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New Approach To Evaluate Fish Stock Productivity Under Changing Climate Conditions

Scientists see an overall decline in Pacific cod and pollock productivity in the Gulf of Alaska as compared to recent decades.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
fishing boats, dutch harbor, Alaska and fog

Surprising Findings In Genetic Study About Pacific Cod In Gulf Of Alaska

Scientists find strong evidence that adaptation to their local environment could potentially make some Pacific cod stocks more vulnerable to Climate Change than others.
December 01, 2021 - Feature Story ,
scientist on research vessel holding a Pacific cod

As Marine Fish Shift With Climate Change, Scientists Work Across Borders to Ensure Sustainability

U.S. and Russian scientists are working together to provide survey information critical for sustainable management of economically valuable Bering Sea fisheries.
June 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of scientists sorting and measuring fish from baskets on a boat deck. NOAA Fisheries scientists sort samples collected during an eastern Bering Sea fisheries survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Surveys Will Collect Data Crucial for Managing Alaska Fisheries and Monitoring Alaska Marine Ecosystems

NOAA Fisheries kicks off summer and fall surveys.
May 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Bering sea with seabirds on the surface and a rainbow on the horizon.

Climate Change Raises Risk of Prey Mismatch for Young Cod in Alaska

New research provides early warning indicators to help ensure the sustainability of economically valuable cod facing climate stress.
March 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Magnified photo of Pacific cod yolk sac larva. Pacific cod yolk sac larva. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Behind the Scenes of the Most Consumed Seafood

Learn about the robust and transparent environmental standards that make U.S. seafood sustainable.
September 30, 2020 - Feature Story ,
grilled tuna lemon with mayo_Mariners Menu_photo by Vanda Lewis_NC Sea Grant.jpg Grilled tuna lemon with mayo. Credit: North Carolina Sea Grant/Vanda Lewis.

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Strengthens Resilience To Climate Change

Alaska’s fisheries management strategy may forestall climate-driven fishery declines, providing a critical window for fisheries and communities to prepare and adapt to change.
September 14, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Alaska pollock catch. Alaska pollock supports the nation’s largest fishery. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

New Modeling Approach Provides Valuable Insights Into The Important And Complex Role Of Environmental Variables In Juvenile Fish Survival

Scientists have developed a novel analytical method to learn more about critical relationships in the ocean. In particular, they are seeking to refine their understanding of how regional environmental and climate conditions affect juvenile fish survival.
May 27, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Study Shows Pacific Cod Eggs Are Highly Vulnerable To Changes In Bottom Temperature

The 2013 to 2016 marine heatwave—known as “The Blob”—is the largest warm anomaly ever recorded in the North Pacific. In the Gulf of Alaska, scientists have connected low numbers of Pacific cod larvae, juveniles, and adults to loss of spawning habitat.
February 20, 2020 - Feature Story ,