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 2017 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
FB17-020 March 24, 2017 South Atlantic Black Sea Bass Recreational Season
FB17-019 March 22, 2017 NOAA Announces New Online IFQ Species Identification Guide

FB17-018

March 21, 2017

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in the U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters

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FB17-017 March 17, 2017 South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper Commercial Trip Limit Reduced to 555 Pounds Whole Weight on March 22, 2017
FB17-016 March 17, 2017 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Federal Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Will Close on March 24, 2017
FB17-015 March 1, 2017 Request for Comments: Modifications to Commercial Permit Restrictions for King and Spanish Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Federal Waters
FB17-014 February 24, 2017 King Mackerel Trip Limit to Remain at 50 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB17-013 February 22, 2017 Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Florida West Coast Southern Subzone Will Close on February 25, 2017
FB17-012 February 21, 2017 Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Modify Management of Atlantic Cobia (Georgia through New York)
FB17-011 February 21, 2017 Seasonal Closure of Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Area in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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FB17-010 February 15, 2017 Request for Comments on the Proposed Rule to Modify the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters


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FB17-009 February 14, 2017 NOAA Fisheries Issues New Decals and Fees for Gulf of Mexico Charter and Headboat Permits
FB17-008 February 10, 2017 Final Rule Modifies Gear Requirements and Fishing Year for Yellowtail Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
FB17-007 February 10, 2017 Commercial Gillnet Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone Will Close on February 10, 2017
FB17-006 February 2, 2017 Delay in Implementation of a Final Rule for Black Sea Bass and for Dolphin in Federal Waters of the Atlantic
FB17-005 January 31, 2017 Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Southern Zone Commercial Trip Limit Reduction to 1,500 pounds on February 6, 2017
FB17-004 January 25, 2017 Atlantic Cobia (Georgia through New York) Recreational Fishing Season is Closed in Federal Waters
FB17-003 January 18, 2017 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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FB17-002 January 13, 2017 Request for Comments on an Amendment to Modify the Timing of Accountability Measure-Based Closures in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters

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FB17-001 January 5, 2017 Request for Comments: Proposed Actions to Implement Special Management Zones in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic Region