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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was formed on October 3, 1970, by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970 (5 U.S.C. app.).

NOAA's mission entails environmental assessment, prediction, and stewardship. It is dedicated to monitoring and assessing the state of the environment in order to make accurate and timely forecasts to protect life, property, and natural resources, as well as to promote the economic well-being of the United States and to enhance its environmental security. NOAA is committed to protecting America's ocean, coastal, and living marine resources while promoting sustainable economic development.

This agency has published 19,620 articles since 1994.

Most Recent Significant Regulations

Listing Of All Recent Articles

April 2014

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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species:

International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species:

Modifications to Fishing Activities:

Separate Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures; Blueline Tilefish:

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activites:

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Domestic Fisheries:

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife:

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States:


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