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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 in bottom drag

Fishermen Help Put Barndoor Skate Back on the Table

Barndoor skate stock rebuilt and open for fishing for first time since 2003.
October 22, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Barndoor skate.

Canary Rockfish—A Story of U.S. Fisheries Management

Learn more about the work to rebuild canary rockfish—one of more than 60 species of rockfish included in the West Coast groundfish fishery.
October 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Close up of a canary rockfish

Electronic Monitoring Tech Applications in the Mid-Water Trawl Herring Fishery

Nichole Rossi discusses her 2018 ICES conference presentation
September 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Atlantic herring

Innovative Technology Promises Fast, Cost-Efficient Age Data for Fisheries Management

New technology promises fast age data.
July 30, 2018 - Feature Story ,
This digitally enhanced Otolith is one of the ways technology is helping scientists more accurately determine the age of fish.

Streamlining the Permitting Process in the Pacific Islands Region

Value stream mapping for Pacific Islands Regional Office permits database improvements
July 17, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Saildrone Launch Begins Test to Improve West Coast Fisheries Surveys

Saildrones join NOAA’s West Coast fleet for experimental fisheries surveys.
June 28, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Technicians prepare the first two Saildrones for launch

How an Odd, Cannibalistic Fish Is Helping Us Understand the Mysteries of the Deep

Scientists are using lancetfish stomachs to learn more about the middle of the marine food web, as well as marine debris.
June 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A long lancetfish with a large sail swims vertically up in the deep blue sea.

NOAA Fisheries 2018 Summer Surveys to Collect Data Crucial to Manage Alaska Fisheries and Monitor Alaska Marine Ecosystems

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska survey season off the Alaska coast is underway. Scientists use collected data to monitor trends and abundance of fish, crab and other species taken in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries throughout Alaska and to support...
June 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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New Tool Helps Fisheries Avoid Protected Species In Near Real Time

Learn more about EcoCast—a dynamic ocean management tool that aims to minimize fisheries bycatch and maximize fisheries target catch in near real time.
May 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Swordfish. Credit: Shutterstock/Joe Flynn.