Tag Archives: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species: Swordfish Landings Update Through September 30, 2013 Sharks through October 18, 2013.

Please see the attached swordfish landings update as of September 30, 2013.  For previous swordfish landings updates, click here    Shark Landings Update Through October 18, 2013 click here   16:53

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems – HMS Webinar – Monday, September 23, 2013 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

nmfs_logoNMFS proposes to modify the declaration requirements for vessels required to use Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) units in Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries. This proposed rule would require operators of vessels that have been issued HMS permits and are required to use VMS to use their VMS units to provide hourly position reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7).  Additionally, these changes will continue to provide NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) with information necessary to facilitate enforcement of HMS regulations. This rule would affect all commercial fishermen who fish for Atlantic HMS who are required to use VMS. more here register for webinar here  12:59