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New study reveals $10.5 billion impact from recreational fishing trips

Marine fishing trips

NOAA Fisheries confirms marine recreational fishing is a far greater economic force in the United States than their previous evaluations had indicated. In their new report, the federal agency shows angler trip expenditures totaled $10.5 billion nationwide, more than double the $4.3 billion in expenditures from the previous report. The massive increase in the recreational angling economic footprint is mostly ...

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NOAA announces four day South Atlantic red snapper season

South Atlantic Red Snapper

NOAA Fisheries announced anglers will have four days to harvest red snapper in the South Atlantic: July 10 - 12 and July 17. This is welcome news for the boating and fishing community considering the expectation in March was a zero to three-day season. Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy, said in a release, "Earlier this year, ...

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Mallows Bay National Marine Sanctuary names first superintendent

Mallows Bay map

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that Paul "Sammy" Orlando will serve as the first superintendent of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary in Maryland. Last year, NOAA designated Mallows Bay as the first new national marine sanctuary since 2000, which was supported by NMMA and the recreational boating and fishing community. Orlando joined NOAA in ...

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NMMA weighs in on restoration plan for Florida Keys

Last week, NMMA submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding its draft environmental impact statement for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), also known as the Restoration Blueprint. The FKNMS is a critical marine habitat and destination for recreational boaters and anglers all over the word, with millions visiting each year. Understanding the significant pressure ...

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NOAA designates new marine sanctuary in Maryland

On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Maryland, and Charles County announced the designation of a new national marine sanctuary to protect the remains of more than 100 abandoned steamships and vessels built as part of America’s engagement in World War I. Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, about 40 miles south of Washington, D.C., ...

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NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary launches boater education course

NOAA recently announced the launch of a free, online boater education course designed to specifically inform the boating public about the natural and historical resources within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This educational tool, available in English and Spanish, complements existing safe boating courses and was developed with input from a variety of stakeholders, interest groups, and agencies. The sustained health of ...

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NOAA, recreational boat and fishing community sign memorandum of agreement

During an event at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and representatives of the recreational boating and fishing community – led by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) – signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which seeks to develop and expand a framework of cooperation for planning and implementing mutually ...

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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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