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Bulletin Number Date Title
FB15-056 July 29, 2015 Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Re-Opens on August 1, 2015
FB15-055 July 21, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Re-opening of Commercial and Recreational Sectors for Snowy Grouper in the South Atlantic with New Regulations - Small Entity Compliance Guide
FB15-054 July 17, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Commercial Fishermen that the Recreational Bag Limit Applies for Some Species After a Commercial Closure if the Recreational Season is Open
FB15-053 July 17, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule to Expand Boundaries of Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and to Modify Transit Provisions
FB15-052 July 15, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Generic Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans for Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, and Dolphin and Wahoo - Comment Period Ends September 14, 2015
FB15-051 July 14, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Actions to Modify Trip Limits for Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel in the Southern Zone
FB15-050 July 10, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen that the Last Day of the Federal For-Hire Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Season is Tuesday, July 14, 2015
FB15-049 July 9, 2015 Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2015
FB15-048 July 7, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Greater Amberjack Closing in Gulf of Mexico  Federal Waters on July 19
FB15-047 July 2, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Commercial King Mackerel Fishermen that the Gulf Florida West Coast Northern Subzone Opens October 1, 2015
FB15-046 July 1, 2015 Reminders: Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in the South Atlantic Waters
FB15-045 June 29, 2015 Recreational Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on July 6, 2015
FB15-044 June 25, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on June 30, 2015
FB15-043 June 24, 2015 Commercial Harvest Closure of Atlantic Dolphin Extended to June 30, 2015
FB15-042 June 19, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Atlantic Dolphin Will Close on June 24, 2015
FB15-041 June 16, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Jacks in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on June 23, 2015
FB15-040 June 5, 2015 Recreational Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on June 10, 2015
FB15-039 June 5, 2015 NOAA Announces Red Snapper Will Remain Closed in South Atlantic Federal Waters in 2015
FB15-038 June 5, 2015 NOAA Seeks Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Reallocate the Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico - Comment Period Ends July 20, 2015

 
FB15-037 June 4, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region -Comment Period Ends July 6, 2015
FB15-036 June 2, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes for Snapper-Grouper Species and Gray Triggerfish Management Measures
FB15-035 May 20, 2015 Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Queen Conch in Federal Waters off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Begins on June 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time

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FB15-034 May 6, 2015 Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2015
FB15-033 May 1, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on May 8, 2015
FB15-032 April 30, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Commercial and Recreational Quota Increases for Red Snapper and the Recreational Seasons in the Gulf of Mexico
FB15-031 April 22, 2015 NOAA Establishes Separate Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Quotas for  Private and For-Hire Fishermen
FB15-030 April 9, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Actions to Modify Trip Limits for Atlantic Group Spanish mackerel in the Southern Zone - Comments Due: May 11
FB15-029 April 8, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region - Comment Period Ends May 8, 2015
FB15-028 April 7, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces New Recreational Fishing Regulations for Red Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico - Small Entity Compliance Guide
FB15-027 April 6, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 15, 2015
FB15-026 April 2, 2015 Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 7, 2015
FB15-025 April 1, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Red Snapper Quotas in the Gulf of Mexico
FB15-024 March 31, 2015 Reminder of Boundary Shifts, Commercial Quotas, and Trip Limits for King Mackerel
FB15-023 March 27, 2015 NOAA Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Collect Red Drum in Federal Waters off Mississippi - Comment Period Ends April 23, 2015
FB15-022 March 27, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Is Implementing Management Measures to End Overfishing of Blueline Tilefish in the South Atlantic
FB15-021 March 25, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2015-2016 Recreational Fishing Season for Black Sea Bass in the South Atlantic Region
FB15-020 March 20, 2015

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for or Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins on April 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time

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FB15-019 March 19, 2015 NOAA Announces New Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Accountability Measures - Small Entity Compliance Guide
FB15-018 February 26, 2015 King Mackerel Trip Limit Increases to 75 Fish per Day for Commercial Hook-And-Line Vessels Fishing in the Florida East Coast Subzone
FB15-017 February 23, 2015 Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Trip for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic
FB15-016 February 20, 2015 Atlantic Group Spanish Mackerel Trip Limit Reduced for Commercial Vessels Fishing in the Southern Zone (Florida)
FB15-015 February 23, 2015 Annual Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Federal Waters of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Begins on March 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m., Local Time

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FB15-014 February 19, 2015 Closure of the Southern Florida West Coast Subzone to King Mackerel Gillnet Fishing
FB15-013 February 12, 2015 Commercial Harvest for Golden Tilefish Using Longline Gear in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on February 19, 2015
FB15-012 February 5, 2015 Reminder: King Mackerel Trip Limit Change - Became Effective December 19, 2014
FB15-011 February 2, 2015 Commercial King Mackerel Hook-and-Line Fishing Closing In the Southern Subzone
FB15-010 January 27, 2015

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic -Small Entity Compliance Guide

FB15-009 January 27, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Modifications to Red Grouper Recreational Management in the Gulf of Mexico
FB15-008 January 26, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Royal Red Shrimp Regulation
FB15-007 January 26, 2015 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish Federal Fishing Season to Close
FB15-006 January 23, 2015 NOAA Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish Two Recreational Sub-Quotas for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper - Comment Period Ends March 9, 2015
FB15-005 January 22, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Management Measures to End Overfishing of Blueline Tilefish in the South Atlantic - Comment Period Ends February 23, 2015
FB15-004 January 21, 2015 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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FB15-003 January 20, 2015 Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in the Southern West Coast Florida Subzone
FB15-002 January 16, 2015 Notice of Availability for Public Comments on a Proposal to Establish Two Recreational Sub-Quotas for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper - Comment Period Ends March 17, 2015

FB15-001

January 9, 2015

Southeast Region Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Implementation Plan Available for Public Comment - Comment Period Ends February 9. 2015