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  • $2.5M Available for Bycatch Solutions

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

  • 2014 BREP Report to Congress

    Feb 18: The 2014 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Report to Congress includes details on 16 projects funded with $2.4 million in FY2013. Read More . . .

  • Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy

    Feb 24: Comment now on NOAA's Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy. Read More . . .

  • 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 . . .

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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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Fisheries Economics of the United States 2014
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Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud
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.