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NOAA VetCorps: Creating Jobs for Veterans

Supporting veterans is imperative to our agency. NOAA VetCorps gives veterans the training and tools to pursue careers in habitat conservation and restoration.
November 09, 2023 - Podcast ,
A person in waders in the water checking crab traps. Veteran intern Antonio Jones at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor, Washington, checking traps for European Invasive Green Crab. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission

FY 2024 Received Prescott Grant Proposals

For the fiscal year 2024, 66 proposals were received from 21 states and 1 Tribe. The total amount of federal funding requested was $8,262,854. These proposals met the minimum requirements and will be considered for funding.

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