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HMS News List – 2017

November

11/21/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Final Rule to Establish the Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits for the 2018 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
11/21/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Transfer of Unused Harpoon Category Quota to the General Category for 2017; General category fishery reopens December 1 with an Adjusted December subquota of 12.7 mt
11/20/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to October 31, 2017
11/09/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through October 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
11/07/2017
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 3rd Quarter 2017 Fishing Year
11/06/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of October 31, 2017
11/03/2017
NOAA Fisheries Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance (CCCFA) to Retain Bluefin Tuna
11/02/2017
NOAA Fisheries Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2018 Shark Research Fishery

October

10/27/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – October 23, 2017
10/26/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Charter /Headboat permit Commercial Sales Provision
10/25/2017
NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2018
10/24/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Modify Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota (IBQ) Program Regulations for Accounting for Bluefin; Request for Comments
10/23/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of September 30, 2017
10/23/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to September 30, 2017
10/20/2017
NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
10/16/2017
The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop Originally Scheduled For September 7, 2017, In Panama City, FL Has Been Rescheduled To November 30, 2017
10/16/2017
The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, And Identification Workshop Originally Scheduled For September 13, 2017, In Panama City, Fl Has Been Rescheduled To November 28, 2017
10/12/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through September 30, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
10/04/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of August 31, 2017
10/04/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: October through November Time-period Fishery Closing October 5, 2017

September

09/25/2017
Pelagic Longline Fishery – Bluefin Tuna Accounting; Notification that the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) On-Line System is Up and Running
09/28/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Transfers 156.4 mt from the Reserve Category to the General Category for 2017
09/27/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – Semptember 22, 2017
09/25/2017
Pelagic Longline Fishery – Bluefin Tuna Accounting; Notification that the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) On-Line System is Not Functioning
09/20/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for October, November. and December 2017
09/20/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for October, November, and December 2017
09/20/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to August 31, 2017
09/15/2017
Adjusted 2017 Northern Albacore, North and South Atlantic Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas
09/15/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through August 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
09/14/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: September Time-period Fishery Closing September 17, 2017
09/14/2017
Application of the Individual Bluefin Quota Accounting Rules in the Northeast Distant Area
09/11/2017
CANCELLED: Panama City, FL Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop scheduled for Wednesday September 13, 2017
09/06/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of Final Amendment 10 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan: Essential Fish Habitat

August

08/30/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces A New Online System For Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting
08/28/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit to One Fish Effective September 1, for the Remainder of 2017
08/25/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – August 18, 2017
08/25/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of July 31, 2017
08/21/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits for the 2018 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
08/21/2017
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 6-7, 2017
08/21/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of June 30, 2017
08/17/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to July 31, 2017
08/16/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through July 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
08/14/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: June through August Time-period Fishery Closing August 16, 2017
08/11/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category Fishery: NOAA Fisheries Transfers 30.0 mt from the Reserve Category to the Harpoon Category for 2017
08/10/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit for Pelagic Longline (PLL) Research in the East Florida Coast PLL Closed Area
08/09/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Northern Area Trophy Fishery Closing August 11, 2017
08/08/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to June 30, 2017
08/08/2017
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 2nd Quarter 2017 Fishing Year
08/03/2017
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); Pelagic Longline Vessels Electronic Monitoring (EM) Systems – Reminders
08/02/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit to Two Fish for the Remainder of 2017

July

07/19/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – July 14, 2017
07/14/2017
NOAA Fisheries Requests Comment On An Exempted Fishing Permit Application From The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
07/13/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through June 30, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
07/11/2017
Atlantic Region Increased Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit to 36 Sharks per Trip and Regulation Reminders

June

06/29/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of May 31, 2017
06/26/2017
Swordfish General Commercial Permit Retention Limit Adjustment for July – December 2017
06/26/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to May 31, 2017
06/23/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through May 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
06/23/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – June 16, 2017
06/21/2017
New Video: Handling and Release of Prohibited Atlantic Sharks
06/08/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for July, August. and September 2017
06/08/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for July, August, and September 2017
06/05/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Gulf of Mexico Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2017
06/05/2017
NOAA Fisheries Will Issue Exempted Fishing Permits or Letters of Acknowledgment for White Shark Research in the Atlantic
06/01/2017
Reminder: Some of the New Dusky Shark Rebuilding Measures Take Effect on June 5, 2017

May

05/26/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – May 19, 2017
05/25/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of April 30, 2017
05/25/2017
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 1st Quarter 2017 Fishing Year
05/24/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to April 30, 2017
05/17/2017
Reminder of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reporting Requirements (for vessels fishing for bluefin tuna)
05/17/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through April 30, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
05/16/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for June-August 2017 to Four Fish

April

04/27/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment
04/27/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces May 2, 2017 Closure of the Commercial Blacktip Shark, Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks, and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups in the Western Gulf of Mexico Sub-Region
04/26/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to March 31, 2017
04/25/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of March 31, 2017
04/24/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – April 21, 2017
04/11/2017
Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip
04/10/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through March 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
04/04/2017
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting December 1-2, 2016
04/03/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Final Rule for Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan

March

03/30/2017
2016 Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
03/29/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of February 28, 2017
03/28/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Closing March 29, 2017
03/20/2017
2016 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary
03/20/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – March 17, 2017
03/16/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 20, 2017
03/14/2017
Atlantic Billfish Recreational Landings Update 4th Quarter 2016 Fishing Year
03/13/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to February 28, 2017
03/13/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through February 28, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
03/03/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Protected Species Workshops for April, May, and June 2017
03/03/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops for April, May. and June 2017
03/02/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Transfers 40 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to One Fish for the “January” Subquota Period
03/01/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of January 31, 2017
03/01/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Opportunity to Provide Comments Related to White Shark Research Being Conducted in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
03/01/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to January 31, 2017

February

02/28/2017
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Annual adjustment of Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas; 45-mt Quota Transfer from the Reserve Category to the Longline Category; Reminder of 2017 Quotas and Subquotas
02/22/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – February 17, 2017
02/17/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of the Final EIS for Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan
02/16/2017
NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plan for the South Atlantic; Request for Comments
02/15/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through January 31, 2017: Commercial and Recreational
02/14/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Extension of Comment Period and Webinar for EFP Application for Pelagic Longline Research in East Florida Coast Closed Area

January

01/31/2017
NOAA Fisheries Reminds Commercial HMS Permit Holders of U.S. Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Dockside Safety Examination Requirements
01/30/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of December 31, 2016
01/26/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – January 20, 2017
01/26/2017
Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to December 31, 2016
01/19/2017
Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update Through December 31, 2016: Commercial and Recreational
01/18/2017
Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of November 30, 2016
01/17/2017
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings and Retention Limit Update from January 1 – December 31, 2016
01/13/2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Receipt of an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit and the Availability of an Environmental Assessment