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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Scallop Measures for Northern Gulf of Maine
New Reporting Requirements for Charter/ Party Fleet Fishing for Species Managed by MAFMC
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Special Management Zones for 13 New Jersey Artificial Reefs
NOAA Fisheries Announces Adjustments to the Atlantic Herring Management Area Annual Catch Limits for Fishing Year 2018
NOAA Fisheries Modifies Skate Fishery Management Plan to Reduce Risk of Skate Bait Fishery Closure
NOAA Upgrades Online Groundfish Trip Notification System
Reminder: Butterfish Regulations
GARFO Releases 2017 Year in Review Report
NOAA Fisheries Approves Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Quota for 2018
New England Fishery Management Council Recommends 2018 Recreational Measures for Cod/Haddock
Final Update on North Atlantic Right Whale off Virginia
NOAA Fisheries Announces February 2018 Recreational Season for Black Sea Bass
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone off Virginia
Update on North Atlantic Right Whale off Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Council to Offer Training Workshops on Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for the For-Hire Community
NOAA Fisheries is Investigating Report of Dead Entangled Right Whale off Virginia and Has Declared New Voluntary Slow Speed Zone for Right Whales in Mid-Atlantic
NOAA Fisheries Announces At-Sea Monitoring 2018 Coverage Levels for Groundfish Sector Fishery
Reminder to Atlantic Sea Scallop Vessels: Southern Windowpane Accountability Measure Effective in February West of 71° W. Long.
New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed February 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery
January Edition of Our Regional NOAA Navigator Newsletter

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GARFO Stories

  • MMRACK: New Stranding Response Organization - NOAA Fisheries announces that Marine Mammal Rescue Nantucket is now an authorized marine mammal stranding response organization for Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands.
  • Mike Pentony to Lead Greater Atlantic Region - NOAA Fisheries announces that Mr. Michael Pentony is the new Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He will assume his new duties on January 22, 2018.
  • $3 Million for Great Lake Habitat Restoration - NOAA is announcing the availability of up to $3M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funding for restoration projects in 2018.
  • Farewell, West Britannia Dam! - Work is underway to remove the West Britannia Dam—a river restoration project that opens more than 30 river miles and 400 acres of lakes and ponds to migratory fish.
  • GARFO's Top 5 Stories for 2017 - As we look back on a year’s worth of stories from the Greater Atlantic Region, five particularly caught our readers’ attentions. Here are our top five stories from 2017.


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