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As Marine Fish Shift With Climate Change, Scientists Work Across Borders to Ensure Sustainability

U.S. and Russian scientists are working together to provide survey information critical for sustainable management of economically valuable Bering Sea fisheries.
June 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of scientists sorting and measuring fish from baskets on a boat deck. NOAA Fisheries scientists sort samples collected during an eastern Bering Sea fisheries survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Input on Proposal to Close Commercial Salmon Fishing in the Cook Inlet EEZ

Council recommended measure responds to court ruling requiring Federal management of EEZ waters in Cook Inlet.
June 04, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Amendment 14 map

Surveys Will Collect Data Crucial for Managing Alaska Fisheries and Monitoring Alaska Marine Ecosystems

NOAA Fisheries kicks off summer and fall surveys.
May 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Bering sea with seabirds on the surface and a rainbow on the horizon.

Community Steps Up to Continue Yukon River Salmon Research During Pandemic

Local fishermen team up with scientists to find out why Chinook salmon returns to the Yukon River are declining.
May 19, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two technicians in a boat recording information on a tablet. Technicians Debbie and Boyo Alstrom, Alakanuk, AK, record information from salmon sampling. Credit: Tom Parker

Meet Lisa Hiruki-Raring: Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Lisa Hiruki-Raring works to translate the research that NOAA Fisheries scientists do into educational activities or resources.
May 18, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Lisa Hiruki-Raring talking with a visitor at a NOAA Fisheries information table. Discussing NOAA educational resources at the Pacific Northwest Teacher at Sea Alumni workshop. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

U.S. and Russian Scientists Partner to Study Polar Bear and Seal Populations

A cooperative aerial survey using innovative technology opens new possibilities to monitor mammals on Arctic sea ice.
May 17, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Aerial photo of a polar bear on sea ice with a superimposed enlarged image. Polar bear image captured during aerial survey of the Chukchi Sea. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

A Seal’s Whiskers Record a History of Foraging, Motherhood, and Stress

Through collaborative research, scientists are learning vital information about fur seal and sea lion biology and ecology from a surprising source.
May 11, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a female northern fur seal's face and whiskers. Female northern fur seal. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Is That Steller Sea Lion in Distress? Waving? Or Is It...Thermoregulation?

NOAA Fisheries often receives reports of Steller sea lions exhibiting this behavior from concerned citizens who think the sea lion may be in distress.
May 07, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Steller sea lions thermoregulating Sea lions look like they are waving, but they are thermoregulating.

National Fish Habitat Partnership Projects to Enhance Recreational Fishing and Restore Habitat

Nearly $250,000 will support habitat restoration and angler engagement projects in Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, and Alaska.
Salt Marsh and Coastal Rocky Island, Malaga Island, Maine