Sea Turtle Week
In honor of World Sea Turtle Day, our Sea Turtle Week celebrated these spectacular marine animals. Also called marine turtles, they are air-breathing reptiles with streamlined bodies and large flippers. They inhabit tropical and subtropical ocean waters throughout the world and are well-adapted to life in the marine environment. Find out more about our work with partners to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles
Saltwater recreational fishing is one of our nation's most cherished pastime. National Fishing and Boating Week is a national event highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing in our nation. According to NOAA Fisheries most recent data, the American saltwater recreational fishing community has more than 9.8 million saltwater anglers and they are as diverse and widespread as the species they pursue. It's also an important part of our economy. Recreational fishing supports 472,000 jobs, and generates $67.9 billion annually in sales impacts and $24.3 billion in income.