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  • 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 . . .

  • Leadership Message: Operations Plans Approved

    July 19: NOAA approved operations plans for Northeast Fishing Sectors 7 and 9 and allocated Northeast multispecies (groundfish) quota to these sectors for the 2018 fishing year so that they may resume limited sector operations. Read More . . .

  • Young Humpback Gets Second Chance

    July 11: NOAA and partners worked together off Sandy Hook, New Jersey yesterday to cut a length of rope entangling a juvenile humpback whale, giving the whale a second chance. Read More . . .

  • Meet Eric Hutchins, Habitat Restoration Biologist

    In celebration of July as Habitat Month, meet Eric Hutchins. One of Eric’s great skills is showing people of all ages the importance of the habitat they live in and around. Read More . . .

Latest News

07/19/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Lease-Only Operations Plan for Sector 9, Amendment to Sector 7 Operations Plan, and Quota Allocations for Sectors 7 and 9
07/06/2018
Fishing at 13 Artificial Reef Sites in New Jersey is Limited to Handline, Rod and Reel, and Spear Fishing
07/05/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Modifications to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan
07/03/2018
New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales Sighted 2 Nautical Miles South of Nantucket
07/02/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018 Cost Recovery Fees for Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Cage Tags
06/29/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Common Pool Area Closure for Gulf of Maine Haddock
06/28/2018
NOAA Recommends Almost $9 Million in Funding for 38 Projects Across the Nation
06/26/2018
NOAA Offers July 12 Webinar on How to Apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants
06/20/2018
Draft Northeast Regional Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Implementation Plan Open for Comment
06/19/2018
Correction to Atlantic Herring Fishery 2018 Annual Catch Limit Adjustment
06/17/2018
Reports of Sperm Whale 90 nm off 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

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