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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
FB12-093December 19, 2012NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule for South Atlantic Commercial Golden Tilefish - Comment Period Ends January 18, 2013
FB12-092December 19, 2012Reminders Regarding the Individual Fishing Quota Program in the Gulf of Mexico
FB12-091December 18, 2012NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
FB12-090December 11, 2012Commercial Harvest of Atlantic Wahoo Closing on December 19, 2012
FB12-089December 10, 2012Commercial Harvest of Snowy Grouper Closing to Vessels Fishing in South Atlantic Waters on December 19, 2012
FB12-088December 6, 2012Commercial Harvest of Red Snapper and Gray Triggerfish in the South Atlantic Federal Waters will Re-open from December 12 – 19, 2012

FB12-087

December 6, 2012

NOAA Fisheries Publishes a Final Rule to Allow Transfer of Black Sea Bass Pot Endorsement (Effective January 7, 2013)

 

FB12-086December 5, 2012Commercial Harvest of Blue Runner Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on December 10, 2012

FB12-085

November 9, 2012

Commercial Harvest of Shallow-Water Grouper and Red Snapper in the South Atlantic Federal Waters will Re-open for  Eight Days Starting November 13, 2012


FB12-084

November 9, 2012

Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, December 1, 2012

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FB12-082

November 7, 2012

NOAA Fisheries Increases the Commercial Annual Catch Limit For Yellowtail Snapper in the South Atlantic - Effective November 7, 2012

FB12-081October 26, 2012NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 18B for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period Ends December 26, 2012
FB12-080October 26, 2012Reminder of Boundary Shifts and Commercial Quotas and Trip Limits for King Mackerel

FB12-079

October 26, 2012

In Order to Determine Whether the Commercial Season May Re-Open, NOAA Fisheries is Requesting Dealers in the South Atlantic to Report Purchases of Red Snapper that Occurred During the 2012 Season

FB12-078October 19, 2012Final Rule: Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Permit Income Requirement and Dual-permitted Crew Size Small Entity Compliance Guide
FB12-077October 19, 2012NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for Shallow-water Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico Comment period ends November 19, 2012
FB12-076October 12, 2012NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 38 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment period ends December 11, 2012 

FB12-075

October 10, 2012

Commercial Harvest of Shallow-Water Grouper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on October 20, 2012


FB12-074

October 3, 2012

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic - Regulatory Amendment 12 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region


FB12-073

October 3, 2012

Commercial King Mackerel Fishing to Close in the Northern Florida West Coast Subzone

FB12-072October 2, 2012Commercial Harvest of Black Sea Bass Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on October 8, 2012
FB12-071September 26, 2012NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Wreckfish in the South Atlantic Region
FB12-070September 24, 2012Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on September 28, 2012

FB12-069

September 18, 2012

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, 2012

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FB12-068

September 18, 2012

Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Blackfin, Vermilion, Black, and Silk Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2012

