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NMMA calls for action on limited South Atlantic snapper season

NOAA Fisheries is considering new regulations that would open the door for a 2018 limited season for red snapper in the South Atlantic. Called Amendment 43, it would allow recreational anglers to harvest one red snapper per person per day. Fishing would be allowed on weekends only and the season start and end dates would be announced if the amendment is ...

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Chris Oliver selected as NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the selection of Chris Oliver to serve as the assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries on Tuesday, June 20. The NOAA Fisheries AA position was one of President Trump's appointments that was being most watched by fishermen. Oliver takes control of the federal agency that oversees commercial and recreational fisheries under federal jurisdiction. He also will oversee ...

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NOAA to cease support for printed charts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to cease support for producing the 1,000-plus NOAA charts that millions of boaters use and rely on for safe navigation. NOAA decided to privatize the printing of NOAA paper charts several years ago by certifying private companies to print official NOAA paper charts. A 2014 article published on their website was entitled “NOAA's ...

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NOAA announces open house on nautical cartography

NOAA's Office of Coast Survey announced its first one-day open house in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference (held this year in Washington, D.C., at Marriott Wardman Park). This one-day event will focus on nautical cartography, highlighting the field of charting and GIS. It will offer nautical cartography-themed posters, presentations, tours, and exhibits. Participants will include industry partners, government agencies, ...

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Martin Peters appointed to NOAA National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

Yamaha Marine Group announced that Martin Peters, government relations manager, has been appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council. Peters is one of 15 council members and will serve a three-year term. The company said the appointment underscores Yamaha’s continued efforts to represent the interests of U.S. recreational anglers and boaters. “Martin Peters ...

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Industry applauds new NOAA fisheries, Magnuson-Stevens guidelines

Changes to national standards for Magnuson-Stevens are receiving accolades from the recreational fishing industry. NOAA Fisheries last week filed in the Federal Register its final rule to revise the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).    MSA contains 10 national standards which guide the contents and objectives of federal ...

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NOAA selects McMurdo to provide support services for SARSAT systems

McMurdo has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide support services for its next-generation search and rescue satellite-aided (SARSAT) systems. The contract, which will cover NOAA Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) systems in Hawaii and Florida, has a contract ceiling value $8.2 million over five years with approximately $1.6 million expected for 2016. ...

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Florida Senate passes two boating safety measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate unanimously approved 39-0 two boating measures on Wednesday, which will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, as reported by the local CBS affiliate in Miami. The first measure, HB-427, would provide a discount of about 12 percent on annual vessel-registration fees next year if boaters show they have purchased and registered emergency locator ...

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Industry reacts to implementation plan surrounding NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Recently, NOAA Fisheries released the implementation plan to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy. The policy, announced at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in February, was developed with input from recreational fishing and boating communities, conservation organizations and managers across the nation. It incorporates a number of concerns voiced by the boating and fishing ...

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