Commercial Closure for Red Snapper in South Atlantic Federal Waters on August 18, 2023

August 11, 2023 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 August 18, 2023. During the commercial closure, all sale or purchase of red snapper is prohibited.

East Coast Fishery Management Organizations Release Suite of Potential Actions to Help Managers Respond to the Effects of Climate Change on Marine Fisheries

July 28, 2023 NOAA Fisheries

Over the past two years, marine fishery management organizations along the U.S. East Coast havebeen exploring governance and management issues related to climate change and fishery stockdistributions. This effort recognizes the profound impact that climate

Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2023

NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2023, corresponding to the time Texas closes its state waters to shrimp trawling.

NOAA Fisheries Releases 2022 Status of Stocks

May 9, 2023 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries has released the Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries. This report highlights successful management of U.S. fisheries and the broad economic impact of commercial and recreational fisheries on the U.S. economy.

UMaine to Conduct First National Assessment of Seafood Marketing Practices

March 6, 2023 University of Maine

The University of Maine, with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NOAA Fisheries, is launching the first-ever national assessment of seafood marketing practices in the United States. The American Seafood Harvesters Marketing Practices Survey aims to bring attention to the role that seafood harvesters play in the nation’s food systems and, eventually, inform future investments in the sector.