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ALERT ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
1006 AM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

TO: KEY...MFL...MLB...JAX
FROM:    SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS (SRH)
SUBJECT: NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF THE COMMERCIAL
         SECTOR FOR SNOWY GROUPER

THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE ANNOUNCES THAT THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR FOR SNOWY
GROUPER IN FEDERAL WATERS OFF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC STATES IS CLOSED EFFECTIVE 12:01 A.M.
LOCAL TIME, JULY 25, 2014, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2014. DURING THE CLOSURE, ALL SALE
AND PURCHASE OF SNOWY GROUPER HARVESTED FROM FEDERAL WATERS IS PROHIBITED.  THE
RECREATIONAL SECTOR FOR SNOWY GROUPER CLOSED ON JUNE 7, 2014, THEREFORE, ALL HARVEST
AND POSSESSION OF SNOWY GROUPER FROM FEDERAL WATERS IS PROHIBITED AS OF 12:01 A.M.
LOCAL TIME, JULY 25, 2014. THE PROHIBITION OF SALE AND PURCHASE AND THE PROHIBITION
ON HARVEST AND POSSESSION FOR SNOWY GROUPER APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE FISH WERE
HARVESTED IN STATE OR FEDERAL WATERS.  QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE NATIONAL
MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE AT 727-824-5305.

PLEASE BROADCAST THE ABOVE MESSAGE COMMENCING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON JULY 20, 2014
THROUGH JULY 24, 2014 AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTE INTERVALS.

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HARJO
SRH ROC


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