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01/14/2014
Proposed Rule for 2014 Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Specifications This rule is designed to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality of river herring and shad in the mackerel fishery. Public comments must be received by February 10, 2014.
08/07/2013
Final Rule to Enhance Requirements to Support Use of the Dolphin-Safe Label on Tuna Products
08/07/2013
Proposed Rule to Amend Regulations Implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Comments on this rule must be submitted by September 16, 2013.
08/07/2013
NOAA Announces Partial Approval of Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan This amendment was developed to improve monitoring and address bycatch issues in the fishery.
08/07/2013
Notice of a Draft EIS to Amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan The public comment period closes September 13, 2013.
08/07/2013
Final Rule to Implement Reef Fish Management Measures (Gulf of Mexico) This rule, among other things, removes the requirement for reef fish vessels to have onboard and use a venting tool. Removal of this requirement should minimize bycatch mortality.
08/07/2013
NOAA Seeking Proposals for FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition Research priorities for 2013 include conservation engineering. The solicitation closes September 29, 2013.
06/12/2013
Proposed Rule to Implement Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring FMP The purpose of Amendment 5 is to minimize bycatch in the Atlantic herring fishery. Public comments must be received no later than July 18, 2013.
05/08/2013
Proposed Rule to Implement Reef Fish Management Measures (Gulf of Mexico) This rule would, among other things, remove the requirement for reef fish vessels to have onboard and use a venting tool. Removal of this requirement should minimize bycatch mortality. Comments must be received by June 6, 2013.
05/02/2013
Proposed List of Fisheries for 2013 The List of Fisheries classifies each commercial fishery into one of three categories based on the level of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. Comments must be received by May 22, 2013.
04/01/2013
A Pilot Study Tetsting the Efficacy of a Flexible Sorting Grid Rockfish Excluder in the U.S. Pacific Hake Fishery Funding for this study was provided by the NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
04/01/2013
Researchers and Fishermen Work Together to Reduce Bycatch and Maximize Fishing Opportunities
04/01/2013
This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Marine Mammal Bycatch in Gillnet and Other Entangling Net Fisheries, 1990 to 2011
04/01/2013
This is the Exit Disclaimer icon A Flexible Sorting Grid to Reduce Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery Funding for this study was provided by the NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
03/15/2013
2014 Mid-Atlantic Reserch Set-Aside Funding Opportunity Applications are due by May 6, 2013.

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