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Celebrate National Seafood Month

The United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood for both wild-caught and farmed species. Join us for National Seafood Month 2023 and savor delicious seafood along the way.
October 02, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Mandala of seafood including fish, lobsters, oysters

National Seafood Month 2023: Celebrating Past Successes, Preparing for Future Challenges

NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of supporting a resilient seafood sector in the United States.
October 02, 2023 - Leadership Message ,
A seafood spread of oysters, tuna, and ceviche tacos Plates of tuna crudo, halibut ceviche tacos, and eastern oysters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brianna Shaughnessy.

NOAA Fisheries Releases its 2023 Alaska Aquaculture Accomplishments Report

The NOAA Alaska Regional Office and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center continue to coordinate efforts to support the growing Alaska aquaculture industry.
September 29, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Seaweed: The Miracle Macroalgae with Major Economic and Environmental Value

Discover the versatility of seaweed and the contributions of seaweed farming—or seaweed aquaculture—to working waterfronts and environmental sustainability.
September 27, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith

NOAA Fisheries to Revise Critical Habitat for Right Whales in Alaska

Agency announces a finding on a petition requesting expansion of North Pacific right whale critical habitat.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
North Pacific Right Whale North Pacific Right Whale

A Fish Out of Water? Not If We Can Help It!

A massive storm like Idalia not only destroys homes and businesses, it also impacts wildlife. Changes in the environment caused by the storm as it moved past can strand wildlife in places they do not normally occur.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
The wayward fish swimming in the shallow pool before the rescue The wayward sturgeon swimming in the shallow pool before the rescue (NOAA Permit #23200) (Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries)

Auke Bay Laboratories Welcomes a New Deputy Director

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the selection of Angela Doroff as the new Deputy Director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Auke Bay Laboratories in Juneau, Alaska.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for Yurok Chinook Salmon

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in the 2021 and 2022 Yurok Tribe Chinook Salmon Fishery.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two salmon jumping out of the stream and foamy waterfall as they migrate upstream