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  • FY16 Successful SK Grant Applicants

    June 2: NOAA is announcing over $11 million in funding for 50 recommended projects under the FY16 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program, of which 22 projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region requesting over $4.6 million in federal support. Read More . . .

  • Protecting Shorelines and Habitat on Craney Island

    June 2: Even large-scale shoreline stabilization projects can provide healthy fish habitats that support healthy fisheries. Read More . . .

  • Celebrating the Cultural Significance of Salmon

    On a beautiful Saturday in May, we gathered with members from the Penobscot Nation, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe Read More . . .

  • Celebrate Sea Turtle Week!

    During NOAA’s Sea Turtle Week, June 13-17, discover more about these fascinating creatures who have been around since the dinosaurs. Read More . . .

  • See a Tangled Turtle? Call Our Hotline

    Add 866-755-6622 to your contacts. Celebrate Sea Turtle Week 2016 with this short lesson on what to do if you see a tangled turtle (pictured: blue line around leatherback sea turtle). Read More . . .

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06/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Revised 2016-2017 Red Hake Catch Limits
06/27/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016 Appointments to Regional Fishery Management Councils
06/27/2016
New GIS Datasets Available on Our Website
06/24/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of the Longfin Squid Trimester II Directed Fishery
06/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Will Post Herring Area 1A Catches Twice Weekly
06/23/2016
Northeast Fishery Observer Sea-Day Schedule Posted, Short-Term Reimbursement for Groundfish At-Sea Monitoring Available July 1
06/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Management Measures for Monkfish
06/22/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2016-2018 Management Measures for Spiny Dogfish
06/21/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2016-2018 Management Measures for Atlantic Herring
06/15/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Cape Cod/Gulf of MaineYellowtail Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure
06/15/2016
NOAA seeks proposals for up to $8.5 million for coastal resilience projects
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Interim Management Measures for Blueline Tilefish in the Greater Atlantic Region
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area for Limited Access General Category Fleet
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Cost Recovery Program for 2017 and Other Measures
06/14/2016
Penobscot River Restoration Project Celebrates Final Milestone, Reconnects River to the Sea
06/09/2016
National Aquarium to Release Rehabilitated Sea Turtles on World Sea Turtle Day
06/08/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Witch Flounder Catch Area Closure for Common Pool
06/06/2016
2016-2017 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Awards Announced
06/06/2016
MEDIA ADVISORY: NOAA holds press call on Swedish proposal to prohibit American lobsters to the European Union
06/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Rules for Northeast Skate Fishery
06/04/2016
NOAA Statement: Seal Pup on Old Orchard Beach, Maine
06/02/2016
NOAA announces more than $11 million in grants
06/02/2016
Media Availability: NOAA discusses proposed Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat designations in the Northeast and Southeast regions
06/02/2016
NOAA Issues Proposed Rules Designating Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon
05/27/2016
Reminder: Recreational Groundfish Transit Rules for Gulf of Maine
05/25/2016
NOAA Fisheries and ASMFC Announce River Herring Conservation Plan 2015 Updates
05/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Releases Design Guidelines for Nature-like Fish Passages
05/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass
05/16/2016
Tour of New Fishways Along Saugatucket River Friday, May 20
05/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Northeast Climate Science Action Plan
05/11/2016
Closure of Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area on May 13
05/06/2016
Statement: NOAA/IFAW Right Whale Death
05/03/2016
2016 Management Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery
05/02/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 2 May 2016
04/29/2016
2016 Groundfish Catch Limits for Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
04/28/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 28 April 2016
04/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Approved Groundfish At-Sea Monitor Service Providers for 2016
04/26/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016-18 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries Measures
04/25/2016
Marine Mammals of Maine to Open New Short-term Seal Triage Facility
04/21/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 21 April 2016
04/21/2016
Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: 2016 Observer Set-Aside Compensation Rates
04/20/2016
U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild; number of overfished stocks remains near all-time low
04/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Groundfish Common Pool Posession and Trip Limit Increases
04/12/2016
Know the Rules: Free App Connects Anglers with Saltwater Fishing Regulations
04/12/2016
Slow Down to Protect Whales - New DMA April 12
04/07/2016
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-17 Red Hake Fishery
04/06/2016
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office 2015 Year in Review Report Now Available
04/05/2016
Conservation Efforts for Florida, Pacific Coast Green Sea Turtles Working, Agencies Say
04/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Herring Catch Monitoring and Discard Rules
03/30/2016
Agencies seek public input in advancing recovery of the Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon
03/30/2016
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-2018 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery
03/29/2016
NOAA Now Accepting Applications for Fisheries Finance Program
03/22/2016
NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Groundfish Catch Limits and Modifications to the At-Sea Monitoring Program
03/18/2016
NOAA Fisheries Transfers Yellowtail Flounder Quota to Groundfish Fishery
03/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Increase Groundfish Recreational Fishing Opportunities
03/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Rule
03/10/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Adjustments to Initial 2016 Atlantic Herring Sub-Annual Catch Limits for Fishing Year 2016
03/02/2016
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Increase Recreational Fishing Opporutnities for Cod and Haddock in the Gulf of Maine
03/01/2016
NOAA Releases Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy for Comment
03/01/2016
2016 NAFO Fishing Opportunities Announcement

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