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NOAA Fisheries Releases Report on Killer Whale Entanglements in Alaska from 1991–2022

New technical memorandum provides 31 years of killer whale entanglement history in Alaska.
December 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Killer whales swim in the waters off Alaska Killer whales swim in the waters off Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/John Moran

Vocal Repertoire of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Documented for the First Time

Vital communications among the critically endangered population may be masked by ship noise in their core critical habitat, new research finds.
December 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of four white belugas near a beach Cook Inlet beluga whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Arial Brewer

Cause of Death Determined for 11 Killer Whales Incidentally Caught in Fishing Gear in Alaska in 2023

Majority of whales belong to Eastern North Pacific Alaska Resident stock.
December 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A pod of killer whales swim through the water off the coast of Alaska A pod of killer whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

New Evidence of Marine Heatwave Impacts on Western Alaska Chum Salmon

Alaska ecosystem changes may pose challenge for juvenile chum salmon under warming ocean temperatures
November 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming up river Chum salmon swimming upriver. Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Stori Oates

NOAA Fisheries Issues Final Rule for Abundance-Based Management of Halibut in the Bering Sea

Amendment 123 balances interests of two largest halibut user groups in the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Area.
November 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A Pacific halibut on the seafloor in the Gulf of Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries