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Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Plan

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (Commercial) Quota Transfer

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (Commercial) Quota Transfer
Issued
11/28/2022

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Shark Research Fishery

NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications from commercial shark fishermen interested in participating in the 2023 Shark Research Fishery.
Issued
11/02/2022

Submit Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

NOAA Fisheries is requesting nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP).
Issued
10/31/2022

2023 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery: Quotas, Retention Limits, and Opening Date

2023 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery: Quotas, Retention Limits, and Opening Date
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Published
09/08/2022

Adjustment of 2022 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas

Adjustment of 2022 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Issued
07/14/2022

Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review

Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review Request for Information.
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Issued
04/04/2022

Proposed 2022 Restricted-Fishing Days in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery

This rule will apply to the Atlantic Tunas General category and HMS Charter/Headboat fisheries.
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Published
03/04/2022

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Shark Research Fishery

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Shark Research Fishery
Issued
11/19/2021

Comments Requested: Atlantic HMS Exempted Fishing and Related Permits in 2022

Comments Requested: Atlantic HMS Exempted Fishing and Related Permits in 2022
Issued
11/17/2021
Issued
11/05/2021

Atlantic Shark Fishery Review (SHARE)

Atlantic Shark Fishery Review (SHARE) Document Now Available.
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Issued
10/25/2021

Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit Increase

Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico region with Shark Directed limited access permits may retain up to 55 large coastal sharks (LCS) other than sandbar sharks, including hammerhead sharks, and blacktip sharks per vessel per trip as of August 24, 2021.
Effective
08/24/2021

Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: MSA Guidelines and National Policy Directives

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability to the of Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan.
Published
08/19/2021

2022 Atlantic Shark Fishery Year Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits

2022 Atlantic Shark Fishery Year Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits
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Issued
08/05/2021

NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Northern Area Trophy Fishery

NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Northern Area Trophy Fishery
Effective
05/11/2021

Proposed Rule to Implement General Category Restricted-Fishing Days for the 2021 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year

This proposed rule would alert the regulated community of our intent to resume use of restricted-fishing days (RFDs) as an effort control for the General category quota
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Issued
05/11/2021

NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Incidental Trophy Fishery

NOAA Fisheries closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna angling category gulf of Mexico incidental trophy fishery.
Effective
05/04/2021

Proposed Rule to Implement Federal Atlantic Tunas Regulations in Maine State Waters

NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule to add Maine to the list of states for which federal Atlantic tunas regulations are applicable within state waters.
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Issued
04/23/2021

Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit Increase

Fishermen in the Atlantic with Shark Directed limited access permits may retain up to 55 large coastal sharks (LCS) other than sandbar sharks, including hammerhead sharks, per vessel per trip as of March 23, 2021.
Effective
03/23/2021

Public Meeting for 2021 Shark Research Fishery Selected Participants

NOAA Fisheries is holding a meeting for selected participants to discuss the 2021 Shark Research Fishery permit terms and conditions. Participants can join by Webex or by phone.
Effective
03/22/2021

Comments Requested on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits in 2021 for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

NOAA Fisheries announces its intent to issue exempted fishing permits, scientific research permits, display permits, letters of acknowledgement and shark research fishery permits for the research and collection of Atlantic highly migratory species in 2021
Effective
11/25/2020

Amendment 14 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Shark Quota Management

NOAA Fisheries is exploring options for implementing management measures to be consistent with the current National Standard 1 policy guidelines for Atlantic sharks in the HMS management unit.
Published
09/23/2020

Final Rule: 2023 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery: Quotas, Retention Limits, and Opening Date

Final Rule: 2023 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery: Quotas, Retention Limits, and Opening Date
Issued
11/14/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (Commercial) Quota Transfer

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (Commercial) Quota Transfer
Published
10/05/2022
Published
10/03/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Commercial Quota Transfer

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Commercial Quota Transfer
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Published
09/08/2022

Fishery Closure: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category

Fishery Closure: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category closing September 5, 2022.
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Effective
09/05/2022

Bluefin Tuna General Category (Commercial) Fishery Closure

Closure of the bluefin tuna general category (commercial) fishery.
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Effective
08/10/2022

Zero Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limit

No shortfin mako sharks may be landed or retained in any U.S. Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) fishery until further notice.
Effective
07/05/2022

Inseason Adjustments to Gulf of Mexico Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Atlantic Hammerhead Shark Quotas

Adjustments to Gulf of Mexico Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Atlantic Hammerhead Shark Quotas
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Effective
06/29/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
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Issued
06/28/2022

Final 2022 Restricted-Fishing Days in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery

Final 2022 Restricted-Fishing Days in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery
Issued
05/31/2022

Final Rule: Changes to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and North Atlantic Albacore Quotas

NOAA Fisheries announces modifications to the annual U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna and North Atlantic albacore quotas.
Published
05/31/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
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Issued
05/24/2022

Fishery Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Incidental Trophy Fishery

Fishery Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Incidental Trophy Fishery
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Issued
05/17/2022

Adjustment to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Retention Limit

The daily retention limits for recreational fishermen go into effect Friday, May 6, 2022.
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Effective
05/06/2022

Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closure

Fishermen aboard vessels with an Atlantic Tunas General or Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permit may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna after 11:30 p.m., February 11, 2022.
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Issued
02/10/2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category January- March Subquota Adjustment; Default One-fish Limit Will Apply

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category January- March Subquota Adjustment; Default One-fish Limit Will Apply
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Issued
12/20/2021

Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery to Reopen for Four Days

General Category Bluefin Fishery to Reopen for Four Days, December 20-23, 2021
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Issued
12/17/2021

