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  • Demi Fox, New Marine Debris Coordinator

    In January, the Marine Debris Program welcomed Demi Fox as the new Northeast Regional Coordinator. Find out about Demi's work in reducing marine debris. Read More . . .

  • 2017 Report on Status of U.S. Fisheries

    May 17: The 2017 Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries shows the number of overfished stocks in the U.S. has reached an all-time low. Read More . . .

  • Share the Shore with Seals

    With seal pupping season in full swing, learn about our furry aquatic neighbors and the best ways to keep them and you safe. Photo credit: Marine Mammals of Maine Read More . . .

  • Celebrate Sea Turtle Week by Learning How to Help

    This is the time of year when leatherback, loggerhead, green, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles return to our waters. Review these reminders about what to do if you see a sea turtle in distress. Read More . . .

  • Sea Turtle Necropsies Reveal Important Informaton

    Once the cold stun season is over, Wellfleet Audubon plans several necropsy sessions where all of the turtle carcasses, sometimes numbering into the hundreds, are examined and sampled. Read More . . .

Latest News

06/17/2018
Reports of Sperm Whale 90 nm of New York
06/15/2018
Statement by the Head of the U.S. Delegation regarding the new regulatory measure for the West Greenland salmon fishery:
06/13/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Future Reporting Requirements for the American Lobster Fishery
06/13/2018
Final 2018 Quotas for Small-Mesh Multispecies
06/06/2018
Interactive Map for Scallop Fishery Regulations Now Available
05/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018 Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass, and Scup
05/29/2018
2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition is Open
05/03/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Monkfish Quota for 2018
05/02/2018
Two New Voluntary Slow Speed Zones to Protect Right Whales 27 Miles East of Boston
05/07/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales off Race Point
04/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area
04/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Allocates Annual Catch Entitlements for 17 of 19 Groundfish Sectors for Fishing Year 2018
04/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Sets 2018-2020 Catch Limits for Groundfish Stocks and Announces Other Management Measures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan
04/30/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Recreational Haddock and Cod Measures for 2018
04/30/2018
Reminder to Skate Fishery: Barndoor Skates Still Prohibited, 2017 Quotas in Place
04/26/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Common Pool Area Closure for Gulf of Maine Cod
04/26/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales South of Martha's Vineyard
04/19/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales East of Boston
04/18/2018
New VMS Software Release Now Available
04/18/2018
Management Measures Set for Scallop Fishery
04/18/2018
NOAA Fisheries Modifies the Scup Commercial Quota Periods
04/16/2018
Fisheries Innovation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals
04/13/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Catch limits for the 2018-2020 Small-mesh Multispecies Fishery
04/13/2018
GIS Data for Habitat Omnibus Amendment 2 Now Available on our Website
04/11/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed 2018 Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Black Sea Bass, and Scup
04/10/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Acceptable Biological Catch Omnibus Framework Adjustment
04/10/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales
04/09/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in Skate Wing Possession Limit for Remainder of 2017 Fishing Year
04/05/2018
Extension of Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone
04/04/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Habitat Management Measures for New England Fisheries
03/29/2018
Seeking Comments: Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment
03/28/2018
Request for Proposals: Recreational fishing education, outreach, and conservation projects in SBNMS
03/23/2018
NOAA Fisheries Sets Management Measures for 2018 Northern Gulf of Maine Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery
03/23/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Annual Catch Entitlements for Groundfish Sectors for Fishing Year 2018
03/22/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule: Framework 57 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan
03/22/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed 2018 Groundfish Recreational Regulations in the Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank
03/21/2018
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone Southwest of Nantucket
03/21/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Transfer of Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder Quota from Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery to Groundfish Fishery
03/19/2018
Reminder: Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Closures
03/19/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Control Date for the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Charter/Party Fishery
03/16/2018
NOAA Fisheries Initiates 5-Year Review for Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon, Requests Information
03/15/2018
Update for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: Default Measures in Place for Start of the Fishing Year
03/15/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery for 2018 Fishing Year
03/12/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Herring Possession Reduction for Midwater Trawl Vessels in Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap Closure Area
03/12/2018
NOAA Fisheries Makes Changes to Simplify Administration of Golden Tilefish Fishery
03/01/2018
Notice for Mid-Atlantic Federal Permit Holders; Lobster Conservation Management Area 4 Seasonal Closure

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