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Facial Recognition Technology and the Future of Fisheries Management

Recent advances in computer vision and facial recognition technology might soon allow for more efficient collection of fisheries data. But technology is unlikely to completely replace what human observers can do anytime soon.
June 05, 2013 - Feature Story ,

Keeping An Eye On Pollock

Scientists and fishermen work together to understand how walleye pollock respond to a changing environment.
June 03, 2013 - Podcast ,
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To Protect Fin Whales, Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills

Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.
May 16, 2013 - Podcast ,
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Saving Coho Salmon: It's All About the Timing

As NOAA biologists work to re-establish runs of coho salmon in California, they aim to bring back some of the diversity of the wild populations that once thrived there.
May 16, 2013 - Podcast ,
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The Keratin Connection: A Breakthrough in Sea Turtle Research

Experts with very different backgrounds join forces to protect endangered sea turtles.
May 16, 2013 - Podcast ,
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Alaska Sablefish Tag Program Overview, 1972–2012

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
April 01, 2013 - Feature Story ,
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Modernized Minto Fish Trap Will Be Safer for Fish and for Fish Biologists

The Willamette River drains some 11,500 square miles of a remarkably fertile and beautiful area of northwest Oregon.
March 06, 2013 - Feature Story ,

Fisheries of the United States, 2012

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2012 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, 2013 - Feature Story ,

Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2012

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, 2013 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Working With 10 Nations to Address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

Efforts to stem the bycatch of protected species.
January 11, 2013 - Feature Story ,