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Dr. Charles Littnan Appointed New Science and Research Director for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

NOAA names Dr. Charles Littnan as the new Science and Research Director for NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Dr. Littnan is a marine biologist with 20 years’ experience in marine mammal and sea turtle science and research.
June 12, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Charles Littnan

The Endangered Species Act: 50 Years of Conserving Species

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by learning more about NOAA's work to conserve endangered species and their habitats.
50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with smalltooth sawfish, green turtle, Atlantic salmon, staghorn, North Atlantic right whale, and Tubastraea floreana

NOAA Announces Projects Recommended for Saltonstall-Kennedy 2023 Funding

Agency announces more than $11 million in grant funding for the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
Blue, green, and red fishing boats docked in a bay.

NOAA Fisheries Releases 2022 Status of Stocks

The report highlights successful management of U.S. fisheries, including the important role commercial and recreational fisheries play in our economy.
Photo of an east coast fishing port. East coast fishing port. Credit: iStock

Meet Jennifer Schultes, Fisheries Observer

From deep sea fishing for flounder, to cage diving with great white sharks, to spending weeks at a time on commercial fishing vessels, Jennifer has devoted her life to the ocean.
April 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Portrait picture of Jennifer Schultes on a boat and various vessels in the background.

Mother Monk Seal Births Pup in Waikīkī for the Second Time

RK96 (Kaiwi) has given birth to a pup at Kaimana Beach, Oʻahu. Give the pair at least 150 feet of space as they nurse in the area for the next 5–7 weeks. 
April 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Mother seal with new born pup (in black) resting on a busy beach on a sunny day. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) and her newborn pup. Credit: Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response

Recommended 2023 Species Recovery Grants Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended $6.3 million in funding for six new projects and 20 ongoing projects.
Two sturgeon swim above a gravelly bottom Atlantic sturgeon swimming. Credit: NOAA Fisheries