Federal Fisheries


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GARFO Home Page – www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov

Recent Articles

  • IT’S NOT OKAY… August 22, 2017 Species: Bluefin Tuna, HMS - Selling your tuna under the radar or without the proper permits screws us all As we get into the thick of tuna season right now, and plenty of “large-medium” and “giant” class bluefin tuna are being caught by anglers around More ›
  • The More You NOAA… July 26, 2017 Species: - How NOAA Keeps America Fishing By Rip Cunningham I tend to be a “less is better” kind of guy when it comes to government. The exception is the management of natural resources like America’s sustainable fisheries. Fishing has been my More ›
  • White House Retiring Government Employees Replacing Stakeholders Highlight 2017 Appointments to North East Fishery Councils July 25, 2017 Species: - US Commerce Appointments to New England & Mid-Atlantic Councils On June 28, 2017 the US Commerce Department announced appointments to the 8 regional fishery councils. The Magnuson Stevens Fishery & Conservation Act established the Councils to do the detailed work More ›
  • Thanks New Jersey… July 19, 2017 Species: Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic striped bass, Summer flounder -   Some may be cheering the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to overrule ASMFC on summer flounder, but in the end, Jersey may have really screwed us If you are a regular reader, you likely know the controversy surrounding summer flounder More ›
  • Marine Recreational Information Program Seeks Input April 21, 2017 Species: - The Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) is the system under which recreational fishing data is collected and analyzed. MRIP recently released its draft five-year Strategic Plan and is requesting input on the Plan from stakeholders. MRIP is seeking public feedback as part More ›
  • H.R. 1411 “Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act” April 17, 2017 Species: - H.R. 1411 was introduced by Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] on March 7, 2017. The text can be found here: “Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act” In short, the bill seeks to suspend the 2017 summer flounder specifications – voted on More ›
  • MAGNUSON-STEVENS FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT April 17, 2017 Species: - Origins Congress first passed the law that we now know as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976. Although the original law set up a framework to conserve and manage the fisheries resources of the United States, and More ›
  • Public Input Changed NOAA Fisheries Final Rule for Sharks April 12, 2017 Species: Sharks - On April 4, 2017, NOAA Fisheries published in the Federal Register a “Final Rule” for Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) plan. The HMS plan manages a group of species that include tunas and sharks. Amendment 5b was More ›
  • White House From DC to Tackle Box Part 2 (Executive Branch and Regulation) April 12, 2017 Species: - Legislation Becomes Regulation Once Congress has passed the final votes on an act of legislation, the document is sent to the President to be signed or rejected via veto authority. Assuming legislation is signed, the next step on the way More ›
  • US Capital Building From DC to Tackle Box Part 1 (Congress & Legislation) April 12, 2017 Species: - How the US Governs Our Fishing As we began to spread the word about Fissues.org, one theme was repeated at every trade show seminar and fishing club we visited. The election is over, and most people simply want to return More ›