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Atlantic HMS Breaking News

Below are recent news items, rules, and other documents related to Atlantic HMS management. Older information is available through the Federal Register Notice archive and the HMS News List archive.

July 2015 

7/28/2015 NOAA Fisheries Transfers 34 mt of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota from the Reserve Category to the Longline Category
Listserv Notice| Federal Register Notice
7/27/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Adjustments to the Retention Limits for Vessels Issued Swordfish General Commercial Permits or HMS Charter/Headboat Permits (on non-for-hire trips)
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
7/20/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - July 17, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
7/16/2015 List for Pelagic Longline and Purse Seine Participants in the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program Interested in Leasing IBQ
Listserv Notice
7/15/2015 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 2nd Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
7/14/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- June 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
7/14/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through June 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
7/6/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of May 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
7/6/2015 Tuna Fishermen and Boaters Advised to Watch Out for Whales
Listserv Notice

June 2015

6/30/2015 Essential Fish Habitat Final 5-Year Review
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Final HMS EFH 5-Year Review Document
6/29/2015 Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Listserv Notice
| Federal Register Notice
6/26/2015 NOAA Fisheries has Determined that Atlantic Smooth Dogfish Shark and the Gulf of Mexico Smoothhound Shark Complex are Not Overfished and Overfishing is Not Occurring
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
6/22/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - June 19, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
6/17/2015 Highly Migratory Species Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems:  Clarification of Hard Drive Procedures at the End of Fishing Trips
Listserv Notice
6/11/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Draft Environmental Assessment |
Public Hearing Presentation
6/10/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
6/9/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- May 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
6/9/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through May 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
6/8/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of April 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
6/8/2015 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Pelagic Longline Vessels of Hard Drive Mailing Procedures
Listserv Notice
6/5/2015 Reminder of Bluefin Tuna Reporting Requirements for Vessels Fishing for Bluefin Tuna
Listserv Notice
6/4/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery:  Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
6/2/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Atlantic Region on June 7, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
6/1/2015 Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery Electronic Monitoring Effective June 1, 2015
Listserv Notice

May 2015 

5/28/2015 VMS Type-Approval Status Changes for Atlantic HMS Fisheries
Listserv Notice
5/28/2015 VMS Type-Approval Status Changes for Atlantic HMS Fisheries
Listserv Notice
5/18/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - May 15, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
5/15/2015 Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems – Procedures for Hard Drive Mailing and Important Reminders
Listserv Notice
5/13/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- April 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
5/13/2015 NMFS Announces Daily Retention Limits for Angling Category, Harpoon Category, and for General Category June-August Subquota Period; Purse Seine Category Fishery to Start July 6, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
5/12/2015 The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop Scheduled for April 28, 2015, in Kenner, LA has Been Rescheduled to June 10, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
5/12/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through April 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
5/4/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of March 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
5/4/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust the 2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
5/4/2015 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 1st Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
5/1/2015 Current Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems as of May 1, 2015
Listserv Notice

April 2015 

4/28/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces that the Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification Workshop to be Held in New Orleans, LA on April 28, 2015, Has Been Cancelled
Listserv Notice
4/28/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Closures of the Commercial Blacktip Shark, Aggregated Large Coastal Shark (LCS), and Hammerhead Shark Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
4/17/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - April 17, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
4/20/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- March 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
4/13/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through March 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
4/10/2015 Reminder to Report Your Recreational Landings of Atlantic Swordfish, Billfish, and Bluefin Tuna
Printable Flyer
4/03/2015 Electronic Monitoring Systems Information for Pelagic Longline Vessels
Listserv Notice
4/02/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of February 28, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.

March 2015

3/27/2015 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
3/25/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - March 20, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
3/16/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of January 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
3/6/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through February 28, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
3/6/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Rescheduling of the Manteo, NC Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
3/5/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
3/4/2015 2015 Draft Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Draft HMS EFH 5-Year Review Document
3/3/2015 2014 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1 - December 31, 2014
Listserv Notice
3/3/2015 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice

February 2015

2/26/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - February 20, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
2/26/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - February 20, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
2/25/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces that the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Norfolk, VA is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
Listserv Notice
2/25/2015 NOAA Fisheries Rescheduling the Manteo, NC Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 6 (Management of Atlantic Sharks) Due to Inclement Weather
Listserv Notice
2/25/2015 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting March 10-12, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
2/18/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Adjust the 2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Public Hearing Presentation
2/10/2015 Annual adjustment of Atlantic bluefin tuna Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas; reminder of quotas for other categories and new reporting requirements implemented in Amendment 7
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
2/6/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through January 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.

January 2015

1/30/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - January 28, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
1/28/2015 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 4th Quarter 2014 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
1/27/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - December 31, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
1/22/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through December 31, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
1/21/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2015 Shark Research Fishery
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
1/21/2015 NOAA Fisheries Requests Applications from Commercial Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico Fishing Region for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2015 Shark Research Fishery
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Shark Research Fishery Application
1/16/2015 Draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP - Atlantic Shark Management Measures
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Draft Environmental Assessment | Amendment 6 Home Page
1/9/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of November 30, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
1/7/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Additional Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems
Listserv Notice | Saltwater EM Vessel Assessment

December 2014

12/24/2014 Final Rule for Requirements Related to Approved Vessel Monitoring Systems
NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement VMS Webpage
12/24/2014 Final Rule for Requirements Related to Approved Vessel Monitoring Systems
NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement VMS Webpage
12/23/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Dates and Locations for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/23/2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery:  NMFS Transfers 21 mt from December 2015 Subquota to January 2015 Subquota and Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for January 2015 Subquota Period to Three Fish; New reporting requirements effective January 1
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/22/2014 New Report Available: The Economic Contribution of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit Holders in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, 2011
Report Webpage
12/22/2014 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - December 17, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
12/19/2014 2014 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report Now Available
2014 SAFE Report Webpage
12/19/2014 Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Permits Now Available
Listserv Notice
12/15/2014 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Northwest Atlantic Population of the Dusky Shark Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/12/2014 Closure of Commercial Fishing for Porbeagle Sharks from December 17, 2014 and for the Entire 2015 Fishing Season
Federal Register Notice | 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
12/11/2014 NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Pool by January 12, 2015
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/11/2014 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through November 30, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
12/08/2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of October 31, 2014
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
12/05/2014 Final Rule Addressing the Transshipment of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS), Inspection of Vessels Landing HMS in Foreign Ports, and Unique Vessel Identifiers for Commercially  Permitted Vessels ≥ 20 Meters
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/04/2014 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
12/02/2014 Final Rule Regarding the 2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice
12/01/2014 Final Rule for Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP - Bluefin Tuna Management Measures
Federal Register Notice | Listserv Notice | Amendment 7 Home Page