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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

Sharks

 

  • General
  • Recent News
  • Past News
  • Landings Updates
  • Other Documents
  • Stock Assessments

Recent Atlantic Shark News and Actions

NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2014 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice, Shark Research Fishery Application November 22, 2013

NMFS Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool by December 4, 2013, Federal Register Notice November 4, 2013

NMFS Announces Closure of the Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Blacknose Shark, and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Shark Management Groups in the Atlantic Region, Federal Register Notice September 25, 2013

NMFS Announces a Regional Non-blacknose Small Coastal Shark Quota Transfer from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, Federal Register Notice August 30, 2013

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2014 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, Federal Register Notice August 23, 2013

NMFS Announces a Negative 90-Day Finding for Whale Sharks August 16, 2013

NMFS Closes the Gulf of Mexico Aggregated LCS and Hammerhead Shark Fisheries, Federal Register Notice July 12, 2013

NMFS Announces the Availability of the Amendment 5a Final Rule and Closure of the Gulf of Mexico Blacktip Shark Management Group, Federal Register Notice, Amendment 5a Compliance Guide, July 1, 2013

NMFS Announces the Availability of the “Release Mako” app for iPhone and iPad June 11, 2013

90-day Finding on Petitions to List the Dusky Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, Federal Register Notice May 16, 2013

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the Provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010, Federal Register Notice May 2, 2013

90-day Finding on Petitions to List the Great Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, Federal Register Notice April 25, 2013

NMFS Announces Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Associated Rulemaking for Dusky Shark Management Measures, Federal Register Notice April 24, 2013

NMFS Announces the Availability of Final Amendment 5a to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Atlantic Sharks, Final Environmental Impact Statement April 18, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Comments on Proposal to List Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Under Endangered Species Act April 4, 2013

Visual identification guide of fins from common elasmobranchs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean March 8, 2013

NMFS Announces a Public Meeting for Selected Participants of the 2013 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice, Public Meeting Transcript March 8, 2013

NMFS to Reconsider Dusky Shark Measures Proposed in Draft Amendment 5 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan February 20, 2013

NMFS Announces Two Additional Public Hearings and a Change in Date of One Public Hearing for Draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP December 28, 2012

NMFS Announces a Final Rule Regarding the 2013 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, Federal Register Notice December 21, 2012

NMFS Announces Public Hearings for Draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP, Federal Register Notice December 11, 2012

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Reminder December 10, 2012

NMFS Request Nominations for the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Pool, Federal Register Notice November 20, 2012

NMFS Announces the Availability of Draft Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan for Management of Atlantic Sharks, Federal Register Notice, Draft Environmental Impact Statement November 15, 2012

NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2013 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice November 13, 2012

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2013 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, Federal Register Notice October 10, 2012

NMFS Implements the 2011 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Recommendation on Silky Sharks, Federal Register Notice October 4, 2012

Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Region, Federal Register Notice June 29, 2012

NMFS Annouces a Proposed Rule to Prohibit Retention of Silky Sharks Caught in ICCAT Fisheries, Federal Register Notice Draft Environmental Assessment, Public Hearing Presentation June 21, 2012

NMFS Announces the Opening Date of the Commercial Atlantic Region Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice June 13, 2012

NMFS is Considering Adding Gulf of Mexico Blacktip Sharks to Amendment 5 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP, Federal Register Notice May 29, 2012

NMFS Closes the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice May 25, 2012

NMFS Announces a Public Meeting for Selected Participants of the 2012 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice, Meeting Transcripts February 14, 2012

NMFS Announces a Final Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2012 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, Federal Register Notice January 24, 2012

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, Federal Register Notice November 30, 2011

NMFS Announces Workshops for the Electronic Dealer Reporting System, Federal Register Notice November 23, 2011

NMFS Announces the Extention of Comment Period and Workshops Schedule for Shark Catch Shares Amendment, Federal Register Notice November 23, 2011

