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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

Whale Watching Operators Around Alaska Commit to Having Whale SENSE

Whale SENSE is an education, stewardship, and recognition program that highlights commercial whale watching companies that commit to higher standards of operation.
September 07, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Aleria Jensen

NOAA Fisheries Identifies Stranded Whale in Alaska as Calf Known as Tango

NOAA Fisheries and stranding network partners have responded to two incidents over the weekend.
August 28, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Two whales breaching the water with green hills in the background Tango and Sasha, Permit # 20648. Credit: Suzie Teerlink/NOAA Fisheries

Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change?

Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Marina full of boats with a mountain in the background View of marina in Petersburg, Alaska. Credit: Marysia Szymkowiak/NOAA Fisheries

Introducing the New Pacific Cod Trawl Cooperative Program

As one of the most abundant and valuable groundfish species harvested off Alaska’s coast, Pacific cod require a more efficient solution to regulate harvest.
August 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Pacific cod Pacific cod. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Releases National Seafood Strategy

The strategy highlights the vital services we provide to support the seafood sector and outlines ways we can enhance its resilience in the face of climate change and other stressors.
seafood display case Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries