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NOAA Fisheries to Delay New Aerial Survey for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Until June 2025

Scientific team will continue conducting its photo-identification project this year using an uncrewed aerial system to estimate abundance and trends for this endangered whale population.
June 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of an adult whale next to a juvenile swimming in dark water A Cook Inlet beluga adult (white) and juvenile (gray) swim in silty water. Credit: Hollis Europe & Jacob Barbaro/NOAA Fisheries. NOAA permit #20465.

2024 IPHC Area 2A Commercial Pacific Halibut Season Is Set to Open

NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the upcoming commercial halibut fishing season.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Group of men in uniform and marine weather gear on a ship inspecting and handling the surrounding halibut fish. State and Federal enforcement personnel inspecting halibut during the 2023 season. Credit: NOAA

NOAA Fisheries Wins 2023 Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award

The Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds has recognized an important NOAA Fisheries partnership to conserve seabirds.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large gray bird flies over the ocean. Black-footed albatross. Credit: Robert Pitman

Advanced Genetic Techniques Confirm Sablefish Are One Population Throughout Northern Range

Whole genome sequencing reveals key information for sustainable management of this valuable commercial species.
June 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Large gray fish swimming in the water near the seafloor Adult sablefish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Meet Mitchell Rider, Postdoctoral Research Associate

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Dr. Mitchell Rider.
June 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A young man squats next to a large dog on a trail. Dr. Mitch Rider on a hike with his German shorthaired pointer pal, Louis. Photo courtesy of Mitch Rider

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Resource Disaster Determinations for Alaska and Oregon Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary determined that fishery resource disasters occurred in one Oregon and two Alaska salmon fisheries.
June 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Many docked fishing boats at a coastal community at sunrise. Docked fishing boats at Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. Credit: iStock

Meet Fisherman Gerald “Gene” Weaver

As we celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, we sat down with fisherman Gene Weaver to learn how his love of fishing has deepened into advocacy and mentoring the next generation in the Marianas.
June 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Headshot of Gene Weaver.

5-Year Review Finds Yelloweye Rockfish and Bocaccio Need Continued Protection, Outlines Recovery Actions

No change warranted in Endangered Species Act status of two rockfish species in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin.
June 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Yelloweye Rockfish swimming under water Juvenile Yelloweye Rockfish. Credit: Dave Whitmer