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Commercial Fisheries


Media Contacts

Commercial marine fisheries are found throughout our nation's waters. Visit our media contact page to reach our regional Public Affairs Officers.

Regional Fishery Management Council contacts.

NOAA Fisheries, directed by the Magnuson-Stevens Act, works to sustain commercial fishing in federal waters of the U.S. by studying fisheries and providing guidance and support to regional fishery management councils. NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Science and Technology studies the scientific side of fisheries, including biology, ecology, and economics, while NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Sustainable Fisheries helps manage fisheries effectively. NOAA Fisheries’ Aquaculture Program is working to expand the role of sustainable marine aquaculture in the country’s commercial fishing industry.


Photos & Video

NOAA Fisheries Photo Gallery

NOAA Fisheries Video Gallery

News Releases: Commercial Fisheries

More news releases about commercial fisheries

Learn more:

Query our database for the latest available figures: Annual Commercial Landings

Helping consumers make smart seafood choices: FishWatch

Reducing bycatch of non-target species

Sharks, swordfish, and other Atlantic highly migratory commercial fisheries

Catch shares

NOAA Fisheries' Seafood Inspection Program

NOAA Fisheries' International Affairs Program

Fisheries of the US