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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 Mississippi...
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

NOAA Fisheries Requests Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

NOAA Fisheries is soliciting nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NOAA Fisheries consults with, and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or...
October 20, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Regional Snapshots

From the rocky shores of New England to the warm waters of the Western Pacific, saltwater recreational fishing is integral to the social, cultural, and economic life of our nation’s coastal communities. In partnership with the regional fishery management councils,...
Recreational fisherman

Adjusted 2017 Northern Albacore, North and South Atlantic Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas

NOAA Fisheries adjusts the northern albacore annual baseline quota for 2017 with available underharvest of the 2016 adjusted U.S. northern albacore quota, adjusts the North and South Atlantic swordfish baseline quotas for 2017 based on available underharvest...
September 15, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Bluefin tuna