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Past Sustainable Fisheries Feature Stories


  • Fish at Risk

    Fish at Risk

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

  • Fresh FishWatch

    Fresh FishWatch

    Oct 21: Introducing the mobile-friendly, redesigned

  • $2.5M in Grants for Bycatch Reduction

    $2.5M in Grants for Bycatch Reduction

    Oct 1: NOAA Fisheries announces 16 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program grants to support research and innovation.

  • $10M in Grants Available

    $10M in Grants Available

    Sept 14: NOAA Fisheries Announces up to $10 million in grants to support fishing communities and working waterfronts.

  • Fighting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud

    Fighting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud

    Aug 27: What are the next steps in combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud?

  • 2015 Council Appointments

    2015 Council Appointments

    Jun 19: 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.

  • Bycatch Explained

    Bycatch Explained

    May 7: Learn more about bycatch -- what it is, why it's a problem, and what NOAA Fisheries is working to do about it.

  • Status of Stocks 2014

    Status of Stocks 2014

    April 15: Numbers of fish on overfishing and overfished lists hit all-time lows. More from Status of U.S. Stocks 2014 Report to Congress.

  • Rec. Policy Implementation Plan

    Rec. Policy Implementation Plan

    April 13: NOAA Fisheries has a new plan for the path towards sustainable, high quality recreational fisheries.

  • Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Feb 12: New national policy recognizes the value of—and gives a voice to—America’s saltwater recreational anglers.

  • Draft Amendment 6 – Shark Management

    Draft Amendment 6 – Shark Management

    Jan 16: NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of draft Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan.

  • Revisions to National Standard Guidelines

    Revisions to National Standard Guidelines

    Jan 15: NOAA Fisheries released a proposal to revise the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act pertaining to overfishing, rebuilding overfished stocks, and achieving optimum yield.


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