- Advisory Panels
- Blueline tilefish
- Climate Change
- Cooperative Research
- Council Meeting
- Council Meeting Summary
- Deep Sea Corals
- Forage Species
- Funding Opportunity
- Golden Tilefish
- Listening Session
- Offshore Wind
- Protected Resources
- Public Comment Opportunities
- Recreational Fisheries
- Request for Proposals
- Research Set-Aside
- River Herring and Shad
- Science and Research
- Spiny Dogfish
- Strategic Plan
- Summer Flounder/Scup/Black Sea Bass
- Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs
- Vacancy Announcement
NOAA Fisheries has announced a proposed rule to designate a deep-sea coral protection area in the Mid-Atlantic. Comments are due November 1, 2016.
NOAA Fisheries has announced public hearings and the opportunity to comment on the various amendment alternatives for future industry-funded monitoring programs, including cost responsibilities, processes, administrative requirements, priorities, and set-aside programs.
The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's October 2016 meeting to be held October 4-6, 2016 in Galloway, New Jersey.
NOAA Fisheries has published a notice of availability for Amendment 16 to the Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fishery Management Plan which would establish a deep-sea coral protection area in Mid-Atlantic waters.
NOAA Fisheries proposes modifications to the Southern Scup Gear Restricted Area, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Last week the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council presented its outgoing chairman, Richard B. Robins, Jr., with the first MAFMC Award of Excellence.
Virginia Beach, VA – Last week the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) reviewed previously implemented specifications for scup, black sea bass and bluefish fisheries and modified specifications for summer flounder.
The Mid-Atlantic Council has unanimously approved a guidance document to facilitate the transition to an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved an amendment to protect unmanaged forage species in the Mid-Atlantic.
NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop (scallop) research proposals.
NOAA Fisheries is initiating a planning process to support its intention to transition part or all of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s spring and fall bottom trawl surveys from the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow to fishing industry vessels.
The Council is seeking a contractor to develop a “proof-of-concept” survey for blueline and golden tilefish. Proposal Submission Deadline: August 19, 2016.
The Northeast Cooperative Research Program has announced an open solicitation for its Study Fleet program! Quotes are due August 11, 2016.
August 8 – 11, 2016
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Telephone 757-213-3000
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a Q&A and public hearings for Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment 4 addressing cobia management from GA through NY. The Council will also hold a Q&A and scoping meeting (via webinar) on management measures proposed for dolphin fish in federal water along the entire Atlantic coast.
BOEM will hold five public meetings in June to provide an overview of the EA findings regarding the proposed lease sale and Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial wind energy leasing on 81,130 acres offshore New York.
NOAA Fisheries has announced interim management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery in the Greater Atlantic Region. The interim measures, which go into effect on Friday, June 17 for vessels fishing north of the Virginia/North Carolina border, are the same as the previous emergency measures that expired on June 3.
NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce, in coordination with the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, the selection of two cooperative research proposals submitted to the 2016/2017 Monkfish Research Set Aside (RSA) Program.
The public is invited to attend the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's June 2016 meeting to be held Monday June 13, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Newark, Delaware.
The Council will hold seven public hearings in May and June 2016 to solicit public input on the Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. Written comments will be accepted until June 17, 2016.
The Council has approved measures to establish management of blueline tilefish in Federal waters off the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.
The Council has approved a framework action to modify the boundary of one of the region’s two Scup Gear Restricted Areas (GRAs). The proposed change to the Southern Scup GRA boundary is expected to increase the availability of longfin squid to small-mesh fisheries.