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From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs

New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began.
June 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A school of silvery Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater, lit from above. Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater. Credit: Adobe Stock

Meet Josefa Muñoz, Ph.D. Student

From volunteer to NOAA Fisheries-funded graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi, learn more about Josefa Muñoz’s sea turtle journey.
June 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
a group photo of 2022 Guam Sea Turtle Research Internship Josefa Muñoz (top row, fourth from left) and her interns on their first day of in-field training for the 2022 Guam Sea Turtle Research Internship. Credit: Jazmin Samonte.

NOAA Fisheries Wins 2023 Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award

The Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds has recognized an important NOAA Fisheries partnership to conserve seabirds.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large gray bird flies over the ocean. Black-footed albatross. Credit: Robert Pitman

Meet Fisherman Gerald “Gene” Weaver

As we celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, we sat down with fisherman Gene Weaver to learn how his love of fishing has deepened into advocacy and mentoring the next generation in the Marianas.
June 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Headshot of Gene Weaver.

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

Scoping it Out: A First-of-its-Kind Survey for False Killer Whales

Scientists are on a month-long survey at sea to look for Hawai‘i pelagic false killer whales far outside of their known range. What will they find?
May 06, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Feeding time A false killer whale grabs a mahimahi hiding under a bucket lid, looking very much like an Avenger in the process! Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Ernesto Vazquez (Permit #25754)

Monk Seal Pup Debuts in Waikīkī on Lei Day

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) gave birth to her sixth pup on popular Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, Oʻahu! The birth was reported on May 1, 2024.
May 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A rainbow-shaped wave of water ebbs away into an arc around a  Hawaiian monk seal mom laying on a sandy beach as her newborn pup  lays next to her resting its head on its mom. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) and her newborn pup at Kaimana Beach, Waikīkī. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #24359)