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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 rule and related documents are available below.

Recent Updates

3/23/2016 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Pelagic Longline Fishermen that Spring Gulf of Mexico Gear Restricted Areas are in Effect from April 1 through May 31
Listserv Notice
3/14/2016 Atlantic HMS Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program Vessel PIN Required to Confirm BFT Transactions Online  
Listserv Notice
3/10/2016 Individual Bluefin Quota Program and Electronic Monitoring Information You Need to Know
Listserv Notice
2/16/2016 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessels Electronic Monitoring (EM) Systems – Reminders
Listserv Notice
11/12/2015 NOAA Fisheries the Application of the Individual Bluefin Quota Accounting Rules in the Northeast Distant Area
Listserv Notice
6/8/2015 Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems – Procedures for Hard Drive Mailing and Important Reminders
Listserv Notice
5/15/2015 Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems – Procedures for Hard Drive Mailing and Important Reminders
Listserv Notice
5/1/2015 Current Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems as of May 1, 2015
Listserv Notice
4/3/2015 Electronic Monitoring Systems Information for Pelagic Longline Vessels
Listserv Notice
1/7/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Additional Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems
Listserv Notice | Saltwater EM Vessel Assessment
12/23/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Dates and Locations for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems
Listserv Notice
12/11/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Webinars for the Final Rule for Amendment 7 (Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Measures)
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Webinar Presentation
12/01/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Final Rule for Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Correcting Amendment for Final Rule
08/29/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Final Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Listserv Notice
12/23/2013 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Public Hearing Conference Call and Webinar for Draft Amendment 7 on Bluefin Tuna Management Measures
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/06/2013 Draft Amendment 7 Comment Period Extension
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
10/01/2013 NOAA Fisheries Suspends Hearings on Draft Amendment 7 on Bluefin Tuna Until Further Notice; Reporting Requirements Continue Unchanged
Listserv Notice
9/17/2013 Draft Amendment 7 Comment Period Extension
Listserv Notice


Important Amendment 7 Implementation Documents

 

Final Amendment

Draft Amendment

Public Hearings

Predraft Amendment