NMFS Announces a Delay in the Effective Date of Federal Atlantic Smoothhound Shark Management Measures, Federal Register Notice November 10, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region, Federal Register Notice November 8, 2011

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas and Opening Dates for the 2012 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, Federal Register Notice October 31, 2011

NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2012 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice October 31, 2011

NMFS Makes Stock Status Determinations and Requests Comments on Future Options to Manage Atlantic Shark Fisheries, Federal Register Notice October 6, 2011

NMFS Announces the Availability of the Stock Assessments for Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Sharks, Federal Register Notice, SEDAR 21 Webpage October 3, 2011

NMFS Requests Comments on Ideas for an Atlantic Shark Fisheries Catch Shares Program, Federal Register Notice, Shark Catch Shares White Paper, Shark Catch Shares Webpage September 16, 2011

NMFS Announces a Final Rule to Implement the 2010 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendations on Sharks, Federal Register Notice, Final Environmental Assessment August 29, 2011

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice August 25, 2011

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice July 22, 2011

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Region, Federal Register Notice July 13, 2011

NMFS Launches Android App to Encourage the Live Release of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks, Release Mako App Webpage June 30, 2011

NMFS Encourages the Live Release of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks and Announces a new Shortfin Mako Shark Interactive Web Map, Shortfin Mako Shark Live Release Webpage, NOAA Press Release, Voices from the Waterfront Interview May 25, 2011

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Implement the 2010 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendations on Sharks, Federal Register Notice, Draft Environmental Assessment April 29, 2011

Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Federal Register Notice April 28, 2011

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule to Modify the Retention of Incidentally Caught Highly Migratory Species in Atlantic Trawl Fisheries , Federal Register Notice , Draft Environmental Assessment , Public Hearing Presentation March 17, 2011

SEDAR 21 HMS Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Shark Review Workshop Notice March 15, 2011

SEDAR 21 HMS Sandbar and Dusky Pre-review Assessment Report Information , SEDAR 21 Webpage January 19, 2011

NMFS Establishes the 2011 Commercial Quotas and Opening Dates for the Atlantic Shark Fisheries, Federal Register Notice December 8, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Fishery in the Atlantic Region December 2, 2010

NMFS Requests Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool, Federal Register Notice November 30, 2010

Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 21 Assessment Webinar Notice, Federal Register Notice November 17, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Blacknose and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Shark Fisheries, Federal Register Notice October 29, 2010

Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 21 Assessment Webinar Notice, Federal Register Notice October 12, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice October 8, 2010

NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2011 Shark Research Fishery, Federal Register Notice September 20, 2010

NMFS Announces a Proposed Rule for the Atlantic Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice, Draft Environmental Assessment September 20, 2010

NMFS Announces the Availability of the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Future of the Atlantic Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice September 20, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Commercial Porbeagle Shark Fishery, Federal Register Notice August 31, 2010

Final Rule for Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, Federal Register Notice June 1, 2010

NMFS Announces the Availability of the Final Rule for Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan May 25, 2010

New Jersey Non-compliance Shark Moratorium April 27, 2010

NMFS Announces a Closure of the Gulf of Mexico Large Coastal Shark Season on March 17, 2010, Federal Register Notice March 12, 2010

NMFS Announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP March 11, 2010

NMFS Establishes the 2010 Commercial Quotas and Opening Dates for the Atlantic Shark Fisheries, Federal Register Notice, Supplemental Environmental Assessment January 5, 2010

 

 

Past Atlantic Shark News and Actions

Landings Updates

For consistency purposes throughout the HMS website, the dates below refer to the date the notice was posted on this webpage, not the date of landings reported. For the date of landings reported, please see the notices themselves.

