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Catch Shares Improve Fishing Safety

New research looks at the role of fisheries management in fishing safety.
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Completes 5-Year Review of Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

The Endangered Species Act 5-year review on Southern Resident killer whales concluded that this species continues to face a high risk of extinction and should remain listed as endangered.
January 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brad Hanson

Oregon Habitat Restoration Project Supports Millions of Dollars in Community and Economic Benefits

The Southern Flow Corridor project restored habitat for salmon while also supporting jobs, property values, and nearly $15 million in economic output.
December 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Landscape view of wetlands and a shoreline The Southern Flow Corridor project site. Credit: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership.

COVID-19 Impacts on U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Show Broad Declines in 2020

NOAA Fisheries has released a report that analyzes the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. seafood industry and for-hire fishing sector for 2020.
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Study Finds Melting Glaciers Could Produce Thousands of Kilometers of New Pacific Salmon Habitat by 2100

Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia, but not in the Pacific Northwest and California, where many salmon are threatened and endangered.
December 06, 2021 - Feature Story ,
arctic landscape of a glacier in the background and rocky earth cut by a gray-colored stream of whitewater in the foreground Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia. Credit: Jonathan Moore/Simon Fraser University

Climate Extreme Intensifies Conflict Between People and Whales

New research aims to find win-win solutions to reduce whale entanglements in the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery.
November 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Restoring Polluted Urban Areas Helps the Environment and Communities Rebound

NOAA and partners have supported communities through restoration at two urban Superfund sites in Massachusetts and Washington. We’re increasing access to parks, and getting locals involved in habitat restoration through training and job opportunities.
November 17, 2021 - Feature Story ,
People canoeing on calm waters. Restoration at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site included parks and increasing access to the waterfront. Credit: Buzzards Bay Coalition