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 2018 Southeast Regional Fishery Bulletins

The NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office issues public announcements, Southeast Fishery Bulletins, or News Releases on different topics for the convenience of our constituents. The following links are all PDF documents. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view them. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it Free from Adobe's web site.

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Bulletin Number Date Title
FB18-004 January 19, 2018

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

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FB18-003 January 17, 2018 Request for Comments: Intent to Develop a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for State Management of Gulf of Mexico Recreational Red Snapper
FB18-002 January 17, 2018 Federal Waters Off South Carolina Closed to All Fishing for Brown, Pink, and White Shrimp
FB18-001 January 11, 2018 Final Rule to Implement Mutton Snapper Regulations in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 41)