Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
Bluefin Tuna Retention Limit Adjustment
NOAA Fisheries adjusted the General category (commercial handgear) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit. Limit is four large medium or giant BFT (i.e., four measuring 73” or more) per vessel per day/trip effective June 1-August 31, 2014. Read More . . .
Commercial Blacktip Shark Fishery Closure
NOAA Fisheries is closing the commercial Gulf of Mexico blacktip shark fishery as of 11:30 p.m. local time June 2, 2014. Read More . . .
Shark Fishery Closure
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Atlantic Region Read More . . .
Proposed Rule to Implement Amendment 9
NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of the proposed rule to implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. Read More . . .
Amendment 7 – Bluefin Tuna Management
NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of the final rule for Amendment 7 to the HMS Fishery Management Plan. Read More . . .
- 12-month Finding on Petitions to List the Northwest Atlantic population of Dusky Sharks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- Closure of Commercial Fishing for Porbeagle Sharks from December 17, 2014 and for the Entire 2015 Fishing Season
- NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Pool by January 12, 2015
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Webinars for the Final Rule for Amendment 7 (Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management Measures)