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Fishery Bulletins, Federal Register Notices & Announcements


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December 2011
  • FB11-106 - NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Reef Fish and Queen Conch in the U.S. Caribbean. Small Entity Compliance Guide. December 30, 2011
  • FB11-107 - NOAA Fisheries Service Announces New Regulations for Reef Fish, Queen Conch, Spiny Lobster, and Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates in the U.S. Caribbean Small Entity Compliance Guide. December 30, 2011
  • 2010 Caribbean ACL Amendment National Marine Fisheries Service approved Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Queen Conch Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Amendment 5 to the Reef Fish Fishery FMP of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment; R1N 0648-AY55) on December 19, 2011.
  • 2011 ACL Amendment Letter to Council_Signed NOAA Fisheries Service approved Amendment 6 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Amendment 5 to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the USVI, Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the USVI, Amendment 3 to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the USVI (2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment; RIN 0648-3A62) on December 20, 2011.
November 2011
  • FB11-095 - Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, December 1, 2011. November 15, 2011
    FB11-095 ESP - La Temporada De Veda Para La Pesca Y Posesión Del Mero Cabrilla En Las Aguas Federales Del Caribe Americano, Comienza A Las 12:01 A.M. 1 de Diciembre de 2011. November 15, 2011
  • Federal Register Notice - Federal Register /Vol. 76, No. 215 /Monday, November 7, 2011 / Proposed Rules - 68711 - NMFS issues this proposed rule to implement Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Amendment 5 to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Amendment 3 to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment) prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council). November 7, 2011
  • FB11-091 - NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment. Comment Period Ends November 22, 2011. November 7, 2011
  • FB 11-91 Espanol - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas Solicita Comentarios Sobre la Reglamentación Propuesta para implementar la Enmienda a los Límites Anuales de Captura para el 2011 en el Caribe Americano El período de comentarios termina el 22 de noviembre de 2011. November 7, 2011
October 2011
  • FB11-087 - Español - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas Solicita Comentarios Sobre la Reglamentación Propuesta para Implementar la Enmienda a los Límites Anuales de Captura para el 2010 en el Caribe Americano. El período de comentarios termina el viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011. October 27, 2011
  • FB11-087 - NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on a Proposed Rule to Implement the 2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment Comment Period Ends November 18, 2011. October 27, 2011
  • Federal Register Notice /Vol. 76, No. 208 /Thursday, October 27, 2011 / Proposed Rules - 66675 - NMFS proposes to implement Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendments 2 and 5), prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council). October 27, 2011
September 2011
  • Federal Register Notice of availability; request for comments - Federal Register /Vol. 76, No. 186 /Monday, September 26, 2011 / Proposed Rules - 59375 - The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Amendment 5 to the FMP for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Amendments 2 and 5) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. September 26, 2011 
  • Federal Register Notice of availability; request for comments. - Federal Register /Vol. 76, No. 186 /Monday, September 26, 2011 / Proposed Rules 59377 - NMFS announces that the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted a 2011 Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment (2011 Caribbean ACL Amendment) to the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for Reef Fish Resources, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch, and Coral and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates for the U.S. Caribbean for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. September 26, 2011
  • FB11-74 Revised NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the 2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment (Revised) - Comment Period Ends Friday, November 25, 2011. September 23, 2011
  • FB11-74 Revised Español - Spanish. September 23, 2011
  • FB11-74 NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the 2010 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment Comment Period Ends Friday, November 25, 2011. NOAA Fisheries Service seeks public comment on an amendment developed by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. This amendment to the Fisheries Management Plans for reef fish and queen conch resources in the U.S. Caribbean is designed to bring those fisheries into compliance with the 2007 revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. September 23, 2011
