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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

Seaweed: The Miracle Macroalgae with Major Economic and Environmental Value

Discover the versatility of seaweed and the contributions of seaweed farming—or seaweed aquaculture—to working waterfronts and environmental sustainability.
September 27, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith

NOAA Fisheries to Revise Critical Habitat for Right Whales in Alaska

Agency announces a finding on a petition requesting expansion of North Pacific right whale critical habitat.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
North Pacific Right Whale North Pacific Right Whale

Auke Bay Laboratories Welcomes a New Deputy Director

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the selection of Angela Doroff as the new Deputy Director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Auke Bay Laboratories in Juneau, Alaska.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,

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 ,

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