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HMS News List – 2015

December

12/30/2015
Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for January – June 2016
12/24/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of November 30, 2015
12/18/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of the Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
12/17/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to November 30, 2015
12/15/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through November 30, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
12/11/2015
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NOAA Fisheries Transfers 24.3 mt from December 2016 Subquota to January 2016 Subquota; Daily Retention Limit for January 2016 Subquota Period is Three Fish
12/09/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of October 31, 2015
12/07/2015
Protected Resource Workshops for January, February, and March 2016
12/07/2015
Shark ID Workshops for January, February, March 2016

November

11/30/2015
NOAA Fisheries a Final Rule Regarding the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
11/30/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fishery for Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
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
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
11/23/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - November 20, 2015
11/12/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to October 31, 2015
11/12/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Application of the Individual Bluefin Quota Accounting Rules in the Northeast Distant Area
11/10/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through October 31, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
11/06/2015
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 3rd Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
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
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of September 30, 2015
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
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - October 16, 2015
10/21/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces an Additional Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop to be Held in Bohemia, NY on December 10, 2015
10/16/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to September 30, 2015
10/15/2015
Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program and Electronic Monitoring Reminders
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
10/14/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of August 31, 2015
10/14/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through September 30, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
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, 2015

September

09/24/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - September 21, 2015
09/15/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through August 31, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
09/14/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to August 31, 2015
09/10/2015
Shark ID Workshops for October, November, and December 2015
09/10/2015
Protected Resource Workshops for October, November, December 2015
09/08/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of July 31, 2015

August

08/31/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - August 21, 2015
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 a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2016 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
08/17/2015
NMFS Announces the Availability of the Final Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Atlantic Sharks
08/11/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to July 31, 2015
08/11/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through July 31, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
08/07/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of June 30, 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

July

07/28/2015
NOAA Fisheries Transfers 34 mt of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota from the Reserve Category to the Longline Category
07/27/2015
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) in the Northwest Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. Caribbean Regions From July 30, 2015, through December 31, 2015
07/20/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - July 17, 2015
07/16/2015
List for Pelagic Longline and Purse Seine Participants in the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program Interested in Leasing IBQ
07/15/2015
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 2nd Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
07/14/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through June 30, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
07/14/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to June 30, 2015
07/06/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of May 31, 2015
07/06/2015
Tuna Fishermen and Boaters Advised to Watch Out for Whales

June

06/30/2015
Essential Fish Habitat Final 5-Year Review
06/29/2015
Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico Region
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
06/22/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - June 19, 2015
06/17/2015
Highly Migratory Species Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems: Clarification of Hard Drive Procedures at the End of Fishing Trips
06/11/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas
06/10/2015
Protected Resource Workshops for July, August, September 2015
06/10/2015
Shark ID Workshops for July, August, and September 2015
06/09/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through May 31, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
06/09/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to May 31, 2015
06/08/2015
NOAA Fisheries Reminds Pelagic Longline Vessels with Electronic Monitoring Systems to Include Pre-Paid Mailers and Labels with Hard Drives
06/08/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of April 30, 2015
06/05/2015
Reminder of Bluefin Tuna Reporting Requirements for Vessels Fishing for Bluefin Tuna
06/04/2015
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015
06/02/2015
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
06/01/2015
Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery Electronic Monitoring Effective June 1, 2015

May

05/28/2015
VMS Type-Approval Status Changes for Atlantic HMS Fisheries
05/18/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - May 15, 2015
05/15/2015
Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Vessel Electronic Monitoring Systems – Procedures for Hard Drive Mailing and Important Reminders
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
05/13/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to April 30, 2015
05/12/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through April 30, 2015
05/12/2015
The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop Scheduled for April 28, 2015, in Kenner, LA has Been Rescheduled to June 10, 2015
05/07/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of March 31, 2015
05/04/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust the 2015 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
05/04/2015
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 1st Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
05/01/2015
Current Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems as of May 1, 2015

April

04/28/2015
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
04/28/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Blacktip Shark, Aggregated Large Coastal Shark (LCS), and Hammerhead Shark Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico Region on May 3, 2015
04/21/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - April 17, 2015
04/20/2015
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to March 31, 2015
04/13/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through March 31, 2015
04/03/2015
Electronic Monitoring Systems Information for Pelagic Longline Vessels
04/02/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of February 28, 2015

March

03/25/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - March 20, 2015
03/16/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of January 31, 2015
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
03/06/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through February 28, 2015
03/05/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Rescheduled Date for Norfolk, VA Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop and Workshops to be held in April, May, and June of 2015
03/05/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Release, Disentanglement, and Identification Workshops to be held in April, May, and June of 2015
03/04/2015
Draft Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review
03/03/2015
2014 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

February

02/26/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - February 20, 2015
02/25/2015
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting March 10-12, 2015
02/25/2015
NMFS Announces that the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Norfolk, VA is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
02/25/2015
NOAA Fisheries Rescheduling the Manteo, NC Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 6 (Management of Atlantic Sharks) Due to Inclement Weather
02/18/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces a 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
02/06/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through January 31, 2015

January

01/30/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - January 28, 2015
01/28/2015
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 4th Quarter 2014 Fishing Year
01/27/2015
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - December 31, 2014
01/22/2015
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through December 31, 2014
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
01/16/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Atlantic Sharks
01/09/2015
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of November 30, 2014
01/07/2015
NOAA Fisheries Announces Additional Information for Installation of Electronic Monitoring Systems