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New England/Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Plans

We manage 14 fisheries in our region, six with the New England Council, five with the Mid-Atlantic Council, and two jointly.

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An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.
Dozens of white, brown, and pink-colored sea scallops photographed on a black ocean floor. Dense beds of small Atlantic sea scallops photographed on the ocean floor in the Mid-Atlantic in 2015. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.