The number of stocks with sustainable harvest rates rose by 45 percent between 1999 and 2001.
With the intent of reducing fishing pressure on certain species, the federal government buys licenses, boats and gear from commercial fishermen.
Recent scientific assessments have found populations of canary, bocaccio and yelloweye rockfish alarmingly low.
The California Department of Fish and Game recommend protection under the Endangered Species Act for coho salmon native to an area extending from San Francisco to the Oregon border.
NMFS has imposed emergency restrictions on shrimpers operating between Cape Fear, North Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida.
Divers identify, count and estimate the size of each and every fish they see, as well as noting other marine life such as coral, sponges, urchins, conchs and lobsters.
Sea Wolfe, a 62-foot G&S, returned Friday, June 7, with a monster blue in the cockpit.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council approved measures to restructure the Bering Sea crab fishery amid praise and protest from various interest groups.
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) FishAmerica Foundation joins forces with NOAA Fisheries’ Community-Based Restoration Program to invite proposals for citizen-driven habitat restoration proposals.
Over the next three years, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will add Reef Ball habitats to artificial reef sites.