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Department of Commerce Announces 2022 Appointments to the Regional Fishery Management Councils

The Secretary of Commerce announces the appointment of 20 new and returning members of the eight regional fishery management councils.
Fishing vessels docked at Point Judith, Rhode Island Fishing vessels in Point Judith, Rhode Island. Credit: NOAA.

It’s Time to Act FAST for Turtles

The Fishing Around Seals and Turtles (FAST) program provides guidance on what to do if an accidental interaction occurs, including helpful tips to avoid snagging a sea turtle.
June 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-sea-turtle-fishermen-cut-line-safely-NOAA-PIRO.jpg Fishermen: Itʻs OK to help a hooked green sea turtle by cutting off the line as close to the hook as possible. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Funding Available Through Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program for FY2023

$10 million is available for roughly 40 projects that lead to the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
commercial-fishing-vessel-off-southern-CA.jpg Fishing vessel off the coast of southern California

Hawaiʻi Sea Turtles Are Amazing—from Afar

This nesting season, remember to view sea turtles respectfully. How? We’ve got some ideas for you. 
June 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Two people using their arms to connect and make a heart shape afar from a sea turtle on the beach. Show your love of turtles with this turtle love photo opportunity. Credit: NOAA Fisheries