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.

Notice to Fishing Vessel Owners and Operators

We recently published a final rule implementing electronic VTR requirements for all federally permitted commercial fisheries and New England For-Hire Vessels, (vessels issued a federal Mid-Atlantic for-hire permit have been required to submit vessel trip reports electronically since March 2018). This rule will require federally permitted vessels to submit all of their vessel trip reports electronically, beginning November 10, 2021. Vessel owners are encouraged to transition to electronic reporting as soon as possible. For more information, see the rule summary. As we develop new educational and outreach material, we will update our websites and share the new information through our social media outlets.

Permits and Forms

Reporting

Monitoring and Analysis

Notices and Rules

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

 

Insight

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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