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Alaska Fisheries Science Center Has a New Chief of Staff

This is part of NOAA Fisheries continuing efforts to improve internal operating efficiencies and deliver needed science to support sustainable Alaska fisheries.
July 19, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Portrait of scientist with brunette hair and white sweater against background with bushes and a fence

First Winter Foraging Ground For Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Identified

Whales were recorded foraging in Tuxedni Bay and River from September to May, some of the most undisturbed sections of their critical habitat.
July 15, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Scientist looking at scientific equipment near a lake with hills and trees

Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Completes Science Report

Task Force charged with creating a coordinated research strategy for salmon in Alaska.
July 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Different life stages of fish: eggs on the left, juvenile in the top image and chinook salmon on the bottom

New Evidence of Seasonal and Temperature-Driven Movement of Alaska Pollock across the U.S.-Russia Maritime Boundary

Scientists use innovative technology to track northwest migrations in the late spring and early summer and southeast migrations in the winter. Migrations appear to be driven by water temperature.
June 20, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Scientists deploying green mooring into ocean A mooring being deployed from a fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries to Delay New Aerial Survey for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Until June 2025

Scientific team will continue conducting its photo-identification project this year using an uncrewed aerial system to estimate abundance and trends for this endangered whale population.
June 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of an adult whale next to a juvenile swimming in dark water A Cook Inlet beluga adult (white) and juvenile (gray) swim in silty water. Credit: Hollis Europe & Jacob Barbaro/NOAA Fisheries. NOAA permit #20465.

Advanced Genetic Techniques Confirm Sablefish Are One Population Throughout Northern Range

Whole genome sequencing reveals key information for sustainable management of this valuable commercial species.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Large gray fish swimming in the water near the seafloor Adult sablefish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Resource Disaster Determinations for Alaska and Oregon Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary determined that fishery resource disasters occurred in one Oregon and two Alaska salmon fisheries.
June 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Many docked fishing boats at a coastal community at sunrise. Docked fishing boats at Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. Credit: iStock