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Extension of Emergency Action to Temporarily Remove 2021 Seasonal Processing Limitations for Whiting Motherships and Catcher-Processors

For more information, contact Lynn Massey, Fishery Management Specialist, at (562) 436-2462
October 25, 2021 -

Emergency Action to Temporarily Remove Seasonal Processing Limitations for Pacific Whiting Motherships and Catcher-Processors

On October 25, 2021, NOAA Fisheries extended an Emergency Rule (86 FR 58810) in the Federal Register to temporarily allow at-sea Pacific whiting processing vessels to operate as both a mothership (MS) and a catcher-processor (C/P) during…

West Coast Region Update on Issuance of Observer and Catch Monitor Waivers

West Coast Region update specific to the Covid-19 protocols in place for domestically-managed fisheries in this Region with full or partial observer and/or catch monitor coverage.
June 17, 2021 -

Secretary of Commerce Announces Allocation of an Additional $255 Million in CARES Act Funding to States and Territories

Congress also designates new funding specifically for Tribes and Great Lakes.
March 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Portland fishing harbor at sunset

U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Saw Broad Declines Last Summer Due to COVID-19

New analysis by NOAA Fisheries provides insights into the pandemic’s early economic impact.
Fishing nets at harbor

NOAA to Issue Analysis of COVID-19's Early Impact on Seafood Industry: January 15

NOAA Fisheries will host a media teleconference to discuss the COVID-19 economic impacts assessment.
01/26/2022 - Media Advisory ,
northeast-fishing-boats-edit.jpg New England fisheries video shoot for NOAA and Ocean Media Center

NOAA Fisheries Continues to Evaluate Observer Situation

Waivers are being granted on a vessel-by-vessel basis in most regions.
Fisheries Observer at work.