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New Management Measures Mitigate Shortfin Mako Overfishing

Amendment 11 to the Atlantic HMS fishery management plan outlines measures for both recreational and commercial fishermen.
March 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Using Quality Management Tools to Improve the Stock Assessment Process in the Southeast

Workshop brings together fisheries-dependent data experts and stock assessment scientists to improve stock assessment processes in the Southeast.
February 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Third Year of NOAA's Tuna and Swordfish Restoration Project in the Gulf of Mexico Begins

Effort aims to restore oceanic, highly migratory fish from impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by partnering with fishermen on a voluntary six month break from pelagic longline fishing. Participants also have options to use alternative gear that
February 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman on the F/V Queensland throws a line overboard to retrieve buoy gear.

Statement by John Henderschedt, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 21, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bluefin tuna.

Researchers Demonstrate Shark Vertebral Band Pairs Are Related to Growth, Not Time

Previous methods underestimate shark ages.
July 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,
dusky shark

Shark Week 2018

Join us for Shark Week 2018 as we celebrate these top ocean predators.
July 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Sharks swimming near Jarvis Island

Fishing for Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

Our scientists spend months at sea every year, conducting various scientific surveys to collect vital data on many different marine species.   One such survey is the Bottom Longline Survey conducted by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and
July 17, 2018 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries chief scientist William “Trey” Driggers and a sandbar shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA and Partners Are Helping Restore Tuna and Swordfish in the Gulf after Deepwater Horizon

Small group of pelagic longline fishing vessel owners will take a six-month voluntary repose, can continue to fish with alternative gear, improving populations and supporting supply chains.
January 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas - 2017 Update

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas convened in Morocco for a week-long discussion of Atlantic highly migratory species management.
November 22, 2017 - Feature Story ,
An Atlantic bluefin tuna. Credit: Gilbert Van Ryckevorsel/TAG A Giant.

NOAA Fisheries Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance to Retain Bluefin Tuna

NOAA Fisheries announces issuance of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (CCCFA) to use electronic monitoring (EM) to verify authorized gear use when fishing for, retaining, and possessing bluefin tuna during a
November 03, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Atlantic bluefin tuna