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Dam Removals Boost Atlantic Salmon Populations in Maine

Habitat restoration efforts on the Penobscot River in Maine will help Atlantic salmon population recover and support ancestral traditions of the Penobscot Nation.
May 23, 2024 - Podcast ,
A fish leaping above fast-moving water Atlantic salmon. Credit: National Park Service.

NOAA Fisheries Partners with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Support of North Atlantic Right Whales

$6 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding will be available through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for vessel strike prevention technology.
May 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial image of a right whale as it swims along. The top of its back and head are visble above the surface. A single North Atlantic right swims in the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA Fisheries/Peter Duley

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)

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

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

NOAA Partners with U.K. Anglers and Scientists to Learn More About Blue Sharks

Study to focus on movement ecology of these sharks in the eastern North Atlantic.
May 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Blue shark as seen from below.  Large eye visible.

Recommended 2024 Species Recovery Grants Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended roughly $5.5 million in funding for six new projects and 16 ongoing projects.
An adult orca is swimming underwater, and a calf is next to its dorsal fin. The calf is surfacing from the water. Southern Resident killer whale swimming with calf. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

A Hero for Marine Life: Honoring Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo

Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, celebrates Stormy Mayo’s 48-year career spent conserving and studying marine life, including rescuing entangled North Atlantic right whales.
May 06, 2024 - Leadership Message ,
Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo and Assistant Administrator Janet Coit Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit at the Center for Coastal Studies.

NOAA Fisheries Releases 2023 Status of Stocks

This report provides a "snapshot in time" of the status of our nation's fisheries at the end of 2023.
Young fish swimming. Juvenile coho salmon. Credit: iStock