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Rewriting the Disaster Narrative in New Orleans through Collaboration and Community

With $1.2 million in funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA is amplifying local efforts in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish to restore wetlands and revitalize communities.
September 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). (Photos: Shutterstock)

Response to Recent Reports of Killer Whale Incidental Catches in Alaska

NOAA Fisheries is analyzing data collected from killer whale incidental catches in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish trawl fisheries and in its annual longline survey for sablefish and groundfish this year.
September 21, 2023 - Agency Statement ,

Marine Mammal Stocks in North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Are Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change

A new study led by NOAA Fisheries outlines marine mammal populations’ estimated vulnerability to changing ocean conditions as part of ongoing Climate Vulnerability Assessments.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
An overhead shot of an adult right whale swimming next to a right whale calf in blue water. A new study has classified the North Atlantic right whale stock as very highly vulnerable to climate change. Credit: NOAA

The 2023 Hawaiʻi Bottomfish Survey Harnesses Community Power for Sustainable Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries embarks on the 2023 Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey in Hawaiʻi. This one-of-a-kind survey, stretching from Ni‘ihau to Hawai‘i Island, helps NOAA scientists estimate the abundance of Hawai‘i “Deep 7” bottomfish.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A fisher smiles while holding up a red and white fish, called an onaga, with both hands while out at sea. A local cooperative research fisherman holds an onaga caught during the annual Bottomfish Fishery-Independent Survey. Credit: Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

Collaborative Rockfish Survey Yields Promising Results

A government-industry survey is helping fill in the gaps on rockfish distribution and abundance in areas where standard government research gear can’t sample.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
fishing boat with mountain in background and purple loosestrife in foreground Fishing vessel, Araho, leaving port in Alaska to begin collaborative industry-government survey in Alaska. Credit: Rory Morgan