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FB12-067September 12, 2012NOAA Fisheries and State Partners Request Help from Fishermen to Collect Information on South Atlantic Red Snapper During the 2012 Season
FB12-066September 10, 2012NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on a Proposed Rule to Allow Transfer of Black Sea Bass Pot Endorsements - Comment Period Ends September 25, 2012
FB12-065September 10, 2012The Commercial Sector for Yellowtail Snapper in the South Atlantic Will Not Close on September 11, 2012
FB12-064September 7, 2012Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program Participants in Portions of Louisiana Are Authorized to Use Paper-based Forms for Reporting through October 9, 2012
FB12-063August 29, 2012NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure Dates for the Commercial Harvest of the Deepwater Complex, the Porgy Complex,  Gray Triggerfish, and Yellowtail Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB12-062August 28, 2012Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Northern West Coast Florida Subzone
FB12-061August 27, 2012September Opening of Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB12-060August 24, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces Closure Date for the Harvest of South Atlantic Recreational Black Sea Bass
FB12-059August 22, 2012NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on an Action to Allow Transfer of Black Sea Bass Pot Endorsements - Comment Period Ends October 22, 2012
FB12-058August 20, 2012Individual Fishing Quota Program Administrative Changes Public Workshops
FB12-057August 17, 2012Western Gulf of Mexico Closing to King Mackerel Commercial Fishing
FB12-056July 27, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Spiny Lobster in the Florida Keys
FB12-055July 19, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule Modifying the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Rebuilding Plan - Comment Period ends August 20, 2012
FB12-054July 20, 2012NOAA Seeks Comment-Proposed Rule: Increase Annual Catch Limits for Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic Regulatory Amendment 12 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period ends August 20, 2012
FB12-053July 18, 2012NOAA Fisheries Has Revised the Commercial Quota for Greater Amberjack in the South Atlantic
FB12-052July 18, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments – Proposed Rule Reef Fish Permit Income Requirement and Dual-permitted Crew Size – Comment Period ends August 17, 2012
FB12-051July 10, 2012NOAA seeks comments – Amendment 34 - Gulf of Mexico: Reef Fish Permit Income Requirement and Dual-permitted Crew Size – Comment Period ends September 10, 2012
FB12-050July 6, 2012Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2012
FB12-049July 3, 2012NOAA is Seeking Public Comment on Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Rebuilding Plan Amendment - Comment Period ends September 4, 2012
FB12-048June 29, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces an Extension to the Gulf of Mexico Recreational Red Snapper Season
FB12-047June 21, 2012NOAA Schedules Additional Public Hearing in Florida for Proposed Rule to Require Turtle Excluder Device Use for Skimmer Trawls, Pusher-Head Trawls, and Wing Nets (Butterfly Trawls)
FB12-046June 20, 2012NOAA Schedules Public Hearing in Florida for Proposed Rule to Require Turtle Excluder Device Use for Skimmer Trawls, Pusher-Head Trawls, and Wing Nets (Butterfly Trawls)
FB12-045June 19, 2012Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish Closing to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters on July 1, 2012
FB12-044June 15, 2012Commercial Harvest of the Jacks Complex Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB12-043June 11, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Has Implemented a Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper in the South Atlantic
FB12-042June 5, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Reminds Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fishermen about Reef Fish Season Openings and Closure
FB12-041May 31, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for South Atlantic Black Sea Bass (Regulations effective July 1, 2012)
FB12-040May 31, 2012Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish Closing to Vessels Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters on June 11, 2012
FB12-039May 30, 2012Recreational Harvest of Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic Waters is Closing on June 8, 2012
FB12-038May 30, 2012Final Rule - Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota Increases and Recreational Season
FB12-037May 21, 2012NOAA Certifies Additional Designs and Materials for Fishermen Currently Required to Use Turtle Excluder Devices
FB12-036May 15, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment period ends June 14, 2012
FB12-035May 14, 2012Delayed Start Date of the 2012/2013 Commercial Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic
FB12-034May 14, 2012Effective Immediately - Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish Catch Limit Reduction NOAA Seeks Public Comment - Comment Period Ends June 13, 2012
FB12-033May 9, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service is Eliminating the 240-Foot (40-Fathom) Snapper-Grouper Prohibition in the South Atlantic
FB12-032May 8, 2012Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2012
FB12-031May 8, 2012NOAA Seeks Public Comment for Proposed Rule to Require Turtle Excluder Device Use for Skimmer Trawls, Pusher-Head Trawls, and Wing Nets (Butterfly Trawls)
FB12-030April 27, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 11 for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends June 26, 2012
FB12-029April 20, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Comments on a Supplemental Proposed Rule; Revision of Commercial Quota for Greater Amberjack in the South Atlantic
FB12-028April 13, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments - Proposed Rule: Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper: Increased Quota and Recreational Season
FB12-027April 11, 2012New Bycatch Reduction Devices Certified for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Shrimp Fisheries and Shrimp Effort Restrictions Relaxed in the Gulf of Mexico
FB12-026April 10, 2012Reminders Regarding the Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
FB12-024April 6, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Supplementary Rule for the Shallow-water Grouper Quotas and Annual Catch Limits in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends April 23, 2012
FB12-023March 30, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for Amendment 20A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period Ends April 30, 2012
FB12-022March 30, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish a Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 30, 2012
FB12-021March 29, 2012Adjustments to the 2012 Commercial Quota for Greater Amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico and Announcement of a Commercial Closure Date
FB12-020March 26, 2012Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2012

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FB12-019March 23, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Requests Public Comments on Proposed Regulations for South Atlantic Black Sea Bass - Comment Period Ends April 23, 2012
FB12-018March 22, 2012Reminder of Boundary Shifts and Commercial Quotas and Trip Limits for King Mackerel
FB12-017March 16, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, and Sargassum Habitat in the South Atlantic Region; and Dolphin and Wahoo in the Atlantic
FB12-016March 12, 2012King Mackerel Commercial Fishing Closing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB12-015February 27, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments on a Rebuilding Plan for Red Grouper in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 27, 2012
FB12-014February 23, 2012Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on February 29, 2012
FB12-013February 22, 2012Commercial King Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Closing in the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB12-012February 17, 2012Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Caribbean Federal Water Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, March 1, 2012

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FB12-011February 10, 2012Commercial Harvest of Golden Tilefish Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB12-010February 10, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Gulf of Mexico Grouper Regulations
FB12-009February 3, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic-Comment Period Ends March 19, 2012
FB12-008January 31, 2012King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased to 75 Fish Per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB12-007January 31, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Requests Public Comments on Actions Affecting South Atlantic Black Sea Bass - Comment Period Ends April 2, 2012
FB12-006January 24, 2012Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida)
FB12-005January 21, 2012Closure of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone to King Mackerel Gillnet Fishing
FB12-004January 18, 2012Seasonal Prohibition Regarding Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and 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, 2012

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FB12-003January 12, 2012NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Amendment 20A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 20A) - Comment Period Ends March 12, 2012
FB12-002January 11, 2012NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Revise Gag and Red Grouper Recreational Accountability Measures in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends January 27, 2012
FB12-001January 9, 2012Proposed Changes to Regulations for Bycatch Reduction Devices and Shrimp Effort Restrictions in the Southeastern Shrimp Fisheries - Comment Period Ends February 8, 2012