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Advancing Transparency in Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

Trends in compliance over 21 years provide insight to help build greater collaboration in support of sustainable fisheries.
November 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Image of a man in a sweater and a man in uniform shaking hands on a dock surrounded by boats A NOAA Enforcement officer meets with a fisherman. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Research Confirms Link Between Snow Crab Decline and Marine Heatwave

Using a combination of survey data and laboratory studies, NOAA Fisheries scientists identified starvation as the most likely cause of mass mortality event during the eastern Bering Sea marine heatwave.
October 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a pair of Bering Sea snow crabs on a lab table.

Requesting Information from the Public on Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Alaska

NOAA invites public comment on the identification of study areas, data, and analyses relevant to identifying AOAs in Alaska state waters. Comments are due by December 18, 2023.
October 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Prince William Sound shellfish farm aerial view, boat with lines in the water. Prince William Sound shellfish farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Federal Management of Salmon Fishing in Cook Inlet

Amendment 16 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan would implement federal management in Cook Inlet Exclusive Economic Zone for first time in history.
October 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Several salmon swimming near the rocks Sockeye salmon. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Snow Crab May Be Resilient to Ocean Acidification

New findings provide valuable information for sustainable management of an economically important Alaska shellfish now and into the future.
October 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a male snow crab embracing a mature female prior to mating. A male snow crab embracing a mature female prior to mating. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Chris Long.

Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Research to Shed Light on Resilience of Living Fish Habitat

Summer 2023 expeditions took a deep dive into coral and sponge reproduction, growth, and recovery from disturbance as part of a multiyear effort to answer key management questions.
October 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Orange coral at the bottom of the ocean Deep-sea coral and sponge community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries Releases its 2023 Alaska Aquaculture Accomplishments Report

The NOAA Alaska Regional Office and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center continue to coordinate efforts to support the growing Alaska aquaculture industry.
September 29, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries