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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
FB11-109December 30, 2011NOAA Seeks Comments on an Amended Proposed Rule to Change the Wreckfish Annual Catch Limit to 235,000 Pounds Whole Weight in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends January 17, 2012
FB11-108December 30, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Publishes Final Rule to Implement the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2
FB11-107December 30, 2011

NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Reef Fish, Queen Conch, Spiny Lobster, and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates in the U.S. Caribbean

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FB11-106December 30, 2011

NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Reef Fish and Queen Conch in the U.S. Caribbean

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FB11-105December 29, 2011NOAA Announces New Regulations for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
FB11-104December 29, 2011NOAA Approved a Final Rule to Implement Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures Amendment for Reef Fish, Red Drum, Shrimp, and Coral Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico (Generic Annual Catch Limits)
FB11-103December 22, 2011Reminders Regarding the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-102December 21, 2011Reminder of Seasonal Closure for Shallow Water Grouper in the South Atlantic
FB11-101December 20, 2011NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Eliminate the 240-Foot (40-Fathom) Snapper-Grouper Area Closure in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends January 19, 2012
FB11-100December 16, 2011NOAA Reminds Fishermen of the “THE EDGES” Area Closure Prohibiting Fishing from January 1 through April 30, and Other Area Closures
FB11-099December 9, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Requests Public Comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Actions to Limit Commercial Effort for South Atlantic Black Sea Bass - Comment Period Ends January 23, 2012
FB11-098December 2, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
FB11-097December 1, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the South Atlantic Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment - Comment Period Ends December 19, 2011
FB11-096November 30, 2011Control Date for the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB11-095November 15, 2011

Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, December 1, 2011

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FB11-094November 15, 2011Temporary Gag Regulations for the Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico to be Extended
FB11-093November 8, 2011NOAA Seeking Public Comment on the Proposed Rule to Implement the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 - Comment Period Ends November 25, 2011
FB11-092November 4, 2011Final Rule Changes to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Individual Fishing Quota Program: Online Account Application Requirements
FB11-091November 7, 2011

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment – Comment Period Ends November 22, 2011

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FB11-090November 2, 2011NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Change Gag, Red Grouper, and Shallow-Water Grouper Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends December 2, 2011
FB11-089October 28, 2011NOAA Announces an Increase in the Bag Limit and Commercial Quota for Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper
FB11-088October 27, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Gag and Red Grouper Amendment Submitted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council - Comment Period Ends December 27, 2011
FB11-087October 27, 2011

NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Implement the 2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment - Comment Period Ends November 18, 2011

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FB11-086October 25, 2011NOAA Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Reef Fish, Red Drum, Shrimp, and Coral Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico (Generic Annual Catch Limits Amendment) - Comment Period Ends November 18, 2011
FB11-085October 21, 2011Reminder of Seasonal Boundary Shifts Beginning November 1, 2011, for Atlantic and Gulf Groups of King Mackerel off the Florida Coast
FB11-084October 24, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Implement Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends November 21, 2011
FB11-083October 20, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on the South Atlantic Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment - Comment Period Ends December 19, 2011
FB11-082October 13, 2011Commercial Fishing for Greater Amberjack Closing in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB11-081October 7, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Announces Closure Date for the South Atlantic Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery
FB11-080October 5, 2011Adjustments to 2011-2012 Recreational Annual Catch Limit for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic
FB11-079October 4, 2011Commercial King Mackerel Fishing to Close in the Northern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB11-078September 29, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Announces a Temporary Rule that Closes the Recreational Sector of Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic
FB11-077September 29, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 18 for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Species in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic to Establish Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures - Comment Period Ends November 28, 2011
FB11-076September 26, 2011Comments Solicited on an Amendment to Set Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Reef Fish, Red Drum, Shrimp, and Coral Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends November 25, 2011
FB11-075September 26, 2011NOAA Seeking Public Comment on the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 - Comment Period Ends November 25, 2011
FB11-074September 23, 2011

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the 2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment (Revised) - Comment Period Ends Friday, November 25, 2011

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FB11-073September 23, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment - Comment Period Ends Friday, November 25, 2011
FB11-072September 23, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends October 24, 2011
FB11-071September 23, 2011NOAA Announces Repeal of the Fishery Management Plan for the Stone Crab Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-070September 20, 2011Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closes in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on September 30, 2011
FB11-069September 20, 2011NOAA is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Increase the Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Quota and Bag Limit
FB11-068September 13, 2011

Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Silk Snapper, Blackfin, Vermilion, and Black Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2011

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FB11-067September 13, 2011

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for and Possession of Council Managed Reef Fish in the Caribbean Federal Waters of Bajo de Sico Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2011

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FB11-066September 12, 2011Closure of the Western Gulf of Mexico Zone to Commercial King Mackerel Fishing
FB11-065September 2, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 10 for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends November 1, 2011
FB11-064August 31, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Reminds Recreational Fishermen the 2011 Gulf of Mexico Gag Recreational Fishing Season Opens at 12:01 A.M. on September 16
FB11-063August 17, 2011NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs
FB11-062August 19, 2011Increase in the 2011 Commercial Quotas for Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico and Announcement of a Commercial Season Re-Opening Date
FB11-061August 11, 2011Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota Increases
FB11-060August 3, 2011A New Control Date for the Commercial Wreckfish Sector of the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic
FB11-059July 20, 2011NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Repeal the Fishery Management Plan for the Stone Crab Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-058July 18, 2011

