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Sharing the Tools of Sustainable Fishery Management

NOAA supports Guam and American Samoa with the tools necessary to develop plans that protect their fishery resources. 
August 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Corals in clear pristine waters. Shallow water provides habitat for branching corals (Acropora spp), as seen here on a reef flat in Guam. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jonathan Brown

NOAA Fisheries Invites Comments to Update Recreational Fisheries Policy

Comments will be accepted online through December 31, 2022, as well as during webinars and in-person meetings.
Fishermen catching white marlin off boat White marlin. Photo courtesy of Mike Winn.

Department of Commerce Announces 2022 Appointments to the Regional Fishery Management Councils

The Secretary of Commerce announces the appointment of 20 new and returning members of the eight regional fishery management councils.
Fishing vessels docked at Point Judith, Rhode Island Fishing vessels in Point Judith, Rhode Island. Credit: NOAA.

It’s Time to Act FAST for Turtles

The Fishing Around Seals and Turtles (FAST) program provides guidance on what to do if an accidental interaction occurs, including helpful tips to avoid snagging a sea turtle.
June 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-sea-turtle-fishermen-cut-line-safely-NOAA-PIRO.jpg Fishermen: Itʻs OK to help a hooked green sea turtle by cutting off the line as close to the hook as possible. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Funding Available Through Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program for FY2023

$10 million is available for roughly 40 projects that lead to the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
commercial-fishing-vessel-off-southern-CA.jpg Fishing vessel off the coast of southern California