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Tag Archives: Saltwater Fishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service Seeks Public Comments on New Ways to Govern U.S. Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna Fishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is holding a series of public meetings this summer seeking comments on potential changes in the way commercial and recreational fishermen fish the U.S. quotas for swordfish and bluefin tuna in the Atlantic. In the case of both fish stocks, U.S. fishermen have not been able to…


NOAA Report: Four Fish Stocks Declared Fully Rebuilt

Largest Number of Stocks Rebuilt Since 2001 NOAA’s Fisheries Service reported to Congress today that four stocks – Atlantic bluefish, Gulf of Mexico king mackerel and two stocks of monkfish in the Atlantic – have been rebuilt to allow for continued sustainable fishing. This is the largest number of stocks…


New NOAA Online Handbook Helps Teachers and Community Groups Create an Oral History of the Fishing Culture

A new handbook published online today by NOAA’s Fisheries Service gives teachers, community groups, and the public a detailed roadmap of how to design and conduct oral history projects that celebrate the people, history and culture of our nation’s coastal and Great Lakes fishing communities. “Capturing the stories and experiences…


NOAA Report Shows Rich Diversity Across U.S. Fishing Communities

A new report by NOAA’s Fisheries Service detailing the diverse demographics of 222 American saltwater fishing communities will help the agency design management strategies that will lead to more sustainable fisheries. “Fisheries management depends on an understanding of how people in coastal communities interact with marine ecosystems and how their…


“Don’t Feed Wild Dolphins” Says New Public Service Announcement

Illegal feeding harms both animals and humans “Just stop feeding me!” says an animated dolphin in a new public service announcement released today that highlights the dangers of dolphins getting hooked on human handouts. The PSA was produced by a coalition of government agencies and private organizations. The PSA reminds…


Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative Creates Two New Reefs off Ocean City Coast with Retired New York City Subway Cars

Research Reef and the Isle of Wight Reef Created OCEAN CITY, MD – Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) partners including the Ocean City Reef Foundation, MTA New York City Transit, the Town of Ocean City, CCA MD and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), placed 44 retired New York…


NOAA Issues Final Guidance on Annual Catch Limits to End Overfishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service issued final guidance on annual catch limits designed to help restore federally managed marine fish stocks and end overfishing. Annual catch limits are amounts of fish allowed to be caught in a year. The 2007 amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act required fishery management…


NOAA Establishes Eight Marine Protected Areas to Provide Safe Havens for Deep-Water Fish

NOAA has established eight separate marine protected areas encompassing a total of 529 square nautical miles in south Atlantic federal waters to shield deep-water fish species and their habitats from fishing. All fishing for snappers, groupers, tilefishes, grunts, porgies, and sea basses is prohibited throughout the protected areas, which are…


New Economic Report Finds Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Generated More Than Two Million Jobs

U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $185 billion in sales and supported more than two million jobs in 2006, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service. The commercial fishing industry—harvesters, seafood processors and dealers, seafood wholesalers and seafood retailers—generated $103 billion in sales,…


January Texas Coastal Scoping Meetings to Cover Flounder, Shark, Reef Fish, Kayak Guide Proposals

DICKINSON, Texas — The Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a series of five public scoping meetings Jan. 6-15 in various communities to discuss potential changes to Texas fishery regulations. At the meetings TPWD will be scoping several items for the upcoming 2009 statewide hunting…