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.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a Q&A Public Meeting on May 9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to address cobia management issues.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council announces that four research projects have been selected to receive a total of approximately $610,000 in funding as part of the Council’s 2016-2017 Collaborative Fisheries Research Program.
Fishing Partnership Support Services will hold Safety & Survival Training in Montauk and Jones Beach on April 27 and 28th.
Monday, April 11 — Thursday, April 14, 2016
Montauk Yacht Club, 21 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY 11954, Telephone 631-668-3100
The Council will hold a public webinar on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to gather input on spiny dogfish trip limits.
The Council is soliciting public input on a draft amendment to address management and conservation of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic.
April 1, 2016, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth
NOAA Fisheries is conducting a survey of commercial and recreational fishing industry stakeholders in the Greater Atlantic Region to gain a better understanding of your communications needs.
NOAA Fisheries has published a notice of availability for Amendment 17 to the Mid-Atlantic Council's Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Comments will be accepted through April 25, 2016.
Applications for the Fishery Scientist position are due Friday, February 26.
Woods Hold Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Accepting Requests for Travel Funding for ICES Annual Science Conference
Requests for Travel Funds by new U.S. participants due 15 June 2016. Learn more.
The Council seeks proposals by February 25th from interested vessels who could take an observer to obtain blueline tilefish samples from the vicinity of Hudson Canyon.
The Council has released a series of policy documents focused on non-fishing activities that threaten fish habitat.
The Council has voted to name a new deep sea coral protection area in honor of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.
As part of its efforts to promote healthy ecosystems and resilient coastal communities, NOAA is seeking proposals for habitat restoration projects that will improve the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and help promote productive fisheries.
NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP). Pre-proposals are due by March 1 with full applications due by April 15, 2016.
NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable U.S. marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate change.
SAFMC Solicits Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting public input on proposed measures that could affect federally permitted charter vessels along the Atlantic coast.