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Rebounding Populations and New Flexibility Boost Catches by West Coast Groundfish Fleet

West Coast trawl fishermen caught almost 14 million pounds of fish in 2018. A trial effort gave them new flexibility in how they fished, while still protecting salmon and other species.
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen aboard the F/V Miss Sue participate in a midwater rockfish exempted fishing permit.

Alaska's Bering Sea is the Focus of a New NOAA Effort to Accelerate Science Delivery to Fisheries Managers

New approach will deliver more timely, actionable data on changing ocean conditions.
March 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA, BOEM, Fishing Industry Sign New Memorandum of Understanding

Responsible wind energy development underpins new agreement for Northeast U.S. waters.
March 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Point Judith fishing port

Innovative Techniques Will Provide Vital Age Data for Key Forage Fish

New techniques provide data vital for managing eulachon, a keystone fish species.
March 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,
The eulachon is a key forage fish in the Northeast Pacific ecosystem.

2018 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Year in Review

Our research supports NOAA Fisheries’ stewardship mission to protect and provide sustainable use of Alaska living marine resources. In doing so, we help provide jobs, strong local economies, coastal resiliency, and food security for coastal and Alaska
February 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
2018 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Year in Review

International Voyage Aims to Unravel Mysteries of Pacific Salmon Survival

An international team of biologists is setting out into some of the roughest waters in the North Pacific Ocean in the middle of winter to try to solve the fundamental mystery of Pacific salmon: What determines whether they live or die?
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
The Russian research ship, Professor Kaganovskiy, will set sail for the Gulf of Alaska over the next month.

Third Year of NOAA's Tuna and Swordfish Restoration Project in the Gulf of Mexico Begins

Effort aims to restore oceanic, highly migratory fish from impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by partnering with fishermen on a voluntary six month break from pelagic longline fishing. Participants also have options to use alternative gear that
February 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman on the F/V Queensland throws a line overboard to retrieve buoy gear.

Streamlined West Coast HMS Reporting Benefits Science, Management—And Fishermen

West Coast highly migratory species data management is now coordinated through a single group: the eastern Pacific HMS professional specialty group.
December 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Pacific blue marlin.

New Reports Highlight Landings, Value and Economic Impact of U.S. Fishing

NOAA Fisheries released two reports showing the number of landings and value of U.S. fisheries, as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing.
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boats in Point Judith, Rhode Island

New Fishing Opportunities Emerge from Resurgence of West Coast Groundfish

Rebuilt West Coast groundfish species are good news for fishermen and fans of healthy and delicious fish.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,