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NOAA Requests Submission of Landing Locations for All Commercially Permitted Reef Fish Vessels

FB18-040   FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: June 12, 2018 CONTACT: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov   KEY MESSAGE: In May 2017, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved new requirements to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs. One change…

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Final Rule to Improve Commercial Reef Fish Landing Compliance and Provide Flexibility in the Individual Fishing Quota Programs

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces new measures affecting commercial reef fish fishermen. The purpose of this action is to improve compliance and increase management flexibility in the Gulf of Mexico individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs. WHAT THIS MEANS: All owners or operators of a commercial reef fish permitted vessel landing any commercially caught, federally managed…

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Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Opens to Address the Needs of Fishing Communities

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant competition is currently open. The goal of the S-K program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY19 solicitation seeks applications…

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Commercial Harvest of King Mackerel Closes in the Northern Zone on May 15, 2018 (Updated 5/17/18)

FB18-030 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 11, 2018 CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, 727-824-5305,Kelli.O’Donnell@noaa.gov WHAT/WHEN/WHERE:  Commercial harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Northern Zone will close at 12:01 am (local time) on May 15, 2018. The Northern Zone for Gulf of Mexico king mackerel is located in federal waters between a line at 87°31.1′…