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

NOAA Fisheries release two reports showing the number of landings and value of for U.S. fisheries as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreation 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 ,

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 ,
Chesapeake Bay recreational angler with fish.jpg

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 on...
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

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds Pilot Program to Allow States to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

New two-year pilot program grants partial management responsibility of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery to the five Gulf states. 
April 17, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Red snapper

NOAA Fisheries Releases New Priorities and Annual Guidance for 2018

The 2018 Priorities and Guidance document provides guidance to all NOAA Fisheries employees in executing our mission responsibilities in the next year.
February 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Boat on water in Sitka, Alaska