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  • Two West Coast Stocks Rebuilt

    June 22: NOAA Fisheries declares bocaccio & darkblotched rockfish rebuilt ahead of schedule. Read More . . .

  • New Shark Video

    June 22: NOAA Fisheries releases video on handling and release of prohibited sharks. Read More . . .

  • 2017 Council Appointments

    June 28: 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 . . .

  • Saltwater Rec Fisheries Initiative Update

    July 11: NOAA Fisheries' National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Initiative continues to advance commitment of establishing and maintaining a strong partnership with the recreational fishing community through action. Read More . . .

  • $2.3+ Million Awarded for Bycatch Reduction

    Aug 29: NOAA Fisheries announces more than $2.3 million awarded to 18 projects through the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Read More . . .

Hot Topics
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.