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  • White Shark Recovery

    Aug 7: New research reveals that Atlantic white sharks, which were hunted indiscriminately for almost two decades following the release of the movie Jaws, have slowly been making a comeback. Read More . . .

  • Scientists Watch Unusually Warm Waters in Pacific

    Sep 10: Scientists across NOAA Fisheries are watching a persistent expanse of exceptionally warm water spanning the Gulf of Alaska that could send reverberations through the marine food web. Read More . . .

  • Satellite Tags Reveal How Animals See the Ocean

    Sept 9: An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Jeffrey Polovina. Read More . . .

  • Prescott Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue

    Sep 19: NOAA Fisheries announced the award of 35 grants to partner organizations in 18 states totaling $2.7 million to respond to and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and collect data on their health. Read More . . .

  • NOAA and Partners Address Climate Change

    Sep 22: A new report highlights progress taken across the nation to safeguard fish, wildlife, and plants in a changing climate. Read More . . .

  • Healthy Habitat: Key to U.S. Seafood and Fisheries

    Jul 15: Watch this short video to learn more about the important role healthy habitat serves as the foundation of America’s seafood and fisheries and what NOAA is doing to conserve habitat to rebuild fisheries.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 14: Blue and flathead catfish have increased dramatically since their introduction. These fierce predators are contributing to changes in the Chesapeake Bay food web to the detriment of native fishes.

  • 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.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 14: Blue and flathead catfish have increased dramatically since their introduction. These fierce predators are contributing to changes in the Chesapeake Bay food web to the detriment of native fishes.

  • NOAA Seeks Comment on Proposed Aquaculture Rule

    Aug 28: NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule for regulating offshore marine aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. This proposed rule marks the first time a regional fishery management council has approved a comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters.

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