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NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said producers could use round or rectangular pens to raise native fish in the gulf, similar to these salmon pens in the Faroe Islands. ERIK CHRISTENSEN / WIKIMEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:ERIK_CHRISTENSEN

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish Farming

Soon companies will be able to farm fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened federal waters to aquaculture. After getting a permit from NOAA, companies will be able to anchor giant cages and raise everything from red drum to almaco jack in federal…


Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which…


Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. This year’s state season is 44 days long and will be open through July 14 with the first day of the closure being July 15. The federal season off Florida will be 26…


Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National…


Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from…


NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach. This federal closure does not apply to any state waters….


NOAA: Seven Stocks Removed from Overfishing List, None Added

2007 status of U.S. fisheries report released NOAA announced today that seven stocks have been removed from the overfishing list and no new stocks added in their annual report to Congress on the status of fishing stocks. The report tracks both population levels and harvest rates for species caught in…


Public Meeting July 16 on National Saltwater Angler Registry

DURHAM, N.H. — A new national saltwater angler registry will go into effect on January 1, 2009.  To help inform saltwater anglers in New Hampshire about the upcoming change, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will sponsor a public informational meeting about the national registry on July 16, 2008,…


Gulf Red Snapper Sport Season Reopens in Federal Waters

The recreational harvest season for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico federal waters opens on June 1 and will close on Aug. 5.  Gulf federal waters extend beyond nine nautical miles from shore off of Florida. The red snapper sport harvest season opened on April 15 in Gulf state waters…


DFG Announces Changes to Recreational Groundfish 2008 Fishing Regulations

Emergency regulations to restrict recreational fishing for groundfish in northern California to depths of less than 120 feet went into effect today. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that the regulations are now effective in both state and federal waters. The new depth restriction began May 1 in…