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Winter Survey Yields More Than Science

Fishing industry helps orchestrate donation of surveyed fish to local food bank.
February 03, 2016 - Feature Story ,

The Sound of Endangered Salmon Surviving

In drought-stricken California, scientists track migrating Chinook salmon to make the most efficient use of scarce water resources.
February 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Forty Years after Its Passage, Federal Fisheries Law Continues to Propel Our Science Forward

A team of researchers from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center lowered a 3D camera into Pribilof Canyon in the Bering Sea to map deep-water coral habitats.
February 01, 2016 - Leadership Message

U.S. Fisheries Management Clears High Bar for Sustainability Based on New Assessment

NOAA Fisheries announces the publication of a peer-reviewed self-assessment.
January 28, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Sign of Things to Come?

An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Vera Trainer.
January 27, 2016 - Podcast ,

Fisheries of the United States, 2015

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2015 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, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Bluefin Tuna Early Migration Focuses OLE Officer’s Attention On Compliance, Outreach

Atlantic bluefin tuna are beginning to appear off the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia. The early arrival of the highly sought-after finfish may be generating an enthusiastic stir among fishermen, but the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement interest is in
January 21, 2016 - Feature Story ,

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker

Biologists are using genetic techniques to reduce inbreeding.
January 15, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Offshore Aquaculture and the Future of Sustainable Seafood

An interview with Dr. Michael Rubino, director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture
January 11, 2016 - Feature Story ,
divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institute at Cape Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

"Science at Sea" Event Honors Civilian Science Conducted on NOAA Fisheries Ships

Learn more about the first-ever "Science at Sea" event, honoring NOAA Teacher at Sea awardee Dr. Suzanne Acord and NOAA summer intern Christopher Lindsay, both of whom spent time aboard NOAA Fisheries ships.
January 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,