Fishing in Your National Marine Sanctuaries

Follow the links below for more information on best practices for recreational fishing and information on how you can get involved in fisheries management.

Northeast and Great Lakes

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Recreational Fishing
NMFS Northeast Regional Office
Massachussettes Department of Fish and Game, Recreational Fishing
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fishing Guide

Southeast and Gulf of Mexico

Fishing within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Fishing within Gray's Reef
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Regulations (general)
Flower Garden Banks Regulations
NMFS Southeast Regional Office
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Fishing Regulations
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Texas Parks and Wildlife Recreational Fishing Regulations

West Coast

Sanctuary regulations (general):
Olympic Coast
Cordell Bank
Gulf of the Farallones
Monterey Bay
NMFS Northwest Regional Office
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Fishing and Shellfishing
NMFS Southwest Region: Marine Recreational Fisheries Program
NMFS Southwest Region: Recreational Fishing Services Team, Pacific
California Department of Fish and Game, Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations


Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary: Boating and Ocean Recreation

More Resources:


Recreational Fishing Services, National Marine Fisheries Service
Marine Recreational Information Program

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