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Alert Administrative Message
National Weather Service
Southern Region Headquarters
131 PM CDT Thu JUL 19 2018

TO:       JAX MLB MFL KEY
FROM:     SR ROC
SUBJECT:  Fisheries Message

In accordance with the MOA between NMFS and NWS, we request the
broadcast of the following message from coastal NWR stations
covering offshore areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina through
Key West, Florida. Please broadcast the following message at
approximately 30 minute intervals beginning today, July 19, for 5
days, through July 23, 2018.

THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE ANNOUNCES THAT THE COMMERCIAL
SECTOR FOR SNOWY GROUPER IN SOUTH ATLANTIC FEDERAL WATERS IS CLOSED
EFFECTIVE AT 12:01 A.M., LOCAL TIME, JULY 24, 2018, THROUGH DECEMBER
31, 2018. DURING THE COMMERCIAL CLOSURE, ALL HARVEST OF SNOWY
GROUPER IS RESTRICTED TO THE APPLICABLE RECREATIONAL BAG AND
POSSESSION LIMITS, AND THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF SNOWY GROUPER
HARVESTED FROM FEDERAL WATERS IS PROHIBITED. FOR VESSELS ISSUED A
VALID FEDERAL COMMERCIAL OR CHARTER VESSEL HEADBOAT PERMIT FOR SOUTH
ATLANTIC SNAPPER GROUPER, THE BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS AND THE
PROHIBITION ON THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF SNOWY GROUPER APPLY
REGARDLESS IF THE FISH WERE HARVESTED IN STATE OR FEDERAL WATERS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE AT
727-824-5305.

$$
Borden, ROC Duty Officer


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