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The NOAA Fisheries Web Team
Search for fishing permits and related requirements by region, species, or fishery management plan.
Permits & forms
Find current rule-making actions—the latest notices and proposed rules open for comment as well as final rules for various fishery management plans and related amendments.
Fishing rules and regulations
Southeast fishery bulletins
How to get involved in the regulatory process
We work with eight regional fishery management councils to implement regulations for 46 fishery management plans and their amendments. Each plan aims to protect, restore, and promote the long-term sustainability of U.S. fisheries.
Fishery management plans and historical amendments
Find out more about annual catch limits, seasonal closures, federal fishing regulations, and state regulations for commercial fishing.
Commercial fishing resources by region
eFish—Alaska fisheries permit system.
eLandings—Alaska fisheries electronic reporting system.
Alaska Fisheries Information Network—Data generated for Alaska fisheries.
Atlantic HMS Home—Find compliance guides, rules and regulations, permits, and landings updates, and sign up for our HMS News.
Catch Reporting App—Record trips and catch of bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, sailfish, and swordfish.
Release Mako App—Report your live release of Atlantic shortfin mako sharks right from your smartphone while still on the water.
The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program—Principal source of timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries.
Western Pacific Fisheries Information Network—Fisheries data for assessing, monitoring, and managing fisheries resources in the U.S. Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone.
Gulf Fisheries Information Network—A state-federal cooperative program collecting marine commercial, recreational and anadromous fishery data and information in the Southeast Region.
Pacific Fisheries Information Network—A collaboration between member state and federal fishery agencies supplying the information needed to effectively manage fish stocks on the west coast of the United States.
In fish otoliths, a calcium carbonate structure in fish ears, the ratio of oxygen isotopes, 18O/16O and measured as δ18O, is a function of ambient water temperature, and to some degree salinity. The δ18O level in the otoliths is inversely related to temperature;...
Thin sectioning is used to supplement the break and burn method in the age determination of rockfish species and other difficult to age species. The AFSC thin section method is a modified version of a similar thin section technique developed in Australia...
Break and Burn Preparation
Scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center collect a variety of information about fish that aids in the effective management of commercially-important fish stocks. Knowing the age composition of commercially exploited fish populations is...
Preliminary landings estimates for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries from January 1 to November 17, 2017.