Public Hearings on Menhaden Draft Addendum IV

The States of Maine and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum IV to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The dates, times, and locations … Continued

New Regulations for Scientific Research Activities and Exempted Fishing

NOAA Fisheries Service has issued new and revised definitions for certain regulatory terms, and procedural and technical changes to the regulations addressing scientific research activities, exempted fishing, and exempted educational activities under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This … 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