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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 ,

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 ,