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Fish Stock Assessment 101 Series: Part 1—Data Required for Assessing U.S. Fish Stocks

A biological fish stock is a group of fish of the same species that live in the same geographic area and mix enough to breed with each other when mature.
May 23, 2012 - Feature Story ,

New Biomarker Discovered for Low Levels of Domoic Acid

Scientists discovered new way to detect chronic, low-level exposure to a seafood toxin in marine animals.
May 02, 2012 - Feature Story ,

Seeing the Sea Unseen: Where Science and Art Intersect

Stunning microscopic images of aquatic life can be captured by a scanning electron microscope.
April 18, 2012 - Feature Story ,
Surface of zebrafish skin Thumbprint-like microridges are present on the surface of individual skin cells of this newly hatched zebrafish. Openings for three goblet cells that produce mucus can also be seen between skin cells.

A Tale of Two Stocks: Studies of Northern Fur Seals Breeding at the Northern and Southern Extent of the Range

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
April 01, 2012 - Feature Story ,

A Day in the Life of an Observer

Fisheries observers, like fishermen, work hard at a job they believe in—making sure the nation’s seafood supply is sustainable.
February 21, 2012 - Feature Story ,
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Fisheries of the United States, 2011

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2011 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, 2012 - Feature Story ,

Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2011

The annual Fisheries Economics of the United States report provides economic information related to U.S. commercial and recreational fishing activities and fishing-related industries.
January 23, 2012 - Feature Story ,

A Pathway for Conducting Ecosystem Research

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
October 01, 2011 - Feature Story ,