NOAA Fisheries

Council OKs At-Sea Monitoring For All NE Groundfish Trips
The New England Fishery Management Council on Wednesday approved a 100% target for the at-sea monitoring of sector-based groundfish vessels, but stipulated that the requirement will be contingent upon federal funding, at least for now.
The council voted via webinar to approve Amendment 23 to the Nort…
Government Drowning Fishermen
The present unchecked fishing management system has gone wild. It's carried away to the point where our fishing industry cannot sustain itself based on junk science, questionable assessments and government profiteering. Just recently, Joseph Laplante of the U...
Research Programs Funded
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investing $10 million on fishery research projects around the country. 
 More than $5 million will be used to fund 21 projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 
Northeast Administrator John Bullard tells WBSM News, there were 120 …