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.
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This is an unofficial compilation of Federal regulations prepared in the Southeast Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service. (Last Updated June1, 2015)
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Policy Branch Radio Announcements
- Seasonal Fishing Restrictions in U.S. Caribbean Waters off Puerto Rico Starting on December 1, 2015
- Seasonal Fishing Restrictions in U.S. Caribbean Waters off the USVI Starting on December 1, 2015
- Caution for Right Whales off of Georgia and Florida from November 15 to April 15
- Caution for Right Whales off of North and South Carolina from November 1 to April 30