The Gulf of Mexico dead zone threatens valuable commercial and recreational Gulf fisheries that generate about $2.8 billion annually.
The six-month rule becomes effective on January 4.
Science-based management has helped end overfishing for iconic fish
Many saltwater recreational fishermen will be required to register before fishing in 2010
Current U.S. law has largely discouraged IUU fishing vessels from arriving in U.S. ports.
Although the reasons for the decline of Chinook salmon are not completely understood, scientists believe they are predominately natural...
The restoration project will increase habitat for threatened and endangered species such as steelhead trout, migratory birds and marine mammals...
"Marine fish and fisheries have been vital to the prosperity of this nation's coastal communities for hundreds of years..."
The new measures would place smooth dogfish under federal management for the first time
The following is a statement from Eric Schwaab, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries....