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NOAA Fisheries Reminds Public of Seasonal Prohibition on Certain Fish

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds fishers and the general public of the annually recurring prohibition on fishing for or possession on fishing for and possession of blackfin, vermilion, black and silk snapper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters. The prohibition begins at 12:01 a.m., Oct. 1, local time and continues through Dec. 1.
The U.S. Caribbean federal waters extend from the nine nautical mile seaward boundary of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the three nautical mile seaward boundary of the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands out to 200 nautical miles offshore.
This bulletin provides only a summary of the information regarding the existing regulations. Any discrepancies between this bulletin and the regulations as published in the Federal Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal Register.
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