What's New in the Greater Atlantic Region

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August 2019

Aug 22: NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Control Date for the American Lobster Fishery

Aug 17: NOAA Seeks Nominations for Scientific Review Groups under the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Aug 16: Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closure

Aug 13: Extended-Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

Aug 8: NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Implement Framework Adjustment 14 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

Aug 5: Extended-Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

Aug 1: NOAA Fisheries Implements Squid and Butterfish Quotas for the 2019 Fishing Year

July 2019

Jul 31: Public Scoping Meetings for Modifications to Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

Jul 31: Lobster Trap Transfer Program for Fishing Year 2020

Jul 30: NOAA Fisheries Announces Proposed 2020-2021 Summer Flounder Specifications and Interim 2020 Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Specifications

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Recent Publications

Johnson, M.R., Boelke, C., Chiarella, L.A., and Greene, K. 2019. Guidance for Integrating Climate Change Information in Greater Atlantic Region Habitat Conservation Division Consultation Processes. Greater Atlantic Region Policy Series 19 -01. NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office. 235p.

NOAA Navigator: August 2019


Find Your Local Port Agent

We have port staff strategically located throughout the region and within the communities they serve. Port Agents meet with members of the fishing industry in person, and are uniquely positioned to hear about significant economic, biological, and social fisheries-related concerns in their areas. They assist seafood dealers, vessel owners, and captains with reporting requirements, navigating the permitting process, and understanding our fisheries regulations and associated processes. They also provide information to recreational fishermen and the general public. 



Greater Atlantic Region Policy Series

NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region policy analysts routinely develop documents, including policy analyses, white papers, case studies, workshop

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on August 22, 2019