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  • Draft Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan Available

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries have released a draft recovery plan for endangered Atlantic salmon within the Gulf of Maine region, open for comment through May 31, 2016. Read More . . .

  • Final Rule Issued for Revised Green Turtle Listing

    Conservation efforts for Florida, Pacific coast green sea turtles working, agencies say Read More . . .

  • Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    We are pleased to announce that 15 research projects have been selected for support from the 2016 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) program. Read More . . .

  • Repairing Aging Infrastructure and Protecting Fish

    To protect important fish habitats including spawning and feeding areas, the Habitat Conservation Division reviews bridge plans and provides recommendations. (Photo credit: Maine DOT) Read More . . .

  • Celebrating River Herring

    Apr 21: Nearly 400 years ago, the Mayflower touched down near Plymouth Rock, tucked deep into western shore of Cape Cod Bay. Without Town Brook, and its runs of river herring, Plymouth Colony might not have succeeded. Read More . . .

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NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Herring Catch Monitoring and Discard Rules
03/30/2016
Agencies seek public input in advancing recovery of the Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon
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NOAA Fisheries Proposes Catch Limits for the 2016-2018 Atlantic Bluefish Fishery
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NOAA Now Accepting Applications for Fisheries Finance Program
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NOAA Fisheries Transfers Yellowtail Flounder Quota to Groundfish Fishery
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03/16/2016
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03/02/2016
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NOAA Releases Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy for Comment
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2016 NAFO Fishing Opportunities Announcement
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NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Amendment 17 to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan
02/24/2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed Framework Adjustment 27 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
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NOAA: New action plans outline recovery efforts for eight ‘Species in the Spotlight’
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2016-2018 Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside Awards Announced
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NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
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Media Availability: NOAA discusses expanded North Atlantic right whale critical habitat for the Northeast and Southeast regions
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Proposed Specifications for 2016-2018 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fisheries
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