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Fishways: Crucial Connections from River to Sea
Have you ever seen a fish ladder or a fish lift? Do you know how one works? For many people the answer to both is “no.” If you live along the coast or on a river, there may be a fish ladder or lift near you. Read More . . .
Find Seafood Facts on FishWatch.gov
Oct 22: FishWatch, the NOAA Fisheries website with seafood facts for consumers, is now mobile-friendly. Read More . . .
Fish Passages Play Role in Hydropower Licenses
Our Habitat Conservation Division reviews hydropower licenses and works with these facilities to ensure that their operations are not harming diadromous fish and their habitats. (Photo Credit Bill McDavitt/NOAA) Read More . . .
New Report Shows Value of US Fish Landings Strong
Oct 29: The 2014 Fisheries of the U.S. Report is now available. New Bedford still the top port by value in the country. (Pictured L to R: GARFO Regional Administrator John Bullard, NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell) Read More . . .
Shortnose Sturgeon Return to Historic Habitat
Endangered shortnose sturgeon have rediscovered habitat in the Penobscot River that had been inaccessible to the species for more than 100 years prior to the removal of the Veazie Dam in 2013. (Photo courtesy of G. Zydlewski). Read More . . .
- New award recognizes outstanding efforts to increase awareness and safeguard U.S. natural resources from climate change
- Bass Fishing in the EEZ Restrictions Support Sustainability of Species
- Update: Federal funding for at-sea monitoring ends December 31, 2015
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Change to Lobster Area 4 Closure for 2016
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Regs for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass
- New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud
- Atlantic Herring Closure for Management Area 1A, Trimester III
- NOAA report finds the 2014 commercial catch of U.S. seafood on par with 2013
- Petition to List Thorny Skate Accepted
- NOAA Webinar for Potential SK Applicants - Oct 22
- Herring Possession Limit Reduced to 2,000 lb in the Georges Bank Haddock Accountability Management Area in Effect October 22 for Midwater Trawl Vessels
- Massachusetts Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery to Open on October 12
- NOAA Fisheries Allows State Waters Scallop Exemption Program for Maine
- NOAA Fisheries to Keep Recreational Gulf of Maine Haddock Regs in Place
- NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in Scup Quota for Winter II (Nov 1)
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Nearly $1 Million in Funding to Restore Habitat in Great Lakes
- 2016 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Proposals Due November 16
- Massachusetts 2015 Commercial Summer Flounder and Bluefish Quotas Reached No Landings Allowed through December 31, 2015
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in Common Pool Gulf of Maine Cod Possession and Trip Limits
- NOAA Awards $2.75 Million for Marine Mammal Rescue Efforts
- NOAA announces up to $10 million available to support fisheries projects under Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants program
- NOAA Announces 2016 SK Grant Program Funding
- NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016/2017 Atlantic Scallop Research Set-Aside Funding Opportunity - Proposals Due October 31, 2015
- NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Catch Monitoring Improvements for Limited Access Herring Vessels
- NOAA Fisheries Eliminates "Did Not Fish" Reports and Simplifies Vessel Baselines
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Additional Northern Red Hake Possession Limit Reductions Effective August 24, 2015
- NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Fishing Year 2015 Catch Limits for NE Groundfish Sectors
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Red Hake Possession Limit Reduction
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Mackerel Fishery Consequences for Slippage Events
- NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Modification of Lobster Area 4 Seasonal Closure
- NOAA Fisheries Announces 2015 Annual Catch Limits for Bluefish
- NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Revision of Maine State Waters Scallop Exemption Program
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