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Commercial Closure for Snowy Grouper in South Atlantic Federal Waters on July 24, 2018

FB18-049 South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin: For More Information Contact, Sustainable Fisheries, 727-824-5305
July 19, 2018 / Press Release /

NOAA Fisheries Introduces Amendment 11 for the Conservation of Shortfin Mako Sharks

Amendment 11 aims to prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished shortfin mako sharks.
July 18, 2018 / Press Release /
Photo of mako or blue shark

NOAA Fisheries is Increasing the Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit

The retention limit for the commercial aggregated large coastal shark and hammerhead shark management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region will increase from 3 to 36 large coastal sharks—other than sandbar sharks —per vessel, per trip as of July 18, 2018.
July 13, 2018 / Press Release /
Black tip shark in Galapagos

Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2018

FB18-048 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin: For More Information, Contact, 727-551-5602
July 09, 2018 / Press Release /

Final Rule to Revise Atlantic Shark Fishery Closure Regulations

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to revise the regulations related to closures of the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries regarding fulfillment of quota and notification days.
July 05, 2018 / Press Release /

NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and Northern Albacore Quotas and a Minor Change in Regulations

NOAA Fisheries proposes to modify the baseline annual U.S. quota and subquotas for Atlantic bluefin tuna, as well as the baseline annual U.S. North Atlantic albacore quota and allow retention of shark-damaged tuna.
July 03, 2018 / Press Release /

Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment

NOAA Fisheries is adjusting the Swordfish General Commercial permit retention limits in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean regions.
June 27, 2018 / Press Release /

Individual Bluefin Quota Program Reminder: Quarterly Accountability

REMINDER: as of July 1 (beginning of Quarter 3), vessels must resolve any quota debt and have the minimum amount of individual bluefin quota to depart on the first pelagic longline trip of the quarter.
June 26, 2018 / Press Release /
bluefin tuna

Public Comment Period Extended for Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Establish Habitat Areas of Particular Concern in the Gulf of Mexico Comment Period Ends July 20, 2018

FB18-046 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin: For More Information, Contact,, 727-524-5305
June 25, 2018 / Press Release /