NOAA fisheries

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters for recreational fishing. The bill formerly known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act–the name has been simplified to the Modern Fish Act– was first introduced in July 2017. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

Inside the life of a shark researcher

Inside the life of a shark researcher

Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. Dr. John Carlson, a Research Fish Biologist for NOAA Fisheries, has always loved ocean life. Seeing the movie “Jaws” as a child pushed his inspiration to get involved in shark research over the top. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Season closed, but gray triggerfish population appears to be improving

Season closed, but gray triggerfish population appears to be improving

The closure of the gray triggerfish season in 2017 is bad news to fishermen in both state and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. But the closure also signals that perhaps the rebuilding plan that was put in place for gray triggerfish population nearly a decade ago may actually be working. “In a sense, […]

Aquaculture vital to future of world’s seafood supply

Aquaculture vital to future of world’s seafood supply

Aquaculture has been around for more than 2,000 years and the practice of raising fish through that method is just as important now as it was centuries ago. “One of the first records of aquaculture dates back to around 500 BC when Chinese historian Fan Lai wrote a book titled “The Classic of Fish Culture.” […]

Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season

Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at its April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) […]