NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in the Commercial Quota for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

November 10, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

The commercial quota for Atlantic cobia will increase from 50,000 pounds (lbs) to 73,116 lbs based on the results of the latest population assessment.

Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers and Federally Permitted For-Hire Operators in Portions of Louisiana Extended through November 30, 2021

November 3, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries has received numerous reports of continued damage to the infrastructure in Jefferson Parish, such as power outages and interruption of water service. Therefore, NOAA Fisheries is extending the prior catastrophic conditions determination in Jefferson Parish through November 30, 2021.

Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers in Portions of Louisiana through October 8, 2021

September 3, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29, 2021. NOAA Fisheries has determined that catastrophic conditions exist in the following Louisiana Parishes.

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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Lobster and Jonah Crab Fisheries Regulations to Help Save Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

September 2, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announced new regulations for the lobster and Jonah crab trap and pot fisheries operating in the Northeast United States to help save endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing their risk of entanglement in fishing gear.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on NOAA’s IUU Report to Congress

NOAA’s 2021 Biennial Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management, released today, is an example of a tool used to effectively fight Illegal Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing.