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Welcome to the Office of Sustainable Fisheries

  • Status of Stocks 2015

    April 20: U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild and overfishing and overfished numbers remain near all-time lows. More from Status of U.S. Stocks 2015. Read More . . .

  • Regional Rec Fisheries Implementation Plans

    April 29: NOAA Fisheries releases updated recreational fishing implementation plans that outline regional activities to improve saltwater recreational fishing in 2016-2017. Read More . . .

  • Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week

    Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with us and join with 11 million Americans who think wetting a line in saltwater is a great way to spend time. Read More . . .

  • Shark Conservation Act Final Rule

    June 28: NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to implement the domestic provisions of the Shark Conservation Act. Read More . . .

  • $2.4M+ Awarded for Bycatch Reduction

    Aug 31: NOAA Fisheries announces more than $2.4 million in funding for 18 projects through the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Read More . . .

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Atlantic HMS
Bycatch
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.