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  • Leadership Message: Operations Plans Approved

    July 19: NOAA approved operations plans for Northeast Fishing Sectors 7 and 9 and allocated Northeast multispecies (groundfish) quota to these sectors for the 2018 fishing year so that they may resume limited sector operations. Read More . . .

  • Young Humpback Gets Second Chance

    July 11: NOAA and partners worked together off Sandy Hook, New Jersey yesterday to cut a length of rope entangling a juvenile humpback whale, giving the whale a second chance. Read More . . .

  • Meet Eric Hutchins, Habitat Restoration Biologist

    In celebration of July as Habitat Month, meet Eric Hutchins. One of Eric’s great skills is showing people of all ages the importance of the habitat they live in and around. Read More . . .

  • Horseshoe Crabs: Managing a Resource

    Horseshoe crab eggs play an important ecological role in the food web for migrating shorebirds, as well as for commercial fisheries and medical testing. Read More . . .

  • Memorial Park Named for NOAA Special Agent

    In July, the residents of Newmarket, NH named the Schoppmeyer Memorial Park in honor of NOAA Fisheries Special Agent Christopher "Schotzy" Schoppmeyer, who died in 2016. Read More . . .

Latest News

Massachusetts Summer Flounder Fishery Closure Begins August 14
Comment Period Open on Proposed Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial Accountability Measure Modifications
Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closes August 15
GARFO website will be down August 10 at 11pm for maintenance
NOAA Fisheries Approves Lease-Only Operations Plan for Sector 9, Amendment to Sector 7 Operations Plan, and Quota Allocations for Sectors 7 and 9
Fishing at 13 Artificial Reef Sites in New Jersey is Limited to Handline, Rod and Reel, and Spear Fishing
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales Sighted 2 Nautical Miles South of Nantucket
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018 Cost Recovery Fees for Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Cage Tags
NOAA Fisheries Announces Common Pool Area Closure for Gulf of Maine Haddock
NOAA Recommends Almost $9 Million in Funding for 38 Projects Across the Nation
NOAA Offers July 12 Webinar on How to Apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants
Draft Northeast Regional Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Implementation Plan Open for Comment
Correction to Atlantic Herring Fishery 2018 Annual Catch Limit Adjustment
Reports of Sperm Whale 90 nm off New York
Statement by the Head of the U.S. Delegation regarding the new regulatory measure for the West Greenland salmon fishery:
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Future Reporting Requirements for the American Lobster Fishery
Final 2018 Quotas for Small-Mesh Multispecies
Interactive Map for Scallop Fishery Regulations Now Available
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018 Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass, and Scup
2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition is Open
NOAA Fisheries Approves Monkfish Quota for 2018
Two New Voluntary Slow Speed Zones to Protect Right Whales 27 Miles East of Boston
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales off Race Point

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