2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005

 

2013 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
(Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013)
Posted: Mar. 21, 2013
Posted: Apr. 24, 2013
Posted: May 29, 2013
Posted: June 19, 2013
Posted: July 18, 2013

Posted: Aug. 28, 2013

Posted: Sept. 18, 2013
Posted: Oct. 22, 2013
Posted: Nov. 22, 2013

 

2012 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
(Jan. 24 - Dec. 31, 2012)
Posted: Mar. 8, 2012
Posted: Apr. 2, 2012
Posted: Apr. 20, 2012
Posted: May 22, 2012
Posted: June 26, 2012

Posted: July 18, 2012

Posted: Aug. 28, 2012
Posted: Sept. 24, 2012
Posted: Oct. 23, 2012
Posted: Nov. 29, 2012
Posted: Mar. 21, 2013

 

2011 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
(Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011)
Posted: Feb. 17, 2011
Posted: Mar. 22, 2011
Posted: Apr. 19, 2011
Posted: May 18, 2011
Posted: June 20, 2011

Posted: July 15, 2011

Posted: Aug 23, 2011
Posted: Sept. 19, 2011
Posted: Oct. 20, 2011
Posted: Nov. 28, 2011
Posted: Dec. 19, 2011
Posted: Jan. 26, 2011

 

2010 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
(Jan. 23 - Dec. 31, 2010)
Posted: Mar. 1, 2010
Posted: Mar. 22, 2010
Posted: Apr., 2010
Posted: June 8, 2010
Posted: June 21,2010
Posted: July 20, 2010
Posted: Aug. 24, 2010
Posted: Sept. 29, 2010
Posted: Oct. 20, 2010
Posted: Sept. 22, 2010
Posted: Dec. 20, 2010
Posted: Jan. 28, 2011

 

2009 Commercial Atlantic Shark
Fishing Year Landings Reports
(Jan. 23 - Dec. 31, 2009)
Posted: Mar. 2, 2009
Posted: Mar. 25, 2009
Posted: Apr. 27, 2009

Posted: May 22, 2009

Posted: June 19, 2009
Posted: July 21, 2009

Posted: Sept. 01, 2009
Posted: Oct. 07, 2009
Posted: Dec. 02, 2009
Posted: Jan. 25, 2010
   

 

2008 Fishing Year Atlantic Sharks Landings Summary Jan. 27, 2009

2008 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
Posted: Apr. 25, 2008
Posted: June 19, 2008
Posted: July. 25, 2008
Posted: Oct. 23, 2009
Posted: Dec. 11, 2009

 

2007 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
Posted: Mar. 13, 2007
Posted: Apr. 11, 2007
Posted: June 8, 2007
Posted: Sept. 5, 2007
Posted: Nov. 15, 2007
Posted: Apr. 25, 2007

 

2006 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
Posted: Mar. 27, 2006
Posted: Aug 7, 2006
Posted: Sept. 11, 2006
Posted: Nov. 7, 2006

Posted: Jan 18, 2007

 

2005 Commercial Atlantic Shark Fishing Year Landings Reports
Posted: Aug. 11, 2005
Posted: Nov. 15, 2005
Posted: Feb. 1, 2006

 

 

Other Documents

Final Rule for Shark Finning Prohibition Act >>>Related Documents:

Shark Finning Prohibition Act - Reports to Congress

United States Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks - also available in pdf format.

 

Shark Stock Assessments

SEDAR HMS Advisory Panel


2012 SEDAR 29 Gulf of Mexico Shark Stock Assessment

SEDAR 29 - Gulf of Mexico Blacktip Sharks

SEDAR 29 News

 


2011 Shark Stock Assessment Documents
SEDAR 21 - HMS Sandbar, Dusky, and Blacknose Sharks

*excerpted from Final SEDAR 21 Stock Assessment Reports

Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks


2007 Shark Stock Assessment Documents
SEDAR 13 - HMS Small Coastal Sharks


2006 Shark Stock Assessment Documents
SEDAR 11 - HMS Large Coastal Sharks

Pdf version of Large Coastal Shark Sensitivity Analysis.


2002 Shark Stock Assessment Documents
Stock Assessment of Small Coastal Sharks in the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (text only version). Any technical questions please contact: Enric Cortes. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting Karyl Brewster-Geisz.


2000 Shark Stock Assessment Documents
2000 Shark Evaluation Annual Report



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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