Check out the new video by NOAA Fisheries' about the importance of healthy fish habitats.
New Recreational Measures for the Summer Flounder, Scup & Black Sea Bass Fisheries -- Effective July 7th
NOAA Fisheries has announced final 2014 recreational management measures for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass fisheries in Federal waters.
The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 22 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils
NOAA Fisheries has announced that, beginning in 2015, it plans to provide funding for inshore trawl surveys under the Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (NEAMAP).
NOAA FY14 Federal Funding Opportunity - Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management
NOAA has released the FY14 federal funding opportunity, Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management.
NOAA Fisheries is now seeking public comment on the following proposed measures to establish year-round Special Management Zones for all five Delaware artificial reefs; and to permit only hook-and-line and spear fishing in these areas.
NOAA Fisheries has approved the 2014 final specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fishery.
During last week's meeting in Freehold, New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council initiated a framework to consider opening the recreational black sea bass fishery earlier in the year in 2015.
The following letter was sent by the Regional Fishery Management Council Coordinating Committee in response to Oceana's "Wasted Catch" report. Click here to open the letter as a PDF.
The following summary highlights Council actions and issues considered at the Council's meeting on June 10-12, 2014 in Freehold, New Jersey.
NMFS, with assistance from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting proposals that address Mid-Atlantic RSA research priorities. The deadline for submitting proposals/applications is 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Briefing materials for the Council's June 10-12 meeting in Freehold, New Jersey are now available.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries will host a public listening session on June 11th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold, New Jersey. Stakeholders are invited to attend the listening session in person or via webinar to provide input for NOAA Fisheries' new recreational saltwater fishing policy.
NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center has announced 2014-2015 Scallop Research Set-Aside awards. Click here for a list of projects that received awards.
NOAA has announced the selection of two sites in NOAA’s North Atlantic Region as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint. In the Mid-Atlantic, the agency will focus its habitat conservation and restoration efforts on the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.
NOAA Fisheries has released proposed 2014 recreational measures for the summer flounder, scup and black sea bass fisheries.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of fisheries economics, Dr. Lee G. Anderson has been named a Fellow of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET).
Last month the Northeast Fisheries Science Center released a new butterfish stock assessment which concluded that the stock is not overfished and that overfishing is not occurring. The fishery's status had previously been characterized as "unknown."
The following summary highlights Council actions and issues considered at the Council's meeting on April 8 - 10, 2014 in Montauk, New York.