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Fishery Bulletins, Federal Register Notices & Announcements


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September 2012
  • FB12-084 Red Hind Seasonal Closure - Seasonal Area Restrictions on Fishing in Caribbean Federal Waters Begin at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, December 1, 2012. November 2, 2012
  • FB12-084SP Mero Cabrilla Veda - 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., hora local, el 1 de diciembre de 2012, hasta el 28 de febrero de 2013. November 2, 2012
  • FB12-069 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, 2012. Sept. 18, 2012
  • FB12-069 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 2012. Sept. 18, 2012
  • FB12-068 Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Blackfin, Vermilion, Black, and Silk Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, October 1, 2012. Sept. 18, 2012
  • FB12-068 Spanish 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, el 1ro de octubre de 2012. Sept. 18, 2012
July 2012
  • Federal Register /Vol. 77, No. 127 /Monday, July 2, 2012 /Notices
    SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold two public hearings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the Draft Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (dealing with seagrasses) and Draft Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (dealing with size limits for parrotfish); and one Scoping Meeting on Options for Island-Specific Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) in the U.S. Caribbean.
  • Two public hearings The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold two public hearings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the Draft Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (dealing with seagrassess) and Draft Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (dealing with size limits for parrotfish); and one Scoping Meeting on Options for Island-Specific Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) in the U.S. Caribbean
  • Vistas públicas sobre límites de tamaño para los loros o cotorros. Borrador de la Enmienda Número 4 al Plan de Manejo Pesquero para la Pesquería de peces de Arrecife de Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas
April 2012
  • El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas anuncia las Vistas Públicas sobre la reglamentación propuesta para las medidas de manejo de la Enmienda 4 en el Caribe Americano al Plan de Manejo Consolidado de las Especies Altamente Migratorias del 2006. April 25, 2012
  • Federal Register /Vol. 77, No. 74 /Tuesday, April 17, 2012 / Proposed Rules 22749 Petition To List 83 Species of Coral as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) - Notice of availability of reports, request for information, and notice of public listening sessions and scientific workshops
March 2012
  • FB12-020 - Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2012 - NOAA Fisheries Service would like to remind fishermen there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snapper from 12:01 a.m., local time, April 1 through June 30 each year in U.S. Caribbean federal waters. Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Mutton and Lane Snapper in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, April 1, 2012 - NOAA Fisheries Service would like to remind fishermen there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snapper from 12:01 a.m., local time, April 1 through June 30 each year in U.S. Caribbean federal waters. March 26, 2012
  • FB12-020 Sp - Temporada De Veda Para La Pesca Y Posesion De La Sama Y El Arrayao En Las Aguas Federales Del Caribe Americano, Comenzando A Las 12:01 A.M., Hora Local, Efectivo El 1ro De Abril De 2012 - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries) quiere recordarle a todos los pescadores sobre la 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, desde el 1 ro de abril hasta el 30 de junio de cada año. 26 de marzo de 2012. March 26, 2012
February 2012
  • FB12-012 Mutton Snapper Spawning Aggregation Seasonal Area Closure in Caribbean Federal Waters Begins at 12:01 a.m., Local Time, March 1, 2012 . February 17, 2012. - NOAA Fisheries Service reminds the public that commercial and recreational fishing is prohibited from 12:01 a.m., local time, March 1 through June 30, each year in or from those parts of the mutton snapper spawning aggregation area that are in the exclusive economic zone. February 17, 2012
  • FB12-012S - Cierre de Temporada en el Área de la Agregación de Desove de la Sama en aquella porciónde las Aguas Federales del Caribe Americano al sudoeste de Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes Americanas, comenzando a las 12:01 a.m., hora local, efectivo el 1ro de marzo de 2012 - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas (NOAA Fisheries) recuerda al público en general que la pesca comercial y recreacional está prohibida desde las 12:01 a.m., hora local, del 1ro de marzo hasta el 30 de junio de cada año, en las aguas de la zona económica exclusiva del area conocida como el área de desove de la sama al sudeste de Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes Americanas. February 17, 2012
  • Federal Register /Vol. 77, No. 24 /Monday, February 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules 5751
    NMFS proposes to amend the regulations that implement section 401(g) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The amendments would eliminate duplicative permitting and registration requirements for holders of Main Hawaiian Islands Non-commercial Bottomfish Permits; allow states that exempt minors under the age of 17 from the state license or registration requirements to be eligible for Exempted State designation; allow the U.S. Virgin Islands to be designated as an Exempted State under the qualifying regional survey option of the rule; and clarify and update various provisions of the rule.
January 2012
  • FB12-004 - Seasonal Prohibition Regarding Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowfin, and 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, 2012. January 18, 2012
  • FB12-004 Español - 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 18, 2012
December 2011
  • Federal Register - 82404 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Rules and Regulations.
    NMFS issues this final rule 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).
  • 82414 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Rules and Regulations
    NMFS issues this final 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 (Reef Fish FMP), Amendment 5 to the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Spiny Lobster FMP), Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Queen Conch FMP), and Amendment 3 to the FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates FMP).
  • 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
  • FB11-107 Español- El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas anuncia las nuevas reglamentaciones para los peces de arrecife, el carrucho, la langosta, y los corales y plantas e invertebrados asociados a los arrecifes en el Caribe Americano. December 30, 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
  • FB11-106 Español - El Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas anuncia las nuevas reglamentaciones para los peces de arrecife y el carrucho en el Caribe Americano. December 30, 2011

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