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NOAA Recommends $240 Million in Fish Passage Funding under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act

Forty-six projects will reopen migratory pathways, restore access to healthy habitat for fish, and build tribal capacity to develop and implement fish passage projects.
May 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A coho salmon swims up the Sol Duc river on the Olympic Peninsula. A coho salmon swims up the Sol Duc river on the Olympic Peninsula. Credit: Adobe Stock.

Meet the Aquaculture Scientist Growing Fish, Marine Worms and Sea Vegetables Together

Catch up with Mike Acquafredda on a sustainable way to grow fish, what he’s learned at our Howard Lab, and what’s next for him.
September 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Scientist holding tray of sea beans.

Community Comes Together to Replant a Restored Marsh in North Carolina

Marsh restoration in the Cape Fear River Basin is helping to improve water quality and offer storm protection.
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
a marsh with juvenile plants is shown with multiple volunteers in the background  New plants are shown in the Carolina Beach marsh area (NOAA Fisheries)

Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A man and a woman, both wearing hip waders, work with a fyke net at the edge of a marsh. Scientists retrieve fish caught in a fyke net near Poplar Island to record species, number, and lengths. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

Research Addresses Need for Bottom Trawl Survey Gear Standardization

Fishermen and researchers collaborate on a study that evaluates the use of a restrictor rope on bottom trawl surveys and its impacts on catch.
July 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
hree people standing on deck of a trawl fishing vessel posing for a picture as they sort catch on a sorting table.

Using Science to Support the Chesapeake Bay’s Rockfish Population

The population of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has declined. NOAA and our partners are using science to learn why—and to help these fish rebound.
April 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
On a boat, a woman wearing a camouflage jacket and thick orange gloves holds a large striped bass A volunteer moves a fish during an annual striped bass survey. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program.

Reopening Cape Fear River to Migration Benefits Both Fish and People

NOAA and partners’ work to restore North Carolina’s Cape Fear River will provide cleaner water and healthier habitat for migratory fish, while in turn supporting local communities and businesses.
May 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
2019striper-fest_750x500_NC.jpg The StriperFest fishing competition is one of countless recreational opportunities on the Cape Fear River. Credit: Alan Cradick.