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Bulletin NumberDateTitle
FB13-110December 27, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces a Cost Sharing Program for the Electronic Logbook (ELB) Program in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
FB13-109December 26, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations - Modifications to South Atlantic Headboat Reporting Requirements
FB13-108December 26, 2013NOAA Fisheries Issues a Final Rule for Actions Impacting Snapper-Grouper Management
FB13-107December 23, 2013Gulf of Mexico Headboat Collaborative Pilot Program Begins January 1, 2014
FB13-106December 20, 2013NOAA is Seeking Public Comments on Modifications to the Current Federally Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting Requirements
FB13-105December 17, 2013Reminders Regarding the Individual Fishing Quota Programs in the Gulf of Mexico
FB13-104December 17, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in the Gulf of Mexico
FB13-103December 6, 2013Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Groupers in St. Thomas/St. John Federal Waters Closes on December 20, 2013

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FB13-102December 5, 2013Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Spiny Lobster in St. Croix Federal Waters Closes on December 19, 2013

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FB13-101November 27, 2013Hogfish Harvest Closing in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters on December 2, 2013
FB13-100November 27, 2013Commercial Harvest of Red Porgy and Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Closes on December 2, 2013
FB13-099November 15, 2013Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin December 1, 2013

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FB13-098November 8, 2013Commercial Harvest of Gag Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on November 13, 2013
FB13-097November 8, 2013Commercial Harvest of Blue Runner Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on November 14, 2013
FB13-096November 7, 2013NOAA Seeks Public Input in Preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a Reef Fish Amendment to Revise Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Catch Allocations - Comment Period Ends December 9, 2013

 
FB13-095November 7, 2013NOAA Fisheries Reminds Gulf of Mexico Fishermen the Recreational Gag Season Closes at 12:01 A.M. on December 3, 2013
FB13-094November 7, 2013Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Triggerfish and Filefish in St. Croix Federal Waters Closes on November 21, 2013

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FB13-093October 29, 2013New Commercial Trip Limit for the Harvest of Queen Conch in Federal Waters off St. Croix is in Effect

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FB13-092October 25, 2013Western Zone to Re-Open to Commercial King Mackerel Fishing
FB13-091October 25, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on a Proposed Rule to Modify Headboat Reporting Requirements for in the Gulf of Mexico

 
FB13-090October 23, 2013Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Reopens on October 28, 2013

 
FB13-089October 22, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Cost Sharing Proposal for the Electronic Logbook Program in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery  - Comment period ends November 6, 2013

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FB13-088October 10, 2013Northern Florida West Coast Closing to King Mackerel Commercial Fishing
FB13-087October 7, 2013Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Day for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB13-086October 1, 2013Commercial Harvest of Red Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Closes on October 8, 2013
FB13-085October 1, 2013Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters to Close
FB13-084September 30, 2013Recreational Harvest of Wrasses in Puerto Rico Federal Waters Closes on October 21, 2013

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FB13-083September 27, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule for Headboats in the South Atlantic Comment Period Ends October 28, 2013
FB13-082September 27, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Actions Affecting Snapper-Grouper Management – Comment Period Ends October 28, 2013
FB13-081September 23, 2013Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Northern West Coast Florida Subzone
FB13-080September 23, 2013Commercial Harvest of Cardinal and Queen Snapper in Puerto Rico Federal Waters Closed on September 21, 2013

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FB13-079September 20, 2013NOAA Fisheries is Increasing Catch Limits for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic and Implementing an Annual Prohibition of Pot Gear
FB13-078September 20, 2013Seasonal 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, 2013

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FB13-077September 20, 2013Seasonal 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, 2013

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FB13-076September 19, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Actions Affecting Headboat Vessels Fishing for Snapper-Grouper, Coastal Migratory Pelagics, and Dolphin-Wahoo in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends November 18, 2013
FB13-075September 18, 2013Western Gulf of Mexico Closing to King Mackerel Commercial Fishing

FB13-074

September 18, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions Affecting Snapper-Grouper Management

FB13-073September 13, 2013NOAA Announces a Quota Increase for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and a 14-Day Supplemental Recreational Season Beginning October 1, 2013
FB13-072September 12, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Modify the Commercial Trip Limit for the Harvest of Queen Conch in Federal Waters of the U.S. Caribbean

