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NOAA Fisheries Invites Comments to Update Recreational Fisheries Policy

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

Fishing Memories: Meet Scott Rumsey, Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast

In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, we spoke with Scott Rumsey, the Deputy Regional Administrator and current Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. He shared fond memories and favorite fishing experiences.
June 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Scott Rumsey holds his catch Scott Rumsey, Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast, holds his catch. Photo courtesy of Scott Rumsey.

COVID-19 Impacts on U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Show Broad Declines in 2020

NOAA Fisheries has released a report that analyzes the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. seafood industry and for-hire fishing sector for 2020.
View of Wrnagell Harbor

National Fish Habitat Partnership Projects to Enhance Recreational Fishing and Restore Habitat

Nearly $250,000 will support habitat restoration and angler engagement projects in Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, and Alaska.
Salt Marsh and Coastal Rocky Island, Malaga Island, Maine

National Fish Habitat Partnership Recognized by Congress

With the signing of America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, Congress recognized the National Fish Habitat Partnership.
November 09, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Brook Trout Brook trout.

Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Regional Snapshots

NOAA Fisheries releases quick-reference fact sheets about recreational fishing across the country.

National Fishing and Boating Week 2020

Join us for National Fishing and Boating Week as we celebrate one of our nation's most cherished pastimes: saltwater recreational fishing.

Agency Approach to Saltwater Recreational Fishing Has Changed, Progressed through Partnership

Read a new leadership message from Russ Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries, in honor of National Fishing and Boating Week.
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Catch of Swordfish Takes Off as Southern California Anglers Embrace New Technique

More recreational anglers turning to catch-and-release as swordfish catches increase.
June 03, 2020 - Feature Story ,