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New online training for boaters who encounter entangled whales

Recreational and commercial boaters are often the first to spot and report entangled whales off the West Coast, and The Nature Conservancy and NOAA Fisheries have developed a new online training course to prepare them for such an event.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Entangled whale being rescued at sea

Streamlined West Coast HMS Reporting Benefits Science, Management—And Fishermen

West Coast highly migratory species data management is now coordinated through a single group: the eastern Pacific HMS professional specialty group.
December 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Pacific blue marlin.

New Fishing Opportunities Emerge from Resurgence of West Coast Groundfish

Rebuilt West Coast groundfish species are good news for fishermen and fans of healthy and delicious fish.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone

NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources, is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Diver underwater holding a pvc cage with a concrete base in kelp forest

Veterans Help Restore Valuable Fish Habitat: Success By the Numbers

Learn how the NOAA Veterans Corps provides opportunities for veterans to build their skills while they help conserve endangered salmon and steelhead in California.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Veterans restoration work

Canary Rockfish—A Story of U.S. Fisheries Management

Learn more about the work to rebuild canary rockfish—one of more than 60 species of rockfish included in the West Coast groundfish fishery.
October 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Close up of a canary rockfish

Underwater Cameras Capture the Value of Shellfish Habitat

Researchers and growers placed remote, underwater cameras around shellfish aquaculture beds to document the diversity of species that use this nearshore habitat.
October 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
cultchless in hands.JPG

Seafood Industry and Scientists Team Up to Make the Most of Opah

Warm-blooded fish produces seven distinct types of meat providing new opportunities for seafood chefs.
October 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Internal body temperature profile of an opah. Photo credit: Wegner et al. 2015.

New Lab Unlocks Opportunities for Future Scientists

For many students from high-poverty communities, becoming a scientist can seem like an impossible dream. The opening of a science education lab brings new opportunities for underserved youth in one San Diego community and forges a path for other
October 04, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Jorge Rivera.

Construction Completed on Oregon Working Landscape Project Benefiting Farmers, Fish

Unique partnership of federal, state, tribal and local agencies, the agriculture industry, and environmental community worked together on a mutually beneficial habitat restoration project supporting salmon recovery.
September 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of construction of new habitat channels at Winter Lake. Credit BCI Contracting, Inc.