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Welcome to the Office of Sustainable Fisheries

  • Rec. Policy Implementation Plan

    April 13: NOAA Fisheries has a new plan for the path towards sustainable, high quality recreational fisheries. Read More . . .

  • Status of Stocks 2014

    April 15: Numbers of fish on overfishing and overfished lists hit all-time lows. More from Status of U.S. Stocks 2014 Report to Congress. Read More . . .

  • Bycatch Explained

    May 7: Learn more about bycatch -- what it is, why it's a problem, and what NOAA Fisheries is working to do about it. Read More . . .

  • 2015 Council Appointments

    Jun 19: The Department of Commerce announced today the appointment of members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. Read More . . .

  • Fighting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud

    Aug 27: Public comment period has been extended. Submit your thoughts on the draft principles and "At Risk" species by Sept. 11. Read More . . .

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Atlantic HMS
Catch Shares
Fishery Management Councils
Disaster Assistance
National Standard 1
Recreational Fishing
Status of Stocks
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U.S. fisheries are among the world’s largest and most sustainable. The U.S. science-based fishery management process prevents overfishing and rebuilds fish stocks, helping strengthen the value of fisheries to the economy, our communities, and marine ecosystems and providing a long-term supply of seafood for the nation. The Office of Sustainable Fisheries supports national domestic policy issues, provides support to the regional fishery management councils, manages Atlantic highly migratory species, and works with federal partners to ensure the safety of seafood sold in the United States. We work closely with the NOAA Fisheries regional offices and science centers and in partnership with the regional fishery management councils, interstate marine fishery commissions, and states to ensure U.S. fisheries are sustainably managed.