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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

Rehabilitated Hawaiian Monk Seals Return to Kuaihelani

Three monk seals return to Midway Atoll at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument after struggling with malnourishment. They now have a second chance at survival.
April 05, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal with satellite tag swimming in the waters after being released back into the wild. Rehabilitated Hawaiian monk seals explore their new habitat after a successful release into the wild at Kuaihelani (Midway Atoll). Credit: USFWS/Andy Sullivan-Haskins (NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359)

What One Health Means to Wildlife Conservation, Human and Veterinary Medicine

A NOAA ecologist and professionals from human and veterinary medical fields discuss what’s next after Hawaiʻi One Health Month in January 2023.
March 24, 2023 - Podcast ,

How One Health Benefits Hawaiian Monk Seals

One Health Month highlights threats to monk seals and how you can help.
March 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
cat near seal

Meet Some of Our Hawaiian Monk Seal Matriarchs

Honoring trailblazing female monk seals who have significantly helped build the seal population in the main Hawaiian Islands.
March 23, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal and her pup snuggling on each others neck in the waters by the rocks. R006 relaxes with one of her many pups at Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi. Credit: NOAA Fisheries