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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

Knowing how long fish live and the number of different age groups in a fish population is essential to sustainably manage Alaska’s valuable fisheries. NOAA Fisheries scientists are evaluating the use of machine-based technology -- Fourier Transform-Near Infrared...
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 ,
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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.

Developing Machine Vision to Collect More Timely Fisheries Data

Government scientists, academia, and fishermen are working together to develop innovative monitoring tools to identify and measure fish from digital images. This technology could revolutionize the way fisheries data are collected. Machine vision technology...
May 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Machine vision view of catch in real time.

The 20-year Migration of the Hawaiian Fishery for Bigeye Tuna

Hawaii’s bigeye tuna fishery effort has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, so how does that affect its catch? Oceanographers from NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the University of Hawaiʻi examined logbook, observer, and ocean temperature...
May 30, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Illustration of a bigeye tuna over a map of the ocean temperatures around Hawaii

Agency's Latest Status of Stocks Report Shows More Progress Rebuilding Fish Stocks

A message from Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries.
May 17, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bocaccio rockfish