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Latest News

02/04/2019
Happy International Year of the Salmon!
01/31/2019
New England Groundfish Days-at-Sea Leasing Deadline Extended to April 30, 2019
01/29/2019
Reminder: Closed Area 1 North Seasonal Closure for All Vessels Begins February 1
01/29/2019
Extended: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
01/28/2019
Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
12/21/2018
Effective on December 24 - Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is Closed for the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota Fleet
12/21/2018
Effective on December 29: RI Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery is Closed
12/21/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Quota for 2019
12/21/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2019 Bluefish Specifications
12/21/2018
Inseason Adjustment to Southern Red Hake Possession Limit
12/20/2018
Reminder: Federal Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Recreational Rules for the Start of the 2019 Fishing Year
12/19/2018
NOAA Announces Atlantic Herring Possession Limit for Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area Harvested
12/19/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Measure to Modify Atlantic Mackerel In-Season Closure Provision
12/18/2018
New Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established Southeast of Atlantic City, NJ to Protect Right Whales
12/17/2018
New Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
12/14/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Changes to Longfin Squid Permits and Possession Limits
12/14/2018
NOAA Fisheries Implements 2019 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications
12/12/2018
New Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established Around Cape Cod Bay to Protect Right Whales
11/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Adjusting the Atlantic Herring Specifications for 2019
11/29/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Common Pool Possession and Trip Limit Adjustment for Georges Bank Cod
11/27/2018
NOAA Seeks New Members for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
11/27/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
11/27/2018
Extended Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
11/19/2018
Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
11/19/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2019-2021 Blueline Tilefish Fishery Specifications
11/15/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specs
11/15/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule: Approval of New Gear Under Small-Mesh Fisheries Accountability Measures
11/06/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Commercial Harvest Quotas for Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog
11/05/2018
Update: Third North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018 Confirmed
11/02/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Expansion to the Great South Channel and Southern New England Scallop Dredge Exemption Areas

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