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  • Celebrating 40 Rebuilt Stocks

    Oct. 12: Barndoor skates are the 40th rebuilt stock in U.S. fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Read More . . .

  • National Standard 1 Revisions

    Oct. 13: NOAA Fisheries enhances utility and effectiveness of NS1 guidelines through newly released revisions. Read More . . .

  • National Bycatch Reduction Strategy

    Dec. 20: NOAA Fisheries announces new national strategy for bycatch reduction. Read More . . .

  • Funding Available for Bycatch Solutions

    Jan 5: Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program announces funding opportunity. Read More . . .

  • Status of Stocks 2016

    May 9: U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild and overfishing and overfished numbers remain near all-time lows. More from Status of U.S. Stocks 2016. Read More . . .

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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.