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Celebrating a NOAA Champion for Migratory Fish

NOAA Marine Habitat Resource Specialist Eric Hutchins stands out for his nearly 40 years of service and tireless efforts to restore migratory fish populations in New England.
May 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Eric catches an American eel for an educational event about migratory fish. (Photo: Samuel Coulbourn) Eric catches an American eel for an educational event about migratory fish. (Photo: Samuel Coulbourn)

Supporting the Long-Term Survival of Copper River Salmon and Alaska Native Traditions

With $4.3 million in NOAA funds, the Copper River Watershed Project and The Eyak Corporation will remove fish passage barriers, opening more streams for salmon spawning and subsistence fishing.
May 20, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Eyak Tribal Member Tiffany Beedle holding a 35-pound King (Chinook) salmon she processed for the Native Village of Eyak Subsistence program. (Photo: Tiffany Beedle) Eyak Tribal Member Tiffany Beedle holding a 35-pound King (Chinook) salmon she processed for the Native Village of Eyak Subsistence program. (Photo: Tiffany Beedle)

World Fish Migration Day

Join us in celebrating World Fish Migration Day! Learn more about how NOAA helps migratory fish and communities by opening or improving access to river and stream habitat.
A salmon leaping upstream over fast-moving whitewater and dark gray rocks Atlantic salmon leaps upstream. Credit: Shutterstock

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Resource Disaster Determination for the Bering Sea Snow Crab Fishery

The Secretary determined that a fishery resource disaster occurred in the Bering Sea commercial snow crab fishery.
May 17, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a male snow crab embracing a mature female prior to mating.

Sharing Aquaculture Science Across Borders: 50 Years of American-Japanese Collaboration

U.S. and Japanese scientists build on a legacy of collaboration to advance sustainable ocean farming.
May 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
UJNR panel sitting at a table with Dr. Janet Whaley of NOAA at the head, Japanese colleagues seated around the table.

NOAA Enforcement Helps Protect Sea Turtles

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement partners with federal and state enforcement agencies to protect sea turtles in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
May 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Two men in vests and khakis stand on a commercial fishing boat with nets at their feet. They are inspecting a net hanging between them. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers measuring a turtle excluder device on a commercial shrimp vessel. Credit, NOAA Fisheries

Understanding the Best Conditions for Rice’s Whales

NOAA Fisheries research identifies what makes the best conditions for Rice’s whale habitat, and predicts where else these whales occur.
May 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Rice’s whale at the surface. A Rice’s whale in the Gulf of Mexico. Permit #14450. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Laura Dias

Gray Seal Found Shot in Delaware

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information.
May 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
An injured gray seal lying on the beach. Gray seal. Credit: MERR Institute

Studying Sound in the Ocean to Prepare for Offshore Wind Development

NOAA Fisheries scientists talk about passive acoustic monitoring and where it fits into the country's renewable energy strategy.
May 09, 2024 - Podcast ,
Overcast day with mostly gray and silver tones. In the background at left, a line of 8 offshore windmills tower over the horizon. In the foreground, a small boat open-decked boat with a flat roof is silhouetted against a shining sea A small fishing vessel near wind turbines. Credit: Bob Brewer on Unsplash