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Latest News

03/19/2019
NOAA Fisheries Approves Monkfish Quota for 2019
03/14/2019
Extended Through March 29: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
03/12/2019
NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in Common Pool Possession and Trip Limits for Gulf of Maine Cod and Witch Flounder
03/11/2019
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2019 Bluefish Specifications
03/08/2019
2019 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Harvested for Atlantic Mackerel Vessels
03/07/2019
NOAA Fisheries Proposes to Approve 20 Groundfish Sectors for Fishing Years 2019 and 2020, and Allocate Annual Catch Entitlements for Fishing Year 2019
03/06/2019
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Herring Management Area 2 Sub-ACL Harvested
03/04/2019
Extended Thru March 17: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
02/28/2019
Fishermen: GARFO Permits Office Accepting Expired or Un-issued Certificates of Documentation on Permit Applications Through May 1
02/27/2019
Now Accepting Entries for the 2019 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest
02/27/2019
NOAA Fisheries Announces Reduction of the Northern Red Hake Commercial Possession Limit
02/22/2019
Celebrate International Year of the Salmon with Us on February 28 in Bangor, Maine
02/20/2019
Systems down this weekend: Fish Online & IVR System Maintenance 2/22/19-2/23/19.
02/20/2019
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Management Measures for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 2019 Fishing Year
02/19/2019
Extended Again: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales
02/15/2019
NOAA Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Recreational Fishing and Boating Interests
02/14/2019
NOAA Fisheries Approves Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
02/12/2019
NOAA and USFWS Release Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan
02/11/2019
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2019-2021 Blueline Tilefish Fishery Specifications
02/07/2019
NOAA Fisheries Adjusts the Atlantic Herring Specifications for 2019
02/06/2019
Extended: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket
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

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