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  • Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Jan 21: As the climate changes, fish populations are moving in search of cooler waters. Jon Hare, director of the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Laboratory, studies how physical conditions in the ocean affect fish populations.

  • NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    Jan 21: NOAA Fisheries has released the draft Climate Science Strategy for public review and comment through March 31. The draft Strategy identifies seven key steps needed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information.

  • Tracking Fish Populations as the Climate Changes

    Tracking Fish Populations as the Climate Changes

    Dec 11: As the oceans warm, fish populations are on the move. A new online database that tracks their movements should help fishermen and fishery managers to adapt.

  • Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Oct 30: The new stock assessment for butterfish accounted for the effects of ocean temperatures on the distribution of the stock, something that will become increasingly important as the climate changes and the oceans warm.

  • Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    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.

  • NOAA and Partners Address Climate Change

    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.

  • Climate Data Reflects Trends of a Warming Planet

    Climate Data Reflects Trends of a Warming Planet

    Jul 17: According to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet.

  • Assessing Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.

    Assessing Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.

    May 6: The 3rd National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the U.S. and key sectors of our economy. Learn how we're studying climate change impacts on fisheries and protected resources.

  • Protecting Threatened Ice Seals

    Protecting Threatened Ice Seals

    Mar 13: How do NOAA Fisheries scientists protect threatened ice seals? Watch our video to learn the science behind their protection.

  • Sound Science and Climate Change

    Sound Science and Climate Change

    Mar 11: As our climate changes, we must base our policies in sound science. Read what our chief scientist for NOAA Fisheries, Richard Merrick, has to say about the importance of sound science.

  • Fish Stock Climate Vulnerability Assessment

    Fish Stock Climate Vulnerability Assessment

    Mar 4: NOAA Fisheries has developed the first methodology of its kind to rapidly assess the vulnerability of U.S. marine fish stocks to changing climate and ocean conditions.

  • A Changing Climate in Fisheries Management

    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.

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