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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.

September 2016

09/23/2016 Announces a Proposed Rule to Adjust Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota (IBQ) Program Regulations for Distribution of Inseason Quota Transfers; Request for Comments
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Regulatory Impact Review and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
09/21/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – August 19, 2016
Listserv Notice
09/14/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- August 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
09/13/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through August 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
09/07/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Draft Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan:  Essential Fish Habitat
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Draft Environmental Assessment
09/01/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification

August 2016

08/31/2016  Adjusted 2016 Northern Albacore Quota and 2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quota
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/26/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to to Establish the Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits for the 2017 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Public Hearing Presentation
08/25/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: NMFS Maintains Five-fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/23/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – August 19, 2016
Listserv Notice
08/23/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Implement the ICCAT Recommendation Requiring Release of Live Porbeagle Sharks
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/22/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- July 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
08/22/2016 NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool by September 22, 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/18/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through July 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
08/18/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Revise Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Archival Tag Management Measures
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/17/2016 NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plan for the Gulf of Mexico; Request for Comments
Listserv Notice
08/10/2016 NOAA Fisheries Reminds Fishermen about Federal Smoothhound Shark Permit Requirements
Listserv Notice
08/03/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery:  Northern Area Trophy Fishery (Recreational) Closing August 6, 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/02/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Modify the Commercial Retention Limit For Small Coastal Sharks in the Atlantic Region
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Draft Environmental Assessment | Public Hearing Presentation
08/01/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 7-8, 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice

July 2016

07/29/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the ESA
Federal Register Notice
07/25/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces A Proposed Rule To Remove Vessel Upgrade Restrictions For Swordfish Directed And Atlantic Tuna Longline Category Limited Access Permits
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
07/25/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust the 2016 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
07/18/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – July 15, 2016
Listserv Notice
07/14/2016 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 2nd Quarter 2016 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
07/13/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- June 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
07/13/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through June 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
07/11/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of May 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
07/11/2016 Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Increased to 45 Sharks per Trip
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice

June 2016

06/27/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule to Modify Dealer Landings Reporting Methodology for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | User Manual
06/27/2016 Notice of 12-Month Finding on Petition to List the Smooth Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
06/21/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of April 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
06/20/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – May 23, 2016
Listserv Notice
06/16/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- April 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
06/14/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the ICCAT Recommendation Requiring Release of Live Porbeagle Sharks
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Webinar Presentation
06/14/2016 Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for July – December 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
06/13/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through May 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
06/09/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
06/06/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Adjust the 2016 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Public Hearing Presentation

May 2016

05/31/2016 Highly Migratory Species; Reminder of Bluefin Tuna Reporting Requirements (for vessels fishing for bluefin tuna)
Listserv Notice
05/27/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of March 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
05/25/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – May 23, 2016
Listserv Notice
05/25/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Atlantic Region South of 34° N. Latitude
Listserv Notice
05/18/2016 Atlantic HMS Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program; Resolving IBQ Quota Debt Online: New Functionality
Listserv Notice
05/12/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- April 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
05/11/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery:  NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for June-August  2016 to Five Fish
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
05/09/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through April 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.

April 2016

04/21/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - April 15, 2016
Listserv Notice
04/20/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
04/18/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- March 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
04/13/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Revise Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Archival Tag Management Measures
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
04/11/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through March 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
04/07/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery:  Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 10, 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
04/07/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of February 29, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.

March 2016

3/31/2016 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
3/31/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Implement the ICCAT Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation System
Listserv Notice |
Federal Register Notice | eBCD System Information
3/28/2016 Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip
Listserv Notice |
Federal Register Notice
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
3/21/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - March 18, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
3/18/2016 2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
3/16/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- November 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
3/14/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through February 29, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
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
3/10/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of January 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
3/08/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
3/07/2016 NOAA Fisheries Announces March 12 Closure of the Commercial Blacktip Shark, Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks, and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups in the Western Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
3/02/2016 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Tournament Economics Study
Listserv Notice

February 2016

2/29/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - February 19, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
2/22/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of December 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
2/19/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- January 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
2/18/2016 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting March 29-31, 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
2/16/2016 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessels Electronic Monitoring Systems – Reminder
Listserv Notice
2/16/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through January 31, 2016
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
2/04/2016 NMFS Announces That the Address of the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop Being Held in Manahawkin, NJ on March 1, 2016 Has Been Changed
Listserv Notice

January 2016

1/22/2016 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 4th Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
1/19/2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - December 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
1/19/2016 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- December 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
1/14/2016 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through December 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
1/12/2016 NMFS Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2016 Shark Research Fishery
Listserv Notice
1/12/2016 90-day Finding on a Petition To List the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
1/04/2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Annual adjustment of Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas; 34-mt Transfer from the Reserve Category to the Longline Category
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice

December 2015

12/30/2015 Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for January – June 2016
Listserv Notice
| Federal Register Notice
12/24/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of November 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
12/18/2015 2015 Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
Listserv Notice | SAFE Report Webpage
12/17/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- November 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
12/15/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through November 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
12/11/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery:  NMFS Transfers 24.3 mt from December 2016 Subquota to January 2016 Subquota; Daily Retention Limit for January 2016 Subquota Period is Three Fish
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
12/09/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of October 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
12/08/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
12/01/2015 The Economics of Atlantic Highly Migratory Species For-Hire Fishing Trips, July-November 2013
Full Report

November 2015

11/30/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule Regarding the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
11/30/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fishery for Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
11/25/2015 NOAA Fisheries Transfers 80 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to Three Fish for the Remainder of 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
11/23/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - November 20, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
11/23/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of the Final Rule to Implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Final Environmental Assessment | Amendment 9 Quota Calculation Document | Amendment 9 Compliance Guide
11/12/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Application of the Individual Bluefin Quota Accounting Rules in the Northeast Distant Area
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
11/12/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- October 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
11/10/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through October 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
11/06/2015 Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 3rd Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
Listserv Notice
11/04/2015 NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
11/04/2015 NOAA Fisheries Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2016 Shark Research Fishery
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | 2016 Shark Research Fishery Permit Application
11/03/2015 NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice |
2016 Exempted Fishing Permit Application
11/03/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of September 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.

October 2015

10/30/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery:  Inseason quota transfer for the end of 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
10/21/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces an Additional Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop to be Held in Bohemia, NY on December 10, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
10/21/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - October 16, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
10/16/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- September 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
10/15/2015 Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program and Electronic Monitoring Reminders
Listserv Notice
10/15/2015 Mandatory Observer Coverage for all Pelagic Longline Vessels Fishing the Mid-Atlantic Bight, including the Cape Hatteras Gear Restricted Area, from December 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016
Listserv Notice
10/15/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through September 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
10/14/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of August 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
10/08/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the ICCAT Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation System
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice |
Public Hearing Presentation
10/02/2015 NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool by November 4, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice