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MRIP Releases FY 2019 Implementation Plan Update

The Marine Recreational Information Program has outlined the goals it achieved in 2018 and the priorities it has set for 2019.
April 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Rebounding Populations and New Flexibility Boost Catches by West Coast Groundfish Fleet

West Coast trawl fishermen caught almost 14 million pounds of fish in 2018. A trial effort gave them new flexibility in how they fished, while still protecting salmon and other species.
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen aboard the F/V Miss Sue participate in a midwater rockfish exempted fishing permit.

NOAA Fisheries Lab Helps Shellfish Growers Become Citizen Scientists

NOAA Fisheries staff from the Milford Laboratory in Connecticut have created a Citizen Science Guide to help growers capture high quality underwater footage of aquaculture gear.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Still from GoPro footage of two fish swimming around and through an aquaculture oyster cage. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Makah Tribe’s Request to Hunt Gray Whales Moves Forward

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to allow the Makah Tribe to hunt a limited number of gray whales from the healthy and fully recovered Eastern North Pacific population of gray whales, which today numbers about 27,000.
April 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Makah tribal members paddle whaling canoe.

Oregon Coastal Habitat Project Restores Coho and Reduces Flooding

The Southern Flow Corridor project, which restored salmon habitat in Tillamook, Oregon, also provides flood protection for surrounding communities.
April 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Two juvenile salmon swim in water above an estuary bottom.

NOAA Seeks to Improve Fish Passage through 2018 Program Review

NOAA Fisheries has released the results of an independent panel review of NOAA’s fish passage activities.
March 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fish leap up stream

Women in Science: Leaders in Electronic Technologies

Electronic monitoring and electronic reporting technologies are being developed to support science-based management decisions in commercial and recreational fisheries across the country.
March 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
NOAA's women leaders in electronic technologies.

NOAA, BOEM, Fishing Industry Sign New Memorandum of Understanding

Responsible wind energy development underpins new agreement for Northeast U.S. waters.
March 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Point Judith fishing port

Dead Seabirds Do Tell Tales: How Fishery Observers Help Provide Data for Seabird Management

NOAA’s National Seabird Program works with the nonprofit organization Oikonos to conduct seabird necropsies.
March 25, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Marine Safety Instructor Training Supports Observer Safety

Observer safety workshops ensure high training standards across all regional observer safety programs.
March 20, 2019 - Feature Story ,