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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.

February 2016

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

September 2015 

09/24/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - September 21, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
09/15/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through August 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
09/14/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- August 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
09/10/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Workshops on Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification and Atlantic Shark Identification
Federal Register Notice
Listserv Notices: Protected Species | Shark Identification
09/08/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of July 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.

August 2015 

08/31/2015 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries Landings Update from January 1 - August 21, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Sharks page.
08/28/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas 
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Final Environmental Assessment
08/25/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: NOAA Fisheries Maintains Four-fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2015  
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
08/17/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of the Final Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Atlantic Sharks
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice | Final EA
08/17/2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
8/11/2015 90-day Finding on a Petition To List the Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
8/11/2015 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Smooth Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
8/11/2015 Proposed Rule to Protect Marine Mammals in International Fisheries
Federal Register Notice | Office of International Affairs Webpage
8/11/2015 Atlantic Bigeye, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Skipjack Tuna Landings Update January 1- July 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
8/11/2015 Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through July 31, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Swordfish page.
8/7/2015 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Landings Update as of June 30, 2015
Listserv Notice
For previous landings updates, please visit the Tunas page.
8/5/2015 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 9-10, 2015
Listserv Notice | Federal Register Notice
8/3/2015 NOAA Fisheries Transfers 40 mt from the Reserve Category to the Harpoon Category for 2015
Listserv Notice| Federal Register Notice

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
5/18/2015 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