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Recent Increase in Seal Deaths in Maine Linked to Avian Flu

NOAA Fisheries working with partners to determine the causes of death, and assess impacts.
July 20, 2022 - Feature Story ,
MMoME team member assessing a dead seal. MMoME team member assessing a dead seal.

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Initiative to End Illegal Labor Practices in the Seafood Industry

NOAA Fisheries will pursue public-private partnerships through CALM-CS to accelerate efforts toward ending forced labor and improving working conditions across the seafood sector.
July 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
fishermen working on boat Credit: iStock

Orlando Taylor to Present 2022 Jearld Lecture

Calls for a more diverse scientific workforce.
July 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Color image of a bald African American man wearing a light colored suit and shirt, with a dark tie. He is standing in front of a window in an office setting, smiling at the camera.

2022 Northeast Spring Ecosystem Monitoring Cruise Completed

We completed approximately 85 percent of planned stations, from the mouth of Chesapeake Bay through the Gulf of Maine.
July 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Collection of plankton on screen, dark 'head', clear body with orange interiors.

Community Engagement Builds Sustainable Strategies for Pinto Abalone in Alaska

NOAA and Alaska Sea Grant enhance community involvement to create an Alaska abalone working group.
July 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Pinto abalone Pinto abalone. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Meet Tauna Rankin, Coral Reef Conservation Program Specialist

Tauna is a Coral Reef Conservation Program Specialist for NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation in Silver Spring, Maryland.
July 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A headshot of Tauna Rankin standing on the beach Florida Tauna at the beach in Florida. Credit: Tauna Rankin

Actions to Address Findings of the 2022 National Recreational Fisheries Summit

NOAA Fisheries is undertaking an extensive public review of the 2015 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy and many other projects to address input received at the 2022 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit.
July 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman in red shirt holding caught cobia, with water in the background. Rosemary White with a cobia. Credit: Daryn White.

$95 Million in NOAA Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Funding Recommended to Reverse the Declines of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

Funding for 19 new and continuing programs and projects will support conservation efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
July 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon swimming in a river Chinook salmon in the Elwha River. Credit: John McMillan/NOAA Fisheries

New Research Addresses Need for Bottom Trawl Survey Gear Standardization

Fishermen and researchers collaborate on a new study that evaluates the use of a restrictor rope on bottom trawl surveys and its impacts on catch.
July 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
hree people standing on deck of a trawl fishing vessel posing for a picture as they sort catch on a sorting table.