GARFO News Room
- 2016 Groundfish Catch Limits for Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Approved Groundfish At-Sea Monitor Service Providers for 2016
- New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 28 April 2016
- NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016-18 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries Measures
- Marine Mammals of Maine to Open New Short-term Seal Triage Facility
- Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: 2016 Observer Set-Aside Compensation Rates
- New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 21 April 2016
- U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild; number of overfished stocks remains near all-time low
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Groundfish Common Pool Posession and Trip Limit Increases
- Slow Down to Protect Whales - New DMA April 12
- Know the Rules: Free App Connects Anglers with Saltwater Fishing Regulations
- NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-17 Red Hake Fishery
- Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office 2015 Year in Review Report Now Available
- Conservation Efforts for Florida, Pacific Coast Green Sea Turtles Working, Agencies Say
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Herring Catch Monitoring and Discard Rules
- NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-2018 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery
- Agencies seek public input in advancing recovery of the Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon
- NOAA Now Accepting Applications for Fisheries Finance Program
- NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Groundfish Catch Limits and Modifications to the At-Sea Monitoring Program
- NOAA Fisheries Transfers Yellowtail Flounder Quota to Groundfish Fishery
- NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Rule
- NOAA Fisheries Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Increase Groundfish Recreational Fishing Opportunities
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Adjustments to Initial 2016 Atlantic Herring Sub-Annual Catch Limits for Fishing Year 2016
- NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Increase Recreational Fishing Opporutnities for Cod and Haddock in the Gulf of Maine
- 2016 NAFO Fishing Opportunities Announcement
- NOAA Releases Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy for Comment
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Amendment 17 to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan
- NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Framework Adjustment 27 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
- NOAA: New action plans outline recovery efforts for eight ‘Species in the Spotlight’
- It’s Gray Seal Pupping Season: Watch for Seals on the Shoreline
- 2016-2018 Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside Awards Announced
- NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
- Media Availability: NOAA discusses expanded North Atlantic right whale critical habitat for the Northeast and Southeast regions
- Proposed Specifications for 2016-2018 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries
- Two Virginia Whale Watch Companies Join Whale SENSE Atlantic, Leading the Industry in a Responsible Direction
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- New Regional Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Plan - We are excited to announce NOAA Fisheries' Greater Atlantic Region Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan for 2016-2017.
- Celebrating River Herring - Apr 21: Nearly 400 years ago, the Mayflower touched down near Plymouth Rock, tucked deep into western shore of Cape Cod Bay. Without Town Brook, and its runs of river herring, Plymouth Colony might not have succeeded.
- Repairing Aging Infrastructure and Protecting Fish - To protect important fish habitats including spawning and feeding areas, the Habitat Conservation Division reviews bridge plans and provides recommendations. (Photo credit: Maine DOT)
- Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced - We are pleased to announce that 15 research projects have been selected for support from the 2016 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) program.
- Final Rule Issued for Revised Green Turtle Listing - Conservation efforts for Florida, Pacific coast green sea turtles working, agencies say
- Draft Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan Available - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries have released a draft recovery plan for endangered Atlantic salmon within the Gulf of Maine region, open for comment through May 31, 2016.
- Fishing Boats to Test Weather Stations - The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Northeast Cooperative Research Program has been working with the region’s commercial fishing industry for years to expand electronic fisheries data collection.
- Working Together to Protect Endangered Species - NOAA Fisheries biologists work with other federal agencies to ensure that in-water activities minimize effects to protected marine species. Photo: Zach Jylkka/Deepwater Wind Rhode Island. Credit: Matt Robertson/ESS Group, Inc.
- Working with Fishermen to Find Solutions - March 11: A February 18 collaborative workshop with industry, researchers, and managers on small-mesh multispecies fishing regulations in the Gulf of Maine discussed ideas for changes to whiting exempted fishing areas.
- Take Our Communications Survey - NOAA Fisheries is conducting a survey of stakeholders in the GAR to gain a better understanding of your communications needs.
- #SalmonChat on Twitter with NOAA's Dan Kircheis - Join us Feb 18 at 1pm on Twitter for a #SalmonChat with NOAA Scientist Dan Kircheis to find out about our new action plan to help critically endangered Atlantic salmon populations recover.
- Atlantic Salmon in the Spotlight: 5-Year Plan - Feb 10: NOAA Fisheries releases five-year action plans for eight "Species in the Spotlight" including Atlantic salmon.
- $2.5 Million Available for Bycatch Solutions - Feb 9: NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications through April 15 for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
- It's Gray Seal Pupping Season - From December through February, gray seals give birth on islands and shoreline areas in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
- NOAA Announces $9 Million for Habitat Restoration - Funding will focus on projects that improve protected species recovery and support sustainable fisheries.
- NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Right Whales - Jan 26: Using new information not previously available, NOAA Fisheries is expanding critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales.
- Atlantic Salmon: A Species in Need of a Spotlight - Atlantic salmon are an iconic New England species. In addition to the ecosystem role these fish play, they have been an important indicator of economic health in our region.
- Two Virginia Whale Watches Join Whale SENSE - Jan 12: Two Virginia Beach ocean tour operators joined the voluntary responsible whale watching program, Whale SENSE. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center)
- Saving Seagrass: Protecting Essential Habitat - Jan 11: All aquatic habitat is important. All types of aquatic habitat have value. So when there are competing interests, how do you decide what to protect? (Photo credit: NOAA/DOC)
- Rescued Sea Turtles Fly South - Jan 8: Yesterday morning, a Coast Guard Auxiliary pilots flew 24 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles to Orlando, Florida, where they will undergo further treatment and rehabilitation at Sea World Orlando.
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