How Do I?
- Apply for a fishing permit?
- Check on my fishing permit application status?
- Apply for research grants?
- Check the status of current landings and annual catch limits?
- Find information about current and developing regulations?
- Report a dead or injured whale or dolphin?
- Report a dead, injured or entangled sea turtle?
North Atlantic Right Whale PSA - Slow to 10 Knots
Red Snapper Management, Past, Present and Future
On May 14, 2013, NOAA Fisheries denied two Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requests to rescind red snapper rules impacting the 2013 federal fishing season....read more
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish
This rule adjusts the commercial and recreational annual catch limits and annual catch targets, establishes a 12-fish commercial trip limit and a 2-fish recreational daily bag limit, establishes an annual fishing season closure fromJune 1 through July 31 for the commercial and recreational sectors, and establishes an overage adjustment for the recreational sector...read more
(photo courtesy Capt. Johnny Greene)
Mississippi River Freshwater Diversions in Southern Louisiana: Effects on Wetland Vegetation, Soils and Elevation
A Position Paper by the Technical Panel from the Workshop on Response of
Louisiana Marsh Soils and Vegetation to Diversion.....read more
Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplement to the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Gulf Aquaculture FMP
This supplemental Notice of Intent is intended to inform the
public of NMFS and the Gulf Council’s decision to consider new information from the Deepwater Horizon MC252 blowout. This information is needed in order to consider potential changes to the environment linked to the Deepwater Horizon blowout.....read more
NOAA Fisheries and Partners Helping Marine Animals in Distress
Recent Success Stories; Previously Entangled Right Whales Give Birth
While NOAA is well known for weather and oceanographic studies, you may not know that a branch of NOAA is also working diligently to help protect and rescue marine animals in distress.....read more
Biological Opinion on the Renewal of 12 General Permits
The National Marine Fisheries Service issued a biological opinion on
December 20, 2012, for the renewal of 12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District General Permits...read more
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
NOAA Fisheries approves Amendment 35 to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico.....read more
NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act
In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean.....read more
- NOAA’s Fisheries Service seeks comments on proposal to list scalloped hammerhead sharks under Endangered Species Act
- NOAA sponsors 6th annual Ocean Discovery Day
- NOAA seeks comment on regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
- NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act
- New data prompts NOAA Fisheries to withdraw proposed rule to require turtle excluder devices in certain shrimp trawls
- NOAA Fisheries alerts boaters, right whales are on the move
- NOAA sponsors fourth annual right whale festival
- NOAA encourages calls to report and monitor entangled, diseased dolphin in southwest Florida
- NOAA seeks information on dead dolphin found on Elmer's Island, Louisiana
- NOAA scientists now know more about extent of the lionfish invasion in the Florida Keys
- NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic
- Humans feeding and interacting with wild dolphins leads to injuries and federal prosecutions in southeast U.S.
- NOAA predicts above-average season for commercial harvest of brown shrimp in western Gulf of Mexico
- U.S. Commerce Department announces 2012 regional fishery council appointments
- NOAA increases Gulf of Mexico red snapper catch limit
- Public comment period begins for court ordered NOAA proposal designed to protect sea turtles from certain trawling activities
- NOAA Sponsors 5th Annual Ocean Discovery Day
- NOAA unveils improved way to estimate saltwater recreational fishing