Popular species of grouper close to recreational take starting Jan. 1 in Florida's Atlantic state waters.
Highlights include 8.9 million saltwater anglers fishing on 86 million trips totaling 99 million days.
A recent study reveals it may have more to do with safety than feeding.
Anglers and charter captains targeting tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjack, groupers, and snappers must first obtain an Offshore Landing Permit.
The recreational boating industry reports a ten percent increase in new power boat sales in 2012.
Sea bass season remains open in New York and Delaware until late February.
Bimini Big Game Club will hold its next tournament from February 21-23.
Want to catch bonefish in the Florida Keys? How about fishing for them in water as deep as 130 feet?
Funds will provide aid to recreational marine businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
NOAA to work with each nation to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and stem the bycatch of protected species.