issues for Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
FB09-058 October 23, 2009Recreational Fishery for Vermilion Snapper Closed to Vessels Fishing in South Atlantic Federal Waters on November 1, 2009
FB09-057 October 19, 2009Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Announcements
FB09-056 October 19, 2009King Mackerel Commercial Fishery to Close in Northern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB09-055 October 19, 2009Recreational Closure for Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-054 October 16, 2009New Rule: Bottom Longline Gear Restriction in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery
FB09-053 October 7, 2009South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper Regulation Clarification
FB09-052  October 1, 2009NOAA Announces Rule Changes to the South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Fishery
FB09-051 September 23, 2009Seasonal 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, 2009
FB09-050 September 4, 2009Commercial Fishery for Vermilion Snapper Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on September 18, 2009
FB09-049 September 4, 2009King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Western Gulf of Mexico from U.S./Mexico border to Alabama/Florida Boundary
FB09-048 August 31, 2009NOAA Announces an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for Groupers and Tilefishes in the Gulf of Mexico and Other Changes to Commercial Reef Fish Regulations
FB09-047July 27, 2009 Opportunity for Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Proposal to Protect South Atlantic Deepwater Coral Ecosystems
FB09-046 July 24, 2009REMINDER: NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery
FB09-045 July 8, 2009Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open off Texas on July 15, 2009
FB09-044  July 8, 2009March 24, 2009, Control Date Established for the Reef Fish, Queen Conch, and Spiny Lobster Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean
FB09-043  July 8, 2009Commercial Fishery for Golden Tilefish Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB09-042  July 7, 2009NOAA Announces the Four Month Closure of “The Edges” to Protect Gag and Other Groupers During Spawning in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-041 July 6, 2009NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Interim Rule to Reduce Overfishing of Red Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB09-040 June 30, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Regulations for the South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fishery
FB09-039 June 29, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery
FB09-038 June 25, 2009NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to the South Atlantic Rock Shrimp Fishery
FB09-037 June 17, 2009Deepwater Grouper Commercial Fishery Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB09-036 June 4, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Amendment 15B
FB09-035 June 4, 2009NOAA Seeking Public Comment on the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-034  June 1, 2009NOAA Seeking Public Comment on South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment
FB09-033 May 26, 2009NOAA Requests Submission of Landing Locations for Current and Proposed Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs
FB09-032 May 11, 2009Commercial Fishery For Black Sea Bass Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB09-031 May 8, 2009Commercial Fishery for Tilefishes Closed to Vessels Fishing in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB09-030 May 7, 2009Closure of the Red Snapper Recreational Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-029 May 1, 2009Federal Waters Off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2009
FB09-028 April 30, 2009NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery Including an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB09-027 April 29, 2009Emergency Rule: Bottom Longline Gear Restriction in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery
FB09-026 April 17, 2009NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Establish a Four Month Closed Area in the Gulf of Mexico Comment Period Ends May 4, 2009
FB09-025 April 17, 2009NOAA Announces New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Grouper Effective May 18, 2009
FB09-024 April 13, 2009Reminder of Upcoming Changes for Bycatch Reduction Devices in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
FB09-023  April 13, 2009Golden Tilefish Trip Limit Decreased to 300 Pounds Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB09-022April 8, 2009 NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Amendment 29 - Grouper and Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in the Gulf of Mexico
FB09-021March 23, 2009 King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed in Western Gulf of Mexico from U.S./Mexico Border to Alabama/Florida Boundary
FB09-020 March 18, 2009December 31, 2008, Control Date Established for the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Reef Fish Fishery
FB09-019 March 13, 2009Reminder of Seasonal Boundary Shifts Beginning April 1, 2009, for Atlantic and Gulf Groups of King Mackerel off the Florida Coast
FB09-018 March 6, 2009Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2009
FB09-017 March 3, 2009Gulf Group King Mackerel Commercial Fishery Closed to Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB09-016 February 25, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Receives Petitions for Emergency Rulemaking to Reduce Loggerhead Sea Turtle Bycatch
FB09-015 February 23, 2009King Mackerel Commercial Hook-And-Line Fishery Will Close in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB09-014 February 20, 2009A Revised Control Date for the South Atlantic Black Sea Bass Pot Fishery
FB09-013 February 20, 2009Notice of Federal Data Collections in the Gulf Shrimp Fishery in 2009
FB09-012 February 20, 2009A New Control Date for the South Atlantic Golden Tilefish Fishery
FB09-011 February 6, 2009NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for Changes to South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Regulations
FB09-010 January 29, 2009King Mackerel Trip Limit to Remain at 50 Fish Per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB09-009 January 29, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Reopens Comment Period for Proposed Critical Habitat Rule for the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish
FB09-008 January 28, 2009King Mackerel Commercial Gillnet Fishery to Close in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB09-006 January 20, 2009REMINDER: Requirements for the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery
FB09-005 January 16, 2009Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Seasonal Closures and Grouper Regulation Changes
FB09-004 January 13, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Publishes Final Rule to Establish Marine Protected Areas for Snapper-Grouper in U.S. Federal Waters of the South Atlantic
FB09-003 January 12, 2009Seasonal 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
FB09-002 January 12, 2009NOAA Fisheries Service Announces the Publication of a New Final Rule to Implement Minimum Conservation Standards for Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Imports
FB09-001 January 6, 2009Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper and Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ) Referendum Result