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  • New Funding Supports Innovation in U.S. Fisheries

    Jul 24: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the fourth round of grants awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. 

  • 2014 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    Jun 26: The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks.

  • New Plan Released for Federal Aquaculture Research

    Jun 17: The White Houses' Office of Science and Technology Policy has released its National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research which includes a clear role for NOAA in advancing aquaculture research.

  • National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Jun 13: NOAA Fisheries is holding public town hall meetings and accepting online comments to collect input on the creation of a new National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy.

  • Consensus Reached on Ways to Assist Fishermen

    May 28: States reach consensus on plans to distribute New England groundfish disaster funds.

  • NOAA Selects Habitat Focus Areas in North Atlantic

    May 5: NOAA has chosen two sites in the North Atlantic—the Penobscot River watershed in Maine and the Choptank River watershed in Maryland and Delaware—as the next Habitat Focus Areas.

  • NOAA Reports Show Strong Continued Improvements

    Apr 29: Two new NOAA reports show strong economic gains from fishing and continued improvement in fish stocks.

  • NOAA Commissions Survey Vessel Reuben Lasker

    Apr 29: NOAA Fisheries’ new fishery survey vessel Reuben Lasker is 208-feet long, glides through the ocean as silent as a gray whale, and counts schools of fish with the speed of sound. It will be placed in active service on May 2, 2014.

  • New Deep-Sea Coral Report Released

    Apr 23: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of the 2014 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress, featuring the exciting discovery of deep-sea coral habitats and progress made in our regional research.

  • Fisheries Economist Receives Presidential Award

    Apr 15: Alan Haynie is being recognized for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing.

  • MAFAC Seafood Certification Recommendations

    Mar 18: In mid-2012, NOAA Fisheries asked MAFAC to explore the creation of a NOAA certification mark or other acknowledgement that could certify sustainability of domestic wild-caught and aquaculture fishery products.

  • NOAA Fisheries Science Program Review

    Mar 14: We continually strive to advance the science informing fisheries and protected resources management, which includes a systematic review process of our science centers and headquarters Office of Science & Tech.

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