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  • A Changing Climate in Fisheries Management

    Feb 14: How will we manage fish populations as they move in response to climate change? NOAA Fisheries biologist John Manderson is working on one small piece of the puzzle. Read More . . .

  • 25 Years of Fisheries Research Since Exxon Valdez

    Mar 24: Twenty-five years ago, relatively little was known about how oil spills affect fish populations. Today, scientists understand that the impacts can be more widespread and long-lasting than previously imagined. Read More . . .

  • How to Disentangle a Tangled Up Whale

    Mar 31: Every year, scores of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them. Read More . . .

  • To Manage Fish, First Understand the Ecosystem

    Apr 9: Scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Gulf of Alaska. Read More . . .

  • Fisheries Economist Receives Presidential Award

    Apr 15: Alan Haynie is being recognized for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing. Read More . . .

  • Climate, Fisheries, and Protected Resources

    Mar 11: NOAA Fisheries scientists are working to understand the effects of climate change and ocean acidification. Learn more about some of the things we are studying.

  • Sea Turtles See Justice

    Mar 6: NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement and the FBI conducted a joint undercover operation leading to the arrest of a Puerto Rican man for his role in the illegal sale of sea turtle meat.

  • Mark Twinam Fishes for Sharks Off Florida Coast

    Jan 15: Mark Twinam fishes for large coastal sharks like hammerhead, lemon, and bull sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Twinam is one of several fishermen helping NOAA research sharks in exchange for landing and selling a small quota of sandbar sharks.  

  • Bob Dooley Fishes for Whiting off the West Coast

    Dec 3: Bob Dooley fishes for Bering Sea pollock, Pacific cod, West Coast whiting, and dungeness crabs. In this photo, a fisherman hauls pollock onto the Pacific Prince, one of Dooley's vessels.

  • Meet a Fourth Generation Fisherman from Maine

    Nov 7: Meet Terry Alexander, a fourth generation fisherman from Harpswell, Maine, who is collaborating with other fishermen, scientists, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to help revive redfish fishing.

  • Captain Brings Fishermen to Striped Bass and More

    July 31: Capt. Kalil Boghdan of Hamilton, Massachusetts, brings small groups of anglers on his shallow-draft outboard vessel to fish for striped bass and bluefish off the North Shore of Massachusetts.

  • Fishermen Sell Local Catch at Farmers Markets

    May 7: Meet Ann and Capt. Richard Cook of Charleston, Rhode Island, who sell locally caught, fresh seafood at farmers markets, restaurants, and through their community supported fishery program.

  • Fisherman Rebuilds Business after Gulf Oil Spill

    April 9: Ryan Lambert runs Cajun Fishing Adventures, a recreational fishing and hunting business in Louisiana. Learn how his business changed after the Gulf oil spill.

  • Fishermen's Wives Share Life Stories

    Mar 26: “One thing I’ve given them is to teach them how to run a boat,” says Shareen Davis about her daughters. This March, as we celebrate National Women’s History Month, listen to fishermen's wives recount pivotal stories from their lives.

  • Meet Phil Harris, Black Cod Fisherman

    Mar 9: This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Phil Harris in Southern California Bight. Take a look at how this commercial fisherman delivers fresh sustainable fish to the public.

  • Restaurant Owner Dishes on Sustainability

    Mar 9: Meet Laura Anderson, owner of Local Ocean Seafoods—a popular seafood restaurant on the waterfront in scenic Newport, Oregon—who shares her strong commitment to fresh, local seafood with her community and beyond.

  • Meet Bill Dewey, Shellfish Farmer

    Dec 8: This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington.Take a look at the unique role aquaculture plays in the local culture and economy.

  • Killer in Distress

    Dec 26: Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.

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