Fishery Quota Adjustment and Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (December 2021 Subquota Time Period)

NOAA Fisheries has adjusted the Atlantic bluefin tuna General category December 2021 subquota by adding 15.5 metric tons (mt) of quota remaining from the adjusted September and October through November subquotas.
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Issued
12/13/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota Adjustment
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Issued
11/23/2021

Final Rule: 2022 Commercial Shark Fishing Quotas, Dates & Retention Limits

Final Rule: 2022 Commercial Shark Fishing Quotas, Dates & Retention Limits
Issued
11/10/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category October through November Subquota Adjustment and Adjustment of 2021 North Atlantic albacore tuna and North and

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category October through November Subquota to 212.2 mt through Quota Transfer and announces adjusted 2021 North Atlantic albacore tuna and North and South Atlantic swordfish quotas
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Issued
10/01/2021

Fishery Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery (September 2021 Subquota Time Period)

Fishery Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery (September 2021 Subquota Time Period)
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Issued
09/21/2021

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category September Subquota to 207.3 mt through Quota Transfer

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category September Subquota to 207.3 mt through Quota Transfer
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Issued
09/09/2021

Final Rule to Implement Federal Atlantic Tunas Regulations in Maine State Waters

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to add Maine to the list of states for which Federal Atlantic tunas regulations are applicable within state waters.
Effective
09/06/2021

Final Rule: Restricted-Fishing Days in the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule regarding the use of restricted-fishing days (RFDs) in the Atlantic Tunas General category and HMS Charter/Headboat fisheries.
Issued
08/06/2021

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category Quota to 76 mt through Quota Transfer

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category Quota to 76 mt through Quota Transfer
Issued
08/04/2021

NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery (June through August 2021 Subquota Time Period)

NOAA Fisheries Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery (June through August 2021 Subquota Time Period)
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Effective
08/04/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
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Effective
07/11/2021

Final Rule: Changes to Some North Atlantic Swordfish and Shark Retention Limits and Inseason Adjustment Criteria

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule that will modify retention limits and related regulatory procedures for some swordfish and shark permit types.
Effective
06/01/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Commercial Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
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Issued
05/21/2021

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

NOAA Fisheries is adjusting Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limits for recreational fishermen.
Effective
05/02/2021

Fishery Closure: Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks Management Groups in Western Gulf of Mexico Subregion

Commercial fisheries for the linked aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management groups in the western Gulf of Mexico subregion will close at 11:30 p.m. local time on March 8, 2021.
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Effective
03/08/2021
Published
03/01/2021
Published
02/26/2021

Adjustments to the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Purse Seine and Reserve Category Quotas and the General category January-March 2021 Subquota

NOAA Fisheries has reallocated 164.5 metric tons (mt) of bluefin tuna quota from the Purse Seine to the Reserve category. The available quota for the 2021 Purse Seine category is 55 mt.
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Effective
02/08/2021

Adjustment to the Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit

NOAA Fisheries is adjusting the Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limits in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions effective January 1, 2021.
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Effective
01/01/2021

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Subquota

NOAA Fisheries announces adjustment to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category January-March 2021 Subquota to 49 mt through Quota Transfer; Default One-fish Limit Will Apply
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Issued
12/22/2020
Effective
12/14/2020

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota to 28.9 mt through Quota Transfer

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota to 28.9 mt through Quota Transfer
Effective
12/01/2020

Amendment 11 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

Amendment 11 implements management measures to address overfishing and rebuild the overfished North Atlantic shortfin mako shark stock. These measures are based on the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) stock asse
Effective
03/03/2019

Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Essential Fish Habitat

NOAA Fisheries conducted a 5-year review of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and determined that updates to HMS EFH were warranted. Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP was undertaken to update HM
Effective
08/30/2017

Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

The purpose of Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishery management plan (FMP) is to end overfishing on, and rebuild the dusky shark stock. Draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (77 FR 73029) propos
Effective
06/05/2017

Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

The final rule to implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan is now available.  This Amendment implements management measures in the shark fisheries and could affect fishermen who fish for smoothho
Effective
03/15/2016

Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Future of the Shark Fishery

The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as part of the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. If you have any problems accessing these
Effective
08/18/2015

Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Bluefin Tuna Management

NOAA Fisheries proposed Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address bluefin tuna management concerns due to recent trends and characteristics of the bluefin fisheries. The final rul
Effective
01/01/2015

Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Management of Atlantic Swordfish

The final rule for Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) implements new and modified commercial vessel permits to retain and sell a limited number of swordfish caught on rod and reel, ha
Published
08/21/2013

Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In the draft of Amendment 5, NOAA Fisheries proposed measures designed to reduce fishing mortality and rebuild various overfished Atlantic shark species, including dusky sharks. The measures would also ensure that a limited sustainable shark fishery
Published
07/01/2013

Amendment 4 to the HMS Fishery Management Plan: Caribbean Management Measures

In 2012, NOAA Fisheries finalized changes to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan related to the U.S. Caribbean territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Published
10/01/2012

Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In 2010 NOAA Fisheries published a final rule implementing Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The rule implements conservation and management measures for blacknose sharks, shortfin mako
Published
10/01/2010

Amendment 1 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Essential Fish Habitat

In 2009, NOAA Fisheries amended the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan based on a review of Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). The document examines alternatives for updating HMS EFH, considers habitat are
Published
06/01/2009

Amendment 2 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: Atlantic Shark Management Measures

In 2008, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule implementing the management measures for Amendment 2 to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. The management measures were designed to rebuild overfished species and prevent overfishi
Effective
07/24/2008

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 05/23/2022