Federal Waters off Texas Close to Shrimping on May 15, 2020

May 14, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

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, 2020, corresponding to the time Texas closes its state waters to shrimp trawling.

Danielle Blacklock Appointed New Director for NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture

March 18, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

She will lead the office’s work on regulation and policy, science, outreach, and international activities in support of U.S. aquaculture.

Alaska Halibut Season Opens

March 17, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

From Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea, Alaska fishermen are heading out to catch halibut with the March 14 opening of the 2020 halibut season.

West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows

March 9, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

The West Coast Dungeness crab fishery doesn’t just support the most valuable annual harvest of seafood on the West Coast. It’s a fishery that just keeps on giving.

Commercial Hook-and-Line Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Will Close on March 4, 2020

March 3, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

Commercial hook-and-line harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Southern Zone (depicted in map below) will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on March 4, 2020.