Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Will Close on February 22, 2021

February 18, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

Updated landings data indicate that commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in this zone is rapidly approaching the quota.

NOAA Fisheries Conducting Surveys For Scientists to Assess Impacts on Commercial/For-Hire Fishing Operations and Seafood Dealers/Processors Related to COVID-19

February 17, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

The phone survey is a follow-up to an earlier on-line survey conducted in July and August on economic impacts for the first half of 2020. The upcoming survey will assist us in assessing economic impacts over the entire calendar year.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on SIMP-Compliant Importers List

September 23, 2020 National Fisheries Institute

NOAA Fisheries has announced a new Seafood Import Monitoring Program component designed to highlight “Compliant Importers” and reduce the frequency of their audits. The SIMP-Compliant Importers List will be posted beginning in October of 2020.

National Seafood Council Advanced by NOAA Advisory Committee

September 3, 2020 Laine Welch, Alaska Fish Radio

Reviving a dormant National Seafood Council is gaining steam among industry members, especially as Covid-19 upends markets.

Commercial Closure for Red Snapper in South Atlantic Federal Waters on September 5, 2020

September 1, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

The commercial harvest of red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on September 5, 2020. During the commercial closure, all sale or purchase of red snapper is prohibited.