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NOAA Partners with U.K. Anglers and Scientists to Learn More About Blue Sharks

Study to focus on movement ecology of these sharks in the eastern North Atlantic.
May 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Blue shark as seen from below.  Large eye visible.

Recommended 2024 Species Recovery Grants Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended roughly $5.5 million in funding for six new projects and 16 ongoing projects.
An adult orca is swimming underwater, and a calf is next to its dorsal fin. The calf is surfacing from the water. Southern Resident killer whale swimming with calf. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Scoping it Out: A First-of-its-Kind Survey for False Killer Whales

Scientists are on a month-long survey at sea to look for Hawai‘i pelagic false killer whales far outside of their known range. What will they find?
May 06, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Feeding time A false killer whale grabs a mahimahi hiding under a bucket lid, looking very much like an Avenger in the process! Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Ernesto Vazquez (Permit #25754)

A Hero for Marine Life: Honoring Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo

Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, celebrates Stormy Mayo’s 48-year career spent conserving and studying marine life, including rescuing entangled North Atlantic right whales.
May 06, 2024 - Leadership Message ,
Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo and Assistant Administrator Janet Coit Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit at the Center for Coastal Studies.

Monk Seal Pup Debuts in Waikīkī on Lei Day

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) gave birth to her sixth pup on popular Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, Oʻahu! The birth was reported on May 1, 2024.
May 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A rainbow-shaped wave of water ebbs away into an arc around a Hawaiian monk seal mom laying on a sandy beach as her newborn pup lays next to her resting its head on its mom. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) and her newborn pup at Kaimana Beach, Waikīkī. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #24359)

NOAA Fisheries Releases 2023 Status of Stocks

This report provides a "snapshot in time" of the status of our nation's fisheries at the end of 2023.
Young fish swimming. Juvenile coho salmon. Credit: iStock

How We Safeguard Atlantic Tunas

Our robust management system helps conserve these in-demand species while providing fishing opportunities.
May 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
School of yellowfin tuna School of yellowfin tuna. Credit: Jeff Muir

470-Acre Coastal Wetland Restored in Louisiana with $14 Million in NOAA Funding

Through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program, NOAA and its partners restored Bayou De Cade to help combat land loss and support fisheries.
May 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Project partners from NOAA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority stand in the restored marsh (Photo: Nick Gremillion/CPRA) Project partners from NOAA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority stand in the restored marsh (Photo: Nick Gremillion/CPRA)