The NMMA said the announcement represented a victory for the South Atlantic angling industry and anglers nationwide.
The letter was in response to a petition filed earlier this year to ban all fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna in U.S. waters.
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking advisory council applicants.
The expansion extends out to 200 miles, or the limits of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, creating the world’s largest marine protected area.
A long-awaited policy review has a coalition of recreational fishing advocates demanding Congress change laws.
April 2016 showed record warmth, rounding out a full year of record-breaking monthly temperatures for the Earth.
Five young anglers will receive $1,000 awards from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study recently found.
A top NOAA official introduced the agency’s accompanying implementation plan to the marine industry on Tuesday.
The implementation plan is designed to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy.