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Department of Commerce Announces 2022 Appointments to the Regional Fishery Management Councils

The Secretary of Commerce announces the appointment of 20 new and returning members of the eight regional fishery management councils.
Fishing vessels docked at Point Judith, Rhode Island Fishing vessels in Point Judith, Rhode Island. Credit: NOAA.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Selection of 2022 Art + Science Fellow

Artist to focus on connecting California communities with salmon recovery.
June 22, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Mixd media collage (detail)

Meet Abigail Wells, a Molecular Geneticist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Abigail Wells supports the Northwest Fisheries Science Center as a molecular geneticist (Lynker contractor). She reflects on her career and what Pride Month means to her.
June 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Headshot of Abi in front of a red and white Cessna 152.

2022 Commercial Halibut Season Is Set to Open

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the upcoming commercial halibut fishing season.
June 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
worker sorting halibut from commercial fishing vessel

Funding Available Through Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program for FY2023

$10 million is available for roughly 40 projects that lead to the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
commercial-fishing-vessel-off-southern-CA.jpg Fishing vessel off the coast of southern California

Fishing Memories: Meet Scott Rumsey, Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast

In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, we spoke with Scott Rumsey, the Deputy Regional Administrator and current Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. He shared fond memories and favorite fishing experiences.
June 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Scott Rumsey holds his catch Scott Rumsey, Acting Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries West Coast, holds his catch. Photo courtesy of Scott Rumsey.

World Fish Migration Day 2022

Join us in celebrating World Fish Migration Day 2022! Learn more about how NOAA helps migratory fish and communities by opening or improving access to river and stream habitat.
750x500shutterstock_666342400_04272019.jpg Atlantic salmon leaps upstream. Credit: Shutterstock