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  • GARFO Interns: What They Did This Summer

    As summer came to an end, our interns looked back on their experiences at the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office. Read More . . .

  • Finding the Next Sebasticook

    Restoring a smaller tributary to the Kennebec River yields historic river herring runs, bringing back fish, eagles, and revenue to the region. Read More . . .

  • Dam Removal in Plymouth, MA Restores Habitat

    This September, the final major step in the nearly 16-year project to restore Plymouth’s historic Town Brook began: the removal of the Holmes Dam. Read More . . .

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    Meet our top notch team of technical experts who are here to resolve issues you may experience while using our electronic services. Read More . . .

  • Scalloper Trains GARFO Staff

    On October 4 and 5, approximately 25 GARFO staff will escape their desks and emails to learn about the scallop fishery from people who know it well, New Bedford scallop fishermen. Credit: Coonamessett Farm Foundation Read More . . .

Latest News

10/15/2018
Third North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018 Confirmed
10/04/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Measures to Modify Atlantic Mackerel In-Season Closure Provisions
09/27/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Future Modification to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's Closure Areas
09/27/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan and 2018-2019 Quotas
09/20/2018
Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Increase, Effective October 1
09/12/2018
Seal Strandings in Southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
09/11/2018
Groundfish Sector At-Sea Monitoring Provider Applications Due October 1
09/07/2018
Young Right Whale Likely Died from Entanglement
09/05/2018
Proposed Rule, Request for Comments; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish; Amendment 20
08/29/2018
Second North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018 Confirmed
08/23/2018
NOAA Fisheries Awards More than $2.3 Million to 14 Projects under the 2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
08/22/2018
NOAA Fisheries Reduces Sub-ACLs for Atlantic Herring Management Areas 1A, 1B, 2, and 3
08/13/2018
Massachusetts Summer Flounder Fishery Closure Begins August 14
08/10/2018
Comment Period Open on Proposed Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial Accountability Measure Modifications
08/10/2018
Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closes August 15
08/06/2018
GARFO website will be down August 10 at 11pm for maintenance
07/19/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Lease-Only Operations Plan for Sector 9, Amendment to Sector 7 Operations Plan, and Quota Allocations for Sectors 7 and 9
07/06/2018
Fishing at 13 Artificial Reef Sites in New Jersey is Limited to Handline, Rod and Reel, and Spear Fishing
07/05/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
07/03/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales Sighted 2 Nautical Miles South of Nantucket
07/02/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018 Cost Recovery Fees for Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Cage Tags

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