Commercial Harvest of Atlantic Group Cobia (Georgia-New York) Will Close in Federal Waters on September 4

Commercial harvest of Atlantic group cobia (Georgia through New York) will close in federal waters at 12:01 a.m., local time, September 4, 2019. Commercial harvest will reopen in federal waters at 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020.

Closure of the Directed Federal Illex Squid Fishery

August 27, 2019 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries is announcing the closure of the Directed Federal Illex Squid Fishery. Illex squid landings are limited to 10,000 lb per day.

NOAA Fisheries Modifies Gear Requirements and Commercial Management Measures Gulf and South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Fishery

August 1, 2019 NOAA Fisheries

These requirements are for federal waters off Florida and address bully net gear requirements, commercial daily possession limits when using bully nets or diving for the harvest of spiny lobster, and the soak period for spiny lobster traps.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Management of Cobia in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

February 21, 2019 NOAA Fisheries

This final rule removes Atlantic cobia from the fishery management plan. Atlantic cobia is now managed under the purview of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission because the majority of Atlantic cobia landings are in state waters.