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New Evidence of Marine Heatwave Impacts on Western Alaska Chum Salmon

Alaska ecosystem changes may pose challenge for juvenile chum salmon under warming ocean temperatures
November 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming up river Chum salmon swimming upriver. Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Stori Oates

ICCAT Adopts Key Measures to Ensure Science-based Management, Reduce Bycatch, and Set Robust Standards for Electronic Monitoring

The international organization also agreed to continue the important work begun this year to identify and address climate change impacts on ICCAT stocks and fisheries. Long-term management decisions on key stocks of North Atlantic swordfish and tropical tunas deferred until 2024.
November 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
School of yellowfin tuna swimming underwater.

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks: A Plan for Recovery

Oceanic whitetip sharks, once abundant across the globe, are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. However, a forthcoming recovery plan is designed to help bring this species back from the brink.
An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.

Coral Reef Fish Predictably Change With Depth, Except When People Are Present

A new study reveals that human impacts are changing our understanding of patterns in reef-fish communities across ocean depths.
November 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Multiple schools of colorful fish blanket a coral reef. Fish community on a reef offshore of Baker Island, a remote equatorial island. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jeff Milisen

Scientists Explore how Sardine Populations and Fisheries Harvest Control Rules May Respond to Climate Change

A new study examines different ways climate change could affect West Coast sardines and evaluates how well fishing rules and dynamic management will work when ocean conditions change
November 27, 2023 - News ,
Image of vessel sailing out of port with bridge in the background

NOAA Fisheries Issues Final Rule for Abundance-Based Management of Halibut in the Bering Sea

Amendment 123 balances interests of two largest halibut user groups in the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Area.
November 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A Pacific halibut on the seafloor in the Gulf of Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries