Resources for Fishing in the Greater Atlantic Region

Information on the permits (vessel, dealer and operator permits) and other fishing authorizations that are required in order to participate in the Greater Atlantic Region’s fisheries. This includes data reports and analyses to support and evaluate the region’s fishery management programs.

Permits and Forms


Monitoring and Analysis

Fishermen's News

Email List/Text Alerts

Sign up for email updates. First, enter your email address. On the next page, you will be able to choose from several subscription topics. Scroll down to New England/Mid-Atlantic Updates and choose the fisheries or topics you would like to receive email about. 

To sign up for text alerts, choose "SMS/Text Message" in the subscription type box, enter your phone number on the next page, and then choose "regional updates" under subscription topics. Scroll down and choose the topics that interest you.

Managed Species



Understanding Fisheries Management in the United States

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for managing marine fisheries within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. Learn more about the sustainable management of our marine fisheries.

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