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Oceanic Whitetip Sharks: A Plan for Recovery

Oceanic whitetip sharks, once abundant across the globe, are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. However, a forthcoming recovery plan is designed to help bring this species back from the brink.
An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.

Scientists Explore how Sardine Populations and Fisheries Harvest Control Rules May Respond to Climate Change

A new study examines different ways climate change could affect West Coast sardines and evaluates how well fishing rules and dynamic management will work when ocean conditions change
November 27, 2023 - News ,
Image of vessel sailing out of port with bridge in the background

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for California Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in two California ocean and inland salmon fisheries.
November 21, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. Credit: iStock

NOAA VetCorps: Creating Jobs for Veterans

Supporting veterans is imperative to our agency. NOAA VetCorps gives veterans the training and tools to pursue careers in habitat conservation and restoration.
November 09, 2023 - Podcast ,
A person in waders in the water checking crab traps. Veteran intern Antonio Jones at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor, Washington, checking traps for European Invasive Green Crab. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission

FY 2024 Received Prescott Grant Proposals

For the fiscal year 2024, 66 proposals were received from 21 states and 1 Tribe. The total amount of federal funding requested was $8,262,854. These proposals met the minimum requirements and will be considered for funding.

New Funding and Coordinated Action to Help Bring California Salmon Back from the Brink

NOAA and its partners are implementing dozens of projects to benefit endangered Central California Coast coho salmon.
November 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Coho salmon with pinkish gray body swimming. Background of sand and rocks looks blurred. Coho salmon. Credit: NOAA Fisheries