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Join us in celebrating National Seafood Month! Learn how NOAA Fisheries supports a sustainable and safe seafood supply.
  • Feast Your Eyes on Our Seafood Videos

    Oct 6: Watch this collection of seafood videos to celebrate National Seafood Month with NOAA Fisheries. Read More . . .

  • Growing Mussels in the Open Ocean

    Oct 14: The first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the U.S. east coast is expected to begin operating next spring. Scientists and fishermen are working to grow blue mussels within a 30-acre area in Nantucket Sound. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

    Oct 16: NOAA announces funding through Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program for 2014-2015. Read More . . .

  • An End to Overfishing

    Oct 20: An interview with Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs at NOAA Fisheries. Read More . . .

  • Read #AquaScience Chat Recap with Dr. Mike Rust

    Oct 15: Read a recap of our recent chat on twitter with NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust. Read More . . .

  • Today's Fresh Catch—Invasive Snakehead

    Jul 7: Learn more about one aquatic invasive species—northern snakehead—and how two fishermen are leading a grassroots movement to control the spread of this species.

  • Efforts to Support and Streamline Seafood Trade

    Oct 28: NOAA Fisheries’ National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, plays a critical role in streamlining seafood trade in and out of the United States. Find out how NOAA Fisheries supports seafood trade.

  • 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.

  • Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    Oct 9: The Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience has released a report outlining four priority strategies to help make our natural resources more resilient to climate change, documenting progress, and providing roadmaps for the future.

  • Making Strides in Bycatch Reduction Research

    Oct 9: The 2013 BREP Report to Congress highlights outcomes and management applications of projects funded with $2.44 million in FY2012 in four priority areas.

  • You've Never Seen Killer Whales Like This Before

    Oct 8: For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above, giving them a new way to monitor killer whale health and reproduction while giving us all a stunning new view of the species.

  • 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.

Get the facts. Learn how NOAA ensures safe, healthy, and sustainable seafood.

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