Highly Migratory Species

Highly migratory species—including tunas, sharks, swordfish, and billfish—travel long distances and often cross domestic and international boundaries. Together with our partners, we develop, implement, and evaluate fisheries policies and regulations to sustainably manage these species in U.S. waters and abroad.


Peer-Reviewed Research

Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Research Team Publications

Publications related to the research by the Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Research Team in support of…


Top 5 Shark Videos and More

This Shark Week, check out our shark features and top five shark videos to get a closer look at how we conserve and study these top ocean predators. Sharks play an important role in the food web, helping to ensure balance in the ocean’s ecosystem. …

Feature Story

Scientists Develop Annual Forecast for the Hawaiʻi Bigeye Fishery

Scientists in the Pacific Islands region published new research that can help predict catch rates in the Hawaiʻi longline fishery. Drs. Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats and Johanna Wren found that information about phytoplankton (microscopic algae) can be used…

Coastal Pelagic and Highly Migratory Species Life History Research in the Pacific

The Life History Program researches the reproductive biology, growth, foraging ecology, and distribution of highly migratory and coastal pelagic species in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Through biological sampling, soft and hard tissue analysis,…


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