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Improving International Fisheries Management: Highlights of the 2015 IUU Biennial Report to Congress

This biennial report to Congress highlights U.S. findings and analyses of foreign IUU fishing activities and bycatch of protected species and shark catch on the high seas where nations do not have a regulatory program comparable to the United States.
February 06, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Puget Sound Salmon Face More Ups and Downs in River Flows

Many salmon rivers around Puget Sound have experienced increasing fluctuations in flow over the past 60 years, just as climate change projections predict – and that's unfortunate news for threatened Chinook salmon, according to a new analysis of salmon survival and river flow.
February 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Riverine. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Working With Six Nations to Address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

NOAA continues to be a global leader in addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Today, NOAA Fisheries released its 2015 Biennial Report to Congress highlighting U.S. findings and analyses of foreign IUU fishing activities.
February 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Former Northeast Dealer Pleads Guilty to Felony Lacey Act Charge

January 30, 2015: Maryland fish dealer pleaded guilty in federal court to a single felony count of submitting false reports to NOAA, in violation of the Lacey Act for purchasing scallops in excess of the legal landing limit.
January 30, 2015 - Feature Story ,

When Estimating Fish Populations, Seeing is Believing

Adding video cameras to fish traps allows scientists to get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish.
January 28, 2015 - Podcast ,

Fisheries of the United States, 2014

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2014 report provides landings totals for both domestic recreational and commercial fisheries by species and allows us to track important indicators such as annual seafood consumption and the productivity of top fishing ports. These statistics provide valuable insights — but to fully understand the overall condition of our fisheries, they must be looked at in combination with other biological, social, and economic factors of ecosystem and ocean health.
January 24, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Making the Connection Between Climate and Fisheries

An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Jon Hare
January 21, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Simple Soil Mixture Reverses Toxic Stormwater Effects

A simple column of common soil can reverse the toxic effects of urban runoff that otherwise quickly kills young coho salmon and their insect prey, according to  new research by NOAA Fisheries, Washington State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
January 20, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Landscape with drainage, plant and basic soil mixture that helps to remove toxics lethal to aquatic lif

New Adult Fish Facility Opens Oregon’s South Santiam Basin to Threatened Salmon and Steelhead

Oregon’s Foster Dam just got an upgrade, one that is proving vital to the survival of threatened Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead.
January 04, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Foster collection facility

The Untrawlable Habitat Strategic Initiative

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
January 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,