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  • Celebrate World Fish Migration Day on April 21!

    On April 21, 2018 the world comes together to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. Read More . . .

  • Watch Out for Whales!

    Right whales have returned to the waters off Massachusetts in full force, with whales sighted even from shore! We ask everyone to keep their distances, and help keep them safe. Read More . . .

  • Endangered Species Day Events for 2018

    Endangered Species Day is May 18 this year! Learn about endangered species in our region through many fun, family-friendly activities in Maine and Massachusetts in the coming month. Read More . . .

  • 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 . . .

Latest News

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
02/28/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Squid, Butterfish Quotas for 2018
02/28/2018
Our Free eVTR App is Available for Online Reporting
02/26/2018
NOAA Fisheries Extends the Emergency Action to Removes the Southern Windowpane Flounder Accountability Measures for Non-Groundfish Trawl Vessels
02/26/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Scup Commercial Quota Period Modifications
02/23/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Reduction to Mackerel Possession Limit for Rest of Fishing Year Effective February 27
02/21/2018
Workshop on Electronic Reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) for the For-Hire Sector this Saturday in Toms River, NJ
02/21/2018
Groundfish Days-at-Sea Leasing Deadline Extended to March 31
02/20/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Scallop Measures for Northern Gulf of Maine
02/15/2018
New Reporting Requirements for Charter/ Party Fleet Fishing for Species Managed by MAFMC
02/14/2018
NOAA Fisheries Announces Adjustments to the Atlantic Herring Management Area Annual Catch Limits for Fishing Year 2018
02/14/2018
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Special Management Zones for 13 New Jersey Artificial Reefs
02/12/2018
NOAA Fisheries Modifies Skate Fishery Management Plan to Reduce Risk of Skate Bait Fishery Closure
02/09/2018
NOAA Upgrades Online Groundfish Trip Notification System
02/02/2018
GARFO Releases 2017 Year in Review Report
02/02/2018
Reminder: Butterfish Regulations
02/01/2018
New England Fishery Management Council Recommends 2018 Recreational Measures for Cod/Haddock
02/01/2018
NOAA Fisheries Approves Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Quota for 2018

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