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Scientists Identify Ways to Account for Effects of Climate Change on Fish Stock Estimates

Thirty years of larval fish data prove essential for development of a new approach to enhance stock assessment accuracy.
February 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Top image is a larval pollock, bottom image is an adult pollock Larval and adult walleye pollock. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

United States Promotes Labor Standards, Improved Monitoring at South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

Members adopt U.S. proposals to strengthen monitoring of transshipment activities, enhance observer coverage in the squid fishery, and promote the adoption of labor protections for crew aboard fishing vessels.
February 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
fishing boat Fishing Boat

What Does it Take to Be a NOAA Diver in the Southeast?

NOAA divers collect an incredible amount of data underwater to support research on coral reefs and other habitats. Explore the challenging skills and extensive knowledge required of these divers to get this critical work done safely and efficiently.
February 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A woman underwater taking off scuba gear. NOAA divemaster, Erin Cain, practices scuba unit removal and replacement skills. This exercise allows divers to check and resolve possible entanglement or gear malfunction issues. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Caitlin Langwiser

Examination Continues into Cause of Whale’s Death on Martha’s Vineyard

North Atlantic right whale on Martha’s Vineyard had a chronic entanglement and was seen in poor health before its death. Experts are examining the rope and other samples collected from the whale.
February 05, 2024 - Feature Story ,
deceased female North Atlantic right whale Deceased female North Atlantic right whale. Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute/Michael Moore. Taken under NOAA Permit # 24359.

Meet Communications Intern, Hannah Shahmoradi

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Hannah Shahmoradi.
February 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A woman is applying a tag to a shark that is about 3 feet long. Hannah Shahmoradi tagging a blacktip shark. Credit: Field School

Whales on the Brink: Making Strides in Marine Mammal Research and Protection

NOAA Fisheries and partners convened an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the discovery of the Rice’s whale, and recent advancements in marine mammal research and conservation.
February 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large group of people smile in front of an ocean-themed backdrop in a museum NOAA staff stand by the new Rice’s whale exhibit (far right) in Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman

10 Projects Will Support Urban Fish Restoration around Portland, Oregon

With $3.8 million in funding from NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, the Clackamas Partnership is removing fish passage barriers and restoring habitat to benefit threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead.
February 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock) View of greater Portland, Oregon, area (Photo: Zack Frank/Adobe Stock)

New Plan to Improve Recreational Fisheries Data Collection on Gulf Coast

This collaborative plan highlights six priorities, including improved timeliness of recreational catch and effort estimates, improved discard data, and streamlining for-hire data collection.
February 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Field interviewers with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission weigh, measure, and record fish caught by anglers.