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Dolphin Calf Swimming Freely After Rescue Team Steps In

Biologists work together to free calf from fishing gear off Florida coast.
March 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Visit Us At Seafood Expo North America

A leadership message from NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver.
March 11, 2019 - Leadership Message ,
Seafood on ice.

Northeast Summer Flounder and Atlantic Striped Bass Assessments Completed

In the northeast, new stock assessments of summer flounder and striped bass are ready for use by fishery managers in the region. Both are “benchmarks,” which are the most complex and thorough form of assessment.
March 08, 2019 - Feature Story ,
striped bass

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns and populations of other ocean predators, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report.
March 08, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Alaska Citizen Recovers Valuable Scientific Instruments

Tyler Brown landed his airplane to rescue lost instruments containing irreplaceable data on endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
The Super Cub on skis enabled Brown to land on snow-covered tidal flats to recover the stranded mooring.

Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

Genetic samples the team collected will help determine whether this animal, with its distinctly different color pattern and body shape, is indeed new to science. See amazing video footage of the whales below.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale pod. Type D.

Extended Through March 17: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of at least 10 right whales sighted in this area on March 1.
March 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Announces Projects Recommended for S-K Funding

NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations to fund five projects for almost $1.3 million under the 2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program.
March 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Boats in harbor.

New Species Named After NOAA Fisheries Scientist Matthew Craig

A newly identified grouper species in the South China Sea has been named in honor of Southwest Fisheries Science Center research geneticist Matthew Craig.
March 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Epinephelus craigi illustration by Emilie Stump.

New Management Measures Mitigate Shortfin Mako Overfishing

Amendment 11 to the Atlantic HMS fishery management plan outlines measures for both recreational and commercial fishermen.
March 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,