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Past Rules and Notices

Federal Register Notices – 2015

December

12/30/2015
Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for January – June 2016
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
12/08/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species and Shark Idenification Workshops for January, February, March 2016

November

12/01/2015
NOAA Fisheries Transfers 80 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to Three Fish for the Remainder of 2015
12/01/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fishery for Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
11/30/2015
NOAA Fisheries a Final Rule Regarding the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
11/23/2015
Final Rule to Implement Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
11/18/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Application of the Individual Bluefin Quota Accounting Rules in the Northeast Distant Area
11/04/2015
NOAA Fisheries Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2016 Shark Research Fishery
11/04/2015
NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
11/03/2015
NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016

October

10/30/2015
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Inseason quota transfer for the end of 2015
10/21/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces an Additional Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop to be Held in Bohemia, NY on December 10, 2015
10/08/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the ICCAT Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation System
10/02/2015
NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool by November 4, 2015NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool by November 4, 2015

September

09/10/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species and Shark Idenification Workshops for October, November, and December 2015

August

08/28/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas
08/25/2015
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: NOAA Fisheries Maintains Four-fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2015
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
08/17/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
08/17/2015
Correction Notice for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 9-10, 2015
08/05/2015
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 9-10, 2015
08/03/2015
NOAA Fisheries Transfers 40 mt from the Reserve Category to the Harpoon Category for 2015

June

06/30/2015
Essential Fish Habitat Final 5-Year Review
06/29/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Small Coastal Shark Fishery
06/26/2015
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
06/11/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas
06/03/2015
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

May

05/13/2015
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
05/04/2015
The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop Scheduled for April 28, 2015, in Kenner, LA has Been Rescheduled to June 10, 2015
05/04/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust the 2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas

April

04/28/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closures of the Commercial Blacktip Shark, Aggregated Large Coastal Shark (LCS), and Hammerhead Shark Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico Region

March

03/06/2015
NMFS Announces the Rescheduling of the Manteo, NC Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
03/05/2015
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops
03/04/2015
Draft Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review
03/03/2015
90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

February

02/25/2015
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting March 10-12, 2015
02/17/2015
Proposed Rule to Adjust the 2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
02/10/2015
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
02/04/2015
Correcting Amendment to Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP 80 FR 5991

January

01/21/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2015 Shark Research Fishery
01/21/2015
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 80 FR 2916
01/16/2015
Draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP