1999 NERO Permit Holder Letters





Northeast Regional Office
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Gloucester, MA 01930




December 1999

1. NEW AMERICAN LOBSTER FISHERY REGULATIONS

2. Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for American Lobster___

3. Black Sea Bass Fishery Closure

4. New Jersey Summer Flounder Fishery Closure

5. New York Summer Flounder Fishery Reopened

6. Framework Adjustment 31 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP Partially Approved

November 1999

1. Termination of Entry into the Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program

2. Haddock Trip Limit Increased

3. Reimbursement of Funds

4. Monkfish Fishery Management Plan Question and Answer Fact Sheet

5. Scup Fishery Closure

October 1999

1. Additional Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Trips Authorized

2. Monkfish Regulations Approved

3. Amendment 9 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan Approved

4. New York Summer Flounder Commercial Quota Closure on November 1, 1999

5. Modification of Re-Authorization for the Raised Footrope Whiting Trawl Experimental Fishery

6. SFA Amendments

September 1999

1. Federal American Lobster Management in the EEZ - Possible "Control Date" Eligibility Criteria for Future Access in the Lobster Trap Fishery___

2. Notice of a Control Date For the Purposes of Controlling Capacity or Latent Effort in the Northeast Multispecies and Atlantic Sea Scallop Fisheries___

3. Notice of Control Date for the Atlantic Herring Fishery

4. Quarter 3 Black Sea Bass Fishery Closure

5. State Conservation Equivalent Summer Flounder Recreational Measures

6. Voluntary Relinquishment of a Federal Limited Access Permit

August 1999

1. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Summer Flounder Commercial Quota Closure

2. IMPORTANT NOTICE - NMFS Northeast Limited Access or Moratorium Federal Fisheries Permits

3. Raised Footrope Whiting Trawl Experimental Fishery Re-Authorized

July 1999

1. Mariner Alert: GLOBEC Moorings on Georges Banks

2. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Progress Reports

3. Experimental Whiting Separator Trawl Fishery in the Small Mesh Northern Shrimp Exemption Area Re-Authorized for the 1999 Fishing Season

4. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Notification Requirements

5. Gulf of Maine Cod Landing Limit Temporarily Increased From 30 lbs to 100 lbs

6. Multispecies Framework 30 Partially Approved

7. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Observer Protocol UPDATE

8. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Observer Protocol UPDATE-2

June 1999

1. Clarification to Gulf of Maine Cod Landing Limits

2. Federal American Lobster Management in the EEZ - Final Environmental Impact Statement & Regulatory Impact Statement___

3. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program

4. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program Observer Protocol

5. Black Sea Bass Fishery Closure

6. Scup Fishery Closure

7. Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Program - Change to the Observer Payment Protocol

May 1999

1. Maine Mahogany Quahog Permit (Moratorium) Application Deadline

2. Whalewatching Guidelines for the Northeast Region, Including the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary ___

3. Gulf of Maine Cod Landing Limit Reduced From 200 lb to 30 lb

April 1999

1. Attention - Scallop Dredge Vessels

2. Sea Sampling Observers Needed! Jobs and Training Immediately Available

3. Framework Adjustment 27 to the Multispecies FMP Approved

March 1999

1. All Limited Access Permit Holders Will Be Impacted by New Permit-related Regulations That Will Become Effective on March 22, 1999

2. Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop FMP Approved - Two Mid-Atlantic Area Closures Extended

3. State of Maine Summer Flounder Commercial Quota Closure

4. Scup Fishery Winter I Period Commercial Quota Closure

5. Qualifying Fishing Vessels into the Monkfish Fishery

February 1999

1. VMS Program Operating Requirements

January 1999

1. NOAA Fisheries Propose Rules for Lobstering in Federal Waters

2. Framework Adjustment 26 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP___

3. 1999 Final Specifications for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

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