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  • So Who Manages Our Fisheries Data?!

    July 21: We need a great deal of data to manage our fisheries effectively. Read More . . .

  • FY17 SK Grants Competition Announced

    Jul 22: NOAA Fisheries announces approximately $10 million available to support fisheries projects through the 2017 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition. Read More . . .

  • Fish and Ships Get Safe Harbor

    July 25: This summer marks the end of an era for the waters around the Statue of Liberty. New York and New Jersey’s harbor deepening project will complete improvements. Read More . . .

  • Humpback Whales Visit New York

    Over the last few days, boaters and fishermen have reported sightings of humpback whales in the far western stretch of Long Island Sound. Reminder to boaters in Long Island Sound: Watch for whales! Read More . . .

  • Gulf of Maine Cod Season Opens Aug 1

    From August 1 to September 30, recreational fishermen may retain one cod per day in the Gulf of Maine. Read More . . .

Latest News

07/27/2016
Recreational Fishermen: Gulf of Maine Cod Season Opens August 1
07/26/2016
Humpback Whales Visit New York
07/20/2016
NOAA Fisheries Publishes Notice of Availability for Proposed Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan Amendment
07/20/2016
NOAA recommends $9 million in funding for community-based habitat restoration
07/13/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Common Pool Area Closure for Georges Bank Cod
07/12/2016
Reminder: Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Informational Meetings and Public Hearings
07/12/2016
Fishing for Energy Request for Proposals 2016
07/11/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Lobster Trap Transfer Application Workshop
07/08/2016
Right Whale Calf Mortality Update
06/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Revised 2016-2017 Red Hake Catch Limits
06/27/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016 Appointments to Regional Fishery Management Councils
06/27/2016
New GIS Datasets Available on Our Website
06/24/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of the Longfin Squid Trimester II Directed Fishery
06/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Will Post Herring Area 1A Catches Twice Weekly
06/23/2016
Northeast Fishery Observer Sea-Day Schedule Posted, Short-Term Reimbursement for Groundfish At-Sea Monitoring Available July 1
06/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Management Measures for Monkfish
06/22/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2016-2018 Management Measures for Spiny Dogfish
06/21/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2016-2018 Management Measures for Atlantic Herring
06/15/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Cape Cod/Gulf of MaineYellowtail Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure
06/15/2016
NOAA seeks proposals for up to $8.5 million for coastal resilience projects
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Interim Management Measures for Blueline Tilefish in the Greater Atlantic Region
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area for Limited Access General Category Fleet
06/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Cost Recovery Program for 2017 and Other Measures
06/14/2016
Penobscot River Restoration Project Celebrates Final Milestone, Reconnects River to the Sea
06/09/2016
National Aquarium to Release Rehabilitated Sea Turtles on World Sea Turtle Day
06/08/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Witch Flounder Catch Area Closure for Common Pool
06/06/2016
2016-2017 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Awards Announced
06/06/2016
MEDIA ADVISORY: NOAA holds press call on Swedish proposal to prohibit American lobsters to the European Union
06/06/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Rules for Northeast Skate Fishery
06/04/2016
NOAA Statement: Seal Pup on Old Orchard Beach, Maine
06/02/2016
NOAA announces more than $11 million in grants
06/02/2016
Media Availability: NOAA discusses proposed Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat designations in the Northeast and Southeast regions
06/02/2016
NOAA Issues Proposed Rules Designating Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon
05/27/2016
Reminder: Recreational Groundfish Transit Rules for Gulf of Maine
05/25/2016
NOAA Fisheries and ASMFC Announce River Herring Conservation Plan 2015 Updates
05/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Releases Design Guidelines for Nature-like Fish Passages
05/23/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass
05/16/2016
Tour of New Fishways Along Saugatucket River Friday, May 20
05/16/2016
NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Northeast Climate Science Action Plan
05/11/2016
Closure of Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area on May 13
05/06/2016
Statement: NOAA/IFAW Right Whale Death
05/03/2016
2016 Management Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery
05/02/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 2 May 2016
04/29/2016
2016 Groundfish Catch Limits for Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
04/28/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 28 April 2016
04/28/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Approved Groundfish At-Sea Monitor Service Providers for 2016
04/26/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016-18 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries Measures
04/25/2016
Marine Mammals of Maine to Open New Short-term Seal Triage Facility
04/21/2016
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone - 21 April 2016
04/21/2016
Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: 2016 Observer Set-Aside Compensation Rates
04/20/2016
U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild; number of overfished stocks remains near all-time low
04/14/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Groundfish Common Pool Posession and Trip Limit Increases
04/12/2016
Know the Rules: Free App Connects Anglers with Saltwater Fishing Regulations
04/12/2016
Slow Down to Protect Whales - New DMA April 12
04/07/2016
NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-17 Red Hake Fishery
04/06/2016
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office 2015 Year in Review Report Now Available
04/05/2016
Conservation Efforts for Florida, Pacific Coast Green Sea Turtles Working, Agencies Say
04/01/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Herring Catch Monitoring and Discard Rules

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