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment

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FB11-057July 8, 2011Commercial Harvest of Black Sea Bass Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on July 15, 2011
FB11-056July 6, 2011Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2011
FB11-055July 1, 2011NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-054June 23, 2011Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Sea Turtle Conservation and Recovery Actions and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings
FB11-053June 22, 2011Reminder: South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper Commercial Fishery Opens July 1, 2011
FB11-052June 17, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for South Atlantic Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment
FB11-051June 14, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Announces Approval and Effective Dates for South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Trip Limits and Bag Limit
FB11-050June 10, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Grouper Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-049May 31, 2011Reminder: Black Sea Bass to Re-open in the South Atlantic
FB11-048May 27, 2011Reminder: Recreational Measures for Snowy Grouper, Golden Tilefish, and Black Sea Bass
FB11-047May 27, 2011Temporary Regulations to Reset the 2011 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Gag Quota and Set a Recreational Gag Fishing Season
FB11-046May 23, 2011Federal Waters off South Carolina to Re-open to Shrimping
FB11-045May 17, 2011Reminder:  Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Bottom Longline Vessels Seasonal Closure (35 Fathom) June 1, 2011-August 31, 2011
FB11-044May 10, 2011Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2011
FB11-043May 5, 2011Final Rule Re-Defines Actual Ex-Vessel Value, Extends the Annual Maintenance Window for the Individual Fishing Quota Online System, and Removes Obsolete Grouper Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-042April 29, 2011

NOAA Fisheries Service Publishes a Final Rule to Establish Compatible Closures for Queen Conch in the U.S. Caribbean

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FB11-041April 28, 2011Adjustments to 2011 Recreational and Commercial Quotas for Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico and Announcement of a Commercial Closure Date
FB11-040April 28, 2011Establishment of a June and July Closed Season for the Recreational Harvest of Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-039April 28, 2011Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota Increases and Recreational Red snapper Season
FB11-038April 28, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Requests Public Comments on South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Trip Limits and Bag Limits - Comment Period April 29, 2011-May 16, 2011
FB11-037April 27, 2011Shallow-Water Grouper, Red Porgy, and Greater Amberjack Fisheries to Reopen in the South Atlantic
FB11-036April 27, 2011NOAA Eliminates the Proposed Snapper-Grouper Area Closure in the South Atlantic (Regulatory Amendment 10)
FB11-035April 21, 2011Commercial Fishing for Vermilion Snapper to Reopen in the South Atlantic Federal Waters May 1 until May 8, 2011
FB11-034April 21, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service to Update Guidelines that Promote Safety in Fisheries Regulations
FB11-033April 21, 2011Temporary Proposed Regulations to Reset the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Gag Quota and Set a Recreational Gag Fishing Season
FB11-032April 19, 2011NOAA Re-opens All Remaining Federal Waters Closed in Response to the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
FB11-031April 18, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
FB11-030March 31, 2011Commercial King Mackerel Fishing to Close in the Northern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB11-029March 25, 2011Reminder of Seasonal Boundary Shift Beginning April 1, 2011, for Atlantic and Gulf Groups of King Mackerel off the Florida Coast
FB11-028March 22, 2011Federal Waters off South Carolina Closed to All Fishing for Brown, White, and Pink Shrimp Through June 6, 2011
FB11-027March 21, 2011Commercial King Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Prohibited In the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB11-026March 21, 2011New Control Date Established for the South Atlantic Golden Crab Fishery
FB11-024March 17, 2011

Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2011

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FB11-023March 11, 2011Commerce and NOAA Release Draft National Aquaculture Policies, Invite Public Comment
FB11-022March 10, 2011Public Comment Period Reopened for a Proposed Rule to Establish a Recreational Fixed Closed Season for Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-021March 4, 2011Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on March 10, 2011
FB11-020March 4, 2011Commercial Harvest of Golden Tilefish Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB11-019March 3, 2011King Mackerel Trip Limit Will Decrease to 500 Pounds Per Day For Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB11-018February 24, 2011Reminder: Circle Hook Requirements in the South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery Effective March 3, 2011
FB11-017February 24, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comments on a Proposed Rule to Revise the Definition for Actual
Ex-Vessel Value, Extend the Annual Maintenance Window for the Individual Fishing Quota Online System, and to Remove Obsolete Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-016February 23, 2011Florida East Coast Subzone Closing to the Commercial Harvest of Gulf Group King Mackerel
FB11-015February 18, 2011NOAA is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-014February 11, 2011NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Eliminate a Snapper-Grouper Area Closure in the South Atlantic
FB11-013February 16, 2011Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida)
FB11-012February 4, 2011Closure of the Western Gulf of Mexico Zone to Commercial King Mackerel Fishing
FB11-011February 1, 2011Closure of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone to King Mackerel Gillnet Fishing
FB11-010February 1, 2011BP Oil Spill: NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters to Royal Red Shrimp Fishing
FB11-009February 1, 2011Reminder to Federal Fisheries Permit Holders Regarding Control Dates
FB11-008January 31, 2011King Mackerel Trip Limit to Remain at 50 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-and-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB11-007January 31, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Revised Control Date for Atlantic King and Spanish Mackerel
FB11-006January 31, 2011NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Revised Control Date for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic
FB11-005January 28, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Announces Closure Date for the South Atlantic Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery
FB11-004January 28, 2011NOAA Reminds Fishermen of the “THE EDGES” Area Closure Prohibiting Fishing from January 1 through April 30, and Other Area Closures
FB11-003January 25, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Establish a Fixed Closed Season for the Recreational Harvest of Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico
FB11-002January 20, 2011NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish Compatible Queen Conch Closures in the U.S. Caribbean
FB11-001January 19, 2011

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 Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, February 1, 2011

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