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NOAA Announces Measures to Rebuild Blacknose Sharks, Manage Smooth Dogfish and End Overfishing of Shortfin Mako Sharks

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today outlined new measures to rebuild the populations of blacknose sharks, help end overfishing on shortfin mako sharks, and begin management of smooth dogfish. The public may review the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the measures, which are expected to go into effect this June “The new…


NOAA Proposes Guidelines for Fishery Disaster Determinations

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comment on a proposed rule that outlines guidelines and procedures for initiating or responding to requests for fishery disaster determinations. The proposed rule, which has been in development for more than six months, clarifies and interprets fishery disaster determination provisions and establishes definitions and characteristics…


Commerce Secretary Determines Red Tide Disaster in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that the economic effects of closing some shellfish fisheries due to a harmful algal bloom, commonly referred to as a red tide, in ocean waters off Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine has caused a commercial fishery failure. “This natural disaster, which forced the…


Commercial Greenlings Fishery Season Set to Close Aug. 18, 2008

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has announced that the commercial fishery for greenlings (genus Hexagrammos) will close Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at 12:01 a.m. Based on recent landing receipts and dockside tabulation efforts, DFG expects that by Aug. 18, the annual commercial allocation of 3,400 pounds of greenling…


King Salmon Bag Limits Increased in Two Areas Near Sitka

Sitka – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that bag and possession limits are being increased for all anglers (resident and nonresident) in the Hidden Falls and Silver Bay saltwater areas to harvest hatchery-produced king salmon.  Beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, the daily bag and possession…


Yellow Perch Bag Limit Reduced For Lake Erie’s Western Basin

Twenty-five fish daily limit takes effect July 1 in waters west of Huron COLUMBUS, OH – Lake Erie anglers fishing in Ohio waters west of Huron are reminded that the 30-fish daily bag limit for yellow perch is reduced to 25 fish, effective July 1. The reduction, approved by the…


Commercial Fisheries For Deepwater Groupers and Tilefishes in Louisiana Waters To Close 12:01 A.M. Local Time, May 10, 2008 Until January 1, 2009

The commercial fisheries for deepwater groupers and tilefishes in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 10, 2008, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2009.  The deepwater grouper assemblage includes misty, snowy, yellowedge, Warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.  The tilefish assemblage includes tilefish, goldface tilefish, blackline tilefish,…