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NOAA Fisheries Releases 2023 Status of Stocks

This report provides a "snapshot in time" of the status of our nation's fisheries at the end of 2023.
Young fish swimming. Juvenile coho salmon. Credit: iStock

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks: A Plan for Recovery

Oceanic whitetip sharks, once abundant across the globe, are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. However, a forthcoming recovery plan is designed to help bring this species back from the brink.
An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.

Debunking Common Shark Myths

We're taking a look at some common misconceptions surrounding shark populations and their management. Then we'll give you the facts to bust those myths.
July 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Lemon shark caught in GULFSPAN.jpg Previously tagged lemon shark Negaprion acutidens recaptured during survey

Celebrating 30 Years of Atlantic Shark Management

NOAA Fisheries is celebrating 30 years of managing Atlantic shark species.
July 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Graphic showing multiple shark species underwater.

Sharpen Your Shark Facts

Celebrate 30 years of federal Atlantic shark fisheries management with new fin-tastic shark facts each week this summer!
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of Great White Shark

Atlantic Sharks: 30 Years of Successes and Lessons

NOAA Fisheries has successfully managed Atlantic highly migratory sharks for 30 years. Learn about some of the challenges of assessing shark stocks and combatting misinformation about sharks.
July 13, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two blacktip sharks swimming Blacktip sharks. Credit: iStock.

Sharks, Rays, and Climate Change: Impacts on Habitat, Prey Distribution, and Health

Warming ocean temperatures and more intense storms caused by climate change are impacting prey availability and habitat quality for migratory sharks and rays, keystone species in the ocean.
July 12, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Swimming oceanic whitetip shark The oceanic whitetip shark’s scientific name—Carcharhinus longimanus—comes from its long, rounded pectoral fin (Longimanus translates to “long hands”). Credit: Andy Mann

Protecting Species While Planning for Offshore Wind Development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

New study proposes a scoring method for evaluating risk to protected species with offshore wind development projects.
July 03, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Surfacing Rice's whale. Rice's Whale. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

The Endangered Species Act: 50 Years of Conserving Species

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by learning more about NOAA's work to conserve endangered species and their habitats.
50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with smalltooth sawfish, green turtle, Atlantic salmon, staghorn, North Atlantic right whale, and Tubastraea floreana