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Statement by U.S. Commissioner Russell F. Smith III at the Conclusion of the 2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting

Learn more about recent International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting in Malta
November 18, 2015 - Leadership Message ,

NOAA Fisheries Assists Olympic National Park in Reopening Elwha River

NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region recently played a key role in helping Olympic National Park fund the removal of massive boulders in the Elwha River
November 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Mystery in the Western Aleutian Islands

Overall the harbor seal population in Alaskan waters is fairly healthy.  But there are some places like the western Aleutian Islands, where harbor seal populations have declined and scientists still don’t know why. 
November 12, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Scientists Produce Most Comprehensive List To Date of Fish Species in the Salish Sea

Two scientists compiled the most comprehensive list to date of documented fish species.
November 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Alaska’s Secret Gardens

Aleutian Island coral gardens hold secrets - some that may save lives.
November 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Tests Find Algal Toxin Affected Wildlife From California to Washington

Testing of samples from marine wildlife during an unprecedented harmful algal bloom on the West Coast in recent months detected indicate potentially widespread effects of the bloom in marine food webs.
November 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

What Was Killing the Young Southern Right Whales? New Research Zeros In On A Suspect

New research suggests a connection between increasing right whale deaths and harmful algal blooms.
November 02, 2015 - News ,

A Partnership for Sustainability: Fishermen and Fisheries Observers

The science of sustainability.
October 27, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reveals Killer Whales in Striking Detail

Unmanned aerial vehicle allows scientists to study killer whale health and reproduction while also offering a glimpse into the family life of these social animals.
October 21, 2015 - Podcast ,

Shucking the Limitations of Hawai‘i's Aquaculture Industry with Oysters

Kualoa Ranch's Moli`i fishpond is the first farm to sell certified grown-to-maturity oysters in Hawai`i in nearly three decades.
October 19, 2015 - Feature Story ,