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New Paper Snowflake Crafts to Help You Celebrate Winter

Four adorable paper snowflakes to help you celebrate winter! Our new designs highlight Woods Hole Science Aquarium residents: American lobster, Atlantic salmon, scrawled cowfish, and Northern pipefish in Irish moss.
December 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Collage of American lobster, Atlantic salmon, scrawled cowfish, and Irish moss and Northern pipefish designs in medium blue on a dark blue background. “Paper Snowflake Templates.” NOAA Fisheries logo.

Changes in Ocean Conditions and Human Activities Impacted the U.S. Northeast Shelf Marine Ecosystem in 2020

The U.S. Northeast Shelf is one of the world’s most productive marine ecosystems. Seafood production, commercial and recreational fishing, ocean-dependent jobs, and other services provided by the ecosystem are all being affected by a changing climate.
April 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Surfaster in waves at sunrise.

Seriously Useful Seafood Tips: Fish and Other Wild-Caught Seafood

Those committed to making our nation’s seafood sustainable will likely have an amazing fount of knowledge on how to cook it. Seven of our region’s stakeholders and industry partners share their best seafood tips for the home consumer.
October 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Northeast Fisheries Science Center fish and wild caught seafood stakeholders and industry partners graphic

Seafood Lovers Showed Us Their Seafood

U.S. farmed and wild seafood is a smart choice for healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy planet.
Photo of Jonah crab on toast Jonah crab on toast. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Soulen.

Meet the Fishermen Involved in Cooperative Research

Partnerships and collaborations with our region’s commercial fishing industry help us better understand ocean ecosystems and improve fisheries management. Meet a few of our cooperative research partners making that happen.
October 14, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Northeast Fisheries Science Center cooperative research industry partners graphic with 7 photos of fishermen.

American Lobster, Sea Scallop Habitat Could Shift Off the Northeast

A new study projects that climate change will pose management challenges for two commercially important species — American lobster and sea scallop — as suitable habitats move farther north.
May 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Orange buckets filled with different sizes of lobster.

Commercial Shellfish Landings Decline Likely Linked to Environmental Factors, Not Overfishing

Combined landings between 1980 and 2010 dropped by 85 percent
October 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Bay scallops and seaweed being sorted on deck.

Former NEFSC Staff Member Honored for Contributions to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Recently retired NEFSC scientist Larry Jacobson has been honored with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Annual Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to science along the Atlantic coast.
May 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Sorting clams during the survey, Larry Jacobson and a women scientist.

NOAA Fisheries Works with International Partners to Defeat Efforts to Block U.S. Exports, Advancing U.S. Seafood Competitiveness

Seafood trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that continues to grow as demand increases worldwide. NOAA Fisheries helps protect and advance the reputation of U.S. seafood in global markets, and strives to ensure fair and efficient access to those markets.
November 17, 2017 - Feature Story ,