The Policy Branch coordinates and oversees the procedures and processing of all documents, including proposed and final regulations, for publication in the Federal Register, ensuring that such documents are in the required format and are concisely and clearly written. The Policy Branch serves as a focal point within the Sustainable Fisheries Division with respect to regulatory policy, consistency, and the implementation of Federal regulations.
This information (regulations) is provided by the Southeast Regional Office, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for the use and convenience of interested persons. The information available through this site may change over time. Official sources of information, such as the Federal Register, control in the event of any discrepancy appearing on NMFS home pages.
Contact the Policy Branch:
To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call:
Click the link above for the electronic CFR for federally managed fisheries in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic. The e-CFR is updated regularly by the Office of the Federal Register.
Tips for navigating Federal regulations:
For links to historic fishery management plans and their amendments, and the corresponding proposed and final rules for fisheries in the Southeast Region, click here.
Policy Branch Radio Announcements
- Commercial and Recreational Closure for Spiny Lobster in Federal Waters off Puerto Rico Starting on December 10, 2016
- Commercial closure for Atlantic cobia off Georgia through New York starts on December 6, 2016
- Caution for Right Whales off Georgia and Northeast Florida from November 15 to April 15
- Caution for Right Whales off North and South Carolina from November 1 to April 30