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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

Whale Watching Operators Around Alaska Commit to Having Whale SENSE

Whale SENSE is an education, stewardship, and recognition program that highlights commercial whale watching companies that commit to higher standards of operation.
September 07, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Aleria Jensen