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Tips for reporters

We strive to provide accurate, timely information to reporters. Our Silver Spring, Maryland office is staffed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. most weekdays, and we can be reached after hours via cell phone.

Ways to stay informed:

Follow us on Twitter @NOAAFishMedia

Contact us, and tell us what kind of stories you cover. 

Tips for getting the best information possible:

Call us first. We are happy to connect you with our experts as needed. Whenever possible, we'll help you get the information you need in time to meet your deadline. We take pride in being responsive. 

When you call for specific information, also tell us what your story is about. Fisheries issues can be complex, and there's often useful information we can provide, whether it's context, history, fact-checking, or an interview that adds balance and depth to your coverage.

When interviewing a NOAA expert, bear in mind the scope of that person's job. If your questions are best answered by a different expert, we'll be glad to help you find the right person.