  • FB11-73 NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment. Comment Period Ends Friday, November 25, 2011. NOAA Fisheries Service announces the availability of an amendment developed by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. This amendment to the fishery management plans for reef fish, spiny lobster, queen conch resources, and corals and reef associated plants and invertebrates in the U.S. Caribbean is designed to bring those fisheries into compliance with the 2007 revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. September 23, 2011
  • FB11-73 Español - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas Solicita Comentarios Sobre la Enmienda a los Límites Anuales de Captura para el 2011 en el Caribe Americano El Período de Comentarios Termina el Viernes, 25 de Noviembre de 2011. September 23, 2011
  • FB11-068 - Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Silk Snapper, Blackfin, Vermilion, and Black Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2011
  • FB11-068 - Español - La Temporada de Veda para la Pesca y Posesión del Chillo Ojo Amarillo, Negrita, Besugo, y Pargo Prieto, en las Aguas Federales en el Caribe, Comienza a las 12:01 AM, Hora Local, 1ro de Octubre de 2011. September 13, 2011
  • FB11-067 Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for and Possession of Council Managed Reef Fish in the Caribbean Federal Waters of Bajo de Sico Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2011. September 13, 2011
  • FB11- 067 - Español - La Temporada de Veda para la Pesca y Posesión de los Peces de Arrecife Manejados por el Consejo de Administración Pesquera del Caribe (Consejo) en las Aguas Federales del Bajo de Sico, Comienza a las 12:01 a.m., Hora Local, el 1ro de Octubre de 2011. September 13, 2011
July 2011
  • FB11-058 Bulletin NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 2011 Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendment Comment Period Ends Monday August 29, 2011 , in English & Spanish languages.  July 18, 2011
  • Federal Register Notice - EIS No. 20110217, Draft EIS, NOAA, 00, 2011 Caribbean Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the US Caribbean: Amendment 6 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Comment Period Ends: 08/29/2011, Contact: Roy E. Crabtree, PhD 727–824–5305. July 15, 2011
  • Federal Register Notice - PUERTO RICO - AUGUST 2-4, 2011; USVI - AUGUST 3-4, 2011 . Caribbean Fishery Management Council Scoping Meetings regarding ACLs. Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 135. July 14, 2011
June 2011
  • Public Hearing Notice - The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold public hearings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives, on the draft Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the U.S. Caribbean, Amendment 6 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Draft Environmental Impact Statement dated: June 20, 2011) Public Hearing Notice in Spanish
  • CATCH SHARE MEETING NOTICE - The Catch Share Panel of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting. The meeting will be held on July 20, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. June 27, 2011
May 2011
  • Annual Conch Season Closure Set for June 1 - USVIThe Department of Planning and Natural Resources, USVI, informs the public that the annual queen conch season closure in Virgin Islands territorial waters commences on June 1 and extends to Oct. 31, as established by regulation effective July 1, 2008 - annual-conch-season-closure-set-june-1. May 27, 2011
April 2011
  • FB11-042 - NOAA Fisheries Service Publishes a Final Rule to Establish Compatible Closures for Queen Conch in the U.S. Caribbean, you can also access this bulletin at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov. April 29, 2011
  • FB11-042 - Español - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerias Marinas ha publicado la reglamentacion final para establecer cierres compatibles en la pesca del carrucho en las aguas estatales y federales en el caribe americano (EEZ). April 29, 2011
  • FB11-031 - NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Spiny Lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South. April 18, 2011
March 2011
  • FB11-024 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in U.S. Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2011. March 17, 2011
  • FB11-024 - Español - Temporada de Veda para la Pesca y Posesión de la Sama y el Arrayao en las Aguas Federales del Caribe Americano, comenzando a las 12:01 a.m., hora local, efectivo el 1 ro de abril de 2011. March 17, 2011
January 2011
  • FB11-002 NOAA Fisheries Service Seeks Comments on a Proposed Rule to Establish Compatible Queen Conch Closures in the U.S. Caribbean. January 20, 2011
  • FB11-001 Seasonal Prohibition of Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, or Yellowedge Grouper in Caribbean Federal Waters and Seasonal Closure of Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, February 1, 2011. January 19, 2011
  • FB11-001 - Español - Temporada De Veda Para La Pesca Y Posesion Del Temporada De Veda Para La Pesca Y Posesion Del Mero Rojo, Negro (Mero Prieto), Dientes De Sable (Tigre), Guajil (Mero Pinto), Y Guajil Amarillo, En Las Aguas Federales Del Caribe Americano Y Cierre De Temporada En El Area Del Banco Grammanik En San Tomas, Islas Vírgenes Americanas. January 19, 2011

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