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NOAA Announces a New Partnership with Leading Recreational Fishing Organizations

NOAA announces the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with recreation industry intended to help communities realize greater social and economic benefits from sustainable recreational fishing and boating and inspire momentum for a healthy ocean.
February 15, 2019 - Leadership Message ,

Streamlined West Coast HMS Reporting Benefits Science, Management—And Fishermen

West Coast highly migratory species data management is now coordinated through a single group: the eastern Pacific HMS professional specialty group.
December 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Pacific blue marlin.

New Reports Highlight Landings, Value and Economic Impact of U.S. Fishing

NOAA Fisheries released two reports showing the number of landings and value of U.S. fisheries, as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing.
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boats in Point Judith, Rhode Island

New Fishing Opportunities Emerge from Resurgence of West Coast Groundfish

Rebuilt West Coast groundfish species are good news for fishermen and fans of healthy and delicious fish.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Restored Oyster Reefs Provide Setting for Chesapeake Bay Fishing Tournament

For anglers, restored oyster reefs provide healthy habitats that are great places for fishing!
October 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Canary Rockfish—A Story of U.S. Fisheries Management

Learn more about the work to rebuild canary rockfish—one of more than 60 species of rockfish included in the West Coast groundfish fishery.
October 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Close up of a canary rockfish

Hawaiian Monk Seal With Several Ingested Hooks Returned to Wild

NOAA Fisheries calls on shoreline fishermen to help prevent monk seal hookings.
October 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman demonstrates responsible fishing by keeping his line up until the seal swims away

National Fishing and Boating Week is a Good Time to Wet a Line

This week kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week which, for me personally, is a great week to celebrate. I love saltwater fishing, especially in my home state of Texas as well as my other home state of Alaska. There is nothing better than being out
June 01, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Fishing reels.

Status of Stocks 2017

Overfished list drops to new all-time low.
May 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Crab and lobster pots and commercial vessel at dockside.

New Fisheries Stock Assessment Tool Started in the Pacific Goes Global

An open-source tool for faster, transparent stock assessments worldwide.
April 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Blue shark