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NMFS Announces A Notice Of Receipt Of A Petition For Rulemaking To Amend The Extent Of The Current Time/Area Closure For Atlantic Sharks Off The Mid-Atlantic Region (pdf file) May 6, 2005
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) March 2, 2005
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Season Lengths And Quotas For The 2005 Second And Third Trimester Commercial Shark Fishery (pdf file) March 2, 2005
NOAA Fisheries Announces Region Quota Adjustments For The 2005 Commercial Shark Fishery and 2005 First Trimester Fishing Season Notification (pdf file) November 19, 2004
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) November 9, 2004
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) September 29, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Announces Regional Quota Adjustments for the 2005 Commercial Shark Fishery and 2005 First Trimester Fishing Season Notification (pdf file) September 9, 2004
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries; Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Requirement; Effective Date for Atlantic Shark Fisheries (pdf file) August 17, 2004
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) August 13, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Corrects Change To Bottom Longline Fishery Regulations (pdf file) August 4, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Announces an Issues and Options Paper for Revised Management of Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, Sharks, and Billfish (pdf file) June 21, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Adjusts the Atlantic Large Coastal Shark (LCS) Seasonal Quota for the North Atlantic Management Region for the 2004 Fishing Year (pdf file) June 3, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Announces the 2004 Second Semiannual Fishing Season for the Atlantic Shark Commercial Fisheries (pdf file) May 24, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Announces an Additional Public Scoping Meeting and an Extension to the Comment Period for the Issues and Options Paper (pdf file) May 20, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Effective Dates for Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) For Directed Shark Vessels (pdf file) May 18, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Proposes an Adjustment to the Atlantic Large Coastal Shark (LCS) Seasonal Quota for the North Atlantic Management Region for the 2004 Fishing Year (pdf file) May 11, 2004
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) May 7, 2004
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Update (pdf file) April 6, 2004
NOAA Fisheries Announces Small Coastal Shark Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico Closes on March 18, 2004 (pdf file) March 9, 2004
Atlantic Commercial Shark Fishery Update (pdf file) March 4, 2004
Atlantic Commercial Shark Fishery Update (pdf file) February 13, 2004
The Final Rule Implementing the Final Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks and the Atlantic Shark Commercial Quotas and Fishing Season for the First 2004 Semiannual Fishing Season (pdf file) December 18, 2003
Atlantic Shark Fishery Update (pdf file) October 14, 2003
NOAA Fisheries Cancels and Reschedules Shark Public Hearings and Extends Comment Period (pdf file) September 16, 2003
Atlantic Commercial Shark Fishery Update (pdf file) September 11, 2003
NOAA Fisheries Announces Public Hearings for the Proposed Rule Regarding Atlantic Sharks and Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (pdf file) August 7, 2003
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures (pdf file) August 1, 2003
NOAA Fisheries Propses New Shark Management Measures In Draft Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks (pdf file) August 1, 2003
Draft Amendment 1 To The Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks (pdf file) July, 2003
Atlantic Commercial Shark Fishery Update - revised (pdf file) July 23, 2003
Atlantic Commercial Shark Fishery Update (pdf file) July 23, 2003
Reminder: Non-Ridgeback Large Coastal Shark Fishery Closes May 15 (pdf file) May 12, 2003
Supplemental Environmental Assessment for an Emergency Rule Extension to Implement Management Measures in the Atlantic Shark Fisheries Consistent with 2002 Stock Assessments (pdf file) May, 2003
Reminder: Non-Ridgeback LCS Fishery Closes May 15 (pdf file) May 12, 2003
New Recreational Rules for HMS April 15, 2003
Reminder: the commercial ridgeback large coastal shark (LCS) fishery closes April 15 (pdf file) April 15, 2003
NMFS publishes an Emergency Rule Changing Commercial Shark Management Measures Including Quota Levels (pdf file) April 2003
2003 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (pdf file) January 2003
Issues and Options for Revised Management of Atlantic Sharks Scoping Document for Amendment I to the HMS FMP (pdf file) January 23, 2003
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Availability of the Peer Reviews of the 2002 Large Coastal Shark Stock Assessment January 9, 2003
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna; Commercial Shark Management Measures January 8, 2003
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Shark Management Measures December 27, 2002
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish and Sharks; Shark Management Measures November 15, 2002
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Implementation of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act February 11, 2002