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HMS News List – 2016

December

12/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota (IBQ) Program Regulations for Distribution of Inseason Quota Transfers
12/20/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to November 30, 2016
12/19/2016
Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for January 1 – June 30, 2017
12/16/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of October 31, 2016
12/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Online Maps for Draft Amendment 10 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Boundaries and Preferred Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) Alternatives
12/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of 2017 Vessel Permits for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS
12/14/2016
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Transfers 16.3 mt from December 2017 Subquota to January 2017 Subquota; Daily Retention Limit for January 2017 Subquota Period is Three Fish
12/13/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule that Establishes a Commercial Retention Limit for Blacknose Sharks in the Atlantic Region
12/13/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through November 30, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
12/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for January, February, and March 2017
12/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for January, February, and March 2017

November

11/28/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – November 18, 2016
11/22/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Establish the Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits for the 2017 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
11/22/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces A Final Rule To Remove Upgrade Restrictions For Vessels Issued Swordfish Directed And Atlantic Tuna Longline Category Limited Access Permits
11/21/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through October 31, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
11/18/2016
NOAA Fisheries Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2017 Shark Research Fishery
11/17/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of September 30, 2016
11/17/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to October 31, 2016
11/15/2016
NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2017
11/15/2016
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting December 1-2, 2016
11/10/2016
Commercial Fishing for HMS Prohibited in National Monument on November 14, 2016
11/10/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Change in Location of the Florida Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
11/07/2016
NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
11/07/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to September 30, 2016
11/02/2016
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 3rd Quarter 2016 Fishing Year
11/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries Closes the 2016 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery, Coastwide, on November 4, 2016

October

10/18/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – October 14, 2016
10/17/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Hearings for Draft Amendment 10 on HMS Essential Fish Habitat
10/14/2016
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NOAA Fisheries Transfers 18 mt from the Harpoon Category and 67 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to Two Fish for the Remainder of 2016
10/14/2016
Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 25 Sharks per Trip
10/13/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Draft Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
10/12/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through September 30, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
10/11/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of August 31, 2016
10/06/2016
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NOAA Fisheries Transfers 125 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to Four Fish for the Remainder of 2016
10/04/2016
Determination that Atlantic Dusky Sharks are Overfished and Subject to Overfishing

September

09/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Adjust Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota (IBQ) Program Regulations for Distribution of Inseason Quota Transfers; Request for Comments
09/21/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – September 16, 2016
09/14/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to August 31, 2016
09/13/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through August 31, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
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
09/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for October, November, and December 2016
09/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for October, November, and December 2016

August

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

July

07/31/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of June 30, 2016
07/25/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Adjust the 2016 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas
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
07/18/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – July 15, 2016
07/14/2016
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 2nd Quarter 2016 Fishing Year
07/13/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through June 30, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
07/13/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to June 30, 2016
07/11/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of May 31, 2016
07/06/2016
Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Increased to 45 Sharks per Trip

June

06/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule to Modify Dealer Landings Reporting Methodology for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
06/21/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of April 30, 2016
06/20/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – June 17, 2016
06/16/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to May 31, 2016
06/14/2016
Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for July – December 2016
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the ICCAT Recommendation Requiring Release of Live Porbeagle Sharks
06/13/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through May 31, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
06/09/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for July, August, and September 2016
06/09/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for July, August, and September 2016
06/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Adjust the 2016 North and South Atlantic Swordfish Quotas

May

05/31/2016
Highly Migratory Species; Reminder of Bluefin Tuna Reporting Requirements (for vessels fishing for bluefin tuna)
05/27/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of March 31, 2016
05/25/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – May 23, 2016
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
05/18/2016
Atlantic HMS Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program; Resolving IBQ Quota Debt Online: New Functionality
05/12/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to April 30, 2016
05/11/2016
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for June-August 2016 to Five Fish
05/09/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through April 30, 2016: Commercial and Recreational

April

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

March

03/31/2016
NMFS Announces a Final Rule to Implement the ICCAT Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Documentation System
03/28/2016
Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip
03/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Reminds Pelagic Longline Fishermen that Spring Gulf of Mexico Gear Restricted Areas are in Effect from April 1 through May 31
03/21/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - March 18, 2016
03/18/2016
2015 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
03/16/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to Febuary 29, 2016
03/14/2016
Atlantic HMS Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program Vessel PIN Required to Confirm BFT Transactions Online
03/10/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of January 31, 2016
03/10/2016
Pelagic Longline Fishery: Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program and Electronic Monitoring Information You Need to Know
03/08/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for April, May, June 2016
03/08/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for April, May, June 2016
03/07/2016
NMFS 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
03/02/2016
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Tournament Economics Study
03/14/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through February 29, 2016: Commercial and Recreational

February

02/29/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - February 19, 2016
02/22/2016
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of December 31, 2015
02/19/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to January 31, 2016
02/18/2016
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting March 29-31, 2016
02/16/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through January 31, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
02/16/2016
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); Pelagic Longline Vessels Electronic Monitoring (EM) Systems – Reminders
02/03/2016
NOAA Fisheries 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

January

01/29/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - January 15, 2016
01/22/2016
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 4th Quarter 2015 Fishing Year
01/20/2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Landings Update from January 1 - December 31, 2015
01/19/2016
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to Decemebr 31, 2015
01/14/2016
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through December 31, 2015: Commercial and Recreational
01/12/2016
NMFS Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2016 Shark Research Fishery
01/04/2016
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Annual adjustment of Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas; 34-mt Quota Transfer from the Reserve Category to the Longline Category; Reminder of 2016 Quotas and Subquotas