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2017 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closes on December 6, 2017

NOAA Fisheries closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna effective 11:30 p.m. local time, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
December 05, 2017 -
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2017 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

This notice is a courtesy to Atlantic tuna fishery interests to keep you informed about the fishery. Official notice of Federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register. Please contact Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260 for any questions related to landings updates.
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2018 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule that would establish quota levels, opening dates, and retention limits for the 2018 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries.
November 21, 2017 -

2018 Shark Research Fishery Selected Participants Meeting

NOAA Fisheries is holding a mandatory conference call to discuss with selected participants the permit terms and conditions for the 2018 shark research fishery.
February 02, 2018 -

2018 Vessel Permits for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial and Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of 2018 vessel permits for Atlantic tunas, swordfish general commercial and Atlantic highly migratory species.
December 08, 2017 -

2021 Atlantic Shark Fishery Year Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits

NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule to adjust quotas for Atlantic commercial shark fisheries in 2021. The rule would also propose opening dates and retention limits for the 2021 fishing year.
September 28, 2020 -
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2022 Atlantic Shark Fishery Year Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits

NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule that would adjust quotas and retention limits and establish the opening date for the 2022 fishing year for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries in 2022.
August 05, 2021 -

Accepting Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2018 Shark Research Fishery

Commercial shark fishermen who would like to participate in the 2018 shark research fishery must submit both a completed shark research fishery application and the required vessel information to the Atlantic HMS Management Division by December 4, 2017.
November 02, 2017 -

Adjustment Made to Daily Retention Limit for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery

The daily retention limit is now three fish per vessel, per day, for large, medium, or giant bluefin tuna (measuring 73” or greater).
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Adjustment of 2020 Northern Albacore, North and South Atlantic Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas

NOAA Fisheries has adjusted the 2020 baseline quotas for North Atlantic albacore tuna (northern albacore), North and South Atlantic swordfish, as well as the Atlantic bluefin tuna Reserve category.
October 01, 2020 -