NOAA Closes Recreational Fishery for Black Sea Bass for 180 Days Due to Overharvest

Effective Monday, October 5, 2009, NOAA Fisheries Service is closing the recreational fishery for black sea bass. The closure applies to all federal waters north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., for 180 days in response to recent landing data that showed … Continued

NOAA Administrator Seeks to Improve Engagement with the Recreational Fishing Community

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco has committed to take a fresh look at NOAA’s relationship with the angling community. “Saltwater recreational fishing is among the most popular outdoor sports in America with anglers representing one of NOAA’s largest organized constituencies. … Continued