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NOAA Fisheries – New England and Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Regional service of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office charged with protecting ocean resources and habitats
  • Works to create sustainable fisheries, protect marine life, provide scientific services, and influence well-informed management decisions
  • Open funding opportunities, bulletins, and a variety of resources for those involved in fishing or conservation matters


One of six regional offices under a national initiatives to protect ocean resources and habitats, the New England/Mid-Atlantic regional office of NOAA Fisheries works to create sustainable fishing grounds and protect endangered or threatened marine species. The organization provides a variety of information on matters affecting the region’s marine waters, rivers, bays, and estuaries, such as assessments of fishing stocks and ongoing updates on quotas, fishing dates, and other rules.

Who’s it for?

Any business involved in fishing, marine conservation, or other matters related to New England waters.


We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.

Resources & Services

Funding Opportunities

NOAA Fisheries regularly offers competitive and non-competitive grants to support businesses, schools, and governments in efforts that support its mission. These grants cover areas such as sustainable fisheries, science and research, marine animal conservation, aquaculture, and international cooperation.

Information and Resources

The website for NOAA Fisheries – New England/Mid-Atlantic Region includes up-to-date notices, bulletins, and rules on matters such as quotas, fishing dates, prohibitions, and more. The organization also has a news feed, regular educational events, fishery assessments, and resources for those in both the commercial and recreational fishing industry.


In a joint effort of the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office and Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries supports scientific research aiming to help inform policy and management decisions. By coordinating the efforts of research laboratories throughout the region, including one in Milford, the organization performs services such as population monitoring, biological sampling, resource evaluation, and data collection to support the region’s fisheries and economy.


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