Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping

May 16, 2022 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2022, corresponding to the time Texas closes its state waters to shrimp trawling.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Catch Levels, Sector Allocations, Accountability Measures, and Management Measures for Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic

April 7, 2022 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for Amendment 10 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic (Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10).  Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10 and the final rule will revise the acceptable biological catch, annual catch limits, sector allocations, accountability measures, and management measures for dolphin and wahoo.

Commercial Gillnet Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Closed on February 25, 2022

February 28, 2022 NOAA Fisheries

Commercial gillnet harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone closed at 12 p.m., local time, on February 25, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in the Commercial Quota for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

November 10, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

The commercial quota for Atlantic cobia will increase from 50,000 pounds (lbs) to 73,116 lbs based on the results of the latest population assessment.

Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers and Federally Permitted For-Hire Operators in Portions of Louisiana Extended through November 30, 2021

November 3, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries has received numerous reports of continued damage to the infrastructure in Jefferson Parish, such as power outages and interruption of water service. Therefore, NOAA Fisheries is extending the prior catastrophic conditions determination in Jefferson Parish through November 30, 2021.