The following links are related to fisheries, their management, and news that we here at Saving Seafood thought would be useful to have in one place for those currently working in the Northeast or on issues related to Northeast fisheries:
The NFSC contains NOAA's scientific data related to Northeast fisheries and the scientific data on the health of marine ecosystems. It may be useful in understanding NOAA decision-making, assessing potential economic impact on commercial fishing, and determining the environmental health of Northeast fisheries.
This website, operated by NMFS, compiles statistics on all commercial fishery landings in the US, making available relevant economic data on the amount of fish caught and it's dollar value.
This website compiles statistical data on trades in Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE) shares between Northeast fishery sectors. It can help to assess the economic activity in the various Northeast fishing sectors.
The website provides meteorological data from various NOAA buoys in the North Atlantic and around the world.
The NEFMC is the fisheries council responsible for managing fisheries in New England. The website provides information on the Council, New England fisheries, and regulatory and management decisions affecting commercial fishing.
This is the homepage of UMass-Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology, which does extensive research on New England fisheries and marine ecosystems, making their work invaluable in formulating fisheries policy.
City of New Bedford, Harbor Development Commission
The homepage of New Bedford's Harbor Development Commission provides information on the activities and organization of the Harbor Development Commission, which manages the New Bedford waterfront and is extensively involved in advocating for the economic interests of Northeast fishermen.