September 2017 Hurricanes

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In September 2017, North American commercial fishermen faced multiple hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather systems. In early September, Hurricane Irma (Category 5) moved across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean before making landfall in Florida. An extremely powerful storm, … Continued

2016 Annual ICCAT Meeting

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The 20th annual meeting of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) was held recently in Vilamoura, Portugal. This year more than 600 delegates representing 51 governments gathered to discuss a number of important measures that advance the … Continued

2016 NAFO Fishing Opportunities

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The NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office recently announced 2016 fishing opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area for U.S. fishing vessels. U.S. fishing interests (e.g., vessel owners, processors, agents, others) can apply for these fishing opportunities. … Continued

NOAA Fishing Industry Communications Survey (Greater Atlantic Region)

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NOAA Fisheries is conducting a survey of commercial and recreational fishing industry stakeholders in the Greater Atlantic Region. The survey will be open from March 1-31. The online survey is located at: For more information, visit: