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Welcome to the Office of Sustainable Fisheries

  • Fresh FishWatch

    Oct 21: Introducing the mobile-friendly, redesigned Read More . . .

  • Fish at Risk

    Oct 29: The National Ocean Committee announces the list of species "at risk" for IUU fishing and seafood fraud. Read More . . .

  • Sustainability Assessment for U.S. Fisheries

    Jan. 28: NOAA Fisheries releases peer-reviewed assessment showing that U.S. federally managed fisheries more than meet criteria of United Nation's FAO ecolabelling guidelines. Read More . . .

  • Safety at Sea: Guidance Tools for Fisheries

    Feb 3: To help promote safety in fisheries, NOAA Fisheries has published a tech memo that provides tools to evaluate safety in fishing vessels at sea. Read More . . .

  • $2.5M Available for Bycatch Solutions

    Feb. 5: Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Announces Funding Opportunity Read More . . .

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Atlantic HMS
Catch Shares
Fishery Management Councils
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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.