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FB13-071August 26, 2013NOAA Announces Approval of an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Pilot Study by Gulf of Mexico Headboats Evaluating an Allocation-Based Management System
FB13-070August 15, 2013NOAA Fisheries and State Partners Request Help from Fishermen to Collect Information on South Atlantic Red Snapper During the 2013 Season
FB13-069August 13, 2013NOAA Fisheries is Implementing Actions for Yellowtail Snapper and Shallow-Water Groupers in the South Atlantic
FB13-068August 12, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces Sea Turtle Release Gear Workshops for Snapper-Grouper Permitted Vessels in the South Atlantic
FB13-067August 12, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Increase Red Snapper Quotas and Potentially Re-open the 2013 Recreational Fishing Season - Comment Period Ends August 29, 2013
FB13-066August 6, 2013NOAA Fisheries Published a Final Rule to Modify Management of Vermilion Snapper and Red Porgy in the South Atlantic
FB13-065August 2, 2013NOAA Announces a New Bag Limit for Vermilion Snapper, the Annual Catch Limit for Yellowtail Snapper, and the Elimination of the Reef Fish Venting Tool Requirement
FB13-064July 31, 2013Commercial Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Closes on August 10
FB13-063July 31, 2013NOAA Announces Modifications to Gulf of Mexico Coastal Migratory Pelagic and Reef Fish Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Renewal and Transfer Requirements

FB13-062

July 30, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Establish Minimum Size Limits for Harvest of Parrotfish From Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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FB13-061July 19, 2013August 2013 Opening of Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic Federal Waters and Final Rule to Consider Future Seasons
FB13-060July 5, 2013Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2013
FB13-059July 2, 2013Status of Possible Opening in 2013 of Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB13-058July 2, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Actions for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends August 1, 2013
FB13-057June 28, 2013Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Closes on July 7
FB13-056June 21, 2013NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Modify the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Migratory Pelagic and Reef Fish Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Renewal and Transfer Requirements - Comment Period Ends July 8, 2013
FB13-055June 18, 2013Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack Closing in the Gulf of Mexico  Federal Waters on July 1
FB13-054June 17, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic
FB13-053June 13, 2013Commercial Harvest of Jacks in South Atlantic Waters Closes on June 18, 2013
FB13-052June 13, 2013NOAA Fisheries Issues a Final Rule to Streamline the Closure Process for the Penaeid Shrimp Fishery During Cold Weather Events

FB13-051

June 7, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Modify Management of Queen Conch in Federal Waters of the U.S. Caribbean  - Comment Period Ends July 8, 2013

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FB13-050

June 6, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Asks for Public Input in Preparation for Developing a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for Federal Waters of St. Thomas/St. John, United States Virgin Islands: Moving from Species Based to Island Based Management - Comment Period for the Notice of Intent Ends July 8, 2013

 


FB13-049

June 6, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Asks for Public Input in Preparation for Developing a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for Federal Waters of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands: Moving from Species Based to Island Based Management - Comment Period for the Notice of Intent Ends July 8, 2013

 


FB13-048

June 6, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Asks for Public Input in Preparation for Developing a Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for Federal Waters of Puerto Rico: Moving from Species Based to Island Based Management - Comment Period for the Notice of Intent Ends July 8, 2013

 

FB13-047June 5, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to the Recreational Red Snapper Season in the Gulf of Mexico Gulf-Wide Season Set at 28 Days
FB13-046June 4, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces the Gulf of Mexico Gag Recreational Season and Modification to the Recreational Shallow-Water Grouper Closure
FB13-045June 4, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Modify Management of Seagrasses in Federal Waters of the U.S. Caribbean

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FB13-044

May 29, 2013

Recreational Harvest of Golden Tilefish Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on June 3, 2013

