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Learn How to Fish From the Pros in Hawaiʻi

A new short video series taps fishing and boating experts to teach novice fishers the ins and outs of fishing in Hawaiʻi.
October 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A close-up photo of a fishermen holder a colorful fishing lure. Generational fisher Butch Farm explains how to choose the right lure for pelagic fishing. Credit: Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

New Hawaiian Language Video Series: He Moʻolelo ʻĪliokai

Join us on a journey through the Hawaiian archipelago to learn more about the charismatic and endangered Hawaiian monk seal through He Moʻolelo ʻĪliokai, the Story of the Hawaiian Monk Seal.
September 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A seal dives off the coast of Nihoa island. It’s easy to imagine how biologists could miss the seals out to sea in a single-day survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677) A seal dives off the coast of Nihoa. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677)

The 2023 Hawaiʻi Bottomfish Survey Harnesses Community Power for Sustainable Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries embarks on the 2023 Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaiʻi. This one-of-a-kind survey, stretching from Ni‘ihau to Hawai‘i Island, helps NOAA scientists estimate the abundance of Hawai‘i “Deep 7” bottomfish.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A fisher smiles while holding up a red and white fish, called an onaga, with both hands while out at sea. A local cooperative research fisherman holds an onaga caught during the annual Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey. Credit: Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

Continuing a Conservation Science Legacy: 40 Years of Monitoring Hawaiian Monk Seals

For more than 40 years, our monitoring and recovery work in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument has been critical to guiding the protection of Hawaiian monk seals.
September 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A rainbow appears over the shoreline with a row of green wall tents, two boats moored offshore, and dozens of albatross chicks sitting on the beach. The Hawaiian monk seal Assessment and Recovery Camp at the remote atoll of Manawai. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jessica Bohlander (Permit # 848-1695)

Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response Earns 2023 Partner in the Spotlight Award

NOAA recognizes Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response for its dedicated work in helping to conserve and recover the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
August 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A group photo of seven taking a photo with a picture frame after receiving an award. Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response receives the 2023 Hawaiian Monk Seal Partner in the Spotlight award. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Coral Reefs Benefit From Reduced Land-Sea Impacts Under Ocean Warming

Local human impacts combine with global ocean warming to threaten coral reef persistence. New research finds that simultaneously reducing land- and sea-based human impacts supports coral reef persistence in our changing climate.
August 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming above a colorful coral reef. Coral reef ecosystems, like this reef on Hawaiʻi Island, are more likely to persist under ocean warming when local human impacts originating from land and sea are reduced simultaneously. Credit: Arizona State University/Greg Asner