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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.
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A long lancetfish with a large sail swims vertically up in the deep blue sea.

Lancetfish are found in deep waters throughout the world's oceans. Credit: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

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 biological and ecological studies. Under federal...
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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.
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Swordfish. Credit: Shutterstock/Joe Flynn.

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 advances electronic monitoring systems...
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Machine vision view of catch in real time.

Machine vision view of catch.

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 data from 1995 to 2015. They found...
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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.
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Bocaccio rockfish

Status of Stocks 2017

Overfished list drops to new all-time low.
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Crab and lobster pots and commercial vessel at dockside.

Expanding Electronic Monitoring Technologies in the North Pacific Fisheries

A multiyear electronic monitoring collaboration between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Fisheries Information System Program is improving data collection through development of innovative electronic monitoring technologies. The goal of the project is to automate video analysis for length...
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Deck sorting to release halibut in the Bering Sea. Credit: Paige Drobny/Spearfish Research.

Deck sorting to release halibut in the Bering Sea. Credit: Paige Drobny/Spearfish Research.