FB13-043May 24, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Actions for Yellowtail Snapper and Shallow-Water Groupers in the South Atlantic
FB13-042May 23, 2013NOAA Fisheries Increases Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota and Sets 2013 Federal Recreational Season
FB13-041May 22, 2013Recreational Harvest of Snowy Grouper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on May 31, 2013
FB13-040May 14, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish
FB13-039May 13, 2013Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 23, 2013
FB13-038May 7, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions to Improve Management of Vermilion Snapper and Red Porgy in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends June 7, 2013
FB13-037May 7, 2013NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Set a Bag Limit for Vermilion Snapper, Set the Annual Catch Limit for Yellowtail Snapper, and Eliminate the Venting Tool Requirement - Comment Period Ends June 6, 2013
FB13-036April 30, 2013NOAA Fisheries Extends a Temporary Rule that Increased the Commercial Annual Catch Limit for Yellowtail Snapper in the South Atlantic - Effective May 6, 2013
FB13-035April 29, 2013Commercial Harvest of Golden Tilefish Closed to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters
FB13-034April 29, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Actions for Red Snapper in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends May 29, 2013
FB13-033April 23, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish
FB13-032April 5, 2013February 10, 2011, Control Date Established for the Commercial Trap Sectors of the Reef Fish and Spiny Lobster Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean - Comment Period Ends May 6, 2013
FB13-031April 4, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments - Proposed Rule Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota Increase - Comment Period Ends April 19, 2013
FB13-030April 2, 2013NOAA Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Pilot Study by Gulf of Mexico Headboats Evaluating an Allocation-Based Management System
FB13-029April 1, 2013Reminder of Boundary Shifts and Commercial Quotas and Trip Limits for King Mackerel

FB13-028

March 25, 2013

Reduced Season Lengths for Several Species Groups in the U.S. Caribbean for the 2013 Fishing Year

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FB13-027March 22, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to the Recreational Red Snapper Season in the Gulf of Mexico
FB13-026March 21, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends April 22, 2013
FB13-025March 21, 2013NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen about Recreational Red Snapper Federal Fishing Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico

FB13-024

March 20, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Announces 2013 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Grants Program

FB13-023March 20, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on a Proposed Rule to Streamline the Closure Process for the Penaeid Shrimp Fishery During Cold Weather Events - Comment Period Ends April 19, 2013

FB13-022

March 19, 2013

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
 

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FB13-021March 14, 2013Commercial King Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Closing In the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone
FB13-020March 12, 2013NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Actions for Red Snapper in the South Atlantic – Comment Period Ends May 13, 2013

FB13-019

March 11, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule for U.S. Caribbean Parrotfish Minimum Size Limits - Comment Period Ends April 10, 2013

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FB13-018March 8, 2013Trip Limit Adjustment for Commercial Harvest of Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic Waters
FB13-017March 8, 2013Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Southern West Coast Florida Subzone

FB13-016

March 6, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Modify Management of Seagrasses in Federal Waters of the U.S. Caribbean - Comment Period Ends April 5, 2013

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FB13-015March 4, 2013NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions to Improve South Atlantic Penaeid Shrimp Management - Comment Period Ends May 3, 2013

FB13-014

February 25, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of the U.S. Caribbean Region

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FB13-013February 22, 2013NOAA is Seeking Comments to the Proposed Rule for Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan
FB13-012February 21, 2013NOAA Fisheries is Seeking Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish the Gulf of Mexico Gag Recreational Season and Modify the Recreational Shallow-Water Grouper Closure

FB13-011

February 20, 2013

Fishermen Are Reminded of the Importance of Complying With All TED Regulations Under New Fleet-wide TED Performance Standard for Shrimp Otter Trawls

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FB13-010

February 20, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Reminds Shrimp Fishermen of Tow Time Restrictions on Skimmer, Pusher-head, and Wing-Net Trawls in Lieu of TEDs

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FB13-009

February 12, 2013

Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, March 1, 2013

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FB13-008February11, 2013Trip Limit Decreased to 300 Pounds Per Day for Commercial Harvest of Golden Tilefish in the South Atlantic
FB13-007February 7, 2013Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on February 13, 2013
FB13-006January 30, 2013NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Recreational Regulations for Shallow-Water Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico

FB13-005

January 29, 2013

King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone


FB13-004

January 17, 2013

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and Yellowedge Grouper in Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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FB13-003January 15, 2013NOAA Fisheries Reminds Recreational Fishers That the February 1 Through March 31 Shallow-water Grouper Closure Is Still in Effect for All Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
FB13-002January 2, 2013Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida)

FB13-001

January 2, 2013

Reminder of Seasonal Closure for Shallow Water Grouper in the South Atlantic - Closure Begins January 1, 2013